Cobbled Yard has been an established part of the Stoke Newington landscape for fifteen years now, providing Londoners with high quality and original vintage furniture, props and curios, not to mention many long lazy afternoons of browsing in our wonderful shop.
You will find Stoke Newington situated in a leafy corner of North London, part of the London Borough of Hackney which connects London’s famous East End with the more salubrious streets of Islington and beyond.
Away from the tourist trail it is a vibrant and busy area famous for its quality independent retailers and café culture. Many musicians, artists and varied creative types can be found wondering its streets and you are always likely to spot a well-known celebrity or two sipping their flat whites and skinny lattes behind dark glasses and a big hat.
Trends move so quickly these days. When we started we found that many people came seeking Victoriana, this has tended to move towards more vintage industrial pieces, even though Victorian Pine remains one of our most popular sellers still.
We are noticing that more people are choosing to turn their backs on those large flat-pack filled warehouses and seek out unique statement pieces, becoming increasingly adventurous and experimental.
Cobbled Yard is the enduring love of Carole Lucas, a graphic designer with a taste for customising motorbikes. Through her love of design she has worked in everything from fairground painting to sign writing, before settling in Stoke Newington to pursue her love of sourcing beautiful vintage furniture and antiques.
The philosophy of Cobbled Yard is that if Carole thinks that something is beautiful enough for her to want to take home she’ll put it in her shop. If it isn’t, she won’t. It is a method that has worked well, with many celebrity customers, not to mention a wide range of creatives who rely on Cobbled Yard as a source of ideas and inspiration.
Cobbled Yard supplies props and furniture on many location and fashion shoots and we have even featured on TV ourselves on the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip and Drew Pritchard’s Salvage Hunters on TCM.