Homegirl London’s Shop Snoop: Of Special Interest Interiors Shop. This adorable North London furniture store, located in Crouch End, is absolutely beautiful and well worth a browse. Established in 1988, they have a first-class reputation for transforming European antique furniture into desirable pieces. You’ll also love the carefully curated collection brimming with shabby chic, rustic, antique and contemporary homewares. It’s a heavenly haven for interior lovers. Visit the shop and the annex situated behind. Read on to find out more about the Of Special Interest Interiors Shop.
Of Special Interest Interiors Furniture Selection
As you walk past the shop you’ll notice the most amazing painted European antique furniture in the window. Some of the furniture has been painted or waxed and other pieces are left untouched ready to be customised by clients. You can select a chest of drawers, wardrobe or armoire and choose a paint colour, finish or wax. Wait, it gets even better … they also have a wide range of handles and knobs in contemporary and antique styles. With specialist painters on-site, they can expertly transform your furniture into something fabulous and original.
Furniture and More
The furniture selection includes a wide range of stunning antique pieces. Bedroom furniture ranges from hand carved French armoires to wardrobes, chests of drawers, tallboys and bedside cabinets. For the kitchen or dining room you can buy kitchen dressers, side boards, tables and dining chairs. Hallway items include bench seats with storage, and coat stands with incorporated seating. Storage cabinets and book cases are also available.
Furniture and More
You can buy bespoke tables and benches from this store which is worth investigating. They offer four top finishes and three traditional and contemporary leg styles. Your table and benches can be painted in one of the house colours or a specific shade you have in mind.
Of Special Interest Interiors Shop Homewares
Aside from the furniture, you will discover an assortment of homewares. I’ll mention some of the stock to give you an idea of what to expect. You’ll see plenty of shabby chic, French style and contemporary home accessories along with dreamy decorative objects.
Decorative objects include ceramic vases and vessels, glass vases, stoneware plant pots and a large choice of faux flowers. If you’re looking for a gift, the candles (which come in an amazing range of shades), candle holders, votives and hurricane lanterns will be perfect. You can also buy cushions and cushion covers in subtle shades. Frame your favourite photographs in a sliver or wooden frame so you can display them with pride.
Dressing your dinner table is very easy with their dinnerware sets comprising of plates and bowls. Pick up some new cutlery while you’re there. Treat yourself to linen napkins and decorative objects to complete the look. In the main shop, they have tables set ready for dinner parties which will give you some ideas for your own home.
Lighting options include contemporary and industrial styles for your living room, bedroom or kitchen. Pendant lights come in brushed steel, polished steel, enamel, glass, brass, copper, ceramic, concrete and fiberglass materials. From bell jar glass pendants to copper industrial pendants, the choice is impressive. Romantic lights include round beaded chandeliers, classic teardrop beaded chandeliers and traditional metal sconce options. In the annex you will find wooden, brass and metal bases which you can pair with your own shade.
The mirror selection is very good, with wooden frames and rustic French styles. You’ll see mirrors dotted around the shop and if you head out the back to the annex they also have more to view.
Of Special Interest Interiors Shop Information
To find out more about the shop and to buy online visit the Of Special Interest Website. It’s so much better if you can visit the physical store which you will find located at 44-46 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8 8TD. Make sure you visit the annex which is around the corner from the main shop. The nearest station is the Crouch Hill Overground and it’s about a ten-minute walk up a steep hill. Alternatively, you can get the W7 bus from Finsbury Park bus station. The opening times listed are Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.