I started Cherry Vintage back in 2014 born from a love of interiors and design. I had a corporate job back then, but after studying textiles and design and coming from a family of creatives (my wonderful grandfather was a talented artist and encouraged me to be creative from a young age, so it's always been a huge part of me) I felt like I was putting off the inevitable. After a little encouragement from my very lovely and patient fiancee I decided to go for it and retrain as an upholster. I always wanted to work with textiles and I haven't looked back - I consider myself very lucky as I LOVE what I do!
I started by selling vintage furniture, handmade furnishings and my upholstery at artisan markets around London. I quickly built up a client base through word of mouth which was wonderful and validated my feeling of 'I've done the right thing here'!
Shortly after starting my little business we bought our first cottage - a Victorian Terrace in a leafy part of London. It was a tiny two up, two down with a postage stamp garden but it was ours, and for the first time I could really indulge my love of interiors! We started renovating the day we moved in! All our hard work paid off and we were super proud to be featured in a couple of interior magazines. We did literally everything ourselves including putting a new roof on part of the cottage on our tiny budget (with help from both of our DIY expert dads!!).
Fast forward to 2021. After taking a break with my two little ones and relocating out of London to our little slice of countryside in West Sussex, I'm now back making again - online this time to be more accessible and manage the juggle of work and small children.
You will find my handmade, one off upholstered pieces on the website. I adore British designers like Peony & Sage and I also love to use vintage linens for my furnishings. Alongside my handmade items you'll find Home and Garden vintage decor I've sourced from vintage markets and brocantes and dried flower wreaths from my cottage garden. I've also indulged my love of children's interiors inspired by my littles one's nurseries. My children have always been the centre of my business and have come along for the ride (my son Huxley went to his first buying trip to an antique market at 8 weeks old!)... My daughter Etta has now taken over as Chief Buying Assistant since her older brother started school. They both have a pretty good eye and are the best little business partners!