I’ve been meaning to do a post on this lovely boutique for a while, but until now I just hadn’t got down to it. I mentioned about this store briefly in my post about RSD ’15
Home by Kirsty opened in 2014, by trendsetter and designer Kirsty Patrick, who’s by Kirsty brand had garnered her big press in the interior design world. Located in the trendy Castle Arcades, where tiny boutiques are squashed next to each other. As you step through the door, you step into a world of Scandinavian design inspired loveliness. With chipboard strewn walls, and pegboards filled with well designed objects, this is the contemporary space that Cardiff needs.
Stocked with pieces from my favourite brands, namely; Eastwick candles, Plumen, Pirrip Press and Mini Moderns, it alleviates having to go to London/Bristol for them and is a main reason to visit Cardiff. The place is chockfull of locally designed pieces too, with the wall on the far right lined with Welsh greeting cards.
It of course stocks the famous byKirsty pendant light. A plywood spherical light fitting that made waves when she first came on the scene. Proving her worth as an interior designer, the pendants suit the space perfectly, with the diffused light glimmering on the geometric items below.
I left the store with a stunning print by Rolfe & Wills of a dramatic lake scene and some great black & white gift wrap (at only £1.70)- perfect for my monochrome/Scandinavian Christmas scheme for 2016. The place also does click + collect available from her online store. I’m not the only one who appreciates the store with it winning the Entreprenur Wales Awards 2015 and Cardiff Life Awards 2015.
This shop is a must if you visit Cardiff! Its staff and owner are friendly and its filled with stunning contemporary design you’d normally have to visit London for.
Find them at:
16 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BU