Shop Snoop: Pentreath and Hall. I was exploring nearby Lamb’s Conduit Street so I decided to pop into the delightful Pentreath and Hall Shop located on Rugby Street, London WC1. This is a collaboration between architect and interior designer Ben Pentreath along with decorative artist Birdie Hall. You must visit if you’re looking for interiors shops in London. They sell an eclectic and eccentric mix of gifts, home accessories, and furnishings.
Pentreath and Hall Shop Stock
The shop is small inside, but it certainly packs a creative and vibrant punch. It is a wonderful store to explore thanks to the pops of colour and pattern which will cheer you up on a dreary day. Products include their own range, interesting designers and antiques. Here are some of the lovely things you can buy:
Birdie Hall: Look out for the pieces created by Birdie including Alphabet Brush Pots in bright colours with gold letters which you can use to store brushes, pens and more. Treat yourself to one of the Decoupage Trays featuring butterflies, classical urns, minerals, rocks and other subjects with bold colours and a luxury lacquered finish. Light up your living room with a couple of Confetti Lamps with pleated shades and decorative bases. Make a statement with your gift-giving using the geometric pattern gift wrap paper in vivid colours and greeting cards with decorative urns.
Birdie Hall Alphabet Brush Pots
Peter Hone Casts: Peter is a master plaster caster and you can purchase The Foot of Laocoon, a Small Crown or historical plaques ranging from Beethoven to Shakespeare. These are traditional style plaster casts that are ideal for anyone who wants an eccentric or traditional style interior.
Peter Hone Casts
Cushions: A selection of square or rectangle cushions to brighten up your bed, sofa or favourite armchair. Go boho with textured and tufted Berber patterns or hand-printed Kilim cushions. Be bold with the Charles Dort primary colour cushions featuring hand block prints or the Regency Caning cushion by Fine Cell Work. Liven up your living space with the Suzani silk fabrics in rich colours with striking colours.
Tableware: Dress your table with felt coasters, coated linen placemats, proper name cards, linen napkins, and tablecloth. Treat yourself to classic porcelain china or the delicate cream or bold monochrome swirl decorated earthenware. The Maison Balzac glass carafes are stunning, which is a must for anyone who likes a tipple or two. Team with the mouth-blown tumblers in tempting teal or pretty pink. Pick up a few bright colour dinner candles while you are there.
Prints: Adorn your walls with a series of antique and vintage style prints featuring flowers, succulents, or coral.
Antiques: Mingled in with a curated collection of home accessories you will find a few small antique objects and furniture. For example, Staffordshire Dog Figurines, a Wedgwood Tankard or Wooden Tea Caddy.
Furniture: If you want classic furniture check out the traditional style Bloomsbury Library Chair or Sofa.
Pentreath and Hall Shop Collaboration
Pentreath and Hall Shopping Bag
Ben runs his own architectural and interior design studio. With a background in Art History, Ben is known for his timeless English interiors and traditional style with heaps of personality. Birdie, a New Zealander who lives in London, is a decorative artist with a line of home accessories such as Alphabet Brush Pots, Decoupage Trays and Gift Wrap.
Pentreath and Hall Information
To find out more about the shop visit the Ben Pentreath Website. The store is located at 17 Rugby Street, London WC1N 3QT. It is a short walk from Holborn, Russell Square or Chancery Lane stations. Opening times are Monday to Saturday from 11am until 6pm. Enjoy your shop snoop! Read my Ten Things To Do In Bloomsbury feature to discover more places to visit in the vicinity.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.