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Step inside gorgeous decor store Harriman & Co

I have a penchant for interior stores, they’re my weakness. Anything from the likes of Ikea to Oka Home from Jonathan Adler to Abigail Ahern send me into a tizzy. So when i came across Harriman & Co, I felt like a kid in a candy store.

Opened in 2014 by Drew Harriman, the shop is just round the corner from St Martin’s Square,
and set over two floors. Downstairs the walls are lined with shelves stocking everything from candles to ceramics.

Clock hang on the walls, greeting cards and bright wrapping paper draw you in and two large tables in the middle of the room are beautifully displayed with kitchen knick knacks on one and men’s grooming products, notebooks and a fantastic selection of coffee table books on the other.

Drew is a supporter of local talent and stocks stoneware from Rutland-based Petra Rite and ceramics from Sure Pryke. You’ll also spot Stamford note books, some of which are exclusively designed and branded for the store.

Acquiring the upstairs space a year after opening, Drew got creative and gave the space a modern feel by laying it out to look like an apartment. The results speaks for itself.

A small narrow room on the left has been converted to look like a galley kitchen. Drew’s dad built the kitchen worktops and copper piping and the end result is a beautiful display of ceramic, crockery, chopping boards and other kitchen utensils all neatly displayed in this makeshift kitchen.

Meanwhile walking into the other room was like stepping into my dream home and never wanting to leave. The space has been designed and set up to look like a living room; it’s on-trend, cool and funky in all the right places.

Most pieces come from the UK and Europe but other items are sourced from across the globe including  bowls and colourful rugs from India.

A small sofa, beautifully crafted tables with a strong modern aesthetic sit alongside mid-century furniture. I also spotted geometric cushions, chevron throws, colourful rugs – it had everything on my wish list and more.

It’s hard to describe the decor; it’s modern rustic but there’s elements of Scandi and mid-century modern thrown in too – it’s a whole lot of general fabulousness. Somebody here – namely Drew- knows what they’re doing and obviously loves doing it.

Harriman & Co, 11 St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DE

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