Eco chic on frugal times


Eco cool vintage. By Bra Bohag.


Upcycling is an exciting way of reclaiming “well-loved” items and giving them a new purpose … as well as diverting them from landfill. Furniture especially is perfect for tender loving care and invention, but revamping skill and imagination can be applied to just about everything.

And that’s what you’ll see at next month’s Remade Home show in Musselburgh.

From Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, Loretto Gallery will be home to furniture, accessories and artworks which have been upcycled or repurposed, painted, stitched, polished, glued, printed and most importantly, rescued. Everything is for sale, with prices from a few pounds to a few hundred.


Materialised, “I’m a Good Girl” Designs, Alphabet

Interior designers taking part include furniture upcyclers Dear Old Blighty, Trash Furnishings and “I’m a Good Girl” Designs.

The contemporary graphic organic textiles of Alphabet will combine with the on trend, modern retro style of Bra Bohag, Edinburgh’s leading retailer of mid-century art and furniture.

You can also glimpse eclectic vintage style with Portobello emporium Friday Street Antiques and Curiosities mixing antique and painted furniture with artworks and ceramics. And vintage-inspired homewares by Funky Frilly, Ecozee, Made by Alison and Blackbird Alley will offer shabby chic style at affordable prices.

Frugal Cool will also showcase the work of individual designers, such as Puffin Patchworks, Stable Cottage Glass and Tarnish, local makers who recycle materials to create works of art as well as functional pieces.
From further afield, new homewares from ethical designers, Folly and Glee and Mini Moderns will be available in Musselburgh for the first time.
And from the vibrant contemporary landscapes of Edd Wellesley-Davies to the soft textile artworks of Materialised and Heather Potten, the art exhibition will be eclectic and impressive.

Please visit the website and catch up with all the amazing and creative talent in our midst, and more importantly, drop by Loretto during our long weekend. I’ll be there throughout the four days, and would love to meet you.

Remade Home opening times:

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June 10am to 7pm

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 10 am to 5pm

As well as the website, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook. There are also lots of photographs from our exhibitor’s collections on Flickr.

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