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Sweetness & Light Candles

Muddy says: These luxury, handmade scented soy candles look gorgeous, and can be personalised with names, messages or quotes, making them perfect gifts.

Gifts

Cymbeline Art and Cards

Muddy says: Pretty pottery and ceramics, and an eclectic mix of homeware, wrapping and stationery from this lovely Princes Risborough gift shop.

Art

NC Oxford

Muddy says: A gold star for helping the environment whilst making your own smell divine. Oxford-based NC Oxford's luxurious hand-made scented candles are sustainable, local and quality all the way.

Gifts

Mood Home & Lifestyle

Muddy says: Want to make your home a place of calm and comfort? Head to this new interiors shop in Winslow for hygge-inspired interiors, gifts and advice on how to transform your home into a sanctuary.

Gifts

Layered Lounge

Muddy says: If you want to give your home an uplift or go for a whole new look without breaking the bank, Layered Lounge offers original quality products that will stand the test of time.

Homeware

The Curious House

Muddy says: We love the individuality and mix of styles that The Curious House use to transform your historic home into something worthy of a glossy magazine shoot.

Interior Design

Nicholsons Garden Design

Muddy says: This garden design company is one of the best in the biz and will create an amazing and unique outdoor space with wow factor.

Garden Maintenance

Chez Beccy

Muddy says: If you're into country style, you'll fall head over heels in love with these whimsical, feminine homewares, from cushions and napkins through to cafetière warmers, with Christmas designs available now.

Gifts

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Carina Haslam Art

Muddy says: A former Muddy Stilettos Award winner for Best Art Gallery and one of the most respected art galleries in the region, Carina Haslam Art exhibits work at the Saatchi Gallery, the Affordable Art Fairs around the country and holds regular exhibitions throughout the year at its base in Great Missenden.

Art

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That Lovely Stuff

Muddy says: looking for a gift that's a bit different? This brand Watlington store is as chic as it is irreverent, with much of its stock crafted by clever, arty stay-at-home mums.

Gifts

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K and H Interiors

Muddy says: Struggle with your soft furnishings? Kate La Motte and Harriet Osborne-Fardon of K&H Interiors in Great Missenden live and breathe curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery so you don't have to.

Curtains & Blinds

The Old Flight House, Weston-on-the-Green

Muddy says: A stunner of an interiors emporium in Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire with over 70 units selling everything from mid-century furniture to vintage fashion. You'll absolutely love it.

Cafés

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Alexandra Buckle Art

Muddy says: Whether you're looking to brush up your own artistic skills or invest in some lovely local landscape art, Bicester printmaker Alexandra Buckle is your woman.

Art

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Babylon Design

Muddy says: Babylon Design specialises in the design, build and maintenance of private gardens throughout Bucks, Oxon and Berks from manor houses through to small courtyard gardens. Highly recommended.

Garden Maintenance

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House of Bluebelle

Muddy says: A stylish small-batch Henley candle company, recommended by Vogue for its essential oil bowl candles, diffusers and soon-to-come bath products.

Gifts

The Oxfordshire Gardener

Muddy says: RHS Chelsea and Malvern medal-winning garden designers who will do anything from tidy up your borders to landscape your whole plot. I've used them personally so can vouch that they're friendly and professional too.

Garden Maintenance

Stocks

Muddy says: Well-sourced, stylish, eclectic boutique stocking designer cashmere, beauty and gift products in Henley. We'll take the lot, thanks.

Gifts

Holy Cow Home

Set within the quirky backstreets of the historic market town of Aylesbury, Holy Cow Home is a treasure trove of vintage Indian furniture, antique Moroccan lighting, earthenware and trinkets, one-off, unique and exclusive pieces from around the world, jewellery and gift ideas for every kind of budget. We delight in finding individual pieces that have a story to tell, and which make any house a home and can also source a particularly elusive item that you’ve been searching for. Let us arrange home delivery of heavy items or use us to create a wedding/birthday/special occasion list and literally take the weight off.

Gifts

Rosara

Muddy says: North Oxfordshire’s hub of chic outdoor style - a bespoke garden furniture and deco range at price points giving John Lewis a run for their money.

Homeware

BarrKitchens Ltd

BarrKitchens is a bespoke kitchen design, manufacture and installation company with a team of skilled cabinetmakers, joiners, fitters and decorators. From individual designs, every kitchen is built in-house from scratch with the highest quality fittings throughout...

Carpentry

The Curtain Emporium

Muddy says: Looking for designer drapes at a fraction of the original price? Come to this beautiful village outside Shipston-on-Stour for nearly-new quality curtains.

Curtains & Blinds

Get Furnished

South Oxfordshire’s best kept secret is tucked away in a barn in Nuffield. Selling beautiful and high quality furniture, Get Furnished stock some sensational home furniture collections.

Homeware

Sara Copeland Interiors

Established nearly 20 years ago, Sara Copeland Interiors offers the full range of interior design services for both residential and commercial properties and has, through popular demand, most recently expanded to include an online shop. As a trained interior designer, Sara’s passion for colour and design started at college where she studied Fine Art & […]

Interior Design

North Mill Stoves

Muddy says: Brrrr, It's getting chilly out there - better book Buckinghamshire's premiere stove installers, favourites of The National Trust and Waddesdon Manor!

Woodburners & Fireplaces

Secret Messages Interiors

Secret Messages Interiors is a Buckingham based, Independent and award winning Interiors Company with a difference. Founded by Chris Sanderson, the business is run by the energetic team that is Chris and Rob Sanderson. With a passion for furniture, home staging and all things interior design Chris has created a unique and quirky shop covering […]

Homeware

fetchandcanter.co.uk

In search of something unique? www.fetchandcanter.co.uk specialises in animal portraits. I’m based near Oxford, and have grown up surrounded by art and artists. Knowing how difficult it can be to find a reputable artist who will understand your exact requirements, I am able to offer expertise and advice on commissioning portraits, paintings, photographs and sculpture that […]

Art

Black Barn Studios Decorative Painting

Theresa Meisl is a versatile London-trained painter and decorative artist/designer who specialises in turning the mundane into the magical. She can transform walls, furniture and cabinetry with specialist paint finishes and effects, both for domestic and commercial properties, and also offers design advice and colour consultation.

Interior Design

Four Seasons Tree Care

Four Seasons Tree Care are based in Thame, Oxfordshire. We are specialists in all aspects of tree surgery work, from pruning fruit trees to reducing and shaping large old trees. On occasion trees will need to be removed and we have the equipment, knowledge and experience to carry out large tree felling safely and efficiently. We regularly replant specimen trees and can supply and plant a wide range of beautiful trees and also new hedges.

Garden Maintenance

Seamsfine

For handmade Curtains and Blinds, Fabrics and wallpapers, serving Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and beyond. Friendly yet professional, the team at Seamsfine will offer as much (or little) help with the design of your project as you require. The emphasis is always on high quality, combined with exceptional customer service. We are happy working on contemporary or traditional looks, but also relish the challenge of creating the vision of those with quirky or eccentric taste...

Curtains & Blinds

Key Gardencare Ltd

Key Gardencare provide a comprehensive, reliable maintenance service for gardens of all sizes. Regular weekly contracts or one-off clearance jobs can all be catered for. Run by award-winning garden designer Richard Key and his team, there is an excellent knowledge of plants and plant care at Key Gardencare and a genuine love for gardens...

Garden Maintenance

Life At Nettlebed

Come and experience Life at Nettlebed. Established 11 years ago by Sue Beales and Karen D'Arcy as a small home furnishings shop, this Oxfordshire gem has grown into a thriving full service interiors business.

Homeware

Athol Whitmore Upholstery

Athol Whitmore is an upholsterer living in Oxford. I create bespoke chairs,sofas and stools for clients worldwide. I can be commissioned to create something unique for your home or business...

Homeware

Athol Whitmore Art

Athol Whitmore is a cross disciplinary artist who lives and practices in Oxford. My work has been shown worldwide and more recently at The Royal College in London. I am interested in childhood and nostalgia. My work combines found objects with manipulated imagery.

Art

BarrJoinery

BarrJoinery are specialists in the production of bespoke windows, doors and furniture. Manufactured on site in a 3000 square foot workshop below our offices, each item is tailor made to our customers’ needs and specification...

Carpentry

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