Posted on June 17, 2022
Image credit: The Cotswold Company
Choosing the perfect sofa, bed or table for you home is an exciting journey. These pieces are more than just centrepieces in the room but the places you choose to rest, curl up or while away afternoons catching up with friends. Getting them right takes a lot of consideration and we’re highlighting five amazing independent furniture companies here in The Cotswolds that take furniture seriously. All creating top quality pieces, these companies can create or offer something truly unique and bespoke for your particular style.
From comfy beds to sink-in sofas, for pieces truly inspired by The Cotswolds, you can’t go wrong with The Cotswolds Company. The rolling hills hold the inspiration for the furniture and accessories they design and make, paired with an ambition to create pieces that make homes feel welcoming and cosy.
Everything is thoughtfully designed, carefully crafted and built to last. All the wood furniture is made from responsibly sourced timber, with The Cotswolds Company knowing the forest of origin for every piece and 45% of their engineered wood comes from FSC-certified sources.
While you can shop online, we’d highly recommend visiting their flagship furniture store, idyllically located in the beautiful town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Their interiors-loving staff can help you find the pieces you need for your home, plus there are home accessories you can only shop exclusively in store.
Find out more or start browsing their collections online here.
For bespoke sofas, armchairs or footstools with an eco conscience, Planted Furniture in Cheltenham was created by husband and wife team, Daisy and Toby, out of a shared passion to change the way we approach sustainability in the home. Their story has roots in craftsmanship, Toby trained as a cabinet maker and Daisy was a technical chandelier designer and they bring their expertise to every piece that is made.
Toby spent over a decade in the upholstery business and creates furniture using traditional techniques and skills from scratch. Each piece is built to last and contains natural materials in place of man-made synthetics. Planted believe it’s best to use traditional, time-tested manufacturing principles and incorporate natural, breathable materials whenever possible.
The collection of furniture, while appearing small, accommodates to everyone’s tastes and personal preferences. Each piece has an individual design and then when you dive into the bespoke elements of such as fabric and legs, you can create something that works just for you.
For bespoke sofas, beds and tables, Sofas & Stuff offer a remarkable level of customisation, all rooted in beautiful designs and experience. Sofas & Stuff is a family business with a long history in the furniture trade and is built on the simple idea of giving customers exactly what they want. Choose any fabric in the world for your sofa or customise a table so it’s the ideal size, colour and adorned with perfect handles.
To browse their styles in store as well as their extensive fabric library, visit Sofas & Stuff’s showroom in Woodchester, housed in a beautiful converted Wool Mill built in 1804. To make the most of their bespoke service, we’d recommend booking a design appointment for your visit where the design team guide you through the bespoke furniture options. From feet options to custom scatters and contrast piping, they will help you find the perfect shape and fabric based on your ideas and lifestyle.
UK made, quality and luxury design are the pillars that make up Tamarisk Designs. The Cotswolds-based company was founded 31 years ago to fulfil a market need for luxury, stylish, and comfortable sofas, chairs and footstools. Using a mix of traditional skills and modern technology, Tamarisk Design’s furniture is manufactured to provide exquisite comfort and longevity with a range of fillings and finishes available across the collection.
You can browse their classic and contemporary collections online but each piece requires you to enquire to ensure it meets your needs. Besides their collections which you can bring into your home, they also work with interior designers seeking the perfect items for their projects as well as provide furnishings to hotels and luxury establishments.
One of out go-to favourites for interiors and furniture in The Cotswolds, Cotswold Grey is a luxury interiors and lifestyle store with a passion for culturally-inspired design.
They are professional collectors who travel the world and buy stunning pieces directly from artisans and artists to bring back to The Cotswolds for you to take home. Their range includes large and small furniture as well as upholstered items, soft furnishings, lighting, tableware and so much more.
Cotswold Grey’s flagship store sits right on Moreton-in-Marsh High Street. Once an old Ironmongers, this renovated space is now a sweeping 16,000 square foot showroom filled to the brim with inspiring furniture and each area thoughtfully and beautifully styled. A real treasure trove, we love exploring their one-of-a-kind pieces in store. Their ever-changing collection of finds ensure that every visit is a completely new and exciting experience.
You can shop and browse their collections online but we’d highly recommend dropping by their stunning showroom to browse in person.