‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’ - William Morris
Fiona Finds is an uber gifting service for stylish people ‘in the know’. Dedicated to hand-picking the finest selection of homewares, ceramics and impossibly chic items you did not even know that you needed; her impeccable taste is hard to resist. Fiona travels around the globe in search of the most unusual and desirable items to enhance your home. She prides herself in finding unique one- off pieces or larger collections such as hand-painted dinner services and raffia and glass salad bowls for chic garden dining. ‘Hero’ items consist of small, coloured glass vases or extra-long leather matchboxes which can be bespoke with the recipients’ house name - a perfect gift for your host!
There are carefully curated items to suit all budgets, from the small gift as a thank you for dinner to the big "Thank you for having us all to stay on holiday" gifts. You will be sure to find that perfect something to suit any occasion. Most of the items on the site are held in stock and are usually dispatched the day the order is received.
Fiona also works with some of the department stores and can negotiate excellent prices for other items for your home that may not be on the site. A personal shopping service can be provided for most household items. Please get in touch for appointments and she will do her best to help.
‘More is more and less is a bore’ - Iris Apfel
As a lifelong lover of fashion, interiors and textiles; Fiona Dreesmann has branched out into the world of homes, curating some of the most eclectic collectibles. For those who have kept close tabs on this modern-day Babe Paley (AKA Barbara Cushing) Fiona was the one behind the eponymously chic velvet footwear brand My Slippers. Now, seamlessly moving from fashion to homewares, this latest passion for the home has been borne out of her love for collecting interesting items and keepsakes from her travels. With quarterly pop up sales hosted at her inevitably stylish London home in Chelsea and now a fully-fledged and transactional e-tailing site, Fiona Finds is sure to take flight.
Fiona’s career in fashion and the luxury goods industry has nurtured her innate talent for finding the best and staying ahead of the trends. Her thirst for seeking out the unusual is apparent on her site and all the products she selects. She works on the basis that a house should feel ‘collected’ not decorated.
Fiona Finds is exactly as the name suggests – beautiful items and ever -changing collections to reflect seasonal changes and to ensure her clients are always kept on point.
Her style icons are Carolyn Roem, Valentino, Mario Buatta, Marella Agnelli and Catherine The Great! Apparently, she was an early adopter of fascinating collectibles who sent scouts ahead of her around the globe to bring their bounty back to mother Russia!
Fiona’s tastes span the globe, where she ekes out baskets and antique linens from the lesser known vendors, to the old-fashioned style glamour of entertaining in the mountains where bone handle shoe horns and Murano glass are a staple, to traditional English with fine bone hand painted china.
She counsels that the best advice she has been given, is to always buy the best quality you can afford. It will last much longer than cheaper alternatives. As for a top tip to avoid, cheap linen is a no no in Fiona’s household – go for maximum thread-count all the way. Crisp green and white are her preferred colour palettes and she insists that a house is not a home unless it’s filled with fresh flowers. She divides her time between London, Sussex and Switzerland and is mother to triplets and Stanley the pug.