Angel Vintage Interiors 
Welcomes You

Vintage glamour inspired spaces for those in pursuit of magic....


About Me

My Journey

Hello!  I’m Claire, an authentic and imaginative Interiors Consultant and owner of Angel Vintage Interiors. I specialise in vintage glamour inspired spaces for those who want to reinvent their homes to exude originality and a strong sense of identity ... quite simply, those in pursuit of magic! I live in the tiniest of cottages in rural Wales - it’s small but sensational - but, it hasn’t always been like that!

When my journey began I lived in North Somerset.  I led a busy life and had a successful career based in Bristol and London so there was very little time for self care. My demanding career resulted in my health deteriorating and I was diagnosed with MS in 2007. This devastating diagnosis forced me to re-evaluate my lifestyle and prompted me to abandon my career and take early retirement. Furthermore, I made the decision to relocate to my native Pembrokeshire to give my health the best possible chance.

When I moved into my tiny cottage in Pembrokeshire, it was a blank canvas. It had been neglected for years by the previous elderly occupants and as it was a listed building I had to be very careful about any renovations I undertook. Although I had initially felt that MS had taken so much from me, I soon realised that for me, it had been rather oddly, a blessing in disguise. I had been so immersed in my career I had quite literally ‘burnt myself out’ and felt overwhelmed with exhaustion. Having to quit my job had opened up new possibilities for me. I now had time to look after myself and focus on the things that brought me joy, like creating a space that enabled me to express my passions and creativity. What had initially been bad news became my healing journey, not just physically but in my soul as well. I felt ‘whole’ for the first time in many years. I even went on to meet my life partner, Martin, which was the icing on the cake!

I initially struggled with confidence and self doubt following my illness. There were countless moments when I questioned myself. Questions like “am I really good enough?” and “do I have something valuable to offer anyone?” All those years of working in senior management and as a sought after senior account manager working in the sales industry seemed like another person, another lifetime even. I soon realised that my illness does not define me! With the help of Martin, whose practical skills allowed my creative ideas to manifest into reality, I reinvented my home to be a place that energised me and sparked my imagination; a place of beauty. The process gave me a new lease of life and I found it completely transformative.

We now have a place we love - a place we can truly call home and I want the same for you! Circumstances that are limiting you at times in your life do not have to define you. I launched my vintage interiors business, Angel, to help others transform their spaces to reflect their passions and to become a sanctuary that invigorates after a hard day’s hustle. Don’t underestimate the power of ‘home’. I live in a cottage of the tiniest proportions but I soon realised that size doesn’t matter, nor does location. What matters is that it’s yours.


"I will make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life"

Elsie de Wolfe


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