Welcome. Pull up a pew
The Stylechapel team is small but perfectly formed. Chief buyer-collector-magpie is Raphael. Stylechapel is her baby. She is ably assisted by her husband Steve, our in-house copywriter and odd job man. And then there’s a small team of Stelves (Stylish Elves) who rush about picking, packing and posting. All of this marvellousness takes place in Brighton, the most vibrant and creative place we've ever lived.
Stylechapel sells an eclectic mix of homewares that are bold, off-beat or a bit out of the ordinary. Our products are sourced from fabulous independent designers, so you won’t find them everywhere.
In fact, these are the sort of things that make other people go green with envy. Or get tickled pink. Our mantra... Go bold and Go home.
Why we do what we do
Don’t you just love it when a friend admires something in your home. When they comment on how bright the pigeon is looking? When they get hot, wet and sweet over a cuppa? Or plead to dry the dishes so they can caress Morrissey’s head?
We like to find things that make a statement. For example, why stare at a picture of strangers kissing in Paris (you know the one) when you can declare your inner rebel with wall art that says “F*** it, let’s go to New York”?
Designers in the chapel
I love discovering new designers and handpick ones that are jaw-droppingly creative with products that bring a smile to your face and make your heart skip a beat. All of those we work with are highly talented and truly eclectic. For instance, there had better be a good reason why that fox is wearing a retro knitted sweater.
More than a place to shop
But there’s more to life than shopping (someone once told us). Which is why we also have a blog where we share ideas for interiors, things that inspire us and general easy-to-do-yourself-stuff-that-looks-like-the-pros-have-been-sprinkling-their-makeover-magic-dust. Note: there may be too many dashes in that previous sentence.
Wrapping and packing
We understand the thrill of receiving a delivery (even when you’re expecting it). So to add a cherry to your cake of excitement, we wrap all our products beautifully. Like a proper present. For you to enjoy opening. And in terms of packaging, stylechapel and our designers use as much recycled – and recycle as much – as we possibly can. We’re not tree huggers. We’re just doing our bit for the mothership.
What’s new pussycat?
We update the store frequently, adding new designers and products, keeping the collections fresh. So come back often. There will plenty to peruse, enthuse and amuse.
Hope to see you soon!
Raphael – Chief Buyer-Collector-Magpie
VAT Registration Number GB 154 3607 19. Company number OC358009. Registered in England. Registered office (not post/contact address): 7 Milbanke Court, Milbanke Way, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1RP. For all correspondence/returns, please use the following address: Stylechapel, 42 Rugby Place, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5JA.