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Kate Lovejoy Interiors maidenhead office sixties brass and glass light dark green walls and colour fabrics

Kate Lovejoy Interiors

Muddy says: Good news - we've found weapons-grade interior design inspo. Kate Lovejoy's bold designs will transform your home into something worthy of a glossy magazine shoot.

Furniture

The Money Guardian Reading Berkshire logo

The Money Guardian

Muddy says: The Money Guardian helps you tackle the life admin you put off. No jargon, just a personal approach that ensures you get what you need. Adulting nailed.

Finance

Field and Hawken Reading Store garden furniture outside showroom

Field & Hawken, Reading

Muddy says: Where home style and sustainability collide – Field & Hawken is an eco-luxe furniture and homeware store in Reading that curates collections that are cool and kind to the planet.

Furniture

Literarti and Light candle Jazz Age black candle jar and brass lid

Literati and Light

Muddy says: These luxury, handmade scented soy candles inspired by classic and modernist literature, look gorgeous, smell amazing and improve intelligence (sort of).

Beauty

Snug Kitchens traditional kitchen design wooden high cupboards blue island cream pots and pans

Snug Kitchens

Muddy says: Kitchen design that's fun and hassle free does exist. The super-cool team at Snug Kitchens create unique spaces with your lifestyle and loves in mind.

Furniture

Absolute Architecture Newbury Berkshire Kate Cooper sat desk white office modern furniture

Absolute Architecture

Muddy says: This Newbury-based architect's flexible, creative approach to sexy, sustainable spaces means you don't need a Lottery win to fulfil your interior dreams, just a vision and their design expertise.

Architects

Draco Floristry shop Parkways Newbury black sign floral hoop display

Draco Floristry, Newbury

Muddy says: Attention all bouquet lovers and brides who hate toeing the line – Draco Floristry is a florist and wine specialist with an edge. It’s only rock’n’roll, but I like it.

Fine wines

Avinu UK

Muddy says: No more ugly wires and juggling remotes, Avinu will create the wireless wow factor in your home, so you can control all the tech from one touchpad. Smart, huh?

Homes & Gardens

Turtle Dove Living Logo grey background feather and calligraphy writing

Turtle Dove Living

Muddy says: Looking for interiors that are a bit different? This Berkshire-based online shop is as chic as it is irreverent, with cool homeware for kids and grown ups.

Furniture

B The Lifestyle Shop Newbury Berkshire independent fashion and homeware scandi style boutique founder and owner Emma sat on a bench outside the shop window

B The Lifestyle Shop

Muddy says: Simple, stylish, Scandi-inspired boutique stocking cool women's, men's, home and gift products in Newbury. Wrap it up, we'll take the lot.

Fashion Accessories

Purple lavender hedge in front of cream Oxford stone traditional cottage

Tessa Lamb

Muddy says: With 40% of houses not making it to the open market we’d like super-pro local property search agent Tessa Lamb on our side next time we’re looking to move within Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Hampshire.

Property Search

Flowers in buckets old pine dressers and cupboard at Willow and Blooms Newbury

Willow & Blooms Newbury

Muddy says: We love this creative Berkshire florist that uses the best seasonal blooms. If you're going to say it with flowers, make it these beauties.

florist

Lego figures become art at Tinkers Gifts

Tinkers Gifts

Muddy says: Crafting's never looked so cool. Who needs flowers when you can say it with Lego Tinkers Gifts. Unique art for all occasions. Smiley faces all round.

Art

Pisces Glass Creations

Muddy says: For magpies and gift seekers, Pisces Glass Creations offers beautiful, bespoke, handmade artisan glass that's a million miles away from the High Street.

Art

Black and white, tudor cottage with leaded windows in Berkshire

The Corner Shop, Woolhampton

Muddy says: Sick of trawling the high street looking for a gorgeous gift for all ages and budgets? Then look no further because The Corner Shop in Woolhampton has it all.

Fashion Accessories

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