A BUSINESS selling rustic interiors at Spark:York says trade has been buoyant since it launched in the early summer - and now it is picking up more orders online as well.

Helston Street is run by Lucy Scarah and her mother Vanessa Seddon, and sells rustic furniture and other items for both the house and the garden, sourced in the UK, France and Sweden.

“We scour flea markets in the UK and France as well as having connections to Sweden,” she said. “Our style has a very rustic country feel, with a slight industrial edge.

“We endeavour to find unique, stylish pieces that can be incorporated into many different settings, such as a modern English home or a country farmhouse in France."

She said she had recently launched a website, www.helstonstreet.co.uk, and the business had been featured in various interiors magazines.

Spark:York is based in converted shipping containers in Piccadilly.