We paid a visit to our friends at The Forest and Co which is a beautiful fantastic interior homeswares store in Dartington, who also have an extensive online shop. The beautifully curated furniture, lighting, home accessories, and gifts have a boho retro vibe that would add style and character to any home, old or new.
As you enter the shop it is hard to know where to look first. Each corner is filled with beautifully crafted pieces that catch your eye. I’m sure it means they are doing something right when you want to buy every single thing in a store. This place is a lesson how to make space interesting.
The business was started by Elaine as a sideline at her kitchen table 10 years ago, and has progressed over the last 10 years to the bustling hub of orders they now process daily.
Elaine and her team are brilliant at selecting what will work for each season and put perfectly curated collections to create sumptuous settings for any corner of the home. The finishing of any project is really in the details and they have everything you need to pull off some serious modern glamour.
Furniture and accessories in natural materials offset against metal elements, greenery and the odd splash of velvet and tassels offer a touch of drama and a cool quirky look. The dark walls are strong and masculine, yet delicate feminine touches are added with glass pendant lights and ceramic and metallic trinkets and plant pots and mirrors.
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Here are a few pieces that we recommend, selected from this seasons range:
Delicate glass pendants work perfectly on their own or as a group of matching or mismatched styles. The colour palette is sophisticated to add interest to your home and a subtle sparkle.
If you want a real statement this oversized shade uses jute in a simple, yet effective way. The just colour adds warmth and the natural texture can really liven up your space.
This just shade has a different striking look with the added black element. It makes a statement with the colour and is a smaller version of the oversized jute pendant.
Printed cushions to add detail and still feel simple. The natural colours work well for the modern boho vibe. Add these to a velvet sofa for a natural sophistication and levels of texture for a really interesting space.
A simple metal framed mirror with shelf and hooks can work in a bathroom or hallway or spare bedroom. The shape gives it a retro feel and it’s also handy to display or keep items to hand.
Simple artwork with an element of glamour in the gold. This print is exclusive to the Forest & co. You can tem it with similar prints as a set of hang a single key piece. We love how it offers interest without dominating an interior space.
This bronzed side table has a feminine element with the curved base and masculine smoked glass top. You can create simple displays with accessories or fill an empty corner or end of a sofa perfectly.
Simple storage and display teamed with a mirror on they metal frame will be great for any hallway space or boot room. Simple, stylish yet functional.
Gorgeous quilts that feel sumptuous but have a natural look. The muted tones add colour to your room without overpowering. Team with colour co-ordinated cushions for a perfect bedroom look.