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Interiors shop Moochi Modo - set up by Wattlefield designer - opens its doors in Holt

16:38 09 March 2012

Moochi Modo, a new interiors shop in Holt owned by designer Tracey Grint. Pictured with assistant Ellie Rivet.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Moochi Modo, a new interiors shop in Holt owned by designer Tracey Grint. Pictured with assistant Ellie Rivet. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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An interior designer from Norfolk has taken her passion of the subject and transformed it into an eclectic and quirky interiors shop in the heart of Holt.

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Describing Moochi Modo, as “bringing a little bit of London to the area”, owner Tracey Grint, of Wattlefield, near Wymondham, emphasised it will be in keeping with the feel of the Georgian town.

With her partner Richard Stenhouse, the duo set up business together 15 years ago, but due to a demand for the interior artefacts, Mrs Grint decided to set up shop at Old Stable Yard.

“After doing so many interiors as part of our property development business we thought it was a nice idea to open a retail shop, without being ostentatious,” she said.

“So many people wanted to know where they could buy the items we were getting in so it just made sense.”

The shop boasts a vast array of stock and fabrics from Europe and also includes names such as Ralph Lauren, Purdey and English-born artist Rory Dobner.

Mrs Grint, who studied at Easton College, said the shop would help people who wanted to “make their house a home”.

“Norfolk is a very inspiring place with its beautiful beaches and skies - I want to be able to share that inspiration with others,” she added.

There are currently plans in the pipeline to expand the business by opening another shop and taking on another member of staff.

Moochi Modo currently employs one member of staff - former nanny Elle Rivett, of Sharrington - who landed the job after being recommended to Mrs Grint by a family member.

With her natural talent for the job she hopes to become manager of the Holt branch if the expansion plans go ahead.

Miss Rivett has helped to put together the baby section of the shop and also creates wedding lists for soon-to-be-wed couples.

She said: “We are aiming to be exclusive in our product offerings and design is really important to us.”

The team at the shop held an official opening event in November 2011.

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  • Stenhouse, Grint and Rivett. Good name for an Undertaker`s business. So good to see that somebody who has been courageous enough to venture as far as Easton College to study has succeeded in the pristine World of Property Development. Best sort of property is inherited, of course. And not even a tiny bit ostentatious. I am in awe. Really.

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