Made in Chelsea star, Oliver Proudlock and his fiancé Emma-Lou Connolly came to Henley to film an episode of their You Tube ‘Keeping Up With the Proudlocks From Crib to Casa’ series about doing up their new Chelsea home they’ve bought.
The Henley episode posted on Sunday is the fourth in the series which sees the couple have a break from the building project and spending a day in our town. Oliver said, “We want to seek some inspiration out of London and have some fun whilst we are there. We came to Henley for our one year anniversary. It is a beautiful and amazing and has some super cute antique shops.”
The couple take a test drive in a Lotus from Hofmann’s garage in Newtown Road before going on a Hobbs of Henley boat down the river. Oliver says, “It’s so peaceful here” and then pointing to one of the houses says, “That is something to aspire to – it looks like a hotel or a ginormous pub.” They then stop at one of the riverside houses between Henley and Wargrave and meet Henley Interior Designer, Niki Schafer who shows them around the house she has been working on.
Niki said, “I got involved after being asked by Henley based, GoFilm Productions who are shooting the videos. The best advice I gave them was on overcoming the ‘magpie syndrome’ – understanding that although there is is lots of lovely things out there they need to rein in their excitement about having lots of random things and make sure that their scheme is cohesive and all goes together. I recommended that they go to The Vintage Look shop in town afterwards.”
Oliver and Emma-Lou are shown finding lots of great things in The Vintage Look in Hart Street including copper pans, wine glasses and a candelabra. Anthony Galloway, Owner of The Vintage Look said, “I was delighted to welcome Oliver and Emma-Lou to The Vintage Look. They were very impressed with the eclectic mix of items we have on sale and also how reasonably priced our goods are. They bought a selection of things including a very unusual copper and brass fire extinguisher from one of our dealers. I look forward to welcoming them to the shop again whenever they’re in Henley.”
Terence Corness Head of Client Services at GoFilm said, “We’ve worked with Ollie and Emma for a number of years here at GoFilm, and they are always great fun to be around. It was a privilege to be able to show them round our beautiful town, and a fun day was had all round.”