In conversation with Kip Hideaways
We caught up with Kip Hideaways founders Sarah and Liz to learn more about how they choose their hideaways, where they go for interior design inspiration and what Vinterior pieces they are coveting + enter our competition to win £500 to spend at Vinterior and a stay with Kip Hideaways.
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What do you look for when choosing a hideaway?
Totally unique interiors. We search for a range of styles, including vintage-inspired, trend-led, luxe or rustic chic; they just have to wow us. They need to feel special, with a real sense of their interiors having been carefully curated by their owner, rather than cookie-cutter design. We also love small, personal touches that reveal their owner’s personality.
Where do you go for inspiration?
We’re constantly drawing inspo from favourite websites (including Vinterior!), magazines and Insta feeds, as well as makers and designers that we meet. Bristol is a very creative hub. We’re also lucky enough to be continually travelling to hidden corners of the UK, visiting hideaways and meeting the small independent artisans their owners work with.
Favourite furniture designers?
Our favourites are the iconic Scandinavian designers, including Ercol, Hans Wegner and Kaare Klint
We love your focus on spaces with soul. How do you incorporate vintage into each space?
We tend to choose contemporary, pared-back spaces, which allow individual elements to shine. We avoid over-fussy and over-cluttered properties and love simple, striking, timeless design pieces and beautiful but functional craftsmanship. Balance is crucial.
What are you both reading and do you have a favourite reading chair in your homes?
Sarah: I like to get out into my garden whenever possible, lie on a lounger, and read. I’m currently loving Where The Crawdads Sing.
Liz: I love to read in bed, sitting up with a morning cup of tea and the windows open to the view. I’m absolutely immersed in Sorrow and Bliss at the moment, by Meg Mason, which is somehow both very funny and profoundly moving.
What’s on your vintage shopping list?
A teak drinks trolley, a bamboo rocking chair and some cutlery and plates to elevate dining experiences with friends