Our Story

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It all started with an idea born around a wooden kitchen table

Modish Living was founded by a husband and wife team in 2012 with an idea to create an online boutique selling handpicked, beautifully crafted reclaimed wood furniture. In a short space of time, their small seed of an idea outgrew the kitchen table to become the online store you see today, offering not just reclaimed furniture, but rustic and sustainably sourced pieces from the UK and around the world.

In 2021, Modish Living acquired new owners who continue to uphold the company’s passion for high-quality reclaimed and sustainably sourced furniture for the home.  We celebrate the natural imperfections and character that only rustic and reclaimed wood can give. Each piece has its own story whether that’s a chic rustic dining table made from 100-year-old wood rescued from an old barn or a mature mango tree no longer producing fruit and crafted into an elegant wooden sideboard with a new tree planted in its place.

We believe in high-quality, eco-conscious pieces that will not only be part of your home for years to come but will become part of the family.


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Jo Sargent, Director

Our owner and rock, Jo’s infinite enthusiasm, energy and experience in all areas of business make her a born leader. Her astute business mind and sense of humour are helping the company reach the highest of heights.

Jo’s hidden talent: she’s a Brazilian Jujitsuka (that means she’s a demon at Jiu Jitsu).




Candy Trigg Modish Living teamCandy Trigg, Creative Manager

You'll often find us asking Candy, 'what's another word for....?' Her wizardry way with words bring our products to life, whilst her creative flair keeps a lookout on everything from our website and social channels to our mailers. 

Candy’s hidden talent: she's a bit of a baker - her giant meringues are legendary!




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Ed Johnson, Logistics Manager

When we say Ed’s stocky, we’re not getting personal. The king of stock, Ed is dedicated, organised and knows our stock inside and out. He’s also one of the friendly voices on the end of our phone lines and always brings a smile into the office. 

Ed’s hidden talent: he produces and performs his own productions and works as a film extra in his spare time.




Milly Miles of Modish LivingMilly Miles, Social Media & E-commerce Executive

With a masters degree in Marketing & Consumer Psychology, Milly is more than just a (very) pretty face.  Smart and creative, she organises our social feeds, whilst supporting the creative and e-com teams.

Milly’s hidden talent: a sustainable fashion magpie, she loves upcycling vintage clothes.




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Olivia Sheene, Photographer & E-Com Assistant

Our lovely Liv helps style and take the beautiful shots of our products. Along with a diploma in architecture and interior design and her sharp eye for aesthetics, she is helping keep the office down with the kids.

Olivia’s hidden talent: a bit of diva on the dance floor, she’s the first one up and the last to leave.



Oliver Grout, E-commerce ExecutiveOliver Grout of Modish Living

When it comes to anything tech, Ollie is our man. With a diploma in computer science, he helps keep our website running smoothly, whilst also being a smooth talker to our customers.

Oliver's hidden talent: a keen photographer, at the weekends you'll find him getting snappy happy around his local area.



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Esta Henderson, Finance & Marketing Support

To say Esta is a jack of all trades is an understatement. Our official all-rounder there is nothing Esta can’t or won’t do (within reason, of course!). From finance to customer reviews, her eye for detail makes her our flexible friend and invaluable member of the team.

Esta’s hidden talent: a little interior obsessed, she’s always planning her next makeover at home and in the garden.