I’ve been eagerly awaiting a glimpse of Amanda Brooks’ new Cotswolds boutique, Cutter Brooks, and the latest WSJ Magazine has the big reveal. Set in Stow-on-the-Wold, a picturesque village in Gloucestershire, the cozy lifestyle shop has English country style in spades. The highly covetable inventory includes custom decoupage by Scanlon Apparati, ceramics by Astier de Villatte, porcelain flowers by Vladimir Kanevsky, wicker furniture by Atelier Vime, linens by Zojara, and tableware from La Tuile à Loup. An American author and former fashion editor, 44-year-old Brooks now calls England home (read about her charming life at Fairgreen Farm in her new book) and has been dreaming of opening a shop since she was 23. I can’t wait for the store’s e-commerce to launch in mid-June! Below, explore more of the lovely new space.
A spectacular wicker pedestal and urn by Atelier Vime which is now officially on my bucket list. Also, Amanda’s sweet golden retriever relaxing in her new digs.
A stunning table setting in the shop. Love the block print linens by Zojara.
This instagram shot gives you a good sense of the darling space.
A decoupage piece by Scanlon Apparati and candle by Astier de Villatte.
Amanda strikes a pose outside her new shop.
Lovely recycled green glassware.
Another inspiring tablescape by Brooks. You know I love that gingham tablecloth.
Floral pieces from the John Derian for Astier de Villatte collaboration.
Love this nook filled with pretty pressed botanicals. The tole sconces are charming, too.
Vintage fair isle sweaters from Amanda’s personal collection include everything from original 1930’s handknit to 1980’s Ralph Lauren and Laura Ashley. Their “Cutter Brooks Vintage” tags are a sweet detail.
In another corner are ceramics by my favorite La Tuile à Loup and fresh blooms from Tuk Tuk Flower Studio.
Amanda sporting a vintage quilted floral jacket by Line Sander sold at Cutter Brooks.
A detail shot of the wicker urn of my dreams.
The boutique’s smart branding and identity was designed by Studio Connie.
A windowsill filled with potted porcelain flowers by Vladimir Kanevsky.
Amanda’s highly anticipated new book will give us a peek at her idyllic English countryside existence. Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg told WSJ Magazine, “Amanda has a lot of style, and she understands fashion so well. She may have gone to live in the countryside with the sheep, the garden, the rubber boots and all the rest, but she hasn’t lost her touch.”
(Photos: Andy Sewell for WSJ. Magazine and @cutterbrooksshop)