GO ON, BE BRAVE
Fiona Ellis and Scott Hendrie, designer and artist,are the two
creatives behind Brave Boutique. Working together for the last
3 years, the concept grew organically from an inherent desire to
make beautiful and unique pieces of art and furnishings for the home.
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A well-designed lighting scheme is key to a successful interior.
Pippa Blenkinsop reveals the most characterful options,
from retro desk lamps to statement pendants.
Ex-fashionista Fiona Ellis – model agent who spotted Erin O Connar and Alek Wek amongst others – has serious style credentials. She is putting them to good use in her new venture BRAVE BOUTIQUE that she has launched with her partner, the artist Scott Hendire.
By Kara O’Reilly
We are always on the lookout for captivating and daring design and nothing could have caught our attention more than Brave Boutique. The name itself describes the design ethos behind these original eccentric pieces sourced by Brave’s founders, Fiona Ellis and Scott Hendrie. This British company is dedicated to using British artisans and craftsmanship to create pieces of the highest quality; something we are always proud to support.
At Brave Boutique they strive to combine art with design to create highly original, beautiful and unique pieces of art and furnishings for the home. With an emphasis on natural form, colour and texture, Brave takes its inspiration from the animal world with fabulous faux snake and crocodile skins and animal skulls transformed into mesmerising sculpture, soft furnishings and furniture. Spectacular and theatrical, Brave Boutique’s eclectic style encompasses retro, boho, gothic and boudoir.
The dark and dramatic aesthetic isn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea but at H&H we are completely in love with this collection of magnificently macabre designs.
By Emily Georgiou (@emgeo1)
Watch Fiona Ellis & Scott Hendrie as award winning director Guy Gilbert follows the birth of their new company. A heart warming, funny documentary filming the set up of BRAVE BOUTIQUE – an online store selling a collection of their unique designs, art works and furnishings.
Each year half a million new businesses are launched in Britain and 40% of them will be run by couples. For Richer For Poorer follows four of these brave and enterprising twosomes as they risk it all to build the business of their dreams.
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‘This was like being on a splendid human safari as lumbering pachyderms and feral felines paraded past your sofa.’