As we prepare for our Spring Show at the NEC in just over a weeks time, I take a moment to appreciate our beautiful new surroundings. Seedlings took up residency in the historic Cotswold village of Broadway last November and has been enjoying village life ever since. Broadway itself is a beautiful Historic Village with a gathering of ancient honey coloured limestone buildings which dwell at the base of the Worcestershire hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
It is therefore, no surprise that such a place has long drawn the attention of artists and designers worldwide who have fell for its picturesque charm. John Singer Sargent and Francis Millet being amongst them, as well as the design pioneer Gordon Russell who once based his factory there. The Gorden Russel museum is now sited here and for anyone with an interest in 90th century furniture design a visit is a must.
The cotswold area itself became an important centre for the Arts and Crafts Movement in the early 20th century and Arts and crafts visitor trails are available through neighbouring towns Chipping Campden with its rich legacy of work by the Arts and Crafts architect CR Ashbee, to the Country home of William Morris at Kelmscott Manor.
You can find out more about our beautiful Cotswold home here