Shopping :: Hatton & Harding

When we first moved to Warwick, just a little over one year ago, I was excited about living in a small country town with charming shops and a stunning castle just across the road. I spent my early days here, wandering around town and exploring. One day I noticed a beautiful building with windows covered in brown kraft paper. People were busy at work inside, so this could only mean one thing - a new shop was coming to town! I had a feeling it was going to be something special, but I had no idea how special  until the paper came down and Hatton & Harding was born.


This lovely shop is not only filled with the most wonderful selection of home accessories and personal items, but it is owned by two of the most charming and kind people I have met here in England. David Hatton and Jerry Harding graciously allowed me to spend the afternoon last Thursday taking photos and hanging out chatting and laughing. I was also making a massive mental wishlist for Christmas!


Both Jerry and David have an amazing eye for detail and quality. They have carefully curated a selection of beautiful, but affordable items that can be best described as casually elegant. With their store styling and offerings they have achieved that rare balance of comfort and luxury. Distressed wood furniture covered in silver baubles. Textured linen chairs draped with sumptuous faux fur blankets. It's also just the right mix of masculine and feminine - something else that can be hard to achieve in design. It's one of the few stores where both my husband and I love everything.




Honestly though, the best part of the Hatton & Harding experience is the genuine effort that has clearly gone into making it come together and shine. David and Jerry are an inspiration to anyone who has a dream and is willing to do the hard work and make the sacrifices to attain it. The store recently celebrated its one year anniversary. David has been working at the store this year, while Jerry continued in his role at Diesel in London, wanting to be a larger part of H&H, but knowing that the timing needed to be right. I know from experience, this is a very smart, but difficult thing to do. When you start a business with a partner you want to both be equally involved, you don't want one person to feel more burdened and you don't want one person to feel left out. It can be very tricky, but they have handled it beautifully and with very positive attitudes. There is so much joy and good energy behind what they are doing. Earlier this month, Jerry joined David full-time in the running of the business. I'm so happy for them and wish them continued success and all good things. Aren't they adorable?



So, if you are thinking about a trip to the Midlands, be sure to stop by this treasure of shop - it is styled gorgeously for the holidays. You can also find items exclusively sold here including Cowshed, Spitalfields Candles, Mulberry Home and the amazing scarves of Duppoini (tops on my Christmas list!). They offer a service where you can go in and make your wishlist and then just offer a big hint to your significant other about where they should shop. Brilliant. All in all, it's a very special and personalized shopping experience. The kind of place where you are offered a drink, good design advice and fabulous merchandise all in one! You can connect with Hatton & Harding HERE on their website. Follow them HERE on Facebook and HERE on Twitter.



A huge thank you to David and Jerry for sharing their day and their story! xo, Beth

12 comments:

Ann@Glamourshoes said...

Great piece! I wish I could visit, but I don't see any transcontinental voyages in my near future! It looks like a lovely shop and somewhere wonderful to spend a few hours and several dollars!

insideology.com said...

Great post, that shop looks lovely. Luck you having that nearby. Your photos and collages are fab too! Love your blog.

Annabel

Chi @ Carousel said...

What a fabulous find, Beth!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it and your photos are stunning.

Don't you just love discovering independent shops? It's one of my favourite things! :)

Jenni said...

Scarves! What a beautiful shop, and way to put yourself out there...I have yet to interview an actual store, it's on my to-do list. Way to go!

Noreen Sullivan said...

Beth, I'm coming to visit! The shop is beautiful, and your photos really capture it. Let's hope they have a big Christmas season and lots more business following.

Happy Tuesday!
Noreen

amo said...

Oh! I want to go there! It makes me think of High Street here in Cincinnati.

The Style Curator said...

Thank you for the kind comments everyone! And you are all welcome to visit and we can shop away!

mauishopgirl said...

Beautiful pics, your town and this shop look so lovely. Isn't it fun to interview shop owners. In the beginning I'm so anxious I feel like I'm going to throw up but once I get into it, I love hearing about their passion for their business.

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

Lovely! I am really missing England right now :(

paperpeony said...

What a lovely post Beth - I am too far way to visit but you certainly made me want to!

Sophie said...

What a great post Beth! You've definitely made me want to visit H&H. Your images are wonderful :)

Rachel said...

I want that necklace (bottom right pic, 2nd from bottom). I would willingly waste lots of time there.