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East Lambrook Manor Gardens

Muddy says: Margery Fish's iconic Grade I listed cottage garden is magnificent, inspirational and has an excellent plant nursery, art gallery and cafe


Limelight® Bath

Muddy says: Fabulously fragrant and exquisitely packaged hand-poured scented candles, room diffusers, bath and skin care

Bath and skincare products

Spark Serenity

Muddy says: this professional de-clutterer and organiser – and KonMari consultant – will come and help sort out your home, your workplace and even, maybe, your life.


Lodestone Property

Muddy says: 21st century estate agents: proactive, responsive, with unparalleled local knowledge and offering a truly personalised service

Estate agents

Melissa Hill Home Styling

Muddy says – this Taunton-based interiors expert will help you create a beautiful space to live in or launch your home onto the market with a bang

Home styling


Muddy says: An eclectic range of fair trade furniture, lighting and home accessories from around the world, all ethically sourced and fairly priced

Fair trade furniture

garden design

Jane Follis Garden Design

Muddy says – Super talented garden designer Jane Follis can transform any outdoor space into a unique, timeless garden which embodies its owner's personality and lifestyle.

Garden design

The Emporium Somerset

Muddy says – one store, over 50 independent businesses, selling home wares and gifts – some vintage, some handcrafted and all gorgeous – in a converted Victorian chapel in Wellington


Piers Keating Restoration

Muddy says – with over 30 years in the restoration and conservation business, Piers can restore almost any piece of furniture to its former splendid glory.

Furniture restoration

Kilver Court Designer Village

Muddy says – If you're into designer fashion, interiors and other lifestyle stuff, a visit to Kilver Court Designer Village is like being a kid in a candy store.


handmade wood and metal furniture somerset maker

Wuffles Design

Muddy says: designer-maker Dan Thomas takes his inspiration from found wood to create beautiful one-off pieces of furniture and other stuff for the home, with a traditional yet quirky feel

Bespoke furniture

Bride with floral headdress

Amber Pritchard at Little Thatch Florist

Muddy says: Amber creates stunning innovative flowers for every occasion.


Emporio La Strada

Muddy says – Emporio La Strada in Frome stocks design-led kitchenware, food and gifts from around the world.



Muddy says – Resident, on Catherine Hill in Frome, brings together a carefully considered blend of wares for you and your home.



Lifestyle store, coffeehouse, B&B and interiors company Caro, takes residence in a lovingly restored 18th century stone-fronted cottage, remembered by locals as a former bakery. Sourcing contemporary objects and enticing home wares from the handmade mug that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, to the woven throw that keeps you warm on a […]


Fiat Lux

Nick and Lesley have been selling lighting from their shop on Bath Street in Frome since 2003. They stock a huge – and very eclectic – range of lighting, from the very traditional to state-of-the-art, to suit your own personal style and interior decoration scheme.   As well as interior lighting, they also have a wide […]


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