Owned and run by Catherine Scudamore, Gathered Store reflects a lifelong passion and love of collecting, curating and nesting. As a child I moved with my family to different countries all around the world. In each new place I recreated a safe haven in my bedroom and added to my treasures. This early foray into putting together different pieces forms the basis of my ongoing style. I love an eclectic mix. Later, when I settled in the UK and started my career in publishing, I continued to explore this love of creating inviting spaces. At the age of 22 I purchased my first property, a top floor apartment in an old tenement block in the red light district of Aberdeen. I loved the whole process of refurbishment and have never looked back. Since then I have developed and lived in a total of ten different homes. Alongside these I have developed a number of other properties, both residential and commercial.
Ten years ago, together with my good friend Alison, I opened the home and lifestyle store SORTED in Cirencester. SORTED was featured extensively in local and national media, including the Vogue blog, Country Homes and Interiors, Homes and Antiques and Homes and Gardens. Having sold the shop to a customer I continued for many years to supply other dealers with my finds.
My latest venture was the conversion of a Grade II star listed building into a boutique shared office and coworking space in Cirencester Town Centre (www.unicornhouse.co.uk ).
I hope you enjoy the quirky mix of furniture, art and decorative accessories that are regularly sourced from the UK, Europe and US. My aim is to help you create a space that is inviting, warm and fun. You'll find I value longevity over trend and believe that function and form are equally important. If you are working on a specific project and would like some help with sourcing please do get in contact.