Neptune - Bath
If you are in the process of doing up a house and looking for some interior design inspiration, or, on the hunt for some fabulous home accessories to spruce up your home, then you are in for a treat! Walcot Street recently welcomed the beautiful homewares and interiors store, Neptune. Positioning itself in a prime location in the former Tramshed Restaurant in Beehive Yard, and, just a short walk from all the trappings of central Bath, Neptune is bound to be a very popular destination for Bathonian's and visitors alike.
The British-born company, which first put down its roots in Wiltshire 21 years ago, now has 25 shops in its portfolio across the UK, describing themselves as 'Artists. Thinkers. Makers. Mathematicians. Inventors. Designers. Technicians. And dreamers.' Their vision, they say, is to create 'timeless pieces, using the best possible products which are built to last so that they can be passed down from generation to generation.'
To mark their recent opening in Bath, Neptune hosted four days of 'Housewarming Celebrations' at the beginning of this month. Myself and a group of fellow local bloggers were invited over to Neptune for a delicious breakfast and tour of their gorgeous new store.
Coffee and pastries are always a great way to start the day!
After polishing of our tasty offerings, we met Lulu, the lovely Store Leader, who explained the concepts behind each of the four kitchen collections (which the company is most famous for), as well as the other services and products Neptune has to offer...
We began at the entrance, where you will find a flower shop and gift area.
Moving through to the first kitchen on the right-hand side, which is named the 'Suffolk' range...
Lulu explained that the two colours of this season are 'old rose' - a lovely, soft romantic accent of pink, and, 'driftwood' which is calm and paired back. In addition, the 'Suffolk' range has a lovely larder which is unique to that kitchen, and ideal for storing away all those items you don't want on show, cluttering up all your work surfaces!
We discovered that all of Neptune's kitchens comprise free-standing carpentry too.
From there we walked on through to 'Townhouse Living'. A dark, bold, but super contemporary living room, with a colour palette chosen specifically for Bath. It's a stunning space, and would provide you with a real statement room in the house.
Next, we visited one of the guest rooms...
The smart wood panelling that runs against the entire back wall behind the bed really adds a beautiful, elegant feature to the room...
Lulu mentioned that the brown throw over the bed is in fact a kitchen table cloth, which, is intended to suggest that Neptune 'living' is all about versatility, not being too precious but feeling lived in and loved.
In addition to their range of home furnishings and accessories, Neptune also offer window dressing services and can provide made to measure floor length curtains and Roman blinds...
... as well as stone wood flooring and underfloor heating too.
Every room and piece of furniture in-store is painted in a Neptune colour, and, all of the exposed wood you shall see is from sustainable oak sources.
The paints, Lulu told us, have a similar price point to Farrow and Ball and there are 26 colours in their collection. They sit in families of light, dark and two mid-tone shades.
The following three kitchens we discovered were the 'Chichester' (a traditional, timeless style), 'The Limehouse' (the most contemporary kitchen, and ideal for apartment living due to its space-saving configuration), and finally, the 'Henley' (modern, industrial feel - see below).
I was intrigued to find out why Neptune chose Bath as their 25th opening, so posed the question to Lulu, to which she replied; 'we knew we wanted to be in Bath, it was just a case of waiting for the right store, especially as floor space was one of the biggest things we had to consider!'
As well as providing us with a wonderful new shopping destination, Lulu shared the news that their Bath store plans to grow a series of events including supper clubs and book clubs. So do keep your eyes peeled if these plans pique your interest...
Finally, before I go, I must just mention that if you are looking for a lovely new place to enjoy a good coffee in Bath, then I have been told that you can request one whilst browsing the store. They even have a gorgeous outside patio area which is such a calming, peaceful spot (and the chairs are very comfy!), and just far enough away from the madding crowds that you can relax and watch the world go by.
For more details regarding Bath's new opening, or, to find a Neptune store near you, head on over here.