Stylemongers Of Bristol launches Crowdfunder to open interior design hub on Gloucester Road

Future Leap member, Stylemongers Of Bristol, is planning to open an interior design hub on Gloucester Road.

More than just a shop, the vision is to create a welcoming and immersive studio space to host interior design workshop experiences, and to conduct client consultations and design work all under one roof. Doubling as a retail space for furniture, fabrics and wallpapers from carefully selected suppliers, there will be a regularly changing programme of inspiring displays in the window for all in the local community to enjoy. The workshop experiences held at the hub will have a focus on enhancing wellbeing through creativity and connecting with other participants, with interior design skills as a useful outcome and will be available to individuals and corporate teams alike.

Aiming to raise £30k, a successful crowdfunding campaign would allow Stylemongers Of Bristol to raise the rent to secure the first year and transform the space in a low pressure way, whilst delivering rewards and planning ahead to ensure the sustainability of year two.

Founder Zoe Hewett says: “For almost 17 years I’ve lived near Gloucester Road and I’ve always loved it independent spirit so I would be beyond excited to join the street and invite people in. Carrying all my heavy workshop kit to and from other event spaces is tiring and means I can only offer a reduced selection of materials, whereas if I can host sessions in my own workspace I can provide much wider palette of samples of people to play with when they’re moodboarding. It also allows people to step into my creative environment which I think will be refreshing, particularly if they’re coming on a corporate wellness day, so that will only enrich their experience. Also, even though most of my work as a designer is desk based, I do sometimes get the paints out for customising furniture and screen-printing fabric, which you can’t really do in a shared co-working space as its ‘wet work’. Being able to do everything in one place would be just fantastic plus I think people always like to see a bit of the behind the scenes making and doing as well.

There is a range of rewards on offer from as little as £5 to £15k, including greetings cards, DIY interior design kits and online courses to bespoke done-for-you design services for homeowners and small businesses. The higher ticket rewards include creativity workshop experiences for corporate team-building and wellness days, plus a few surprises.

The Stylemongers Of Bristol crowdfunder campaign will run from Monday 3rd to Sunday 30th June. Please see the Crowdfunder link here.

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