Open Stylemongers Of Bristol Interior Design Hub

by Zoe Hewett in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

Total raised £1,311

£30,000 target 6 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st July 2024 at 12:00am

Help Stylemongers Of Bristol open as an interior design hub on Gloucester Road. Studio, furnishings shop and workshop space in one, for all.

by Zoe Hewett in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

ITS TIME FOR STYLEMONGERS OF BRISTOL TO JOIN THE INDEPENDENT HIGH STREET!

Stylemongers Of Bristol is a multi award-winning interior design studio, with a reputation for creating colourful spaces and hosting popular DIY design workshops.


BUT… it's invisible. No one can see it, and it needs its own space. 


THE VISION is to create a lively hub for all things interior design, where creativity experiences, client meetings, studio work and design events all happen under one roof, with inspiring and regularly changing displays in the window for all to enjoy.


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STUDIO

The studio is where all the design work for homeowners and small businesses takes place. Everything from client calls, meetings and emails to researching ideas, drafting plans, drawing designs, costing custom concepts, choosing colours and finishes, and upcycling the occasional piece of furniture will happen here. 

Hosting workshops in the same environment will provide a richer and more authentic experience for guests too!


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CREATIVITY & WELLBEING

With a variety of interior design workshop experiences on offer, for individuals in small groups and for corporate teams (instead of paint-balling!), all participants will learn practical design skills to use again and enjoy the mental health and wellbeing benefits of screen-free, hands-on crafting in good company.  

The ‘Curate Your Home’ workshop furnishes participants with ways to add the finishing touches that quickly make a space come to life. Think like a stylist to combine eclectic objects and make stunning surface displays, and learn how to successfully and easily hang picture walls. 

The ‘Interior Design Masterclass’ workshop shares an easy-to-follow design process that fosters colour confidence and clarity around committing to ideas, culminating in making a moodboard to take away and use at home. 

Sessions are available for individuals, small groups and corporate teams for creative away-days. If you choose a workshop from the campaign rewards you can decide to book your experience right away and it will be held in the current venue, Design West in central Bristol, or you can choose to wait until the hub is open and ready to receive you. 


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COMMUNITY

In the new space it’ll be a real delight to be able to come together face to face, not only for workshops and meetings, but also to meet new customers in the shop and at design-interest events. The space can be available for hire after hours, and we’ll also able to put on events to discuss the hot topics in interior design today, namely sustainability, which the interiors industry needs to address with some urgency. We get to make it a pleasure by doing it together.


CO-WORKING

There is a plan to create a space on site for 3-4 desk-base creatives to join the community, such as illustrators, architects, branding / graphics / type / games designers. This is not available as a reward at this time, but please stay tuned and in touch if you are interested in this possibility!


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RETAIL

Customers will be able to buy cushions and statement furniture items and browse up-close a curated library of high quality curtain and upholstery fabrics, and wallpapers from brands including House Of Hackney, Harlequin, William Morris & Co, Divine Savages, Cole & Son, Timorous Beasties and more.


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INTERIOR DESIGN KITS

Also on offer will be the Stylemongers Of Bristol Interior Design Kits (and greetings cards), which make lovely gifts for people who would enjoy doing their own designs. With no subscription (unlike most craft kits) and access to an exclusive e-book download and printable templates inside these kits are reusable for every room in the home. There are four variations each tailored to a special occasion too!


  • Newlyweds Nest - for wedding presents
  • Brand New Nest - for housewarmings
  • New Baby Nest - for new or expectant parents
  • Feather Your Nest - for any occasion


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Securing this funding will enable Stylemongers Of Bristol to take on the lease at a retail unit on Gloucester Road so we can:


  • Create a welcoming, immersive environment to host clients, workshop participants and shoppers


  • Have greater visibility and become more sustainable as a business


  • Facilitate more people in the local community to improve their wellbeing through creativity


  • Improve quality of workshop sessions (by being able to store and provide a wider range of materials)


  • Share knowledge on sustainable design practice


  • Donate more to homelessness charity Crisis and Medical Aid Palestine in partnership with Work for Good


  • Plant more trees in our Ecologi forest


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ABOUT


I’m Zoë, the artisan interior designer, and founder of Stylemongers Of Bristol.

Before switching to interiors I worked as a set and costume designer-maker for stage, screen and community arts parades in the street. My work is known for being daringly colourful, and I’ve appeared as interior designer on two series of rural retreat makeover show ‘My Unique B&B’ on BBC 1 and 2.


SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL IMPACT

I care passionately about people and planet, and believe there is an intrinsic link between creativity, wellbeing and sustainability in interior design. I’m on a mission to prove that sustainability doesn’t have to mean compromising on style, and that creativity is our most powerful tool. 


I’m a director of Bristol place-making graffiti-mural company Graft Community CIC, and a member of the Futureleap and Bristol 24/7 Better Business networks.


As a signatory with 'Interior Design Declares Climate & Biodiversity Emergency' I’ve pledged to prioritise sustainability and regeneration in my design work. So far the studio has funded the planting of 787+ trees through the Ecologi platform, and I plan to start the B-Corp certification process as soon as the hub is open.


A donation to homelessness charity Crisis and Medical Aid Palestine is baked in to my products and services (and made via the Work For Good platform), because while we feather our nests we must support others in finding and keeping theirs.


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THE PLAN

Once the lease is signed I’ll get to work transforming the space with colour, style, reclaimed materials, vintage furniture and love. 

It will accommodate up to ten people at a time for workshops, and there will be an Inspiration Station full of interiors magazines plus paint, paper and fabric swatches to play with - like a larder cupboard full of design ingredients! 

Private clients will be able to book design consultations to be held in the space.

There will be a retail zone where shoppers can buy Interior Design Kits for a range of gifting occasions, and browse the fabric and paper library. The window will always be home to a display of interiors inspiration for everyone on Gloucester Road to enjoy.


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WHY CROWDFUND?

Crowdfunding will allow the hub to: 

  • open in a debt-free, low-pressure way
  • undergo a beautiful and wheelchair accessible re-fit
  • sustain its first year 
  • increase its chances of being a fixture on the high street for the long haul


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REWARDS

Interior design is for everyone. It’s an essential, not a nice-to-have. That’s why there are a range of rewards at different price points to suit all budgets. 

If you have any questions about the details of any reward, please don’t hesitate to ask! 


For the higher ticket rewards in particular, you are very welcome to book a zoom call with me to discuss the finer points and I will be happy to provide a detailed brochure to aid you and any other stakeholders in reaching a decision.

Email with all enquiries to: [email protected]


THANK YOU so much for taking the time to read through the vision! PLEASE share and share and share this campaign, as that will give it the best chance of success. 


Thank you so much for your support x

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

Supporter Donation

If you don’t fancy any of the rewards but still want to support the hub then a donation of your choice will be gratefully received and put to good use!

£10 or more

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Greetings Cards Pack of Four

Receive a collection of four square greetings cards (and envelopes) each printed with a different interior design moodboard made in the signature Stylemongers Of Bristol style. Blank inside for your own message, you can send to a loved one or put in a frame for your wall.

£15 or more

4 of 100 claimed

Branded Stationery Bundle

Keep tabs on your DIY interior design project with a branded Stylemongers Of Bristol goody bundle including a hand-stamped notebook, wooden pencil and tote bag (made from organic fair-trade cotton) to carry your paint, fabric and flooring samples in.

£20 or more

18 of 60 claimed

Grand Opening Party Ticket

Join us for the Grand Opening Party! Enjoy canopés and a glass of something fizzy while you meet fellow design fans, browse an exhibition to mark the opening, and explore the new hub interior. Exact date TBC!

£38 or more

Boost Your Wellbeing At Home - Online Mini Course

Feel more relaxed and replenished at home! Learn the key interior decor ingredients that enhance wellbeing and promote joy inside this self-paced online study, with curated examples to inspire you and ideas for quick wins. You’ll get access to video lessons, exercises and a downloadable workbook to fill in (digitally or by home printing), so you can tailor the learning to your own needs and start implementing your vision right away.

£50 or more

Feather Your Nest Interior Design Kit

Unbox an Interior Design Kit to learn how to design your own home interiors! Starting with a game to play to keep things fun and enjoyable, each kit includes all the tools, tasks, and templates you need to sketch practical floorplans, find inspiration and create confidently colourful design schemes that you’ll love. Reusable for every room, enjoy access to an exclusive e-book and home printable templates. These make great gifts!

£75 or more

Bespoke Interior Design Moodboard Artwork

Specify your preferred colour or colours - or opt for a complete surprise - and receive a bespoke moodboard to inspire a room in your home. Mounted on a square canvas your moodboard will be made just for you, and put together using a combination of paint, wallpaper, fabric, flooring and other finishes with 3D textures to bring it to life!

£100 or more

Designer Fabric & Wallpaper Voucher

Use this voucher towards the upholstery, curtain or cushion fabric or wallpaper of your choice from any of the brands Stylemongers Of Bristol carries: House Of Hackney, Timorous Beasties, Divine Savages, Cole & Son, Sanderson, Harlequin, William Morris & Co. Think of it as a deposit and spread the cost! Large samples available - just ask.

£180 or more

Host Your Own Evening Event

From 6pm host your own after-hours event for a rate of £60 per hour (also applicable to set-up and clean-up time). Minimum 2 hour booking. This would suit a creative entrepreneur or small business with aligned values wanting to run a meeting, workshop, CPD session, exhibition or talk.

£200 or more

Curate Your Home Workshop Ticket

Bring your home interiors to life with the finishing touches. Learn how to style all your surfaces, curate and hang art on your walls. You’ll learn an abridged history of style and still life techniques to create beautiful displays from your belongings. Ideal for bland new-builds, renters and freshly decorated homes alike! 10:00-16:30. Date TBC.

£200 or more

Interior Design Workshop Ticket

Ditch the dithering and get decisive! Be guided through a process to create a vision for a room in your home. Learn the rules of colour, then how to break them - with confidence! Create a moodboard to take away and use as a communication tool with your partner and to inform all your design decisions. 10:00-16:30. Date TBC.

£350 or more

Interior Design Power Hour

Get my expert eyes on your home or business interior design project with this 'all-your-questions-answered' video call consultation. Complete a questionnaire online first to allow us both to prepare adequately to get the most out of the session. Afterwards receive a detailed summary report by email to steer your project to completion.

£350 or more

Book Zoë as a speaker for your event

Book Zoë as a speaker to deliver a talk of up to an hour at your conference or other corporate event. Topics could include interior design; My Unique B&B; the creative entrepreneur journey; developing and taking a product to market; the link between craft and wellness; the six pillars of sustainability in interior design…. you decide!

£500 or more

Corporate Gifting Package for 10 recipients

Treat ten of your employees to an Interior Design Kit (choose any of the four varieties available) to enjoy using at home. Each kit will be individually gift-wrapped and supplied with a Stylemongers Of Bristol moodboard greeting card. Blank inside, choose to handwrite a personal message to your employees, or have it supplied ready handwritten for you. As a bonus, each kit will come with exclusive access to a video tutorial.

£999 or more

Earlybird Enrolment to Artisan Interiors Academy

Learn to design and plan your own original, stylish and sustainable interiors with support inside my signature 3 month online programme Artisan Interiors Academy, which includes course modules, online community and weekly hot-seat group coaching calls on Zoom. Next cohort to start September 2024.

£1,350 or more

Half Day Creativity Experience for Corporate Teams

Reduce sick leave, improve wellbeing, boost productivity and retain your staff. Participants will create imaginative interior design moodboards, helping to foster mindfulness and a sense of achievement. Ideal for those who partly work from home. For up to 10 people at a time. Refreshments included. Morning or afternoon. See more at https://www.stylemongersofbristol.co.uk/corporate

£1,800 or more

Done For You Design: The Beginning

During an on-site consultation to define your needs, nice-to-haves and non-negotiables for the space we’ll identify the best layout, style notes and colour palette for the space using visual aids, before following up with a comprehensive Design Report containing a scale floorpan, colour palette and moodboard. Includes an aftercare Clarity Call, usually on zoom, to ensure your design story is right from the beginning.

£2,900 or more

All Day Creativity Experience for Corporate Teams

Reduce sick leave, improve wellbeing, boost productivity and retain your staff. Participants will create imaginative interior design moodboards, helping to foster mindfulness and a sense of achievement. Ideal for those who partly work from home. A deeper dive than the half day option! For up to 10 people at a time. Lunch and refreshments included. 10:00-16:30. See more at https://www.stylemongersofbristol.co.uk/corporate

£3,500 or more

Done For You Design: The Middle

Following a rigorous briefing process (all the steps in The Beginning package) to establish your project goals, sit back while the studio designs a complete interior scheme for you. Every element will be sourced, specified and costed and you’ll receive a scale floorplan and elevations, samples of finishes and 3D artist’s impressions and, so you can easily visualise the transformation of the chosen space.

£10,000 or more

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Whole House Interior Design Package

Give your whole home a complete interior design treatment! Choose two priority rooms to be redesigned down to every detail with full scale drawings, artist impressions, costings, specifications and samples (the works!), and receive comprehensive consultancy and a Design Report that covers the rest, so there is a cohesive and detailed plan for every space.

£15,000 or more

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Workplace Redesign Package

Co-create your new improved workplace environment with Stylemongers Of Bristol, and input from employees as well as senior leadership. Through a series of interior design facilitation workshops staff will define their ideal space (and enjoy the wellbeing benefits of getting creative), and all will feed into the redesign by SOB to achieve maximum buy-in from teams and the best interior design outcome for everyone!

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