Shedquarters is an independent shop that I’ve loved, admired and promoted for pretty much as long as it’s been around. Launched in 2014, the store is an online purveyor of stunning, handpicked pieces crafted by talented makers and designers. Run by two lovely people named Hayley and Ross and born from a shared love of high-quality products and contemporary design, the shop is based out of a converted shed in Cambridge, hence its name.
‘We want Shedquarters to be a place where people can come and buy modern homeware at an affordable price’ say founder Hayley. ‘We also want to get people purchasing products which stand the test of time rather than having to be replaced every year. There are so many amazing and talented designer/makers out there and we want to give people access to them.’
You need only pay a visit to the Shedquarters homepage to get a feel for the kind of unique, modern and minimalist pieces that Ross and Hayley carefully select. Blankets and throws, stationery, homeware and gifts by lesser-known and established indie brands are all shot beautifully in the shop’s signature style. The items themselves all look wonderfully crafted and are presented alongside a detailed yet simple story making the very act of shopping online that little bit more personal and gratifying.
If you’re the sort of person who endeavours to fill their space with beautiful things, and cares about where they come from, who makes them and where the profits go, Shedquarters will probably become your go-to for just about everything. Whether you’re looking for cosy soft furnishings for your bedroom, gorgeous, functional ceramics for your living room or obscure pieces from talented makers in the UK and the rest of Europe, this little shop has it all. It’s an especially useful destination if you’re searching for thoughtful gifts.
At this time of year, I take pride in encouraging UK residents and my readers to shop independent and to support small businesses. Shedquarters is not only a fantastic place to find anything from stocking fillers to larger gifts for the special people in your life, but does a fantastic job of supporting handmade and indie businesses as an independent itself.
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