Cornwall LivingIssue #62

Coastal meets Scandinavian

Coastal Spaces rebrands its stunning store in Wadebridge, showcasing the wonderful possibilities when fusing Cornish coastal property with simplistic Scandinavian décor.

Since opening in Wadebridge in November 2015 as Coastal Spaces – a business that fuses property design and retail – the team has grown and expanded its range of Cornish and Scandinavian products. Now, owner Isabel Humphreys tells us, the store has been rebranded, emphasising the team’s passion for all things Scandinavian.

“Inspired by the Cornish coastline around us and Scandinavian heritage…”

Along with her partner, Sean, who specialises in contemporary house design, Isabel explains: “Inspired by the Cornish coastline around us and Scandinavian heritage – a Swedish mum and many happy childhood years growing up in Sweden – we lovingly hand-select all of our items and source directly from some of the best Cornish and Scandinavian designer makers.”

The couple works alongside Katie Parkinson, a Textile Design graduate from Falmouth University, who adds her passion, knowledge and expertise to further inspire the company’s product selection – inspiration that Isabel and Sean simply wouldn’t be without.

Coastal Scandi carefully sources its brands, supporting those with a story behind them. Isabel frequently travels to Stockholm and London for trade shows and exhibitions, as well as attending local craft fairs, supporting local independent individuals and their unique products. From Scandinavia the team sources handmade brushes made by visually impaired craftsmen, as well as gorgeous kitchen and home textiles made from 100% organic cotton, alongside kitchen and tableware, soft furnishings, bath and body and lifestyle products. It’s evident, then, that for the whole team, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.

But it’s not just interior design and furniture that you’ll find at the all-new Coastal Scandi showroom – the team has even begun stocking Scandinavian food, including organic jams, cordials, traditional crispbreads and sweets, making it a foodie haven, too!

Isabel tells us: “We’ve created a beautiful, calm and contemporary space to showcase the highest quality products that we love. We’re passionate about Scandinavian design, style and simplicity; interested in function and form, and we love nothing more than offering our clients the chance to choose a home décor that has a timeless quality about it, with pieces that are made to last forever.”

"Inspired by the Cornish coastline around us and Scandinavian heritage..."