Do you ever get a vision of something beautiful that you could create with your own hands?

We do.  And so we built La Shed.

We are Lynn & Amanda.  We met over 20 years ago & became firm friends when we qualified as Train Drivers.  As you can imagine, driving trains was not an ideal outlet for our artistic tendencies & so we felt compelled to do something about it.

We are based in Tontine Street, just 300 metres from the harbour in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.  An area that is becoming known for its artists & makers, designers, food & drink, wellbeing & creative businesses & education.

We find our inspiration in interior design, art, colour, photography & the seaside. People who live on the coast often take it for granted & we want to remind them of where they live.

We realise that people like to make their homes individual and to reflect their personality & there’s no better way than to have special pieces that no one else has that says “This is me”.  Recycling has been become very popular & people are using their imaginations to transform trash into treasure with websites like Pintrest & the growing number of blogs by people crafting & creating.

Amanda is currently doing a diploma in Interior Design & Lynn is a talented artist & dabbles in sculpture.


Furniture Sourcing, Importing and Upcycling

We import pre-loved furniture & pieces of “treasure” from France (hence the “La!”) either leaving them to speak for themselves or breathing a new lease of life into them if necessary. We also offer a sourcing service from the UK or France.

Bespoke Furniture Finishing

We are happy for you to bring your own piece to us so we can do the job for you in a style of your choice or to just have a chat about you possibly trying it yourself! It’s surprising how inspired you can get from just talking to other people.

Unique Home Goods, Crafts and Artwork

Our shop carries a fantastic selection of local crafts and artwork in addition to handmade and upcycled home accessories. If you are an artist or photographer wanting an outlet to showcase your work please contact us. We'd love to show your work in our shop!

Contact Us





68 Tontine Street
Folkestone, Kent
CT20 1JP
United Kingdom

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