Interiors, architecture and design business Richard Grafton Interiors, which has showrooms in Harrogate and Ilkley, is making a £500,000 investment in a showroom in Wetherby, which will initially create two new jobs.
Due to open in February, the showroom will be managed by Donna Schofield and Karen Draper. Donna has worked as an interior design specialist in the town for over 25 years, while Karen, another experienced interior designer, is moving from the business’ Harrogate base.
Located on High Street, Wetherby, the 1700 sqft premises will feature fully furnished roomsets that incorporate the latest examples of Richard Grafton Interiors’ hand-crafted cabinetry and designer furniture. It will also include a design studio equipped with hundreds of fabrics, wallcoverings and a flooring library.
MD Richard Grafton says: “We are really excited to be opening our third showroom in Yorkshire, and for someone as experienced as Donna to be joining our team. The new Wetherby site enjoys a fantastic location in a Georgian building in the town centre which has undergone an extensive conversion to showcase our design flair and installation ability as well as offering a huge range of lifestyle objects for the home.
“The Wetherby base, together with Donna and Karen’s reputation and extensive client contacts, will put us in a strong position to extend our geographic reach as well as providing a broader choice for interior design in the town, from conception through to project management. Our aim is to provide a complete interiors solutions under one roof, led by some of the most talented designers in the region, together with a wide choice of handmade kitchens and bathrooms as well as bespoke interior architecture projects.”
Since launching in March 2012, Richard Grafton Interiors has grown from seven staff to a 21-strong team, including 12 designers working across its interior design and architectural divisions.
Pictured: The Richard Grafton Interiors Wetherby team – Rebecca Thomas, Karen Draper and Donna Schofield