Bring the outdoors in this spring with stunning homewares from Rose & Grey.

Rose & Grey’s aesthetic is chic, refined and perfectly suited to modern living. Its founders, Guy and Lyndsey Goodger, share a media background, excellent taste and a love of great style. They cannily tied these strands together by creating the online homewares haven and, more recently, a fabulous showroom in Cheshire as well. Thanks to superb quality at accessible price points, the family business is booming.

The couple, who have two small boys, say: “A passion for interiors and keen interest in design inspired us to create Rose & Grey to bring together all the fabulous bits and pieces we’ve encountered on our travels.

“It was really hard to find gorgeous things for your home away from the high street, and we had discovered some really great products that weren’t available online. We wanted to launch a website with all of the visual style and punch of the big brands on a small budget.”

With a keen understanding of the market, they’ve skillfully managed to translate their vision into reality.

In its list of under-the-radar interior brands, The Telegraph describes Rose & Grey’s offering as “trend-led furniture with a twist… [made of] natural materials and a muted palette with the odd splash of colour or pattern”.

The company has recently celebrated its 10th birthday, having launched in 2008, just after the birth of the Goodgers’ second son, Ollie. Lyndsey remembers planning her work on the launch around Ollie’s naptimes.

“We had about £12,000 worth of savings about half of which went into stock,” she recalls. “I worked from home and used a third-party logistics company to send out products. As Rose & Grey grew, I moved into an office and started taking on staff. The biggest change for the business came in 2014 when Guy joined the company and we took on the warehouse.

“The company has grown organically and quickly over the 10 years, and there are now 10 of us meaning I no longer have to wear lots of different hats and can focus on the bit I love the most.”

Rose & Grey’s prices are pleasing (plus it has great seasonal sales), its style is seductive and its focus on customer service is gloriously gratifying. Reviewers consistently rave about the excellent treatment they’ve received at the hands of the Rose & Grey staff. Time and again, customers report prompt delivery, swift resolution of the rare issues that arise and general satisfaction with the products they’ve bought.

They offer a no-quibble guarantee, too. If an item fails to make the grade, you can contact them within twenty-eight days and they will exchange it or give you a full refund.

Rose & Grey do a photoshoot every month, adding around 40 to 60 products to their offering each time. The result is that the site – with its accompanying Instagram feed (@roseandgreyinteriors), which has 68k followers, and beautifully informative blog – is a constantly evolving treasure trove of interiors goodies and inspiration.

Here are a few of our favourite things on there this spring.

The Shorty Short Locker

Who doesn’t love a bit of a storage, right? With its on-trend colour and vintage vibe, this little locker would slot neatly into any nook in your house. It could be a bathroom cabinet, a teenager’s bedside table or even a drinks table in the sitting room…

Retro Webbing Stool

Cane webbing is quite the material of the season. From fabric to furniture, the lattice pattern is everywhere right now. It comes as no surprise, then, to see it featured on Rose & Grey. We like it very much. Available in two stylish colours, this stool is a super versatile addition to your home.

Edith Button and Stud Sofa

The only danger with this classic yet contemporary sofa is that you will never get off it once you have sunk in. Handmade in the north of England, it is as handsome as can be in its smart shade of green.

Round Natural Rug

Round rugs are perfect for awkwardly shaped spaces. This one, in its woven rattan, brings an earthy texture to contemporary interiors. No, you don’t need an eye test: the £72 price tag is for real.

b>Ferm Living Corduroy Cushion

We love velvet as much as the next person (see the gorgeous sofa above) but there is a place in our hearts for the unsung hero that is corduroy, too. These corduroy cushions are so covetable, we will take one in every shade.

Noko Wicker Conical Pendant

Pendant lighting has come a long way in recent years. Tapping into the trend for natural materials, these wicker ones (complete with cord, ceiling rose and fittings) are worth a long, hard look.

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May 2019

By Becky Ladenburg