Tea and a chat

We have a good nat­ter with in­die shop owner Kirsty of home byKirsty

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That Wil­liam Mor­ris quote – “Have noth­ing in your homes that you do not know to be use­ful or be­lieve to be beau­ti­ful” – may have been over used, but it’s stuck with me since my art foun­da­tion back in 2002. Good de­sign cre­ates prod­ucts that are hon­est, func­tional and beau­ti­ful. I’m so pas­sion­ate about hav­ing prod­ucts in your house you love. It’s your space to re­lax, laugh, cry, grow, sleep, eat – what­ever you need to do – and it should be as much a re­flec­tion of you as the clothes you wear or the mu­sic you lis­ten to. When you open your front door, the ob­jects that greet you should re­flect what makes you, you! I have prod­ucts from over 40 de­sign­ers and mak­ers sit­ting in my lit­tle coach house in Roath, Cardi . I love get­ting to know the de­sign­ers be­hind ev­ery item. Un­der­stand­ing the who, what and why of each prod­uct helps me to then share their story with my cus­tomers. When you walk through my shop door or shop HBK on­line, I want to in­spire you to love de­sign and love your home. I want you to get ex­cited about the prod­ucts I’ve sourced and to be able to pic­ture them on your own sofa, shelf or wall. It can be too easy to fall into the habit of buy­ing from big high street stores. Be­fore you know it, your liv­ing room, bed­room and kitchen are look­ing just like ev­ery­one else’s. In­die brands can bring to­gether a range of prod­ucts you won’t find any­where else, and you’ll al­ways be more than just a trans­ac­tion to an in­die brand.

“I want to in­spire you to love de­sign and love your home.”

Pop by Kirsty’s bricks and mor­tar store in Cardiff, or visit www.home­bykirsty.com to see her lat­est in­die gems. She’s also on In­sta­gram as @home­bykirsty

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