Once upon a time a girl met a boy and they fell madly in love. And where better than to meet the love of your life than in St Tropez! In that moment some thirty year ago a bond formed that could never be broken. And a love affair with all things French was born.
The boy proposed to the girl! And the girl said yes!! And they had the most glorious of weddings with much fun and frivolity. It wasn't long until they bought their first home. And then along came their first child. A bouncing bundle of joy!
That girl was Rachel our founder? And as most young couples with their first home and a new child experience funds were tight. Rachel found herself living in her dream home. A wonderful Victorian house with only 2 previous owners. It was full of period details but in need of major renovations. What budget there was went on making the building sound and there's was little left over for the decorating and styling.
Rachel was faced with transforming her newly acquired, rambling Victorian pile of a house into a welcoming, comfortable home for her family. So with the ramshackle ‘money pit’ to renovate. And a baby to consider along with a love of period style French furniture to fulfil. She faced the age old dilemma of quality versus cost.
Yes, it was important to find something stylish and unique but at the same time it needed to be hard wearing and at a price that wouldn't break the bank. Not an easy task!
With a history in interior decorating and the need to furnish her home sympathetically and within a strict budget an idea was began to flourish. An obsession was born! Rachel along with her hubby and extended family slowly built on their dreams to create Newtons.
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After a fruitless search, i.e. loved it, but too way too expensive or within her budget and hated it, Rachel was feeling more than a little despondent. Was this going to be the longest renovation in history? Would the children be fully grown and have left home by its completion?
Then it hit her, she chose to draw on her skills as an Interior Designer. And along with her family and husband. And with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and drive that would not allow her to accept the mediocre. Newtons Furniture was born.
Taking inspiration from the French interiors world, Rachel designs unique French Style Beds and Bedroom Furniture, creating Collections to suit all tastes, from period Rococo to modern and minimalist. All our designs are created by us and handmade by us. And, we don’t just create stylish beds, no, each bed has a range of furniture designed to complement and enhance it. Not just the inevitable bedside table but individually designed wardrobes, chests of drawers and mirrored screens; we could go on and on but we don't want to bore you. That was 13 years ago now. The children are almost grown up and Rachel and her family are still in their Victorian Home. We still have the same energy, drive and determination. And we still create fabulously French luxury Furniture at surprisingly affordable prices.
Rachel is always striving for excellence, adding to and tweaking our Collections which have evolved and grown over time along with creating exciting and original new Collections. Whilst always keeping a beady eye on current fashion we strive to remain true to classic French Elegance with each new design.
Each unique piece of furniture is handmade by Newtons to withstand the trials of modern day living and is polished or painted or leafed in a variety of colours and finishes to enhance the natural beauty of each piece allowing you to create a stylish and individual home. We have recently added a range of Boutique Collections, the very pinnacle of French design.
Remember, we only sell furniture made by us and you will not find any of our furniture on any other website. This us to offer glorious handmade, exclusively designed French Bedroom Furniture at amazingly affordable prices. We are all individuals and the way we furnish our homes is an expression of who we are. To reflect this we constantly strive to create distinctive and yet elegant Collections exclusive to Newtons with an emphasis on design and attention to detail. Beware Imitations!
All our stunning pieces of furniture are meticulously designed and handmade by one of our master carvers in Semerang. Each craftsman spends many years honing and perfecting their skills. They are some of the most best carvers in the world. Once a piece is carved it passes through the countless finishing stages. Depending on the individual piece this involes, sanding, sealing, painting, lacquering or leafing, distressing (if appropriate) antiquing and finally a protective top coat. Each piece of furniture is handmade and no two items are the same, making each piece of French Style Furniture as totally unique and individual as you are.
We love to talk Beds and Bedroom Furniture. And have a wonderful team here in Devon waiting to take your call. Or answer your email to help you with any questions or queries you may have. You can also have a chat with us via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Houzz, Polyvore and Google Plus. Still very much a family business. Rachel and the rest of the family often answer the telephone to ensure our customers receive reassuringly good old fashioned, courteous service. Together with a modern, progressive approach and outlook. Our Motto? Treat every customer with the good grace and well-mannered service that you, yourself, would wish to receive. Why not take a look at our Meet The Team page to get to know us a little better.
Here at Newtons we do things a little differently. What makes us stand out from the crowd we hear you ask? Well, there are many things that make us different but let's stick with the stuff we can share!! We Design all our own French Furniture. Not only that but make all our own French Furniture. And finally we sell only our own French Furniture. We are constantly tweaking and adding to our Collections. And have some wonderful new Collections in the pipeline at all times. Newtons, putting the Boudoir back into Bedroom .....