Baileys Home Store is set in a series of interconnecting farm buildings on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye. They sell a delightful mixture of vintage and new, including furniture and home- and garden-ware. They also have a café, which is full of homemade cakes and unusual art objects. Everything Baileys does reflects their ‘repair, reuse, rethink’ philosophy. (cheers Mart for sharing your decorative tastes.)
Baileys also bring back unloved bits and pieces (small or large) that they find on their travels, and give them a new lease of life – it’s their version of recycling. So abandoned bobbins from old textile mills turn up on their shelves as egg timers, lamp bases or string holders, while scraps of floorboard become mirror frames, tables or even kitchen units.
‘They have the unique ability to see the potential of abandoned or unloved objects and give them exciting new life,’ says British design icon Terence Conran.