Velvet Magazine At The Design Essentials Speed Networking Evening

velvet-magazineVenturing to Saffron Walden one evening, Velvet Magazine underwent a new kind of outing, speed networking!

Having to find someone you hadn’t met before and being given just 60 seconds to tell them all about yourself and your business was a new kind of networking.

Taking on the role, our Sales Executive Lee Moss dove into the mass of local business for one night only at Design Essentials Speed Networking meeting on Thursday 26th January. Continue reading

Design Essentials As Seen In Vogue

vogueIt’s been a great month for us and we are very happy that our Pumpkin light featured in Vogue.

It’s a lovely unique piece and is fast becoming known for what Design Essentials does. Which is our mission to offer stylish contemporary home accessories that stand out from those offered by the high street at an affordable price. Each piece is hand selected by myself and sustainably sourced where possible, whilst we also showcase local talent in the home interiors market.

So if you didn’t manage to grab a copy here we are featured in Mays edition. There we are are No. 11 (we are still beaming here at DE headquarters).

In celebration we are offering the first 5 people to reply to my email quoting Vogue Pumpkin light to purchase the lamp at £99 normally £140. Continue reading

Saffron Walden Independent retailers to launch Christmas competition

saffwaldenlogoA group of independent retailers in Saffron Walden are launching a special Christmas challenge for residents.

Adults and children are to collect 10 Christmas bauble stickers from 10 different participating retailers to win a prize.

Once children have got their sheet validated at a participating shop then they will receive a gift, such as chocolate money and a certificate.

Adults can also take part but they must produce a receipt or receipts that total £50 spent at either one or more of the participating retailers over the competition period.

The group are hoping to be able to offer a substantial ‘Saffron Shop Local Voucher’ for the adults who enter the prize draw, that can be redeemed at any one or a number of the participating shops. Continue reading

Design Essentials One Month Pop Up Shop Saffron Walden

special offerDate: 13 June 2013

Time: 09:30 – 17:30

Location: Johnny & Jenny, 10 Market Row, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HB

Design Essentials Pop up shop is coming to Saffron Walden.

Touch and try before you buy.

Register your attendance below and like us on Facebook to receive a discount voucher to use at the shop.

You will be able to view our unique range of lighting and home accessories. Continue reading

Team is chosen to spearhead efforts to boost Saffron Walden town centre trade

completefranceThe Saffron Walden Town Team is made up of local traders, business people and elected officials. It aims to encourage more people to shop in the town and ensure it remains a vibrant and prosperous place to work, shop, visit and live.

The creation of a Town Team was identified as a ‘key action’ following a series of meetings held between traders, Uttlesford District Council and Saffron Walden Town Council.

Market research and ‘mystery shopper’ visits have already been carried out to help create an accurate picture of what the town needs.

And the newly created Town Team’s first task will be to agree and deliver a Town Centre Action Plan which will help implement new ideas to boost trade. Continue reading

Design Essentials Showcases Great Art As Well As Design Diana Probst

diana-probst-citrusesOne of Design Essentials mission is to showcase and offer stylish contemporary home accessories that stand out from those offered by the high street, and offer something unique.

Local artists fall in to our mission and we are now delighted to welcome Diana Probst selection of affordable art which will be available for you to view and purchase from Friday 3rd May 2013. Continue reading