I have recently stumbled across the heavenly homewares boutique Maud & Mabel and am now madly in love with everything that they do.
The store itself is tucked away in London’s Hampstead Village and offers a carefully and lovingly curated selection of homewares, textiles and accessories – produced by artists and makers from the UK, Scandinavia, Italy and Japan.
There is also a lovely online shop, for those who can’t make it to London.
The store owner and visionary, Karen Whiteley, has grown an enviable product portfolio of individual pieces that marry contemporary craft with elegant design. Simple every day objects are elevated by skilled craftmanship and capture a mood of peace, tranquility and simplicity. Sigh.
“We are inspired by Shibumi – a collection of Japanese design principles which favour unobtrusive beauty and prioritise subtlety and purity,” explains Karen. I say that any home would benefit from designer pieces which offer such elevated beauty as well as purpose.
And there is more, so much more. Don’t miss the timeless textile pieces by Valeria Valgi, for example. Valgi is an exquisite Italian maker whose garments are handcrafted in the Umbria region where she was born and raised beneath the cypress trees.
Maud & Mabel
10 Perrin’s Court