It can be hard to find affordable, high-quality home furnishings on the high street, especially if you’re in the market for something a little bit special.
Which is why it’s definitely worth paying a visit to South Lakes furnishing specialist, Carr & Bleasdale. Situated in Kirkby Lonsdale’s historic Market Square, Carr & Bleasdale has been delighting discerning customers for decades with its unique collection of antique and contemporary furniture, expertly upholstered chairs and bedheads, bed linen, lamps and objets d’art.
The traditional black-and-white shop frontage showcases a carefully chosen selection of comfortable chairs, charming antique pine and painted furniture pieces, as well as custom-made cushions and throws handcrafted from elegant designer fabrics.
Inside there are many more treasures to discover with exquisite themed room displays extending over two floors, offering visitors the opportunity to browse a remarkably eclectic range of home furnishings under one roof. Whether you love French country style, Victorian grandeur or contemporary chic, you’ll find something to suit. Many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind: classic wing chairs upholstered in exclusive cloth, vintage leather armchairs, 19th-century glassware and ceramics.
Proprietor, Enid Harrison, has a particular interest in beautiful bedding and the shop always has an impressive selection of bed linen on display. Expect luxurious duvets and marshmallow-soft pillows, sumptuous Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow slips, plus a superb range of quilted bedspreads in every colour combination featuring timeless cottage-style floral motifs and toile de jouy prints, as well as classic plain stitched. Rare sizes are catered for, too, with bedding available up to superking size and square continental pillow cases usually in stock.
Keen-eyed holidaymakers may recognise Enid’s creative touch in many of the holiday cottages in and around Kirkby Lonsdale, so if you see something you’d love to own when you’re here on a break, you might just find what you’re looking for at Carr & Bleasdale!