About us

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Gilly

Lover of colour and light; breathing life into lifeless things; co-director of Burlap & Bright Limited.

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Anne

Jack of all trades, master of some; life-long maker;
co-director of Burlap & Bright Limited. 

Our Story

Cousins and partners-in-crime since birth, our first joint foray into interior design was back in the early 80s, when we sneaked into Granny Theresa's bedroom and 'decorated' her walls with expensive make-up. Since that infamous afternoon (never forgotten by either of our mothers) and despite the obvious talent for decor on display, we both followed the usual humanities degree career paths, ending up in communications, advertising, public relations, and editing roles while travelling, coming home, and juggling small children and careers. A slow dissatisfaction with corporate and government sector life and the eternal struggle of balancing work and family began to set in; the desire to re-discover the joys of working with our hands, and hearts, and our imaginations took over; a conversation about rejuvenating some family heirlooms grew into what is now Burlap & Bright Limited. 

 

We are a family business dedicated to restoring, re-loving and rejuvenating furniture. We aim to save beautiful and timeless pieces of furniture from landfill.

We would love to talk to you about bringing your favourite pieces of furniture back to life, or help you find something unique and work with you to make it truly an expression of you. 

 

We have a variety of pieces in stock ready to be made over in the fabric of your choice. We can custom build storage boxes, and ottomans of all shapes and sizes, and customise them to your requirements. Feel free to browse our gallery and Instagram to see what we have been up to.

 

Get in touch, we love talking about furniture!!   

​Anne and Gilly xx