There’s no denying it, Britain’s got talent. Home to some of the best-known brands as well as up-and-coming designers, this tiny island has made a big impact on the world of interiors, and for good reason. And since we’re wakening up from our wintry slump, we figured now is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the British brands that’ll make this spring one to remember. Whether you’ll be picnicking with your favourite people, chasing the sun on a long weekend or giving your home a spring-time spruce, our best of British brands will make sure it’s your best one yet…
A by Amara - For Perfect Spring Picnics
A by Amara founder, Sam Hood, is vibrant, trend driven, and she knows what makes a great interior. Taking her interior expertise and natural flair for style, she founded the A by Amara brand in 2016 to showcase the very latest interior trends as well timeless essentials no home should be without. The two new collections for spring 2019 effortlessly blend holiday hues and Scandi styling, but the real show-stoppers are the brand’s range of picnicware that’ll turn any outdoor adventure into a special occasion.
Designed to keep your cheese chilled and your sandwiches safe, the picnic baskets from A by Amara include everything you need for al fresco feasting. Wine glasses, cutlery, plates, napkins, salt and pepper shakers… There’s even room for a bottle of bubbly. And if you ask us, lighter evenings and warmer weather is something worth celebrating. Cheers!
Liberty London - For a Fresh Take on Spring Florals
Florals? For spring? Luckily, Liberty London is here to shake things up. A breath of fresh air in a season that’s oversaturated with pretty pastels, the iconic London department store knows a thing or two about freshening up floral prints. Featuring exotic-inspired prints in almost jewel-like tones, the plush velvet cushions are just the thing for awakening your home this season.
Emma Bridgewater - For Al Fresco Dining with a Difference
Emma Bridgewater knows what makes a house a home. This quintessentially English designer has been creating homewares for over a quarter of a century and pours a huge amount of love and attention into every single item she produces.
Perfect for spring dining, Emma’s Veg Garden collection is bursting with colour and begging to be taken outside. As practical as it is pretty, each piece is made from garden-friendly melamine and it includes everything you’ll need for your al fresco feast, from snack pots to bowls & trays. You say tomato; we say what’s for dinner?
Lulu Guinness - For Long-Weekend Getaways
Nothing marks the arrival of spring quite like planning a weekend escape, does it? And we’ve got just the brand to take you from boardroom to beach.
Lulu Guinness was founded in 1989, when its then 29-year-old founder created a forward-thinking briefcase. Fast forward 30 years and Lulu still abides by her original motto of ‘Dare to be Different’ and creates bags and luggage for people with a fierce sense of humour and an even fiercer sense of their own femininity. Expertly designed and splashed with Lulu’s trademark red lips, this is the ultimate travel set for those who work hard and relax harder. Kiss your working week goodbye, out of office is on.
Matthew Williamson - For Waking Your Interior from its Wintry Lull
As the master of print, British-born Matthew Williamson’s designs are instantly recognisable. The acclaimed designer first showcased his debut collection, titled ‘Electric Angels’, at London Fashion Week in 1997, and he’s been at the forefront of British design ever since. Moving from fashion to the home throughout the years, this world-celebrated designer has most recently delved into the world of home fragrance, and our homes have never been happier.
Featuring an abundance of fragrances to suit every palette, these sensational scents are adorned in Matthew’s signature style of bold, bright colours and intricate patterns. From English Country Garden which takes inspiration from traditional cottages and meadow gardens, to Summer Siesta which whisks you away to a coastal Mediterranean town, a Matthew Williamson candle is a must-have for bringing your home into the new season.