ABOUT ME

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 and 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.

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Nature in a huge inspiration in my work and life, it creates a sense of calm & tranquility  that  is so important for our wellbeing.

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Nature is a huge inspiration in my work and life, it creates a sense of calm & tranquility  that  is fundamental to our wellbeing.

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Nurturing Design

I believe that every home should provide a calm and nurturing space with an intrinsic connection to nature. We spend so much time in our homes and by introducing elements of the outdoors into our interiors, we can benefit from living in a more intentional way and improving our overall health and wellbeing.

My background in photography and the antiques trade has given me considerable experience in creating spaces that are naturally styled, comfortable and have a timeless quality by mixing elements of old and new.

 

I have a friendly, approachable style and a creative instinct that combines the practicalities of what a home requires and how it reflects your personality. 

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Nostalgic Interiors

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.

 

I thoughtfully source items from France and the UK that have been cherished by generations before us and share their history in my regular Mystery Monday quiz over on Instagram and Facebook

Natural Style

Along with interior design projects I offer 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.

New for 2022! Be the first to hear about my workshops run from my Hampshire garden studio by subscribing to my newsletter below or contact me here for further details. 

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