We often find ourselves through ways of expression; from the wise words of Henry Ward Beecher, “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures”.

Of late we’ve thoroughly enjoyed meandering through @irenedkw’s beautifully textured paintings. The Copenhagen based artist, Irene de Klerk Wolters, creates her bespoke pieces with labour and love, in the belief that her paintings can change a rooms atmosphere without dominating the interior. We find her creations incredibly calming, which is expressed through her simplistic use of layering; layers that are only enhanced by her beautifully considered colour palette; consisting of warm pinks, teamed with cooling neutrals and a hint of glimmer from the metallic tones. The perfect palette for the upcoming spring season. We can’t help but favour Irene’s top left image, which captures her work in all it’s natural beauty – capturing warming tones that uplift us during the bleak, chillsome days that the winter brings. 

Whether you want to peruse Irene’s current paintings for colour inspiration, want to explore the picturesque city of Copenhagen, or you’re simply looking for a new year hobby – Irene’s curated content won’t disappoint.

Welcome the New Year with our newest arrival – the Haddon Recycled Glass Pendant. 
Lighting can make or break a dinner – get it right and you create a welcoming and warm atmosphere that flatters your guests, who relax under its sympathetic soft glow; get it wrong and you can set everyone on edge and impair the sense of welcoming warmth. The Haddon Glass Pendant is winningly versatile; just as its slender dimensions and clear glass finish can beautifully illuminate a hallway, in a cluster, there can be few lamps as simultaneously dramatic and becoming as these when placed over our Ellery Round Dining Table – the centre stage for familial gatherings; breaking bread together, and for chinking a celebratory glass at every triumph and piece of happy news. 
After an intimate repast, or a feast for plenty of friends, you can cosy up in our hand crafted Finley Velvet Armchair in Clover, which will cradle you in comfort as you sit down to your favourite read or ponder over the exciting year to come. 

We’d like to raise a glass and wish you all a very Happy New Year…

We would like to say a massive thank you for sharing a year of growth and goodness, here’s to an even bigger and better 2019!

Join us on Pinterest for all our latest New Year Inspiration. 

As we approach the annual New Year celebrations, we start to reflect on the moments we cherish most, with warm prosperous wishes to those we hold close by raising a glass, filled with our favourite tipple, or two. 

Whether you’re hosting a spectacular party, or having a cosy night in, we’ve got the perfect glassware for all occasions. Our glassware balances form and function at all times; whether you are sipping beer, wine, cocktails or homemade lemonade, our glasses are simple of silhouette, sophisticated and thoughtfully designed to help enhance the flavour of your drink of choice.

From all the Rowen & Wren Team, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas… Thank you all for your support in the run up to Christmas, we wish you all a truly wonderful one!

‘Tis the season to welcome winter in all its bounty, while the rays of the sun weaken, the temperature starts to descend and we begin to feel the cold bite of winter on our flushed cheeks. From bare frosty trees to glistening dewy grass – we can’t get enough of winter mornings in the countryside and all that nature has to offer in this season. 

Recently we discovered Melgården; a beautifully situated farmhouse manor, located deep in the Osterdalen Forest, Norway. The Lady of the Manor, Live Huse Mykleby perfectly documents her inspirational renovation project; restoring the house and garden to its former splendour. 

While we peruse through Melgaarden’s instagram, we can’t help but feel suitably festive as we see the manor transform into a rural winter wonderland draped in an abundance of holiday greenery. The historical grounds, first mentioned in 1465, houses a perfectly planted vegetable patch, which we’re sure serves inspiration for her traditional Norwegian recipes that feature throughout her carefully curated content – such recipes as that featured top left. 

Whether you want to explore Live’s current project for renovation inspiration, fancy a spontaneous trip to Norway, or you’re simply looking for a little festive spirit, please do peruse more of this beautiful imagery at…@melgaarden

If homemade gifting doesn’t tickle your fancy, we’ve got you covered this Christmas with some of our hand-picked favourite gifts. 

For more last minute gifting solutions, you can view our Perfect Presents Collection in full here.

Homemade presents are always a favourite at Christmas – and they’re made all the more better for being edible. What could be more irresistible than a perfectly presented parcel, piled high with festively spiced gingerbread?

For more homemade gifting inspiration, you can view our crafting story here.

There can be few festive jobs as treasurable as sequestering oneself away to wrap lovingly gathered presents as carols provide the soundtrack and warm mince pies the sustenance.
To add still more enchantment to the festive task, spend a winter’s morning, basket in hand, crunching frost underfoot on a quest to collect pinecones, acorns and nature’s winter bounty from the great outdoors.
Once you return with your harvest, use just a little glitter to add a sparkling token of nature to the whole understated package, all tied up with string. Handmade and hewn from the Nepalese mulberry bush, our Folk Wrapping Paper supplies the perfect pared-back palette, its natural hues and organic patterns setting off the decorative flourish beautifully. And that, folks, is a wrap.

For more festive wrapping inspiration, you can view our crafting story here.

A great gift is more than just an object. It is the product of careful consideration for another person and what will make them smile. Thankfully there is much amongst our present suggestions to bestow joy and, better yet, it’s all made with love by our consummate artisans. 

On the 25th December 1662, Samuel Pepys described his Christmas feast as a “mess of brave plum pudding” but lamented that he’d had to send “for a mince pie abroad, my wife not being well enough to make any herself yet”. Once the oven-warm current-filled parcels of comfort and joy are fresh from the oven, present them on our gun-metal Kestle Zinc Plate, where they somehow look even more seductive than usual. Christmas on a plate.

In the spirit of the minimal yet magical, we present our stripped-back, nature-inspired take on Christmas. Christmas marks a time of embrace and capitulation, it is a moment to fill the house with the scent of roasting chestnuts and to gather up those who matter most and hold close, above all, our precious kin.
But amid the apposite overindulgence – the profusion of presents and the tables groaning with seductive giant-sized feasts, we bring the enchantment gently to earth with our quiet celebration of the home-spun, the handmade and that which nature provides.

The Rowen & Wren Christmas Collection is available to peruse here.

Instead of the usual Black Friday Discounting, we’re donating… 

5% of the total spend at rowenandwren.co.uk during the 23.11.18 will be donated to our chosen charity, Headway Surrey, an incredibly worthy charity. Brain injury can be sudden and devastating for an individual and those around them. Headway Surrey provide a comprehensive range of bespoke cognitive rehabilitation sessions, which enables the individual to develop and relearn their lost skills.

To find out more about the wonderful work Headway Surrey do, click here.

A big thank you to you all for supporting our Black Friday giving initiative. 

As Christmas cheer escalates with each passing day, the anticipation of the main events intensifies as we start to relish amongst our seasonal decor.

There can be little that brings as much comfort, joy or compensation for the dying light than the glow of a cluster of candles. Our collection of Bingley Brass Candlesticks, which come in a beautifully aged finish, riffs off the antiques that inspired them. The festooned halls wouldn’t be decked without the annual creation of a seasonal wreath. Our Scandinavian-inspired Benni Brass Wreath ring is an impeccable base – Don’t worry about being immaculate; there’s little more enchanting than a door adorned with cascading tendrils of twisting ivy.