Every now and then you come across a store that stops you in your tracks. This happened to me earlier this year when I discovered The Wood House. The owner Kirstie and I struck up a friendship through good old instagram, we have many things in common especially the love of interiors and clothes!
So if you haven’t come across this delicious store through social media or the internet then let me introduce you, I know like me you are not going to be able to resist. Welcome to The Wood House the on line store where you can find beautifully curated home and lifestyle goods all with a natural hand crafted touch in a simple colour palette that makes me want to purchase every single thing.
I asked Kirstie how The Wood House came to be and this was her reply.
“For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for interiors, architecture and generally lovely things.
I studied interiors for a while and thought that my career would at some point take me into it in some shape or form.
I opened a little shop in Somerset fifteen years ago selling fireplaces and wood burners and it was always a dream to offer an interior design service. Having a busy life with a shop and children this never really came to fruition so I continued living my dream through renovating our 16th century home and helping friends with their home interiors.
This really has brought me to where I am now and in November I decided to make my dream happen and open a little on line store selling a selection beautifully curated home and lifestyle goods.
The wood house is evolving all the time and naturally progressed into selling mainly products that are natural and hand crafted with muted tones throughout.
I buy what I love and would have in my own home which makes buying for the wood house a real pleasure.”
What resonates with me the most is Kirstie only buys items that she loves and would have and use in her own home, knowing everything is curated with thought is something I admire and one of the reasons why each product compliments the next so very well all in the tones and colour palette that I adore, soft muted calming hues. Also as you all know by now I am passionate about hand crafted sustainable pieces for my home and each and everyone that you can purchase from The Wood House is just that. From the natural skin care products such as Grown Alchemist and Magic Organic Apothecary to candles by The Nomad Society through to hand made raw clay glazed beakers hand made in small batches in Wales, The Tea Lab teas and organic chocolate to cutting garden seed packets by Grace Alexander. There are stunning textural handwoven hemp rugs to chunky knit lambswool throws and cushions to reclaimed unique one off pieces. Once you have created your haven of peace and calm you can even purchase tranquil reading material such as In Clover and Cereal magazine.
I am lucky enough to have been sent a care package of sorts filled with all the things I love and will treasure, hand cream, tea, beaker, seeds, In Clover magazine and a sample of the delicious chocolate. They would all make perfect gifts for the ones you love, who cherish the simpler kinder way of life, those who make time to slow down and nourish by surrounding ourselves with beautiful things that fulfil our everyday.
So please do call in and say hi to The Wood House, its a rather lovely place to browse for a while, new stock is arriving all the time and the owner is just fabulous.
- With thanks to The Wood House for gifting the pieces for this post. You can find them on instagram here or click on the link above to take you to the store.