The Mews was conceived and created by Annabel Haan, a devotee of all things bright and beautiful:
“On entering a room my eye is always drawn towards patterns and bright colours, generally on items of infinite comfort such as cushions or a piece of furniture of wonderful proportion and classical style. Rather than while away my time coveting finds for my own home, which is already stuffed to the rafters, I have put together a collection of products that I love and hope that you will love too.
I have sourced items from companies and people I know and highly respect, whose products bring serious quality, style and loveliness as well as unique designs.
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.
For those who are wondering The Mews actually stands for the 3 most important girls in my life: Mary, Eleanor and Winnie. And the cockerel is from the most important (and amazing) man in my life.”
The picture above shows me (on the right) with Nano Sefton of Pigott's Store.
A word about the products we source:
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!
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.
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 our 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.