Do you ever get house envy? Perhaps you covet the homes you see in Latest Homes? Or maybe you wonder how the people in them ever find the time to source all those unique and stylish pieces? Well, the answer is they don’t. They have help, and now that help it’s coming to you…
From the from the Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July The Pop-up Den has taken over the upstairs at the Open House pub, Springfield Road, Brighton, where from 12–5pm each day they’ll be showcasing an Aladdin’s cave of previously unseen gifts, antiques and vintage trea sures.
The brainchild of three Brighton mums with a passion for all things vintage, The Pop-Up Den was born when Sophie Boulderstone, Alex Crown and Ann Newsham joined forces and commandeered the upstairs function room of their favourite local pub. The result is a stunning collection of covetable homewares and beautifully bewitching vintage furniture.
The Den has a shop in Ditchling but you can also shop online at www.thedenshop.co.uk where you can view some of the carefully sourced array of one-off gifts, and desirable vintage items. Treasures include school furniture, like desks, chairs and lockers, industrial style items such as pigeon holes, filing cabinets and tripod lighting and 1950s furniture like mirrors, early Ercol and lots of quirky enamel homewares. As well as china, old-fashioned children‚ toys and decorations, they also stock new gifts too. Environmentally conscious, it goes without saying that the majority of their products are pre-loved and have been passed down from generation to generation.
If you’re after something that’s not in stock, it’s still the perfect opportunity to have a chat about their sourcing service. They currently provide piec es for interior designers, props for shops or those simply seeking one-off show-stopping items for their home. The TV presenter and interior designer Oliver Heath has recently worked with The Den. “The girls from The Den have helped me source styling items such as vintage bird cages for a new Brighton restaurant,” he explains. “They really know what’s going on in Sussex, can drive a good bargain and have a great eye for stylish design.”
Another satisfied client is Catherine Smith of Arior Design. “I use The Den to source individual pieces I need for both residential and commercial interiors projects,” she says. “Their sourcing service has been a real godsend to me when I’m busy and they’ve always manage find exactly what I’m looking for!”
This time, the Pop-Up Den will also be joining forces with Brigh ton-based Dinky Vintage, so if you’re looking for cute vintage children’s wear for that special occasion or just for beautifully made clothes for everyday use, you won’t be disappointed.
With free entry, not to mention the opportunity of a cheeky tipple and a spot of lunch, the Pop-Up Den is the perfect place to find something unique and affordable to really set your home apart.
The Pop-up Den, Upstairs @ The Open House pub, 146 Springfield Road, Brighton, BN1 6BZ, Open Friday 6-Sunday 8 July, 12-5pm. Free entry