Howe at 36 Bourne Street
A rare resource for authentic materials, inside, the dedicated and passionate team of 5 sell a thoughtfully selected range of traditional vegetable tanned leathers, new and vintage textiles, trimmings and wallpapers.
36 Bourne Street, London
+44 (0)20 7730 7991
HOWE at 36 Bourne Street: an increasingly rare and nostalgic shop, unique, in an ever-changing London.Tucked away just off Pimlico Road, the original Victorian shop front and panelled interior are thankfully preserved. Inside, the dedicated and passionate team of 5 sell a thoughtfully selected range of traditional vegetable tanned leathers, new and vintage textiles, trimmings and wallpapers – all exclusive to Howe. They work closely with the most skilled and ethical manufacturers in Great Britain and Ireland, and in partnership with tanneries around the world.
Eschewing trends and proudly anti-fashion, the palette is a timeless mix of natural colours and textures and classic patterns. Howe encourages the use of the best quality materials that will improve with time and use; building patina and character, they result in interiors that are both warm and authentic. With their unique mix of textiles, leather, paper and trimmings, the team make it easy to create supremely comfortable, practical and beautiful homes. Despite its diminutive size and sleepy location, the shop has a firm place in the hearts of many discerning designers and decorators the world over, and with the locals of Belgravia.