Local shopping guide… PT 2


10Running alongside the common as if overlooking a village green, picture-perfect Bellevue Road is littered with on-trend boutiques for the fashionistas in the area, but dotted in between are a few hidden interior gems.

Oliver Contemporary
Bringing together new and established contemporary artists and sculptors working in the modern British style, Carolyn Oliver curates an eye catching collection to enliven your walls and spark off your imagination.

First and foremost an interior-design service, Revamp has an enviable selection of home accessories in its shop-cum-showroom. Pop in for a chic room update or inspiring advice for a full makeover.


Balham High Road, Ritherdon Road and Bedford Hill are currently generating a busy high-street scene so keep your eyes peeled and your purse to hand next time you need a gift or home inspiration.


Oliver Bonas
With many shops scattered through South- West London, Oliver Bonas remains close to our hearts with its trendy but unpretentious home accessories. From sink-in-to-me velvet tub chairs to rainbow-coloured multi-picture frames, its chic and humorous range retains the stylish yet kitsch qualities we love about the brand.

Mugs, clocks, vases and bags – there’s gift and interior inspiration in spades at this neighbourhood favourite located on Bedford Hill.

Ian’s Artwork
From vibrant prints to bespoke picture framing, enjoy art on a budget at Ian’s Artwork.

Quirky Dovetail
Quirky Dovetail is all about beautifully painted furniture, vintage pine and antique pieces, plus a hand-picked range of homeware and gifts. Vintage furniture is skilfully hand painted to create something unique, contemporary and individual, and customers can enrol on a painting workshop to learn to do it themselves.

Gallery Midnight
Johnny Midnight swapped a life shared between Chamonix and the Caribbean for Balham a few years ago. With his paintings of snow-capped mountains and tropical peaks proving popular, Johnny also runs a sought after art club for kids.


The beating heart of Nappy Valley, Northcote Road is an interiors mecca regardless of your style. From the vibrancy of The Painthouse to the calm of Brissi, there’s a shop for every trend.


The Painthouse
With one site housing an eclectic, colourful array of interior accessories and furniture, and the shop opposite offering paints from the country’s foremost suppliers, The Painthouse is a truly unique business whose services include decorating and joinery, interior styling, curtains and upholstery.

Check out the industrial-style filament lightbulbs among the carefully chosen selection of gifts.

Northcote Gallery
If contemporary art is your style, the best is a stone’s throw away. Beautifully curated, this gallery never fails to impress and delight.

Warm, muted tones, sumptuous velvets and crisp linens bring contemporary French living to London. Taupe-coloured storage baskets and engraved silver trays are our must-haves for a quick room update.

The Bird Cage 
The stunning mirror selection alone is enough to warrant a quick detour up Wakehurst Road to discover The Bird Cage, and while you’re in there prepare to be swept away by its restored furniture.

Foss Fine Art
A stalwart of SW11 since 2001, Foss Fine Art (just off Northcote) showcases emerging and mid-career artists in an intimate setting.

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