Hello, I'm Lucy, Guvnor of The Wise House.
I've always wanted a little shop of my own. At the age of 11 my best friend Emma and I decided we would set up our own bakery (based purely on our love of cakes). We called it Mc 'n' Rowe, a 'tasteful' combination of our surnames (a habit which caught on for The Wise House*). We spent a lot of time designing the shop front and dreaming up the cakes we would sell (one of which had a whole Mars Bar in the centre). We put that idea to bed when we realised you had to get up early for the baking....
Over the years my love for 'housy bits' has grown and grown and I can often be found rubber-necking outside people's windows (dusk is best for this, lights on, curtains not yet closed!). It's hard to pidgeonhole my 'style' - I like a classic English look with pretty florals, simple lines and muted tones. At the same time I love bright colours and bold patterns, things that shout out to you as you enter a room. I'm most inspired by houses that are eclectic, uncontrived with a 'lived in' feel.
For The Wise House I try to avoid products found on the high street or on lots of other websites. The product range grows organically as I stumble across new things that I love. Designing and developing our own products, such as the Art Prints and Hipster Bags, has been an absolute joy and incredibly rewarding. Long may it continue!
*We bought my children a little wendy house for the garden and decided to give it a cheesy name combining the 'Wi' of Will (son's name) and the 'se' of Rose (daughter's name). We obviously had nothing better to do at the time?!! Hence, The 'Wise' House was born. It seemed like it was meant to be when I started the business and I didn't think twice about calling it The Wise House.