Shop of the Month: Mosey Home in Stroud Green
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Located in Stroud Green’s cultural quarter, MoseyHome has been a mecca for lovers of mid century furniture and quirky design classics for over a year and a half
Having spent 12 years working with the V&A Museum as their events and programmes manager Mary Le Comte acquired a wealth of knowledge about object design and curation. In September 2015 she took the plunge and struck out with MoseyHome, a vintage homewares emporium cum creative hub that champions design and local artistic talent.
Le Comte brings her love for the individuality of objects and a curator’s eye to the store. Every piece has been selected not just for its design merit but the stories they tell. Mosey Home is full of vintage items in top condition, saving you the hassle of hunting through dusty auctions or ascertaining whether something is genuine on eBay. She has a strict policy of not taking anything home for herself, but you know that every piece has been hand selected, collected and displayed for you to come and discover to take home yourself.
What’s the look?
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The clean lines of mid century modernism are a feature, but Le Comte likes to steer clear of the homogenous hygge of pure Scandi designs. A mix of materials and plenty of pieces that err on the side of the quirky or the kitsch prevents the aesthetic from looking too ‘done’. Even if you kitted out your entire home from the store your interiors would appear to have naturally accumulated style over time rather than having been beamed in from the pages of a magazine. If you do feel the need for the expert eye, MoseyHome also offers an in house styling service.
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Room dividers such as mid century shelves along with the ever popular side boards are always snapped up fast, but Le Comte also stocks a carefully selected range of brands producing new editions of classic pieces. The 366 easy chair was designed by Polish designer Jozef Chierowski and sold over 500,000 pieces in the 1950s and 60s throughout the Eastern Bloc. Today you can pop into Mosey Home to order your own reissue of the iconic design through 366 Concept. Le Conte also stocks accessories that double as collectors’ items, such as a vintage glass vase by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, as well as a selection of prints so as to not leave your walls feeling left out.
Who shops there?
Everyone. Vintage appeals across all age brackets, and Mosey Home sees everyone from families to first time buyers come in for a browse, as well as older couples who recognise the styles from the first time round. Set designers looking for props for period dramas on stage or on screen are also frequent visitors to the store. The choicest pieces never hang around for long, so if you see something you like it’s best not to dither or you’ll be overcome by non-buyers remorse.
28 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3EA