This weekend I popped in Manchester to visit travelling interiors fair Home Is In… The North.
Held in the stunning Halle St Peters in Ancoats it was a hub of interiors specialists, designers, crafts people and artists.
It was a nesting birds idea of a great afternoon out- full of ideas and inspiration, as well as beautiful, unique products for you to invest in for your home.
Products ranged from ceramics to illustration, and lighting to up-cycled furniture. There were also interactive elements, that you could take part in- Making a Drum Lampshade was one put on by the Ministry of Craft.
My favourite vendors were;
- Homeward- I loved the mixture of vintage items and well made on off’s. Everything from coffee sets to cabinets to lighting. This sewing cabinet was causing quite a stir whilst I was there- I wonder if it sold?
- Trove Homewares- You might already know Trove… An artisan bakery and cafe in Levenshulme, this is really diversifying! Lots of tactile and simple products, such as glassware, textiles and even jewellery. Quite a Scandi feel- really fresh, minimal and clean looking.
- Beth Johnson Ceramics- talk about tactile tableware! I loved the colour scheme and the scale of the tableware Beth creates, everything seems to fit into your hand perfectly.
- Lomas & Lomas- Living in Lyme Park has inspired this husband and wife team to create a huge range of products that any interiors fan could find a home for. From wallpaper that goes up in a similar fashion to sticky back plastic (!!) to iconic images of the Stags that reside at Lyme.
I did buy from the fair, but, surprise- surprise, it was Christmas presents… Which means I cant show you on here!!
Did I mention the venue was stunning?