Retreata offers you an edited selection of house and garden furniture and accessories from the vast pool of everything available from online home and garden retailers.
We’ve selected things that fit the Retreata house style – relaxed elegance, at high street prices.
If you like an item, simply click on it, and you can buy it directly from the retailer.
If you are an interiors junkie, most of the retailers will be already be familiar to you, but we hope to introduce you to a few new ones too. We’re currently focused on UK retailers, however many of these companies do ship globally. We regularly pop into stores to see what looks great in reality.
When choosing items we ask, first of all, do we love it? Would we have it in our own homes? Then, can we use it? Does it look right in the space? Does it have longevity – will it grow old with me, and my family? Will the kids annihilate it? Does it either solve a problem or delight us? And, most importantly, can we afford it?
Most of the products, excluding large pieces of furniture or investment pieces, are a few hundred pounds or less. You can see how pieces from different retailers might work together and save hours trolling through literally thousands of product pages.
Our bi-monthly newsletter will feature new finds in each of our categories: country, chalet, city and coastal.
We also showcase holiday homes and celebrate the best of the rental holiday home sector, and everything that goes with being on holiday – health and wellbeing, fashion, food, wine and family time through our Retreata blog.
Retreata came about after an absolutely fantastic extended break travelling with the children. Relaxed, with time to pause on the future, we thought wouldn’t it be great if you could take the best elements of being on holiday and incorporate them into your daily lives. Decors that evoke happy times in your favourite places and reminders to stop and enjoy life; food that celebrates provenance of great ingredients and wine made and chosen with care, shared at beautifully curated tables with family and friends.
We met some fantastic people along the way who had pursued their passions and set up fabulous artisan businesses. Retreata celebrates these people, their products and the notion of injecting a bit of élan into day-to-day life, with a pinch of humour thrown in.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could live in that perfect zone when you have been on holiday long enough to unwind, but before the anxiety of returning home hits? Wouldn’t it be great to live in the moment where you have had enough fresh air, sunlight and sleep to give your skin a glow and enough family time to give your relationships a lift?
Retreata is a gentle reminder to find balance and joy in our day-to-day lives and our homes. Please browse, buy, rent, and comment in our ‘retreat’.