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!
MEET THE TEAM
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.
Operations Logistics Coordinator
Victoria joined our Logistics department and oversees the smooth delivery of our products.
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.
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.
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.
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