A softer space is a more inviting space- shop handmade home with fabric accessories.
Soft furnishings are an important part of an interior design scheme- especially in the lounge and bedroom where the primary function is to relax.
I have difficulty finding soft furnishings I like. Antique textiles in a good condition are hard to source because fabric degrades over time if it is not looked after. Other materials like wood, metal and plastic are much more durable.
Having worked in museums I can’t help but be drawn to any interior item with a cultural or historical reference. This often isn’t enough though, it needs to be something a bit different, perhaps even edgy.
I therefore saw the creation of an interior design shop as a perfect opportunity to sell my kind of soft furnishings.
I had some ideas, but I knew I didn’t have the knowledge, ability, or time to develop and produce something on my own. The right person to collaborate with wasn’t just around the corner (literally).
Bobbi Handmade (see image of Bobbi in her studio) is a Rhayader based designer and maker of beautiful children’s clothing. Bobbi Handmade started in 2011 transitioning from Bobbi’s successful family business established in the 1970s.
Pre-pandemic, Bobbi was trading regularly at UK festivals and had a permanent site in the prestigious Covent Garden. Thankfully, she continues to successfully trade online: https://bobbihandmade.co.uk
I feel very fortunate to team up with someone who has such an impressive set of skills, and expertise.