Our Story

Telescope Style is constantly evolving. Sourcing from innovative designer-makers both here and abroad, we aim to create a global style map, charting decorative aesthetics and artisanal craftsmanship the world over, often reimagined with a fresh, modern twist. Our expanding product range is complimented by a carefully curated selection of unique and vintage items, each with a distinct connection to a place, country or culture.

Telescope Style began in the mind of a travelling student. An architecture, interiors and design-obsessed creative enthralled by wonderful places, amazing spaces and new horizons. Fast forward through a year in Paris; carefree trips to far flung places; a ten-year career in interiors journalism; an obsession with city breaks; marriage to a chap from the Emerald Isle; kid-friendly trips to not such far flung-places; two years living in South East Asia…..and the idea took on a life of its own.

‘We wanted to surround ourselves with timeless, stylish reminders of the places we’d visited, the places we’d lived and the places we’d grown up. Smart, elegant homewares and fashion accessories with a provenance and a story. Souvenirs for the ‘gap-year-generation’ grown up, families with a foreign connection and globetrotting, style fans. So we started looking. We hope you like what we found.’

Annabel & the Telescope Style team

Founder, Annabel Smith, began her career at Vogue, Paris before landing at House & Garden magazine (UK) back in 2000 and subsequently becoming Decorating Editor at Homes & Gardens (UK), then Style Director at Living etc.

Translating her skills as a curator and editor, Annabel focuses on connecting with proud, inspired and talented makers, designers, craftspeople and creatives keen to re-imagine their global cultural heritage with a fresh, modern aesthetic.