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Maud interiors wins an award for customer service


We’ve won a customer service award from Houzz, the largest online home interiors community with 40 million users globally.  We are a bit late finding out but it’s not every day we win an award so we had to post about it.   The award is based on customer feedback so we would like to thank all our lovely customers for taking the time to submit a review of their shopping experience with us.


customer service award

The Christmas Fair In The Cotswolds


Cotswolds fair


We will be popping up at the fabulous Cotswolds Christmas Fair this year with our range of hand-woven blankets and throws, stunning Moroccan wedding blankets and beautiful hand embroidered cushions.


The fair is at Daylesford organic farm in Kingham and is in support of WellChild, the national charity for sick children.  There will be 180 stands featuring a wonderful range of  homeware, jewellery, childrenswear, toys, Christmas decorations and gifts plus free workshops and cookery demonstrations.


Dates and times

6th November: 6pm – 9.30pm

7th and 8th November: 9.30am – 4pm

Click here for ticket information and directions.




ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu transforming the lives of girls in Nairobi’s slums

Back To School

I attended a ChildHope presentation in the summer and I wanted to share with you the work they are doing with Kenyan NGO, Pendekezo Letu, to rescue young street connected girls in Nairobi’s slums and help them into mainstream education.
ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu

There are an estimated 60,000 children* living and working on the streets in Nairobi. Life in the city’s slum settlements is one of extreme poverty and deprivation.  Slum dwellers lack access to basic services such as water, sanitation and healthcare and levels of unemployment and violent crime are high.  Sarah Mbira, the Director of Pendekezo Letu, explained how they are helping young girls, aged 6 to 13, living and working in the slum settlements, who are the most vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

Struggling To Survive In The Slums

Every year PKL helps one hundred girls. The girls are found by social workers begging, working on the streets or scavenging on refuse sites where they are exposed to toxic fumes, dangerous waste and abuse. Girls like 12-year-old, Linit, who with her grandmother, was struggling to support a family of six.  She was working ten hours a day in hazardous conditions collecting plastic and glass on a dump site and earning just 25p.   When a team from Comic Relief, which funds this project, visited her at home they discovered it was the first time Linit and her family had eaten in two days.

Linit has now been enrolled on PKL’s  intensive ten-month programme at their rehabilitation centre. She will be provided with remedial education, three meals a day, healthcare, life skills and counselling. It’s a safe environment where she can laugh, learn and be a child again.  After the 10-month period she will be enrolled in a mainstream primary school and rejoin her grandmother and the rest of the family.


ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu

ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu

Helping The Parents To Become Self Reliant

Many of the children PKL works with have ended up working on the streets due to parental unemployment and illness. Whilst they are on the rehabilitation programme PKL works with their family members to improve their health, wellbeing and economic status so they can support their children. They provide training and loans to enable them to start a small business or vocational training, like carpentry, hairdressing and sewing.  

ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu


Sara told us about two girls, Nadia and Saara, aged 11 and 9, who social workers found ten years ago struggling to support a family of eight.  Both their parents were suffering from AIDS and were too weak to stand.  The girls were giving any food they managed to buy to their parents and were malnourished and traumatized by their parents’ suffering.  They were enrolled on PKL’s ten month programme and the parents were provided with medical help, food supplements and small business training.  Today both girls are studying at university and the parents are running a small greengrocers.

ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu


Transforming Lives

ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu have been working together for nineteen years and have helped 1,779 young girls and their families escape a life of poverty.  You can find out more about this life changing, project, the work of ChildHope and how you can get involved here.




*Cottrell-Boyce, Joe (2010). “The role of solvents in the lives of Kenyan street children: an ethnographic perspective” (PDF). African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies 9 (2): 93–102

Midcentury Modern Show London Sunday 19th March

Giveaway – A Pair Of Tickets To The Midcentury Modern Show, Dulwich College, London, Sunday 19th March

Midcentury Modern Show


“This show could cause design lovers a cardiac arrest.” Grand Designs


About The Show

We are excited to be exhibiting again at the Midcentury Modern Show in Dulwich College, London, on Sunday 19th March.  The show is one of our favourites.  It’s a mix of the best in 20th century design classics and modern collectables.  If you love Scandinavian and American modernism, European Bauhaus, British, French and German industrial design then this is the venue for you.  There are 85 dealers at this design destination so you can source the latest furniture, textiles, ceramics and gifts and find yourself an original mid century piece.

We will be exhibiting our range of contemporary and vintage handcrafted textiles and baskets in stand 8 in the Upper Gallery and look forward to meeting you there.


We are giving away a pair of tickets to the show on a first come first served basis.  All you have to do is email us at: with the name and email address of the two people you would like to attend the show.  Please note there is no cash substitute for this giveaway.


‘Midcentury Modern is a dangerous show. All the must-see vintage furniture, lighting and accessories dealers in one place makes for serious temptation. Lucy and Petra organise the shows with their idiosyncratic verve and energy and in atmospheric locations so the events feel like an occasion / day out and not just a shopping experience.’ Jenny Dalton. Freelance. How To Spend It. Financial Times.


Click here for more information on the Midcentury Modern shows.

Please note tickets have now been allocated.




Selvedge Winter Fair 2014

Selvedge Winter Fair 2014, 31st October – 1st November –  Two Complimentary Tickets To Give Away


We will be exhibiting again at the annual Selvedge Winter Fair and we have two tickets to give away.  Selvedge is the perfect place to pick up unique, handcrafted gifts or something special for your home.  With over 10o designer and small company stalls to browse it’s a real treat for textile lovers.


To win two complimentary tickets all you have to do is email: and tell us which country the Maud interiors team has visited recently.  Hurry as the tickets will be allocated to the first person to email us with the correct answer!




Getting To The Selvedge Winter Fair

Chelsea Old Town Hall

King’s Road

Kensington and Chelsea



Opening times

Friday 31st October 11am – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 1st November 10am – 5pm

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To find out more about the Selvedge Winter Fair click here


Ardingly Antiques Fair, 17th – 18th June 2014


We are looking forward to Ardingly Antiques Fair in Ardingly, East Sussex, next Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th June.  We will be in the Jubilee Hall exhibiting a wide range of dowry embroidery and wall hangings from India and Pakistan.


If you are looking for textiles and furniture for your home and like browsing Ardingly is worth a visit.  Directions, timing and general information can be found here.  Hope to see you there!





Selvedge Spring Fair 2014

We are really excited about the Selvedge Spring Fair 2014.  It’s heaven for textile lovers and the perfect place to pick up something new and handcrafted for your home.

We will be on stand B11 showcasing our new Chiapas collection of contemporary cushions and runners handwoven using pre-Hispanic weaving techniques, our fabulous tribal embroidered cushions and floor cushions and our organic handwoven baskets from Swaziland.

We have two tickets to the fair to giveaway to the first person to email us on  Hurry  as tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis!




Getting To The Selvedge Spring Fair:

Chelsea Old Town Hall

King’s Road

Kensington and Chelsea




Opening times

Friday 4th April 11am – 5pm, Evening reception 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 5th April, 10am – 5pm


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Hope to see you there.

The Rare Brand Market Goodwood


Things are hotting up for the festive season here at Maud HQ.  We will be attending lots of exhibitions in and around London in the run up to Christmas and first off next week we will be at the at the Rare Brand Market Goodwood near Chichester.  This is a one-stop-shop for all your festive needs with over 100 brands under one roof.   More details below:



Hope to see you there!

Around the World in 80 Gifts

If you are looking for something different to give this Christmas then come along to our international shopping night, Around the World in 80 Gifts, on Thursday 7th November at bookshop and culinary destination, the Book and Kitchen, in Notting Hill.

Japanese fashion and accessories brand, Keiko Uchida, will be showcasing a wonderful collection of beautifully printed kimonos, slippers, and eye masks.  We will be exhibiting our Indian and African interior must have’s including our new baskets and our elegant pashmina shawls and the Book and Kitchen has an extensive range of classic and contemporary fiction for all ages.  So, whether you are a home bird, fashion lover or bookworm there are gift ideas for all your friends and family.  You can relax, enjoy a glass of wine and shop at your leisure.  Hope to see you there!


Thursday 7th November


5.30pm – 9.00pm


Book and Kitchen

31 All Saints Road

W11 1HE

Nearest Tube: 

Westbourne Park


The Selvedge Magazine Winter Fair

We are excited to be exhibiting at the Selvedge magazine Winter Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall next month.  Selvedge specialises in textiles in fashion, fine art, interiors, travel and shopping and publishes a wonderful magazine.

We will be on stand C24 exhibiting our range of vintage hand embroidered cushions, our hand printed and hand painted African cushions, our new range of handwoven baskets from Swaziland and our hand thrown ceramics.

Evening Reception Complimentary Ticket To Give Away

We have one complimentary ticket to the evening reception on Friday 29th November, 6-8pm to give away.  If you are interested please email us at stating your full name and postal address.  The ticket will be sent to the first person to email us so don’t delay!




Fair Opening Times:

Friday 29th November, 11am – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 30th November, 10am – 5pm

Nearest tube: Sloane Square

Tickets cost £7.50 on the door or £5.00 in advance.  Tickets can be purchased from