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History of Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle

Established in 2015 and located at Petherick’s Mill in the beautiful seaside town of Bude, North Cornwall, Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle was founded by Kandice with the objective of starting a Furniture Upcycling & retail business.

Early success led to the business quickly growing, and Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle became a proud official stockist of the amazing Frenchic paint which has since been used on all of our upcycled furniture pieces.

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Summer 2018, Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle was on the move! We relocated to our new premise in the town centre at 31 Queen Street, which is in an ideal location on a busy shopping street for both locals and tourists visiting Bude.

Taking advantage of the move to our new premise we quickly became an established Furniture & Homeware shop in Bude. We were also able to further expand on our product range by becoming official stockist of Sophie Allport, The Tartan Blanket Co & The 1894 Sign Co.

In the summer of 2021, Kandice made a decision to sell the business and Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle was purchased by mother and son business partners, Marie and Mitchell. The new owners already ran a successful Jewellery business Smith & Co Jewellers, with selected Jewellery item now available at Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle.

New website and online department store launched taking Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle nationwide. Now with our online presence with have been able to increase our customer base, allowing us to further expand our product range.

2022, Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle has increased their fantastic range of stock to over 1000 products that are all available on their online department store. (please note, not all products are available in store).

History of Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle

What do we sell?

Furniture – We have a selection of new furniture that has been sourced from suppliers located all around the world and pre owned furniture that has been lovingly upcycled by Marie using Frenchic paint products.



Homeware – Our Homeware collection includes Mirrors, Clocks, Ornaments, Blankets & Throws and Wall Decor just to name a few!


Lighting & Accessories – Brighten up your home with a new lamp from our fantastic range of Table & Floor Lamps. We also have a Light Shade and Miscellaneous Lighting collection.


Frenchic Paint – Vivian May Interiors & Lifestyle are proud to be an official stockist of the marvellous Frenchic furniture paint. Full range available for all your upcycling projects.


Kitchen & Tableware – Our Kitchen & Tableware range includes a selection of cups, mugs, plates, bowls, and glassware. We also have a lovely range of marble & granite chopping boards.


Jewellery – Looking to treat yourself? or, shopping for that special someone? We’ve got you covered with our vast range of Jewellery to suit every occasion.


Cosmetics – Check out our range of Cosmetics which includes Face Care, Body Care and Hand Care products plus much more. We have an amazing selection of scented Shower Steamers that make shower time just that little bit more special.


Candles, Diffusers & Accessories – Choose from a selection of scented wax candles, oils, wax melts, and diffusers. We also have a charming collection of candles holders and wax burners to accessories with your home décor.

What we sell
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