INSIDE THORNBACK & PEEL’S FIRST SHOP

Number 7 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London, used to be a grocer’s shop. Today, there are still pears and strawberries in the windows. But also pink wobbly jellies, fish and pigeons…

Yes, Delia Peel and Juliet Thornback (AKA Thornback & Peel) have opened their first shop – and very nice it is too.

With neighbours like Ben Pentreath, Darkroom and The French House, grey-painted floorboards and a haul of vintage furniture on which to display their wares, they can’t go wrong. Their Cockpit Arts studio is literally around the corner, too.

The shop’s enormous glass counter was reclaimed from a museum, while 1950s kitchen cupboards were picked up on eBay. The space is still evolving as new stock arrives – an official launch party is planned for the end of October. The latest pieces to be delivered are some brand new lampshades – the duo’s first foray into lighting…

Everywhere you look, there are beautifully-styled arrangements to admire…

As well as the lampshades, recent additions to the collection include screen prints on paper (saves me trying to frame the napkins I’ve got!) and some patriotic pigeons…

…another reason to pop in next time you’re in Bloomsbury!

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3 Responses to INSIDE THORNBACK & PEEL’S FIRST SHOP

  1. Charlotte says:

    These are beautiful, I love the simplistic and unified style. I must visit next time I’m in London.

  2. I loved making these lampshades for Thornback and Peel. Such a great high-quality fabric to work with – the print superbly done and the designs are simply drool-worthy! Impressive and desirable shades (much like everything else in the shop)!

  3. Fiona Duke says:

    how totally gorgeous is this shop……. :)

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