Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Design News

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Design News

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Byline: Katie Law

RUSTIC WITH A JE NE SAIS QUOI PIGMENT AND PATINA Fans of antique French rustic furniture and accessories will love this new Islington store, opened by interior decorators Nicholas Carr-Forster and Stephan Oberwegner. Specialising in old foxed mirrors (from [pounds sterling]90), rough linens and hemps (napkins sets from [pounds sterling]70), enamel ware (pictured, from [pounds sterling]45), ceramic pots and jars (from [pounds sterling]45), dressers and the like, the shop -- whose staff will distress your furniture to order -- is a welcome addition to the area. It's at 48 Amwell Street, EC1 (020 7833 0650; www.pigmentandpatina.com).

IT'S SHELF INTEREST LOVE YOUR HOME FOR LESS Practical storage for books, bits and bobs from this designer discount company comes in the form of a free-standing shelf called Cosmo. Finished in brilliant-white gloss lacquer, it looks good anywhere in the home. It arrives fully assembled, so no need for flatpack panic, and costs [pounds sterling]485. See www.loveyourhomeforless.com or call 01483 410007.

BOOK OFTHE WEEK FRENCH COUNTRY STYLE AT HOME Sebastien Siradeau's new book, French Country Style, (Flammarion), shows where to buy vintage French collectibles, and where to stay in France while tracking them down. There are more than 20 locations featured, such as the B&B below. Homes & Property readers can buy the book for [pounds sterling]17.50 including p&p (usually [pounds sterling]19.95). Call 01903 828503 and quote ESHP/FCSH before 14 June.

READER EVENING: TRY SPRING STYLE LOMBOK Get a feel for Lombok's new spring furniture and accessories next Thursday, 22 April, from 5pm to 8pm. Homes & Property readers are invited to the branches at Islington High Street, N1, and Chiswick High Road, W4, for nibbles, drinks and 20 per cent discounts. …

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