backstory: our bespoke upholstery line

Great design starts with the guiding principle that your home should be a reflection of you. We start each project under the influence of this maxim, and luckily our clients tend to share this agenda. After "timeless" and "comfortable," "personal" is often next on the list of design aspirations. 

While catalogue furniture from the Wayfair, CB2, and other big box stores can help fill the gap and achieve that oft-referenced "high-low" look, the most successful interiors incorporate custom pieces: unique items designed specifically for your space.

While we love working with our design clients, we also spend a lot of time with shoppers at our Greenwich store who are designing their own homes. Many of these chic women know what they want, and have already mastered the art of the "collected" look (think, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue").

But despite their industry and know-how, these women often end-up frustrated because of limited access to customizable pieces and high-end fabrics. Even with the advent of direct-to-consumer brands like Serena & Lily, Lillian August, and One King's Lane (some of our faves!) the design industry still operates with trade barriers where the average shopper needs a "dealer" to purchase special items.

Much like our podcast and boutique, our bespoke upholstery line is all about access. By offering customizable, speciality pieces in high-end, trade-only fabrics, we hope to be a resource to the many would-be designers out there who are creating their own beautiful spaces.

Sometimes it just takes ones special piece, or the introduction of one amazing fabric, to enliven a room. Each of our bespoke items was designed with this goal in mind. 

Happy shopping!


Susannah & Pamela
the GUSSIE girls 

Our bespoke line launches in February 2021. Stay tuned!