ABOUT MEWS

THE MEWS FABRICS AND FURNISHINGS

A HANDPICKED COLLECTION OF BEAUTIFUL FABRICS AND HOMEWARES TO BRING COLOUR AND COMFORT TO YOUR HOME

The Mews was conceived and created by Annabel Haan, a devotee of all things bright and beautiful: 

“I have always loved colour and pattern on almost any object - a flower, a bowl, a sofa, beach umbrellas in the sand - and after 18 years of working in property in London's West End, I realised I needed to fulfill my passion of dealing with the interiors rather than the exteriors of buildings.  

I get immense pleasure in sourcing and sharing items to make a house a home.  Our homes are our sanctuaries, full of comfort and small pleasures, and they are also a reflection of our own personal style.  I hope I have found some products and textiles that will not only bring colour and comfort to your home but will also be a reflection of things you love as well.  

I have sourced items from companies and people I know and highly respect, whose products bring serious quality and style as well as unique designs - each product is hand-picked for your home.  I don't trade in things that are mass produced and try to find items that are as "naturally" produced as possibly, without leaving a big carbon footprint. 

For those who are wondering The Mews actually stands for the 3 most important girls in my life: Mary, Eleanor (nickname Nell) and Winnie.  And the cockerel is from the most important and amazing man in my life (Haan means cockerel in Dutch).”

 

A word about the products we source:

How can you not love hand-block printing? Those simple and beautiful motifs that are repeated with reassuring regularity and such dexterity to create something special in our crazy world.  Some of the Indian designs have been around for centuries and the longevity of these designs and the enduring quality of the very fine cotton is something that I find irresistible.

Pigott’s Store is a destination interiors shop in Sydney, Australia.  Established in 1995 by Nano Sefton, who has impeccable taste, the shop stocks an enviable range of beautiful products.  Nano has designed her own range of Indian hand blocked printed patterns which are exclusively printed and coloured for Pigott’s Store.  The patterns are used for fabrics, quilts with matching pillowcases, tablecloths and napkins, dresses, tops, nighties, sponge bags in 100% soft Indian Cotton and are also transferred to melamine to create beautiful trays and waste bins.  

The Mews currently stocks a selection of Pigott’s Store items.  Other items are available from the Pigott’s Store website www.pigottstore.com.au as they ship worldwide.   The shop also stock a changing range of furnishings, lamp bases and shades, throws, cushions, rattan ware, embroidered bed linen and accessories sold only in store, for which you will have to book a flight to Sydney but it's well worth it!

The picture above shows me (on the right) with Nano Sefton of Pigott's Store. 

 

 

Sarah was inspired to set up SARAH.K in 2012 after two years living in India, having previously worked in the luxury travel industry and studied design and millinery in her spare time. The business started with a small collection of hand embroidered bed and table linen, beautifully made by a cottage industry in West Bengal, and we continue to work with this family today, as well as other artisans in India and Vietnam. 

The majority of Sarah's block printed and hand embroidered bed and table linen, have been designed by Sarah herself and are exclusive to SARAH.K.

Sarah’s designs are inspired by her rural upbringing in the Scottish Borders, and her passion for vintage textiles, including her own Grandmother's linen collection. 

SARAH.K. also offer a bespoke service, including one-off commissions and monogramming.  Please contact us and we can put you directly in touch with Sarah.

 

MALLORCAN FABRIC

We source fabric from three separate companies in Mallorca, all of whom use traditional techniques to create beautiful ikats and stripes.  Annabel was completely drawn to these when she was introduced to them by a Spanish friend - the colours are second to none combined with the beautiful texture of linen and cotton mix make them wonderful fabrics. 

We will be writing more about these great fabrics in due course, as well as trying to upload a video we took when we visited the mills in February 2020. 

 

Alice Peto trained as an artist in Florence before spending seven years teaching art to children. Her paintings have featured in a range of exhibitions, and she also produces a bespoke line which includes invitations, maps, and an extensive range of prints.

The idea for the collection of table and ovenware came to Alice when buying gifts for friends’ weddings.  She noticed the market lacked china that was bold and distinct, yet delicate and elegant - but that could still be used everyday. 

Countless trips to Stoke-on-Trent later, her eponymous collection launched at Decorex in 2013, and her beautifully coloured illustrations can now be found on over 40 different pieces, from a fine china mug to a vast rectangular oven-proof dish. 

We think the collection bridges the gap perfectly between the modern and traditional, the everyday and the formal, the urban and the country, and will add colour and style to any table.

Alice also works to commission, and can design bespoke ranges of china - whether to serve your family house, or an entire hotel.