The history of Stag furniture + Badger Cottage interiors feature

If you love iconic mid-century design as much as I do, this month’s Reclaim magazine is for you! My Design Icon feature is all about Stag furniture and, in particular, John and Sylvia Reid’s designs. I also got the chance to visit the beautiful Badger Cottage to write an interiors feature so it’s well worth a read…

Ever since I stumbled upon a piece of Stag furniture as a student, I’ve been a fan. So when I was writing my Design Icon column for Issue 32 of Reclaim magazine, I knew exactly what I wanted to research. The eagle-eyed of your might have spotted some Stag furniture in the ‘room tour’ of my arts and crafts style guest room.

We already have two chests of draws in matching walnut and black finishes, so I wanted to find out more about the designers. These pieces were created by John & Sylvia Reid, who are some of my favourite mid-century designers of all time. You can read all about the history of Stag furniture and learn more about the designers in my Design Icon piece in Issue 32.

In the magazine I’ve also shared lots of examples of the branding and labels to make it easier for you to spot an original piece of Stag furniture. Did you know that some of the range is still in production today? I’d love to have a brand new John & Sylvia Reid sideboard in my living room!

Grab a copy of Issue 32 while it’s still on the shelves this week. You can find it in WHSmith and newsagents all around the UK. And while you’re flicking through the magazine, make sure you have a read of my first interiors piece for Reclaim!

I was so excited when I got the chance to write an interiors feature and it was even better that I was writing about the stunning Badger Cottage. I went along to the photoshoot with photographer Craig Girling and interviewed the owner while I was there.

It’s a peaceful holiday cottage in the Suffolk countryside and the brick stable building has been beautifully restored using reclaimed and salvaged materials. Have a read of the article to find out all the inspirational upcycling projects the owners did to renovate the house on a budget.

Issue 32 is available until the 8th November so head out to grab a copy now! I hope you like my first interiors piece for this publication – I really enjoyed writing it and I hope that I’ll get the chance to write about more inspiration homes in the future.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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