Monday, October 3, 2011

A Story in White

When I was in London last year, 3 Redchurch St, London, was the site of Caravan, Emily Chalmers's shop. Now, Caravan is in the process of being relocated and in its place is Story Deli, which I last visited in Dray Walk. Here is Story in its latest incarnation:



I was the only customer there this afternoon. As it's only been in this location for three weeks and has a branch for a sign, word of its opening may not have spread as yet. The pizzas are lovely (I had one last year). I wanted to order Alby's Aubergino: roasted aubergine, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan, tomato passata, oregano and garlic. However, I'd already eaten lunch so I settled on possibly the best brownie I've ever eaten:


But who am I kidding? The main reason I was there was for the decor. And it didn't disappoint. A veritable symphony of white furniture, all weathered, chipped and peeled. Such as this chair:


And this stool:


The lovely fireplaces:



And this gorgeous centrepiece made from a wire lamp shade frame:


Even the windows are beautiful:


And the mirror in the bathroom has just the right amount of wear:






30 comments:

Leah - The Inside Story said...

I love all of this decor. That crazed mirror in the last pic is my favourite. The food sounds delicious also. Have a great time! Leahx

Something Gorgeous said...

What a beautiful little shop. I'm with you about the decor, just gorgeous.x

beachcomber said...

love it! so beautiful..thanks for sharing and enjoy your travels!
x

Comeca Jones said...

The seashell chandy hangy centerpiece waaay cute lol!Of course I am with you the ambiance was so great I would have loved it as well.

Ann said...

I love the easy and carefree ambiance and you say the brownie is yummy? My kind of place.

vintageandart said...

Beautiful pics Beth, love the arch windows, the very creative hanging centrepiece as well as THAT bathroom mirror, what a delight to be there.

Naturally Carol said...

What a delightful place..I love how the bathroom had just the right amount of wear! Sounds like good food too.

michelle said...

What a beautiful place! I love the fireplace. It is always great when you can eat sweet treats while looking at amazing decor. :)

Tracie ~ where the heart is said...

Love those mirrors!

simmone said...

Looks like my kind of shop,now I feel like a homemade pizza! I love Emily's style too.

Melissah said...

That looks like a gorgeous place - full of personality!
x
Melissahfrom Coastal Style

, said...

Love the seawashed look - charming!

Thanks for sharing -

Have a good week -

Linda
beachside cottage

Something Gorgeous said...

Sounds like you had fun exploring. Enjoy your weekend.x

red ticking said...

love love love... xx

Shannon Fricke said...

love love love - hail all things white. sx

fiona anderson said...

Dear Beth - Your home is absolutely beautiful and thanks for the pics on 'Story'. I'm planning a trip to London soon so will go take a look. I am very new to blogging but am loving seeing so many amazing homes. Mine is still a work in progress so I write about my work instead ! www.justpaintitwhite.blogspot.com Thanks Fiona Sussex England

beachvintage.com said...

Geez I would die for a fireplace like that one.

Hilla Hryniszyn said...

i adore vintage furniture and accessories
take a look at my blog, tell me if you like it :)
inveiglefair.blogspot.com

Small Holdings Farm said...

Hi, I just happened upon your blog and I love it. A girl after my own heart. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back to get in on my driftwood sailboat give-a-way. Sherron
http://smallholdings.blogspot.com

special 'k' said...

You live in a Boat Shed! You live in paradise. I love you blog I adore your posts your pictures your style. So glad to visit here, I dont want to leave. I will follow on my way out and hope that you visit my place soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Naturally Carol said...

Merry Christmas Beth! I hope you're back some time in the New Year!

krys kirkpatrick said...

Love all your pictures. I too have a beach house...all white with hints of aqua. It is serene and quaint. Everything I own, was preloved. Happy to have stumbled into your site.

Andrea said...

Hey, you have been absent sa awhile from blog land - completely understand if you are just over it - but just hoping all ok, and that nothing has gone pear shaped medically. xxxx

Sammy said...

Hi Beth
Do you not blog on this site anymore? I love your site and would love to see how your Boatshed looks now. Are you on a different site by any chance?

Ta
Sam

Melissah said...

Happy Easter Beth
Just letting you know I posted a story on your inspiring boat shed. Please let me if you would like me to change anything & thanks providing me with a such inspiration on this gorgeous project of yours!
x
Melissah

bluebird said...

Come back boatshed chic!

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

MMM LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog...do you have twitter or FB??

If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
Have a great week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy sweetie! love your blog! wanna follow each other?:X

FashionSpot.ro

designchic said...

Beautiful decor, and yes, even the bathroom mirror is aged beautifully!

Hilla Hryniszyn said...

lovely set of pictures. that wire lamp is amazing.

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