Whether you're on the hunt for cool kitchens, luxury lighting or fabulous furniture, the North East is jam-packed with independent stores brimming with beautiful buys. Here are a few of our favourites...

For fireplaces…

As we head into autumn/winter and the weather takes a frosty turn, we’ll be turning up the heat in our homes. If you’re in the market for a new fire, fireplace or stove, Tulipalo has you covered. Based in Newcastle, they’re a supplier of uber-stylish indoor and outdoor fires from some of the world’s best-loved, luxury brands. Think cosy, cutting-edge wood-burners, bespoke replaces and modern gas fires, made from the safest and highest quality materials.


For lighting…

Cotterell & Co
Cotterell & Co opened their first lighting shop back in 1952 in Glasgow. From humble beginnings, the family business has grown into one of the country’s leading suppliers of indoor and outdoor lighting with stores in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Check out their stuff at North Tyne Industrial Estate – everything from twinkling chandeliers and trendy floor lamps, to statement lampshades and modern outdoor spotlights. Get that glow!


For art…

Old School Gallery

This charming gallery and coffee shop lies in Alnmouth, Northumberland, moments away from the village’s breathtaking beach. Have a wander and discover the gallery’s ever-changing range of works and exhibitions from leading UK artists.


For bathrooms…

Lusso Stone

Founded in 2014, Lusso has quickly become one of the most recognisable names in luxury bathroom furniture and brassware. Based in Middlesbrough, they’ve decked out five-star hotels all over the world, from London’s Claridges to St Lucia’s luxurious Sugar Beach Residence. Get in touch with them for bespoke stone resin baths and basins, tailored to your taste and your spaces. Take advantage of the endless design options and make your tub dreams come true.


For homeware and accessories…

Brown & Baxter

One of Darlington’s best-loved stores for dreamy decorative bits and top trinkets, Brown & Baxter is the place to be for on-trend tables, statement lighting, mirrors, rugs, plants, photo frames, candles and more.


For sofas…


Purveyors of stylish and contemporary Danish design, the team at BoConcept have the power to help urban homeowners transform their pads into Pinterest-perfect properties with fabulous furniture. Their ridiculously-stylish sofas are the thing of dreams, available in all shapes, sizes, colours and designs. Visit their North East studio, under Fenwick Newcastle’s roof, and partner up with a consultant to create your perfect match.


For kitchens…

Mowlem & Co

The team at Mowlem & Co has been crafting bespoke kitchens for over 25 years. The business has two showrooms – one in Newcastle and the other in London’s Chelsea – but all of its award-winning kitchens are entirely handmade in its very own purpose-built workshop in the Toon. With collections such as ‘sophistication’, ‘grandeur’ and ‘elegance’, the company is a go-to for those seeking a luxury kitchen that speaks to them.


For shutters and blinds…

Mulberry Blinds

Based in Stokesley, this renowned family business supplies the nest, on-trend blinds and shutters in and around Teesside, Middlesbrough and North Yorkshire, including all our favourite little luxe towns and villages such as Great Ayton, Hutton Rudby, Yarm and Northallerton. Expect a super-friendly and personal service which includes advice, measuring, installation and aftercare.



For beds…

The Luxury Bed Co

These posh bed-makers promise every customer a five-star snooze. Their beds, which stretch from signature luxury beds, to metal, fabric, wooden, divan and ottoman beds, sumptuous mattresses and stylish headboards, turn boring bedrooms into beautiful boudoirs.


For garden furniture and accessories…


Extend your interior style outdoors with Houseology’s designer garden furniture, perfect for relaxing and alfresco entertaining. Shop luxury tables, chairs, sofas, benches, loungers, storage trunks… the lot.


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