Brighton – Shopping – Home Shopping – Furniture Shops – Services – Home Services – Interior Designers
Located less than a stone’s throw from the other England at Home shop, this one is just a little more reserved. Focusing more on soft furnishings, furniture and accessories like photo frames, the title ‘England at Home’ is much more fitting to this store.
They sell the most fabulous cushions in original designs: graffiti-style patterns, sketched women’s faces, butterflies, flowers and even Margaret Thatcher. But, at over £40 a pop, you’d have to have some serious cash to splash if you wanted a few of these to scatter over your sofa.
I also love their chunky mango wood letters. As a lover of words and quotations, these greatly appeal to my taste. Again though, at £12.99 each, you’re looking at some rather expensive interior decoration. Their smaller, multicoloured letters (at £4.99 each) are much more suited to my price range.
In true quirky England at Home style though, their mix of old-fashioned, retro and contemporary furniture is peppered with little bowls containing things like BBQ-style worm crisps. Yup, actual edible, flavoured worms. Exactly what every English home needs, eh?
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The name of this place makes it sound like it should be a traditional, little English home store… but that could not be further from what England at Home has to offer. Inside, you’ll find a huge mix of the quirky and downright weird, as well as some pieces that are actually rather nice.
They’ve got rude (I mean VERY rude) greetings cards, the pointless but brilliant ‘Dead Fred’ pencil holders (plus related bookmarks and coasters), animal key chains that light up and make their respective noises, bizarrely-shaped balloon whisks, adopt-a-vine (or pony, if you’d rather) gift boxes, humorous or arty coffee table books, eye chart tea towels, cat-end tea towel holders, multicoloured stackable espresso cups… and the list goes on and on.
My absolute favourite thing about England at Home is their collection of gorgeous telephones. These range from payphone-style 1950s designs to retro 1970s circular dial phones in a range of colours. So cool they make me wish I had a landline I actually used.
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