From jamie goodwin | Wednesday 22 May 2019
Roberts’ Vintage Home owner Lara Roberts has been upcycling decorative furniture to sell online for the past five years.
A vintage upcycling business producing hand-painted furniture and home accessories is opening in Hull’s Fruit Market.
Roberts’ Vintage Home is to launch Humber Street early in the summer.
Owner Lara Roberts has been upcycling decorative furniture to sell online for the past five years from a unit at the Hull Microfirms centre in the Wincolmlee district.
She said: “I’m so excited about moving to Humber Street. I love the area and it has exactly the right vibe and fit for my business.
“I was inspired to move when I went to the launch night of Tessies boutique in Humber Street a couple of months ago. The amazing atmosphere of the area and the light, airy space just sealed the deal for me.
Within a few days I was looking at a brand new unit – right next door to Tessies.
The store is Hull’s only stockist of trademarked Chalk Paint and wax products by Annie Sloan, one of the world’s most respected experts in paint and colour.
Lara is qualified to teach official Annie Sloan workshops in paint techniques and finishes and said she will hold regular painting classes at the outlet.
Roberts’ Vintage Home is the fifth new independent venture to open in Humber Street this year.
The waterfront district is being transformed by Wykeland Beal, the regeneration company formed by commercial developer Wykeland Group and housebuilder Beal Homes, as part of The Fruit Market LLP joint venture with Hull City Council.