Heart Home magazine Issue 12 August 2014 - Page 46

Hidden Gems: The Bottom Stable Words by VICTORIA DOCKRELL photographs by SIMON MONHEMIUS Despite being tucked away down a windy single-track road near Lurgashall in the rural wilds of the South Downs National Park, we think unique homewares store, The Bottom Stable, is worth venturing off the beaten track for. Hollie Monhemius and Amy Whitmore founded The Bottom Stable back in March 2013, when they spotted a niche in their local market for somewhere that “sources the unusual”. They felt everything locally was a “little safe, a bit samey samey … there wasn›t anything particularly unusual or inspired out there”. more ideas like upcycling, vintage industrial and mid-century furniture as well as introducing people to the work of the very talented artisans that we’ve met along the way,” Hollie explains. “Everything we do has a story, we are inspired by stories: our ancient building, our individual makers and designers, our vintage furniture, they all have their own tales to tell and we love sharing As a result The Bottom Stable was born.  “We them.” simply wanted to mix it up a bit, introduce a few 46