We are taking you for an interior design walk along Chatsworth Road today. Read about a few of our favorite spots, then pack up for a stylish day of local shopping with the best of East London. We’ll see you around…
By Hannah Phoebe Bowen
This cute furniture shop is home to the most darling canine guardian but if you can tear your eyes and attention away, you’ll find yourself in a haven of tastefully curated vintage and retro design with a distinctly Scandinavian air.
We are huge fans of Alistair Skitt’s concept café, which combines a coffee-and-lunch spot with a co-working space, barbers, a shop showcasing local artisans and a pop-up space for dinners. Having “hatched” 26 grains and Weligama, we always like to keep an eye out here for the next-big-thing.
This gorgeous lifestyle store focuses on the pursuit of good design. Whether that’s clothing, candles or air plants, you’re sure to find something here that will inject your space with an original freshness.
Not only the original (and best) artisan jam maker in the area, Lillie also curates a selection of crockery, magazines and beautiful homewares in her gorgeous space tucked just to the side of the main street.
There are so many things to consider when trying to live a natural lifestyle: we try and eat well, use clean beauty products, drink filtered water… and pay attention the air quality in our homes. And that’s where Botany comes in with their glorious selection of beautiful houseplants and accessories, which make oxygenating our environment, an absolute joy. (They also stock some lovely beauty products and candles too, making them a one-stop destination for reinvigorating your space).
The Hackney Draper gets us all excited with possibilities every time we enter. With reams of beautiful fabrics as well as pattern sets they inspire our inner dressmaker and fashion designer fantasies and have us wanting to make out own clothes, or at least cushion covers. We love anywhere that encourages a reduction in consumption and a rediscovery of the beauty of crafting, hand-making and traditional artistry and The Hackney Draper does all of this with a welcoming community vibe to boot.
After any shopping trip, we like to know there’s a local spot to relax and reboot and 46b Espresso, a tiny little nook at the Homerton end of Chatsworth Road is a special oasis. Serving direct-trade, single estate coffees from local roastery Square Mile, sourcing their veggies as locally as possible from small farms and making sandwiches with e5 bakehouse locally made sourdough bread, they are everything we want in a friendly, neighbourhood coffee shop.