My first six weeks living in London have flown by. It’s safe to say my good intentions for publishing new content haven’t been fulfilled as planned, but now feeling more settled, I’ve got lots of new inspiration and ideas to share. People keep asking me if I’ve found favourite new local hang-outs and brunch spots. But the truth is, there’s just so much to explore, I can’t say I have any favourites yet. I have, however, added another Beautiful Space to my list. Meet Decorum at Boxpark, Shoreditch.
Boxpark mixes pop-up shops and a street-food communal eating atmosphere, constructed using re-purposed shipping containers. If you’ve ever been to the Time Out market in Lisbon, it feels a little like a smaller version of that. People sitting down on communal tables, chatting and tucking into some great food. Downstairs there is a row of pop-up boutiques and shops with everything from jewellery to clothes and fun gifts. It’s a clever idea to give independent brands a chance to showcase their products in London. One of the main reasons I headed down to Boxpark was to check out Decorum, an interiors brand created by Christina Karoulla. The main focus is on modern minimalist, industrialist and Scandinavian design and quality, long-lasting products. The palette is mostly greys and earthy or brassy tones, but together the collection creates a warm and inviting feel.
3 Things I Loved at Decorum
As I’m a big fan of grey home decor, it’s not difficult to see why I loved the collection at Decorum. The colour palette and materials used, like concrete, would also work really well as a contrast against indoor plants – something I’m buying in abundance at the moment. Here are some of my Decorum top picks:
#1 Concrete Clocks
#2 Circular Mirrors
#3 Industrial Lighting
I really love the minimal, Scandinavian-chic feel of Decorum, it’s perfect for unique home decor pieces, whether that’s for the dining room or the living room. The smaller items and beautiful gift wrap (some from Katie Leamon, who I really like) make Decorum a great present pit-stop too.
Oh, and if you do fancy a trip to Boxpark via Old Street, there’s currently a cookie dough pop-up shop in the station. I am 100% going back for that!
with love, b.xo