Wendy opened her first shop in Seaton in 2012, bringing painted furniture, Autentico chalk paint and her own sense of style to the seaside town. As a single mother, Wendy wanted to be able to work for herself and provide for her children whilst using her creative ability to do something she loved. Wendy also wanted to share that you can create a beautiful and individual space by using vintage finds with timeless modern prices without having to spend a fortune. Indeed, her interior design ethos has always been about how to look at what you have and how you can incorporate your loved pieces into your new scheme.
Over the years, Wendy has grown her small business and added new lines, including ladies clothes and accessories which has proved to be a great success, and moved into a larger premises twice! In march 2019, Wendy and Andrew, joined forces to open their brand new lifestyle store, Brogan Buzec Lifestyle. They moved into No 12 Fore Street, Seaton, two doors up from Wendy's previous shop and three doors up from where the first shop opened at No 6. Inside their bright, fresh and welcoming boutique you will find a unique, selection of independent fashion brands, stunning homeware, stylish furniture, accessories and gifts. Brogan Buzec also support local artisans and are proud to play host to a large range of homewares by the talented DollyHotDogs girls and a selection of Alex Brooks bespoke handmade furniture.
Brogan Buzec find their inspiration from a mix of French, Italian, British and Scandi labels. When you step inside you will find everything from your wardrobe staples to a statement piece for your home, including faux blooms, candles, cushions and jewellery. Everything in-store has been handpicked to ensure that everything passes the Wendy test...if Wendy wouldn't wear it , love it as a gift or have it in her home it doesn't make the grade! Andrew explained: "We listen to our customers and take their opinions and feedback seriously. We know that they want quality, consistency and great prices. They also want to shop in an environment that makes them feel happy and relaxed, which we strive to offer as part of the service." This is why their customers come back time after time again, everyone receives a warm welcome, the coffee machine is always on and a glass of prosecco is usually not far behind. So many of Brogan Buzecs customers seem to either want to move into the shop or take everything home with them. One of the nicest received by Wendy was when a customer described Brogan Buzec as 'a real life pintrest board'.