Posted on June 11, 2021
The Cotswolds are renowned for their aesthetically pleasing, English homes. From houses that keep to the traditional, cosy cottage style to more contemporary properties making the most of the sprawling countryside and larger spaces, homes truly flourish in The Cotswolds’ rolling hills.
Whether you're based in The Cotswolds or love the styles and designs that are born from this beautiful area of Britain, we've rounded up some amazing brands and ideas to help bring that quintessential Cotswolds chic into your home.
A self-professed collector and magpie at heart, Libs Lewis the owner of Domestic Science loves all things vintage! She grew her business from selling antique and interior pieces in a shared space to now owning three fabulous shops selling contemporary and vintage pieces across The Cotswolds in Tetbury, Nailsworth & Stow.
Domestic Science has an extremely diverse offering - the common thread being that Libs pick each product because she likes it. Although keeping up with an ever-changing world, nostalgia is an important element at Domestic Science and they sell many things that evoke happy childhood memories, be it a toy or household item.
If you’re after homeware that is aesthetically pleasing, then make sure you pop into one of the Domestic Science stores or check out their online store.
Situated in Chipping Campden in the heart of The Cotswolds, Cotswold Luxe is a local favourite for luxury home interiors. The idea of Cotswold Luxe was born in 2017, and their beautiful Grade II listed property built with traditional Cotswolds stone was the perfect backdrop to showcase their wide selection of home interiors and lifestyle items, from light and furniture to home decor.
With their ability to source specific items for your home from all across the world, tailoring to your particular taste, the Cotswolds Luxe team can help advise if you’re keen to get started on an interior design project or want to discuss ideas for your home.
The epitome of quintessential Cotswolds style, Bee Osborn is an interior designer with the most gorgeous cottage and has a fabulous pop-up right now in Chipping Norton. Bee Osborn started working in interior design over two decades ago, after a career in property development.
Fast forward to today and Bee is now an internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning designer and her design studio, Studio Osborn have worked on some of the most amazing hotel and residential projects.
With a love of natural materials and neutral, calm colours, so many have been inspired by Bee’s style and after receiving so many requests for decorative items, she’s developed her own brand and sells unique items she would use in her own home that bring a cosy, warm but elegant feel to any space.
Based in Stroud, Baileys Paints are a local favourite. Not only for making their own beautiful paint and stocking a huge selection of brands such as Farrow and Ball and Little Greene, but also for their colour consultations and having an expert eye on how to create a particular look in your home with paint.
Having made paint in Stroud since 1896, their staff have excellent technical knowledge and are skilled paint tinters, with the ability to mix over 10,000 paint colours. They’ve even a part of our exciting Shine House Tours event this September, showcasing the best of Cotswolds home and interiors.
Check out their website and stop by their shop to chat to their knowledgable team!
If you’re after a local expert in all things fabric and wallpaper, you must check out Sarah Hardaker’s designs. As one of the UK's leading fabric and wallpaper designers, Sarah Hardaker has designed for some of the biggest names in interiors from Osborne & Little to Habitat. In 2006 she put her design expertise into practice and launched her own product range of fabric and wallpaper.
All fabrics and wallpapers are printed to order so they’re able to colour match if you have a particular colour scheme already thriving in your home. We love her Provence style which blends in so seamlessly in The Cotswolds and her collections of wonderful linens for everything from soft cushions to curtains and blinds.
Most products are made in the UK, using small, family-owned manufacturing companies. Most of the gorgeous linen is woven in Scotland and the designs are printed in England.
Discover Sarah Hardaker's designs over on her website.
To deck out your outdoor areas with unique, quality and grin-inducing furniture, check out Cotswolds-based brand Bramblecrest. Founded by two school friends in the year 2000, Bramblecrest was born after stumbling across a small, Javanese terracotta pot factory. Both inspired by the quality and range of products available, they purchased and shipped their pots back to the UK and have only grown from there.
Today they’re reputed for quality, stylish garden furniture, built to the highest specification using innovative designs and responsibly sourced materials. A growing team of over 30 talented people work from their Cotswolds base in an historic WW1 aircraft hangar. Our passion for design combined with quality craftsmanship are the guiding principles that have been with us from the start and have established our reputation as a market leader.
For summer we love their family of firepit tables unlike anything we’ve seen before. Reinventing the summer barbecue, these tabletop firepits can have a griddle plate added for cooking and we love how invitingly cosy these look.
Browse their gorgeous garden furniture over on the Bramblecrest website.
One of the best for Cotswold cottage inspiration, Inkwell Cottage is a Sharvell favourite and if you’re planning to recreate that typical Cotswolds feel at home, you can book a stay and take in all the inspiration you need!
From their country-style living room and curious collectables adorning the walls to the stunning courtyard, an idyllic spot for morning croissants or an al fresco summer supper, every inch of this cottage has been passionately designed.
One of our favourite areas lies through the courtyard at the back of the cottage and into the artists’ studio. A world away from the modern day, this studio with a chaise-lounge and piles of books in every corner is the perfect place to slow down.
Check out Inkwell Cottage on Unique Homestays. If this popular cottage isn’t available anytime soon for a stay, there are lots of beautiful Cotswolds cottages on this website to rent out too for further cottage interiors inspirations.