I recently took some photos for the lovely Stephanie Briggs of La Di Da, Interiors, Luxuries & Gifts, a fabulous little shop in Andover. Steph stocks all kinds of beautiful objects, is an approved Annie Sloan paint stockist and runs some amazing workshops. She sells a range of upcycled furniture in the shop and online, hand painted by Steph, with nationwide delivery. I asked Steph to answer the following questions to inform and inspire us…
What services/products do you provide?
Fabulous hand painted up cycled furniture, gorgeous homewares, luxuries perfect for a treat for yourself or others and unusual gifts with a Country twist.
Do you have any sales/promotions going on right now?
50% off Branche d’Olive Home Fragrance, Spring Clearance on certain goods eg Sheepskin Mittens were £18 now £9 per pair.
What is your company motto/mission statement?
We don’t have an official one… maybe I should work on that! To make your house into a home as unique as you are.
What sets your company apart from your competitors?
We pride ourselves on fabulous customer service, we source products from ethical makers and only use the best suppliers. We paint all our own furniture and Steph has trained with Annie Sloan and Jonathon Marc Mendes – you won’t find our furniture anywhere else. Our creative workshops are becoming increasingly popular, we have a host of fabulously talented tutors who are also all practitioners in their respective field. We currently have paint, upholstery, jewellery making, macrame and floristry workshops planned.
Who started your company? How did it come about?
La Di Da was started in 2011 by Nicola, she sold to me in 2015. I had a corporate career previously and wanted a lifestyle change. We wanted to start a family and I had a burning desire to do something more creative. When I saw the shop I knew that it was the right fit for me. Becoming my own boss has been a massive learning curve and it’s been a bumpy ride in places (particularly whilst juggling pregnancy and latterly a baby) but I love it. The customers are fabulous and I love teaching workshops and buying for the shop.
Thank you, Steph, for sharing this with us.
Visit La Di Da at the Rear of 34 Bridge Street, Andover, SP10 1BW
Tel 01264 366 200