Design*Sponge

designsponge.com · Dec 3, 2014

Shop Tour: Swallows & Damsons


These days, it feels like all roads lead to Instagram. I take at least 10 screengrabs a day from other people’s feeds to contact them about home tours, DIY projects, interviews or to just send a general “Thanks for being so inspiring” email. And today’s tour of a beautiful English flower shop had its beginning on Instagram, too.

Anna Potter is the founder and floral designer at Swallows & Damsons, an incredible flower shop and studio in Sheffield, England. Originally drawn to the area because of its mix of creativity and community, Anna decided to open her own shop six years ago after working with two of the city’s leading florists. Nestled between antique stores and historic homes (basically, my dream), Swallows & Damsons specializes in one-of-a-kind arrangements for private and public events. I first noticed Anna’s work when she shared a few photos in our #dscolor challenge and I’ve been following her ever since. When she briefly shared an interior shot of this space, I jumped at the chance to see more and I’m thrilled to share her very special studio here today. xo, grace

Photographs by India Hobson

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