The Salcombe Trading Company
When you think of Scandinavian homewares, one particularly well-known superstore might spring to mind. But beautiful boutique The Salcombe Trading Company on Broad Street is set to reinvent this flat-packed image.
‘The aesthetic of the Nordic countries is refreshing, neutral and closely linked to their relaxed way of life’, says Michelle Sames, one half of the husband-and-wife-team that owns The Salcombe Trading Company. ‘We want customers to see how easy it is to recreate this atmosphere in their own homes, with select pieces from Scandinavia’s leading designers.’
Having established a sturdy reputation in south Devon for over 10 years, The Salcombe Trading Company has now put down roots in Bath, showcasing an exceptional range of products for the house and garden.
‘Our inspiration comes from the moors of Devon and the sophistication of Bath, giving our range a distinctly New England/Scandi feel’, says Michelle. Specialising in Scandinavian interiors but also representing the best British artisans, this clever combination really comes across. Brands such as Skagerak Denmark, Menu and Sagaform sit effortlessly alongside British blacksmiths and craftsmen to create Salcombe’s unique style.
‘The signature clean lines and pale tones of Scandinavian design are emulated all over the world and this is what we focus on at Salcombe’, says Michelle. ‘We are constantly building on practice and tradition to offer pieces that are both beautiful and functional, and this is why so many customers come to us.’
A very personal shopping experience combined with knowledgeable staff that have tried and tested each product, means that Salcombe Trading is well-placed to offer advice on every aspect of your interiors – a virtue indeed, when everything in the shop is built to last for years and years. ‘The disposable age must come to an end’, insists Michelle, who actively sources all her products with longevity in mind. ‘We feel that if we can supply the best of both quality and design, customers can choose a beautiful piece with timeless style that future generations will enjoy.’
One thing is clear – the Salcombe Trading Company never stands still for long, so head down and see what’s new today!