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