Let’s shop! Montpelier Interiors
Form an orderly queue, furniture fans - this super-stylish interiors boutique hits Henley in September. In the meantime, here's what we'll be buying...
Listen up, interiors lovers ! We’re about to get a fabulous new interiors boutique in Henley, courtesy of super-sourcing team Nick and Belinda from Montpelier Interiors (occasionally helped by Marin the dog). Montpelier stocks everything from large furniture and garden accessories to lighting and finishing touches with an emphasis on ‘beautiful, timeworn and timeless things’ – their website is a serious treasure trove, so we’re marking our calendars for September. While we’re waiting, here’s what’s going on our wishlist…
1960s Italian lamp
Che bello! This sleek chrome lamp comes with a built-in ashtray (it is Italian), and will look just at home in a minimalist pad as it will in a vintage-lover’s house.
Salting tray dated 1860
Planning to preserve your own food (er, always!) or just give your arteries a fright with some take away fish and chips? We love the shape and rustic charm of this 19th century salting tray.
French farmhouse table
Farmhouse tables are often heavy and sturdy – this version from over La Manche, has cleaner lines, a stylish bleached walnut top and elegant legs painted in Farrow & Ball Off Black.
Les Arcs dining chairs
OMG I want these so badly! From French designer Charlotte Perriand, these chic leather dining chairs are in beautiful condition, and a great alternative to the now ubiquitous replica Eames models.
Astro Scout robot
Too good for children! This 1970s robot is a cool collector’s item with a pricepoint that’s out-of-this-world.
Raw leather club chairs
Just add an evening fire, glass of Morgon and the TV remote within reach and you’ll be all set to bed in for the night with these leather club chairs from the early 1900s. Too cool for cushions!
£620 for two
Pair of terracotta lions
Here, kitty kitty! (nope, they’re not moving). Add a little grandeur to your patch with these statement lions.
French pharmacy jars
Ooh, imagine all the goodies you could keep squirrelled away in these. Ideal for snazzing up your bathroom cotton buds.
£800 for 8