Bazaar News – An Exciting Collaboration!

Damson & The Welsh House arrive in the Bazaar!

If you’re interested in beautifully simple interior design and live in Wales then Damson (as in Damson & Slate) and The Welsh House (owned by Dorian Bowen) will both be very familiar names…

In a unique collaboration Damson & the Welsh House will be bringing their blended styles to a large corner of the Bazaar.

Hilary Lowe has many strings to her bow and, with this collaboration, is now adding another. As a stylist she created for some of the best known home & lifestyle glossy magazines before creating Damson & Slate, designing and sourcing the best and most covetable of Welsh blankets, throws and home accessories. 

Dorian Bowen originally trained as a Chartered Surveyor, but left his twenty-five year career in London to return home to Wales. The Welsh House is now his journey from modern lives back into the heart of nature. His painstaking renovation and reinvention of three dilapidated cottages in the beautiful Welsh countryside, each created with a passion for architecture and an obsession for detail, now offers the perfect destination for those in search of a getaway where the focus is on slowing down and enjoying the rustic charms of a simpler way of life.

Damson (Hilary Lowe)

‘Wild Garden’ printed linen cushions. The design is taken from a watercolour by stylist Hilary Lowe’s paternal grandmother – Hilda Kathleen Lowe 1902 – 1996. Born in Tiensin, China, her paintings were influenced by her surroundings and the style of brushwork in China. The fabric is truly stunning, vibrant and unique.

The Welsh House (Dorian Bowen)

An authentic reconstruction of the legendary house built between sunset and sunrise: the Ty Unnos (One Night House).  This cottage re-captures childhood memories of a simpler way of life.

Internally the cottage has been furnished with traditional Welsh antiques inspired by Llainfadyn, a slate worker’s cottage from North Wales relocated in St Fagan’s National History Museum. The only truly modern element is the bathroom!

The Bazaar is very proud to be able to offer a place for these two creatives to blend their unique sense of interior style and create something very special here in Narberth.

The first ‘look’ created at the Bazaar by Damson & the Welsh House is based on Vita Sackville-West’s gardens at Sissinghurst. This features the launch of the new textile range from Damson & Slate, based on artwork by Hilary’s grandmother.