House to Home Column: Impressive independent interiors

Interiors-obsessed blogger Becky Pink talks about shopping small and supporting local businesses to spruce up your home…

What are your favourite independent interiors shops around Milton Keynes?

I love to shop small where I can, so I’d like to introduce you to my favourite smaller interiors businesses that are based in MK.

The Room Alive was founded by graphic designer Danielle, who works with local crafters and manufacturers. She designs the prints used on her cushions, bags, wallpaper and stationery herself and everything is printed and made in England.

For incredible origami lampshades and intricately folded paper decorations, Origami-Est is your girl, and for beautifully bold screen prints, check out Flat102.

Southwood Living is another of my go-to interiors destinations – check out their Instagram @southwoodliving for swoon-worthy interior inspo.

Southwood Living is a unique concept, where you can shop from real rooms in owner Hayley’s ever-changing home, online. It’s the perfect way to see her products in a real setting, to help you visualise how they might look in your home.

Olney has lots of lovely homeware shops, and my favourite is The Nest at No.9 on the High Street. They have a beautiful selection of gifts for your home and for friends, (if you can bear to part with them).

If you’re looking for vinyl wall stickers, Milton-Keynes based Nutmeg Studio have you covered. Literally. They have a beautiful range of individual stickers, wall murals and self-adhesive wallpaper.

Chloe Croft London is based in Stewkley, near Milton Keynes, and her designs are incredible: full of life and colour. These flamingos are just one of her gorgeous designs. I have my eye on her stunning waterproof cushions for our garden too!

Becky Pink is a freelance copywriter and journalist who blogs about her family, life and home at You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @pinkscharming.

This feature was published in the September 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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