How it all began
Hi, thanks for popping by. I'm Monica. I've always had a life-long love for the unique and the uncommon whether it be in art, antique objects or haute couture fashion. I've never liked doing things the typical way. I guess you could say I was a bit of a black swan.
After my university days, life took me on a 15-year adventure, bouncing from one rental to another. During those nomadic years, my love for interiors blossomed. Budgets were tight, and rental contracts constrained, but I learnt that investing in a single accessory can instantly transform a space, even the smallest of ones. Whether it was a bold piece of wall art, a quirky decor item, or a statement lamp, these treasures transformed my spaces into personal extensions of myself.
Then came the big leap – I bought my first property! Finally, I could dive headfirst into the exhilarating journey of exploring my unique interior style. Whether you're a maximalist or a minimalist, residing in a grand castle or a snug studio, the most fabulous style is the one that reflects the real you.
And so in the whimsical year of 2020, from the cozy corner of my spare bedroom, I embarked on a mission to share my passion for interiors with the world. And that's when Punk & Poodle was born! Our foundation is simple yet profound – we celebrate the extraordinary beauty in each and every one of us.
Punk & Poodle is not just about interiors, it is about all of us! A jubilant celebration of diversity, a call to set your spirit free, and an invitation to embrace a beautiful unique way of life!
With oodles of love,
The tale continues...
Rolling into its forth year, Punk & Poodle has journeyed a remarkable distance from that delightful day when our first pallet of treasures arrived. The brand has evolved, expanding to include over 50 unique suppliers spanning the UK and Europe.
Our cherished customer community is ever-expanding, and the kind reviews we receive continue to warm our heart.
Recently, Punk & Poodle embarked on an exciting chapter by relocating to its new HQ to Dawes Farm near Horsham, nestled in the heart of the picturesque West Sussex downs. This little nook serves as our creative hub, a place where we can nuture our collections and offer even more to our amazing customers.
As we step into the future, brimming with anticipation, we extend a heartfelt invitation for you to become a treasured part of our magical journey.
"We love you just the way your are. A gift to the world, rule-breaker extraordinaire. We truly believe you're someone special, worth celebrating every day. So let's embrace bold and beautiful living together!"
It's all in the name
A proud dog mum to my beloved Ballet (albeit a show cocker spaniel), ignited the inspiration behind our name Punk & Poodle. Show dogs particularly like those such as the Poodle, are known for their elegant and glamorous appeal and yet can have some unmistakably unique grooming styles. Much like our interiors and accessories - It's about mixing elegance with a twist of daring! So welcome to the journey of discovering the curious.