Style in my City

Fashion, food, lifestyle and culture in St Albans

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London Road is not the prettiest road in St Albans, however, it is home to two of the prettiest shops in our city. Bursting with charm, these adjoining stores, Lavenderblue and Lavendergreen, supply a plethora of goods that promise to be as lovely as their name.

Each piece in the store, whether it be from the Blue or the Green side, is carefully considered and selected by the lovely owner Jo.

Lavenderblue is the Room Of Requirements for girly gifts. It never fails to leave you spoilt for choice with its array of trinkets and gorgeous jewellery selection. Men, take note. And, the gift wrapping options ensure that the present is always a treat from the outside in.

Lavender Green just next door, is a treasure trove of chic homely goodness. If subtle, sophisticated simplicity is your bag, then this is the place for you. The style is French/Gustavian/New Hamptons glamour and the chic side of shabby, with a Farrow and Ball esque palate that creates a lifestyle that is calming, cosy and elegant.

Jo further feeds your addiction by giving you the tools to create this look at home with your own furniture. She holds a Paint Furniture Course, featuring Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, helping you reclaim old pieces and breathe new life into your old furniture with a look of ‘faded elegance.’ Spaces for the paint course are limited, so hurry to book yourself a spot!

I’m Greek, so my urge to nest is pretty out of control. I like to blame my heritage for this- but the truth is, when faced with such beautiful things, why wouldn’t you want to buy a house and fill it with pieces that make your house a beautiful home?

22 London Road, St Albans, AL1 1NG .

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