Sunday, 3 April 2011

BRAND - RE a Touch of Vintage Chic

Liberty homeware launches

I was recently invited to a breakfast event at Liberty to take a look at some brand new concepts. One of these was the satellite RE store that is coming to Liberty of London from 6 April. The theme of the pop-up shop is outdoor living; from gardening twine to furniture and al-fresco dining ranges too, there's something to inspire the green-fingerd and sun-loving among us. The products have all been curated by RE who have an incredible way of styling things to make you lust after them.

RE's beginnings are quite humble, in fact things started for the creators of the brand in a garage in Northumberland. Simon Young and Jenny Vaughan, who own the company, have a refreshing approach to their collections which includes vintage and mass produced items. It's this inventive mix of old and new which makes them stand out and they've got a cult following.

I love the vintage look for homes even though it isn't really what suits my own interior at the moment. One day perhaps I'll have a country cottage somewhere filled with gorgeous RE products. We had the opportunity to meet Michelle the buyer for homeware and the CEO of Liberty and you could just tell how excited they were about working with RE and to be able to give them a platform to sell their products within the prestigious backdrop of Liberty's.

Find out more about the pop-up RE store