Last year’s graduate Alice Baldwin has put her tremendous styling and display skills to great effect by opening her own shop in her hometown of Wellington in Somerset.
I opened the shop this week in Wellington, Somerset as this is my home.
It made sense to start here.
As you can probably remember from my time at university, interior design and styling was the direction I was heading and the idea for the shop has been taken from that.
The name is Kin Lifestyle, Kin meaning family. I chose this name, as there’s a connection to ‘family’ in the products I have for sale. I have sourced products that are a mixture of old and new, handcrafted and made with raw materials. This means each product is unique and imperfect and in some pieces, for example an Indian wooden rice bucket, that was used to measure the amount of rice needed to feed a family at the markets. You can see the maker’s carvings and marks, which gives a sense of authenticity and story behind the product.
The shop has been set up and styled with the products for sale as you would imagine them in your home, I wanted the shop to give off a very laid back and wholesome atmosphere to compliment the stock…..
Kin Lifestyle can be found at 7a North Street, Wellington Somerset.
We wish you the very best of luck in your new venture Alice.
It all looks truly wonderful.
Watch out for us all descending for stylish treats and presents!