The Lost CornerThe Lost Corner is an independent and family-owned Interior Design Boutique in Church Road, Barnes. Established by husband and wife team, Louisa and Charlie White-Thomson, their philosophy is to inspire clients by providing them with beautiful and creative interior design advice, as well as hand-picked and individual items for their homes. In their own words: “We aim to provide an alternative to the increasingly prevalent generic and fast retail experience. Quality, balance and creativity are seldom served well when rushed.”

There are two sides to the business, the boutique and the interior design service:


The Lost Corner shelvesThe boutique is a beautiful place to browse, where you will find a stunning collection of handpicked items for the home as well as beautiful gift items. Louisa and Charlie devoted the first half of 2016 to travelling throughout Europe and further afield to discover artisans and craftsmen. They like to support family businesses and master craftsmen, who reflect much of what they are looking for – diversity, creativity, and skill.

The Lost Corner dressThe product range is therefore delightfully broad and international in nature: lamps, mirrors and antique furniture from France; hand-embroidered tablecloths, pillowcases, napkins and delicious smelling soaps from Italy; beautifully boxed leather wallets from Spain; Scottish crystal; and ceramics from Scandinavia. The Lost Corner also offers a range of stunning hand-embroidered smocked dresses from 6 months to 4 years as well as boys shirts.

Interior Design Service:

The Lost Corner cabinetThe other side to the business is the interior design service with a clear pricing model and structure. Charlie and Louisa aim to create beautiful and practical interior designs which most importantly reflect their clients’ personal character and spirit.  They are happy to take on small or large design projects, and/or simply source fabric, wallpaper, lighting, furniture, mirrors, etc. Their wonderful local curtain-maker creates beautiful curtains and blinds as well as bespoke cushions, bedspreads and even tablecloths. Louisa has a passion for bespoke lampshades, so they also offer a service to make any shade design in any fabric. A wonderful addition to that statement lamp!

The Lost Corner flowersTo help the decision process, Charlie and Louisa have prepared a selection of books which include a wide range of beautiful fabrics, furniture, and lamps that they can offer via their suppliers and craftsmen.  They find this gives focus to the process and also provides further inspiration on what is possible. The sky is definitely the limit!

“We think that interior design can be a wonderfully creative process and it is our role to guide and support the client through it. The experience should be fun, exciting and above all rewarding.”

The Lost Corner can be found at 77 Church Road, Barnes SW13 9HH. They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10.00am-5.00pm, but out of hours meetings can also be arranged. For more information, take a look at their website, which shows some of the stunning things on offer.

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