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Our Story

 

Established by Pauline Nash in 1981, Calico Interiors is a family run business that has grown to become a full service interior design & soft furnishings specialist, supplying high quality products to both trade and private customers throughout the UK.

Based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire we specialise in manufacturing and installing bespoke made to measure window treatments & soft furnishings from our in-house contract workroom. It all started in Pauline’s front living room when her three daughters were small.

Having trained in tailoring Pauline took to curtain making with ease, teaching herself how to make all window treatments & soft furnishings.  Pauline initially built a workroom in her home but following high demand she opened a small shop in Sling village, then called ‘Cottage Curtains’.

With her excellent eye for detail and quality Pauline outgrew her small shop and so started Calico Interiors in 1999 where a larger showroom and workroom was purchased on the high street in Coleford.

The workroom needed to expand so a separate unit was required but it quickly became apparent how much we needed to all be working under one roof.  In 2012 we took over the former Milkwall Social Club (built in 1959).

Unfortunately due to the recession the social club had fallen into disrepair so when it came on the market it was the ideal size and location for Calico Interiors to expand into. Each area was designed and refurbished with forward thinking in mind so that each part of the company had its specific area to ensure smooth running of the business.

Under Pauline’s training and management we now have a fully staffed specialist design studio and workroom where each member takes pride in the products created. We welcome you to visit our showroom and be inspired by our experienced team of designers who will advise and guide you.