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About


Barnstar is run by Mark Greenwood and Kitty Hope.

Kitty and Mark founded Barnstar in 2015 after selling Hope and Greenwood, the premium UK confectionery brand.

Mark started trading in the antiques and salvage world in 1985 with three London stores selling furniture, decorative and architectural antiques. Mark was head hunted to Chesney's  to buy and sell 18th and 19th Century chimneypieces, including opening the Chesney's Atlanta showroom in the ADAC centre. 

Trained in graphic design and illustration, Kitty worked for publisher, Macmillan, as a senior designer and is responsible for the design of the classic children's book "The Gruffalo".

Kitty has worked for many years as a vintage and food stylist, she has a keen eye for stylish mid-century decorative pieces.  She has written and styled 5 books including the best selling Sweets Made Simple, the companion book to the couple's BBC TV show of the same name.

The couple argue incessantly though Kitty is wise enough to know that one should let your man think he wears the trousers.

We buy and sell the quirky, beautiful, useful and stylish furniture and objects we would have in our own home.

Principally souring from the UK and Europe we are happy to take on sourcing commissions.

Visit us at

6 Lion Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7LB

and

Harborough Nurseries, Guestling Thorn, East Sussex TN35 4LU

Call: 07967 708869