I'm Karen Heritage; mother of two gorgeous girls, creative entrepreneur and a life-long interior enthusiast. Originally from New Zealand, I came to the UK in 1999 intending to stay for 2 years and fell in love with the architecture, history and my British husband!
The Heritage & Green online vintage shop started in 2017 in response to mass production of interior homewares to help encourage others to consider reusing, repurposing and reducing landfill waste by using what we already have. I qualified as an interior designer and went on to open my design studio in January 2020. I have since studied Biophilic Design in the Home with the Oliver Heath Design School which combines my passion for sustainable interiors and nature.
Having a surname that coincidentally fitted the job description helped in choosing the perfect business name with 'Green' representing a connection to nature and living sustainably. You can read more about my story in my blog post here.
Nature is a huge inspiration in my work and life -
it creates a sense of calm & tranquility that is fundamental to our wellbeing.
I offer a comprehensive interior design service for individual rooms or entire homes along with Sustainable Styling sessions online or in person (depending on your location). Taking items that you already own and showing you fun, creative ways of how they can be used to create different looks in your home. I also offer property staging for house rental, sales and holiday accommodation.
I have always had a passion for natural, simplified living and love the sense of nostalgia that preloved objects evoke. In homage to those precious reminders of our past, my online shop offers a curated collection of antique and vintage homewares, artwork and decorative pieces.
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