Aesop Richmond

Georgian grandeur gets a 21st-century update at Aesop's new Richmond store, all in the pursuit of beauty

BY AMY BRADFORD

They’re all completely different, but Aussie beauty brand Aesop’s stores are always modern and inspiring. The latest, Aesop Richmond, is located in a sensitively restored Georgian townhouse in south-west London, which was stripped back to its original features by the in-house design team before being embellished with Turkish rugs and blue paints by heritage Brit brand Sanderson.

Taking pride of place in the shop's centre is a huge antique fish-scaling sink, which now serves as a basin for cleansing hands after you’ve tried out a product or three. Raw floorboards, a vintage fireplace and ample windows are testaments to the building's great bones; a sleek circular mirror adds contemporary style. Plans are afoot for a café/event space and treatment rooms upstairs, too. See you in the queue!
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ABOVE AND BELOW: Soothing aquatic blues create a sense of calm in the light-filled showroom. The minimal seating and neatly arranged product displays almost become a backdrop to the space itself, which is relaxed and welcoming

Aesop, 19 King Street, Richmond, London TW9