About Us

design-essentials-viewing-evenings-wendy-magenta-ticketDesign Essentials is a home interiors business  that specialises in  affordable, contemporary home accessories, lighting and gifts. We provide a service that’s unique to the area – an excellent, interior design  service alongside contemporary products and gifts you will love. Many items can be customised or personalised to suit your tastes and among its customers is known as a ‘not on the high street, on the high street.

Since its launch in December 2013, Design Essentials has been supporting local artists and designers by giving them an opportunity to showcase their work. Our guest exhibitors have ranged from print makers to photographers, and we have now collected a huge variety of unique creations.

In doing this, we are able to keep the walls of Design Essentials looking fresh and exciting, as well as promoting the incredible talent of creative people living and working in the Saffron Walden area.

Contemporary Home Accessories

Design Essentials products are where possible sustainably sourced, and all individually chosen by Wendy. We aim to offer stylish, contemporary home accessories and lighting pieces that are both unique and affordable – something a little bit different. 90% of the products are priced between £5 and £120, making them accessible to almost everybody.


A combination of unique artwork, lighting and stylish interior design pieces brings together what we are all about here at Design Essentials. Our collection is beautiful whilst being affordable and functional and I am sure you will love to have our pieces in your home or gifted to friends and family.


Thank you for browsing the Design Essentials website.

Wendy x