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Issue 101 · The Early Bird · December 3, 2013

The Webb Street Company in Cornwall

Issue 101 · The Early Bird · December 3, 2013

Oliver Davies and Ben Bailey, a pair of modern-day merchants, turned a seaside art gallery (formerly owned by Oliver's parents) in Cornwall, England, into the Webb Street Company, a showcase for simple, beautiful housewares, furniture, and objects, with the town itself at its heart. Working with Millard & Flo, a local design outfit, they gutted the interior of the space and introduced a clean-lined combination of new and repurposed materials and lighting (we especially like their lighting scheme, which mixes retro looking fixtures from Original BTC with reclaimed industrial lights and modern Caravaggio pendants designed by Cecilie Manz). No online shopping yet, but it's in the works.

Webb Street Company Window/Remodelista

Above: A peek into the shop from its handsome charcoal exterior; a row of porcelain Hector Pendant Lights ($379 at DWR) illuminates the interior.

Webb Street Company Cornwall/Remodelista

Above: The register counter is made from repurposed wood topped with glass by Millard & Flo.

Webb Street Company Lighting/Remodelista

Above: A trio of Small Caravaggio Pendants in white ($395 each at Y Lighting) illuminates the counter.

Webb Street Company Cornwall/Remodelista

Above: Vintage apple crates serve as display shelves.

BTC Sconces Webb Street Company/Remodelista

Above: A trio of retro styled porcelain Original BTC Hector Wall Lights ($210 each at Horne) illuminate a corner of the store.

Webb Street Company Cornwall/Remodelista

Above: A wall paneled in driftwood-hued reclaimed wood references the seaside setting. The three-legged stool is by Another Country.

Webb Street Company Lighting/Remodelista

Above: Ceiling illumination is provided by industrial Vaportight lights; for something similar, investigate the Outdoor Vaportight Lights from American Fluorescent; $14.49 each on Amazon or vintage Straight Glass and Porcelain Lights from Trainspotters (£85 each).

Webb Street Company Cornwall/Remodelista

Above: Striped ceramics by Sue Binns Pottery.

Webb Street Company Cornwall/Remodelista

Above: Plain brown paper bags, just what you'd expect.

See all our Cornwall finds (shops, lodgings, even a knotting shop) here.



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