‘Good things for the home’ is how Ben Pentreath and Bridie Hall describe their Interiors and Home shop in London. Ben is an architectural and interior designer, whose career has included projects in England and New York, and Bridie a decorative artist and New Zealand native. Together they opened the shop in November 2008, on Ben’s birthday. Originally named Ben Pentreath Ltd, it was renamed Pentreath and Hall in 2013. A small shop brimming with an eclectic mix that draws on British tradition with a modern twist. Together they bring a creative dynamic to the shop, designing their own line to sit alongside notable brands and designers such as Peter Hone, Astier de Villatte, and John Derian. They credit John Derian as inspiring them to open Pentreath & Hall. They are delighted to be able to turn their unique brand of creativity into commerce, and with the advent of ecommerce they are able to broaden their reach, international customers now accounting for nearly a quarter of their sales. Inspiration, Ben’s weekly blog, is a wonderful way for him to stay connected with his customers and followers, and is read by thousands of fans around the globe. Meeting their customers is Ben and Bridie’s favourite aspect of being shopkeepers, and they are particularly appreciative of visitors who include a trip to Pentreath and Hall when in London.
Photographs by Jason Ingram and Simon Bevan
17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury London