About Us

OUR STORY SO FAR

Husband and wife, Chris & Hellen Barlow, co-founded Modish Living in 2012 with an idea born around a wooden kitchen table. The idea? To create an online boutique selling a handpicked collection of beautifully crafted reclaimed, rustic and sustainable wood furniture that couldn't be found on the high street.  Their sharp interior eye and impeccable taste helped make their dream a reality and in just a short space of time, their small seed of an idea outgrew their kitchen table to become the online store you see today.

A passion for beautiful sustainable design and a belief that reclaimed wood provides an extraordinary material for making high-quality furniture remains at the heart of their vision.  They fell in love with reclaimed wood furniture because of the story each piece told. A humble scaffold board lovingly restored and reinvented as a chic industrial dining table or 100 years old wood rescued from an old warehouse and given a new lease of life as an elegant sideboard. 

It is the nail holes, cracks and burls in the wood that hints at its previous life and gives it its unrivalled character, which you simply don’t get with new wood.  In the hands of talented craftsmen, each piece of furniture retains the imperfections of its past whilst becoming a modern-day, one of a kind showpiece.

From their stunning 2,000sq ft showroom and head office in Hove, Hellen and Chris, together with the Modish Living team, continue to discover and work with some truly exceptional craftsmen in the UK and overseas to create luxury, contemporary furniture for stylish, sustainable homes.

We hope our collections inspire you to create the home of your dreams!


Hellen and Chris Barlow

MEET THE TEAM


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ESTA HENDERSON

Customer Care Advisor

With a passion for, and years of experience in customer service, Esta will ensure you receive the highest level of customer care possible throughout your interaction with Modish Living.

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VICTORIA JAMES

Operations Logistics Coordinator

Victoria joined our Logistics department and oversees the smooth delivery of our products.

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EDWINA OPREA

Marketing Executive

From the magical Danube Delta in Romania, Edwina creatively leads the way with social media campaigns for Modish Living, as well as building engaging product pages for customers to enjoy.

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CHRISTA VAN VUUREN

Social Media Consultant

Having lived in South Africa for 20 years, Christa now soaks up the beautiful vibe of the American culture whilst managing social campaigns across Pinterest, engaging with customers.

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CANDY TRIGG

Content Writer

As our in-house Content Writer, you could say Candy has a way with words. With years of writing experience behind her, she helps create the copy you see on our website to describe our beautiful furniture.

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JOANNE JEFFRIES

Editor

Jo is a keen interior design enthusiast and seasoned writer. Currently based just outside Manchester, Jo is our in-house design editor focusing on offering interior advice and tips

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