Whilst exploring SW13 the other day I came across a gorgeous little shop, Nonsuch. Specialising in interior design, I was able to spend hours browsing through the huge collection of wall coverings and textiles, and after a lengthly chat and a huge sigh of relief I discovered Zoffany paints. I know there’s a fashion for clueless housewives to purchase Farrow and Bull paint but I can honestly say it is the tackiest and worst quality paint I have ever wasted my money on. Zoffany provides paint that will last last three times as long at the same price and ten times the quality. I have nothing but very bad reviews for Farrow and Bull and I believe anyone who buys it is unlearned in the interior design world. From Belgravia, Brompton Square, Holland Park, Kensington and Barnes, Nonsuch has built a name as an incredibly stylish interior design company. To see past projects visit www.nonsuchdesign.co.uk
Interiors aside, I then went on to explore the shops huge array of gifts and treats for the home. I wrapped myself in English wool blankets, that are gorgeous for draping over the sofa, beds or armchairs. I then bundled myself in to a mass of chic cushions varying from Jan Constantine to create-your-own message cushions. My favourite area of the shop was the candle display. Kenneth Turner and St. Eval were glorious and lifted my sense of smell to the roof top! The owner of Nonsuch, Jackie introduced me to Gilles Dewavrin candles. If you are a fan of candles you will already know about Gilles Dewavrin, if not, I am more than happy to spread the good word! They are a highly recommended candle company that offer a hugely inspirational collection of scents. For more information get to Nonsuch and have a sniffing session!
Whilst searching for more online information about this beautiful little shop, I came across two Nonsuch reviews I thought were exceedingly accurate:
‘Nonsuch is an absolute “gem” in Barnes. A great spot for totally redecorating your home or country house or just picking up some really fabulous gift items. Jackie Williams, the owner, has an amazing flair for design.’
‘The shop is like an Aladdin’s cave with myriad designer items for the home such as cushions, picture frames, candles and so on. For this reason it is an excellent place for gifts.’
Beautiful Nonsuch can be found at 145a Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HR.
Contact 0208 748 2603 to get the shop directly.
It is well worth a visit!