Peek in to the won­der­ful world of James Brind­ley

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Advertising Feature -

WITH the amount of choice, themes and in­spi­ra­tion, no two days are the same for the team at James Brind­ley.

Your home is as unique as you are, and the team at James Brind­ley can of­fer a wealth of ad­vice and cre­ativ­ity, not to men­tion stun­ning fab­rics, fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories, to cre­ate beau­ti­ful rooms.

Ann Allan, store man­ager and buyer at James Brind­ley show­room in Harrogate, of­fers a glimpse into her role at James Brind­ley. “When I start my day at James Brind­ley, the only cer­tainly I know is that it will be com­pletely dif­fer­ent to the day be­fore. I start my day with a good strong cup of tea be­fore the team ar­rive in the morn­ing, gather my thoughts, set the pri­or­i­ties and then I’m ready to start another ex­cit­ing day.

“I love the va­ri­ety here, one day I am help­ing a cus­tomer with win­dow treat­ments for their home - help­ing them search through our vast fab­ric li­brary, the next I’m plan­ning the new prod­uct col­lec­tions for our beau­ti­ful show­room.”

With the buy­ing sea­son just about to start, Ann of­fers an in­sight into her role.

What are you work­ing on at the mo­ment?

It’s a very ex­cit­ing time for us right now, we are cur­rently in sale to make way for the gor­geous new col­lec­tions. I am about to start buy­ing col­lec­tions for later in 2016; at this time of year it’s all about spin­ning plates as I turn my thoughts to next year and start build­ing some ex­cit­ing prod­uct col­lec­tions for our show­rooms whilst run­ning the store. With Christ­mas just 20 weeks away there is the op­er­a­tional as­pects of de­liv­er­ing another out­stand­ing Christ­mas scheme to our very loyal cus­tomers, some of whom make quite a jour­ney to come and see the James Brind­ley Christ­mas.

How do you de­cide what prod­ucts to buy?

Buy­ing new prod­ucts is a com­bi­na­tion of gut in­stinct and mak­ing sure they of­fer beauty and high qual­ity at a fair price.

These prin­ci­ples have served us well, and our cus­tomers are al­ways de­lighted when we launch our new col­lec­tions. For those who are look­ing for some­thing be­spoke, this is where we will col­lab­o­rate with our team of skilled crafts­men. Ev­ery client has a unique set of re­quire­ments and, just as we match peo­ple’s style with the best in­te­rior de­signer, we do the same with our crafts­men to cre­ate some­thing as unique. Very of­ten, this is made in York­shire.

What are your favourite pieces from the new col­lec­tions?

It’s hard to choose! I can’t wait to see Christ­mas in the store. Since my daugh­ter was born seven years ago I have been pur­chas­ing a Christ­mas bauble for her ev­ery year. Our baubles are so ex­quis­ite, I will strug­gle to just buy one.

I also have my eye on a new piece of Uphol­stery by John Sankey. My favourite has to be ‘The Fair­banks’, inspired by the rugged poise of silent movie stars,

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