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Upcycling interiors shop brings splash of colour into intu Broadmarsh

INDEPENDENT interiors shop 2 Magpies Design founded by local makeup artist Clare Newman has now opened its doors at intu Broadmarsh.  

The new store sells luxury upcycled furniture and unique interior accessories, as well as offering an interior design consultancy service. Nottingham-born Clare - who has an art and design background - upcycles the second-hand furniture herself and sources it from auctions and charity shops.

Clare Newman, owner of 2 Magpies Design, said:

“I want to encourage homeowners to push the boundaries with their houses and be brave with their interiors choices! 2 Magpies Design is about adding splashes of colour in a tasteful way, moving homes away from being beige and boring. Fashion has a lot of diversity and innovation and it’s time for the interiors industry to do the same.”

The shop offers a bespoke sourcing service and can offer tailored advice for those considering making a bolder, more colourful choice.  

Clare added:

“We have received such fantastic support from every single member of staff at intu Broadmarsh. The team never hesitate whenever I need help with something, which is priceless for a small independent company. We have had such a positive response already. All of the customers seem really pleased to have a new interiors destination in the city centre, which is really encouraging.”

The retail space at intu Broadmarsh has given Clare the opportunity to test out the shop concept and get invaluable customer feedback.

Nigel Wheatley, general manager of intu Broadmarsh said: “We’re so pleased that Clare has chosen intu Broadmarsh as the location for her first retail venture – 2 Magpies Design is another great addition to the existing independent retailers we have in the centre.

“The individual and tailored pieces you can find in 2 Magpies Design have been really well received by our customers who can’t wait to check out what’s appearing in their window next. We’re proud to welcome a new store that upcycles unwanted items to make a difference to the communities in which we all work and live.”

To visit the shop, head to 2 Magpies Design, Unit 18, Lower Mall, intu Broadmarsh, Lister Gate, Nottingham NG1 7LB

2 Magpies Design is open Monday-Saturday 9:00am – 5:30pm and Sunday 10:30am - 4pm.

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