Fine Furnishings Lindfield; Made just for you!
By Ruth Lawrence
Andy Walters has run Lindfield’s Fine Furnishings’s for over 25 years, and he explained to me how his team hand-makes every sofa to each customer’s specifications.
Uniquely, this utterly bespoke customer service, instead of costing the earth, is entirely free. “It’s our unique selling point, which helps us beat our competitors on the high street,” Andy told me.
Each design has numerous permutations and literally thousands of fabric options. Find a sofa that appeals visually, then fine-tune it: add a couple of inches to the legs, choose a cushion filling (feather, foam or a combination), make the seat wider or the arms narrower, then choose the perfect fabric. Instead of having to select from a small swatch book, Andy can usually request a large piece of fabric to be sent, so you can drape it in situ and see how it works in your room.
After so long in business, Andy has a range on show of his most successful designs, which can be further tweaked for individuality. “Many customers wonder whether to re-cover their existing suite or buy a new one,” said Andy. He can advise during a personal visit if a sofa is worth recovering or more economical to replace. Some customers choose a new sofa but have an existing chair covered in matching fabric – a great way to recycle favourite pieces of furniture.
Andy also stocks high quality Somnus pocketed beds. “We are the largest stockist in Mid Sussex. These beds have been produced for over 150 years,” he told me, adding that the beds offer the same exceptional quality as his sofas.
As Andy’s showroom is located above the workshop, customers can actually see their sofa being made. There’s a comforting honesty about watching a craftsman hand-stitch a sofa that has a 10-year guarantee of construction and is built to last generations rather than years. “We encourage people to take their time; you can’t rush something as personal as a sofa.” I watched Andy advise some of his customers, encouraging the couple to find out exactly which design worked best for them.
If you are pondering your options for re-covering or replacing your existing sofa, get exactly what you want at this unique workshop. The right sofa can be pure joy and will never disappoint.
Unit 5, Lindfield Enterprise Park
Lewes Road, Lindfield, West Sussex RH16 2LX
Tel. 01444 482011 firstname.lastname@example.org