The leaves are changing colour, the nights are drawing in and we’re starting to think about Halloween, Bonfire night and dare we say it, Christmas! Get yourself ready for the new season at Kindle House, the home of chic rural living.
It’s that time of year again where we begrudgingly pack away the sandals and summer dresses and start to get our wardrobe and home ready for the new season. This Autumn, Kindle House has been transformed into a ‘cwtchy’ haven; full of warm coats, beautiful scarves, sheepskin rugs, soft blankets, cushions and throws from the Melin Tregwynt Mill in West Wales. They also stock a wide range of gifts to suit all occasions and budgets; from delicious Creighton’s chocolate bars, pretty drink shimmer from Popaball and bath melts that look good enough to eat, to original artwork by Beatrice Williams, hand-crafted Sheep Footstools and timeless jewellery from Mari Thomas.
For those of you who’ve not visited yet, Kindle House is a lifestyle, interiors and fashion boutique nestled among a small parade of shops on Commercial Street in the lovely little town of Ystradgynlais. Voted as one of the top independent stores to visit in Wales, Kindle House really is a gem in the upper Swansea Valley. It’s a must visit store for the festive season as they really go all out with the Christmas decorations! Owner, Emma Purvis, describes the style of the boutique store as Chic Rural Living. “If you’ve visited us, you’ll know exactly what I mean,” says Emma. “Our six individually designed rooms give us lots of space to really show off our hand selected, original pieces.”
A lot of careful consideration goes into the colour and theme of each room, and the recent transformation doesn’t disappoint. Emma and her team refresh each room with Annie Sloan’s wonderful Chalk Paint™, which they are very proud to stock, along with everything you need to turn your unloved furniture into modern, shabby-chic classics. Having been trained by Annie herself, Emma runs regular Annie Sloan approved workshops; perfect for anybody looking for tips on how to inexpensively update their space this Autumn. You can also learn how to upholster a footstool or chair by enrolling on one of their Ministry of Upholstery approved workshops. Whatever your next project, Emma and her team will be more than happy to chat it through with you and answer any questions you may have.
One of the most well-known brands to arrive at Kindle House’s flagship store in Ystradgynlais comes all the way from Italy, Nomination Jewellery. Founded by Paolo Gensini in Florence in the 1980’s, Nomination has become a world leader in gold and stainless-steel jewellery. The Composable bracelets come in stainless steel, gold, rose gold and black. Hidden inside each link is an exclusive and innovative spring mechanism that allows you to create endless combinations. You can show who you are, share your emotions and celebrate your experiences with this unique jewellery collection.
There’s also a broad range of carefully chosen ladies fashion and accessories all displayed in a relaxed and friendly environment. “We have customers travel from far and wide to view our selections from The Masai Clothing Company and Robell” says Emma. “Masai really are the masters of textures, prints and layers; there are some fantastic colours this season, we can’t get enough of the new Limelight colour story”.
Kindle House stock some of the softest Jelly Cat cuddly toys imaginable, along with Children’s jewellery from Joma London and collectable children’s toys and gifts from Maileg. Pronounced ‘My-Lye’, the charming Danish-designed toys, offer a timeless world filled with beautiful accessories and settings to be collected, cherished and shared with friends and family for generations.
To take a little peek inside Kindle House, head over to their Facebook page and Instagram. The store is full of many beautiful and useful pieces for your home and wardrobe, so why not step inside the world of Kindle House and let it inspire you this Autumn.
74-76 Commercial Street, Ystradgynlais SA9 1LA (01639 849159)
Open Mon to Sat 9am til 5.30pm
& Sun 10am til 4pm
46 Newton Road,
Mumbles SA3 4BQ (01792 362282)
Open Mon to Sat 10am til 5.30pm
www.facebook.com/kindlehouse – www.kindlehouse.co.uk
Dates for your diary…
Flamenco & Fizz Evening
Join Kindle House as they partner with Uno De 50 jewellery for an evening of tapas, cava and Sangria. Tickets are £20 pp and include a tapas taster menu, welcome drink and goody bag full of discount vouchers to be used in store! We don’t expect the tickets to last long, so get them quick from Kindle House on 01639 849159.
5th – 7th October
Table Top Sale
Kindle House are having a clear out! They’ll have toys, gifts and home decoration from all of your old favourite Kindle House brands on sale at half their original selling price. Full details can be found on their facebook page.
18th – 21st October
Kindle House Birthday Event
Get 15% off* full price purchases as they celebrate their 8th Birthday.
16th – 19th November
Christmas Launch Event
An event not to be missed! Kindle House is totally transformed into a Christmas wonderland, you’ll also get 15% off* full price purchases.