Our workshop manager River joined the Little Deer team almost a year ago. We thought this year anniversary would be an excellent time to introduce you to Rivers incredibly interesting living space - a warehouse just around the corner from the Little Deer workshop.
River and her husband Tom (better known as Gibbs!) moved into their workshop about 4 years ago. Back then the space was an empty shell and needed much love.
River has managed to transform this open plan space but it didn't happen all at once. She explains: 'Over the years our house has evolved massively, it was just one big room but now the room is separated into sections. We've got a pallet wall, a couple of vintage room dividers and last year I made a big Macrame Hanging which separates the front room to my husbands studio.'
Being our workshop manager, River (of course) has a few Little Deer gems dotted around her home. Our Copper Octagon Shelf makes a fantastic addition to her favourite space in the warehouse - the 'living' area.
River explains: 'I chose to put my Copper Octagon Shelf in the front room because the copper sits so well against the Hague Blue wall. Also I really wanted a shelf for plants but also something that was a centre piece in itself so the Copper Octagon Shelf was perfect for that.'
Moving round to the bedroom - River has brightened the space with a huge tapestry above the bed complete with quirky bed-side tables and fairy lights (a must have for any cosy bedroom!)
Showered with light from the huge windows, one of our Bespoke Copper Rails sits above her console table which River has adorned with bags and hanging plants. This is a very clever use of the wall space and proves our rails aren't limited to only storing clothing.
The whole space is huge which River describes as one of the main positives to warehouse living: 'I'm a maker and my husband is a musician so we both get to have studios in our house which is a massive bonus.'
There are some downsides to living in such an open space - River explains how the two have no running water (they use a tap down the hall), it's absolutely freezing in winter and the storage space is incredibly limited. River describes their living situation as 'posh camping' - which I can image is a whimsical and equally difficult as it sounds!
If you have an interesting living space we would love to see - please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Arianna Danielson recently styled our Tall, Light and Airy Copper Rail in her home and it looks incredible!
We came across Arianna a few months back when searching for some serious interior inspiration on Instagram. One thing stood out about Arianna, she isn't afraid of dark walls or accumulation.
For years I have kept everything in my home very light. Light floors, light wood, light walls. Arianna proves that you don't have to be scared of dark walls and a little 'clutter'. Her home is an amazing collection of things, each as beautiful as the next and a large proportion of the home has dark walls/floors. Her bedroom is even black - and it looks brilliant!
Arianna has styled her Tall Light and Airy Copper Rail against a dark charcoal wall. The beautiful wicker divider softens the shot with a beautiful large green plant entering from the left. A gorgeous shot in a gorgeous home.
You can purchase the Tall, Light and Airy Copper Rail online now - https://www.thelittledeer.co.uk/collections/clothing-rails/products/tall-light-airy-copper-pipe-clothing-rail-garment-rack-clothes-storage
Take a closer look at Arianna's home on instgram @arianna_danielson
It's been a while but it's back! Our carefully curated playlist of sounds we have been listening to in the studio and the workshop for the last few weeks.
We've been drawn to fresh, spring-sounding, elegant tunes recently. We hope you enjoy this playlist as much as we do!
Featuring: Jadu Heart, Tycho, Drama Duo, Mt Si, Rivka and more...
There's some big changes happening at Little Deer and we are so excited to share with you.
After a lot of thought we have decided to engage more with the interiors sections of our shop. We will be discontinuing clothing and jewellery and will be welcoming a whole new collection of beautiful homewares and gifts to the store.
We feel particularly drawn to interiors in the last year and feel it's only right to embrace this feeling and to go full steam ahead and concentrate all our inspiration and attention into a more streamlined collection.
Firstly we welcome new brand Madam Stoltz to the shop. Based in Germany Madam Stoltz takes a strong influence from India, with two collections being released every year. Shop Madam Stoltz at Little Deer by clicking here.
We have new designs hitting the shop end of April from our in-house interiors brand. Expect more copper goodies, indoor gardens (perfect for you city dwellers), concrete beauties and macrame.
We are so excited to show your our new Spring Summer Collection of Copper & Concrete interiors.
These designs started as sketches by Little Deer director - Jade. Those sketches were developed and perfected over quite a few months by our small team here in our Brighton workshop and here are the final pieces. A collection of planters, rails and tables for your home, shop or studio.
Copper naturally tarnishes and loses its shine and colour over time however all our copper products are treated with a coating to ensure they keep their rose gold colour and shine. This makes our designs unique and extra luxurious. We are experts within copper construction and are happy to answer any of your questions at email@example.com
We did it! Our first ever interiors photoshoot - and it was brilliant!
Little Deer friend and stylist Antonia Mckenzie travelled to the location with us in our van where we met Photographer Rachel Manns and her assistant Martin. Our good friend and previous Little Deer photographer, Dale Weeks also met us on location to shoot behind the scenes - it was a dream team!
Located in Hastings right next to the sea - the apartment we shot in worked perfectly - with a balcony looking right over the beach.
We can't wait to share the final images with you ...watch this space!
All images in this post shot by Dale Weeks.