The for­ager Res­i­dent, Frome

Country Life Every Week - - Luxury News -

Si­t­u­ated on what must be one of the pret­ti­est roads in Som­er­set, Paul Street in Frome, Res­i­dent sells a mix­ture of Scan­di­na­vian wares and lo­cal artisan-made goods. Af­ter start­ing it as a pop-up in a ship­ping con­tainer in Brix­ton, owner James Bor­ley quit his PR job in the ar­chi­tec­ture in­dus­try to open up a per­ma­nent store in Frome in 2016. ‘The over­all ethos be­hind what we do is to pro­mote and show­case good, sim­ple, es­sen­tial de­sign across homeware, cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories,’ he ex­plains. See the raw or­ganic ceram­ics of lo­cal artist Kate Cooke—her black and washed-out white glazed plates are a stylish ad­di­tion to the din­ner ta­ble (from £15)—and the jaunty illustrations by Eleanor Hardi­man de­pict­ing waxy palms and trop­i­cal plants. Fur­ther finds in­clude a bo­hemia reed basket (£20) and the Mer­aki dif­fuser im­bued with the scent of a Scan­di­na­vian gar­den (£17.50). Put a spring in your step with the Se­lected Femme rose-pink sneak­ers (£90) (01373 673118; www.res­i­dentstore.co.uk)

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