On Saturday 1st September we will be saying a fond farewell to our beautiful shop in the coastal village of Burnham Market in North Norfolk. We have loved every minute of our four years in this historic building and feel very lucky to have been able to occupy such an architecturally interesting space in one of the county's prettiest villages.
When Birdie first opened in 2014 the shop was a busy, eclectic mixture of continental antiques, contemporary art and home accessories hand-picked from across the globe. In four years our aesthetic has developed and strengthened and our textiles and home accessories are now designed exclusively by Birdie and crafted by artisans across India using traditional dyeing, metalwork, glass blowing and carving methods. Our collection of contemporary art has grown hugely and now includes work by several renowned painters, internationally recognised photographers and printmakers. Our staple antiques have seen a shift in fashion and have taken Birdie from the polished pieces that she dealt in prior to her Norfolk move to painted decorative furniture with a relaxed coastal feel. As we plan our move and Birdie heads out to the fairs in France, she will be searching for a mixture of both painted and polished Continental decorative antique furniture as the trends shift again.
In Fakenham, our new showroom space will be based around curated room sets to give a more inviting, homely feel. Our upcoming collections will be smaller and produced in limited quantities to allow for a constantly fresh and updated aesthetic. Alongside our exclusively designed textiles, Birdie will be sourcing a curated range of home accessories to compliment our collections and give a complete, achievable look.