North Leeds Interiors Firms Join Forces to Offer All Yorkshire Decor
November 5, 2015
Two Leeds interiors firms have joined forces to provide a unique service for people who want to use Yorkshire made products to decorate their homes.
Design and soft furnishings company Ribbons Interiors in Adel and artisan paint manufacturer Hicks and Weatherburn decided to work together after discovering a shared ethos of traditional craftsmanship and a commitment to creating their own handmade goods.
Ribbons Interiors is run by interior designers Melanie King and Sue McMurdo who make their own curtains, blinds, cushions and accessories in a workshop at the back of their shop on The Crescent in Adel.
They stock fabrics by leading designers including Jane Churchill, Harlequin, Chess, Clarke and Clarke, Voyage and silks by James Hare.
“The business has expanded rapidly over the past four years and we felt it was time to introduce a range of good quality paint for our customers that would co-ordinate well with our fabrics,” explained Sue.
“We make all our soft furnishings ourselves so that we have complete control over quality and lead time and were delighted when we discovered a local paint company with the same approach.”
Hicks and Weatherburn is one of the oldest manufacturing firms in Leeds, with a history dating back to 1741. It is already a familiar name in North Leeds, having had a shop in Lawnswood for decades before moving to new manufacturing premises in Meanwood.
It has recently launched a new range of luxury interior paints inspired by the Yorkshire countryside which is now on display in the Ribbons Interiors shop.
Owner Jonathan Wain said: “Melanie and Sue’s approach to business is very similar to my own and we share a passion for locally handmade home interiors.
“I am delighted to be working with them and pleased that Hicks and Weatherburn has a retail base in Adel once again.”