Picture the scene, it's 2007, friends Lucy and Jane are visiting Lanzarote along with their brood of kids. Between them they had 5 children under 8 years. It was a last minute bargain holiday that seemed like a good idea at the time but the weather was freezing and the hotel had seen better days to say the least. They did have a cheesy show every night which the kids liked and the barman free poured drinks which Jane & Lucy liked. So it wasn't all bad. It was on this holiday one chilly day by the pool that Lucy and Jane came up with the idea for Rockett St George.
Their friendship was built on a mutual love of antique shops, flea markets and car boot sales, re-arranging the furniture in their homes and continually re-decorating. They both loved to express their creativity through their interiors. Add to this their need to earn money, the two came up with the plan for an online homeware store that enables people to break free from chain store offerings providing more unique options.
Their purpose was and still is, to inspire creativity and personal expression through interiors. "We want to help people be homemakers, create an environment that they are comfortable in, feel to be beautiful and that makes them happy every time they walk through the door"
Jane's skills in PR and photography and Lucy's extensive experience in retail created the perfect pairing. And so, they combined their savings, bought a 'Website for Dummies' book... and Rockett St George was born!
Their passion project has grown beyond their wildest dreams into the established well known brand it is today.
Fast forward fifteen years later and their online interiors shop is now driven by a fabulous team of over 50 people, with 5 warehouses, 2500 products (including our own-design India and Marrakesh products), an award-winning blog and two interior design books: Extraordinary Interiors and Extraordinary Interiors in Colour.
ROCKETT ST GEORGE
The antidote to bland interiors
LUCY ST GEORGE
we are still guided by our original purpose - to revitalise the interiors market with unique treasures, oddities, and curiosities.