Cornwall LivingIssue #121

Five years and beyond

Situated in one of the oldest streets in Falmouth The Grey Lurcher is a dream for those seeking the curious and eclectic.

Established in 2017, you’ll find a curation of conversation pieces, healthcare products as well as seasonal plants and gardenalia in the gorgeous courtyard. And with a continuing expanding busines it is no surprise that having taken advantage of the opportunity to move to their current premises during the first lockdown, owner Julie recognised an opportunity to diversify even further. 

Stock ranges have been extended and brands that fit well under the umbrella of the company’s ethos have come on-board. One such is Made for Life Organics, who produce skincare products that nourish your body both inside and out and have minimal impact upon the planet’s resources. This is very much a line of approach that works well with The Grey Lurcher’s client base as has been borne out by their continued loyalty. Julie says: “We have a lot of support from our local customers, which is absolutely essential in today’s retail sector.”

A product that is always a firm favourite are Annie Sloan’s chalk paints, which saw a huge upturn in sales during lockdown. It really lends itself to upcycling furniture and is an easy, no fuss way of exploring your creativity and producing results that replicate the patina from years of use. The result is both genuine and satisfying to achieve.

Cornish Milk Mineral paints are another new addition to the range – a company that produce water-based, non-toxic, non-solvent, non-chemical environmentally friendly paints that reflect the colours of the Cornish landscape.

Rest assured the shop still stocks homeware lifestyle brands such as Parlane, Grand Illusions and Casa Verde, along with St Mawes Scent Room luxury candles and diffusers, limited edition printed velvet cushions and scarves from Arcana as well as a small selection of jewellery and various handmade items.

For the summer, expect a more coastal living vibe, as Falmouth becomes more of an all-year round destination, The Grey Lurcher is fully embracing that feeling. 

The Grey Lurcher