Charmaine Beaumont-Hammond

Charmaine grew up in Bristol and now lives in Essex with her husband and young daughter. During the week she runs Weald Store, which showcases a curated selection of beautiful homeware and lifestyle products from independent designers and makers.

Weekends are usually dedicated to exploring the English countryside, working through the National Trust handbook or renovating their Victorian home. She is a keen crafter and gardener and shares her makes and family adventures on her lifestyle blog.

A few questions about nice things...

Who do you most admire?

My family! Also, design pioneers like William Morris, Barbara Hepworth and Lucienne Day.

What are your favourite possessions?

A locket I received at my Christening, which I wore on my wedding day. I have also just finished a hand-pieced quilt, which was a real feat of endurance, I can tell you!

Tell us about your perfect day or weekend...

My perfect weekend would involve good weather, pottering in the garden, camping, a nose through an old country house, tea and cake!

What makes you happiest?

Cuddles with my daughter, sunshine, early mornings, wild flowers, baking, instant coffee!

What would you like to do in the future?

At the moment we’re planning a little home studio in the garden. In the future I would love to build our own house by the coast, so perhaps building the studio will help!