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4 North East interior stores that’ll help transform your house into a show-stopping home

Whether contemporary, industrial designs are your vibe or it’s minimal, bohemian styling that’s more on your level, these unique home décor collections are guaranteed to bring your home to life

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 23.07.2021


Sick of the sight of the same four walls? FIKA LIVING are here to help us find that little something special, unique and different that’s guaranteed not to turn up at your best mate’s house, too.

With all things minimal and rattan being bang on trend right now, FIKA’S modern Scandinavian collection is the perfect place to dive straight into for design inspo. As you browse their site, you’ll be blown away by their wide range of gorgeous homeware – every piece of which will fit perfectly in your home (providing you’ve got the space!).

Made with the best quality and a wonderful mix of colours, materials and textures, you’ll end up with a collection of homeware you’ll treasure forever.

HLN top tip: Make sure you check on the ‘new’ section of their website, so you don’t miss any of their gorgeous new s additions.

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Kay Carter Studio

Wanting to add an extra pop of colour into your home without breaking the bank? The beautiful, handmade home accessories at Kay Carter Studio – which come in a variety of eye-catching terrazzo and marbled designs – do just that.

Based in Light House Art Space in North Shields, take a trip to the coast and spend some time perusing Kay’s quirky and customisable eco-concrete creations, each made with love. From vases and plant pots to coasters, soap dishes and tealight holders, these home accessories will definitely bring that cheeky bit of vibrancy and character into your home.

Light House Art Space, Northumberland Street, North Shields NE30 1DS

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Barrel & Bird

Are rustic, industrial designs more on your style radar? Lindsay and Sarah – the creative duo behind Barrel & Bird – make stylish furniture and home accessories from reclaimed scaffold boards, meaning every piece is intrinsically unique. You certainly won’t find anything like this collection of homeware on the high street.

From rope shelves to scaffold planters, there’s a gorgeous range of products to choose from here. Our fave? Their Rustic Bath Caddy, which is the perfect addition for really taking that bath-time relaxation to the next level. (We take our downtime seriously, guys!).

Oh, we almost forgot to mention their show-stopping centrepieces, which are the icing on the cake when it comes to parties or special family dinners. A sure-fire way to officially become the host with the most.

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Fire & Co

Keen to revive your home but in desperate need of some interiors inspo? Have a few design ideas knocking about but need some help pulling them all together? Want that ultimate, one-of-a-kind piece but can only find dime-a-dozen high street buys? It’s Fire & Co to the rescue!

Step into their stunning, 7,000-square-foot showroom and you’ll find luxurious furniture and home décor packed to the rafters – all of which has been sourced from state-of-the-art manufacturers from all around the world. So it’s not likely you’ll find any of them anywhere else anytime soon.

From classic monochrome vibes to copper tonal panelling and bright feature walls, Fire & Co have everything we could ever dream of (and more) to help bring some showroom style into our homes – while making sure we keep plenty of personality in there, too.

Simonside Industrial Estate, Shaftesbury Avenue, South Shields NE34 9PH

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