Mary's Habitat

Mary Portas

Mary Portas

Founder of Portas Agency

As founder of Mary's Living & Giving charity shops, broadcaster, retail expert, author and high street campaigner, Mary Portas has many strings to her bow. When not out taking over the world, she resides in leafy North London with partner Mel and their son, Horatio.

A statement fire place with decorative objects, surrounded by luxurious velvet sofas and a textured rug
Colourful cushions and a printed throw sit on a dark grey velvet sofa

HANDS OFF MY CUPS

I love my antique cups. They’re French from the 17th century and gold inside. I just love the splash of colour they give.

A set of French, gold-rimmed cups from the 16th century sit next to copies of Mary Portas' memoir Shop Girl
A gold chandelier hangs next to Mary's prized bookcase and wooden dining table and chairs
Mary and her black dog enjoy the sunshine on the steps of her landscaped garden, surrounded by plants and a blue watering can

MY HAPPY PLACE

“If I don't feel happy in my home, then I know I won't feel happy anywhere."


Patterned cushions and a patchwork throw sit on a tan leather sofa, making it the perfect place to relax
Mary's kitchen includes wooden cabinets and open shelves with lots of smart storage for her kitchen accessories and dinnerware