In the Press
POEMS – OCTOBER 2023
Oakwrights, the Herefordshire-based oak framed building specialists, featured Holloways in its third volume of its coffee table magazine, Poems. It tells the story of Holloways, from hop growing on the family farm in Suckley to the high-end interiors business we are today. It details the transformation from historic hop buildings to state-of-the-art furniture showrooms, surrounded by Holloways Garden Antiques courtyards and the award-winning farm-to-fork café, the Glasshouse. While Holloways Interior Designer Annie Blackledge inspires with advice on how to furnish an oak-framed home.
Launched in 1999, Oakwrights, run by Tim and Serena Crump, designs and builds bespoke oak-framed homes and buildings across the UK, helping clients find plots and secure planning permission for their dream homes. The Holloways interior design team, led by Annie, created the contemporary country living interior in The Woodhouse, Oakwrights' stunning show home in Kenchester, Herefordshire. Boasting glorious views across to the Black Mountains, each space is light and airy, with lofty ceilings and warm, natural oak beams, and is available for Oakwrights' potential build clients to stay in and experience.
Read the full feature in Poems vol 3 here and take a 360-degree tour around The Woodhouse to see the breathtaking living and dining spaces designed by Annie and the Holloways team. Discover Oakwrights here.
COTSWOLD LIFE – SEPTEMBER 2023
How to choose the perfect dining table was the subject of a feature in Cotswold Life's September 2023 edition. Holloways interior designer Annie Blackledge offered advice to readers on styling beautiful, practical dining rooms in contemporary and period homes, however big or small the space.
COTSWOLD LIFE – AUGUST 2023
How to create the perfect outdoor sitting room was the subject of a feature the August issue of Cotswold Life magazine. Holloways interior designer Annie Blackledge shared her expert advice on choosing outdoor furniture for small gardens, urban plots and country homes; where to position it and how to dress it.
The Glasshouse café – a finalist in the 2022 Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards – also featured in the magazine's Café and Tea Room Trail, prompting readers to visit the finest establishments across the Cotswolds, from hotels to bakehouses and renowned gardens.
And our Larsson double bed with low headboard, Larsson dressing table and Larsson low chest of drawers, Keats pendant light and Shaftesbury lamp made the front page of the magazine's Bedroom Bliss feature, showing readers how to create a restful bedroom scheme.
MIDLANDS LIVING – AUGUST 2023
Holloways interior designer Annie Blackledge was interviewed for a feature in the August edition of Midlands Living magazine on inspirational ways to dress your outdoor room for the summer. Using Holloways garden furniture and outdoor living accessories, Annie showed readers how to create an inspirational outdoor space for lounging and dining.
COTSWOLD LIFE – JULY 2023
Creating a fabulous outdoor dining area was the subject of a feature on Holloways in the July edition of Cotswold Life. Interior Designer Annie Blackledge gave her expert advice on creating separate zones in a garden for dining and seating, using outdoor lighting to create atmosphere and how the new trend of outdoor casual dining sets provides the best of both worlds when space is at a premium in a garden.
COUNTRY LIFE – MAY 2023
Our Chedworth eight-seater ceramic outdoor dining set featured in the Coronation Special edition of Country Life magazine on May 3. It was part of a feature on luxury furniture and accessories to enhance your garden over the summer.
MIDLANDS LIVING – MARCH 2023
Andrew Manning-Cox, the new High Sheriff of Worcestershire, named Holloways as one of his favourite local businesses in the March edition of Midlands Living magazine. He named us as a "favourite café" and went on to describe us as "a lifestyle store providing employment and economic activity in a rural environment".
WORCESTER NEWS – MARCH 2023
Holloways was the first stop on the Worcestershire leg of the RHS Giant Welly Tour. For two weeks, the RHS's enormous boot – designed to promote the RHS Malvern Spring Festival – was in residence in the courtyard. Visitors were encouraged to take selfies with the brightly-painted welly in a VIP ticket giveaway, the Glasshouse café ran a special garden-inspired menu and special offers were applied to garden furniture as the business celebrated the collaboration.
Read the full story here.
MIDLANDS LIVING – DECEMBER 2022
Perfect Christmas presents from the Holloways gift shop and Neptune store-in-store featured in the December issue of Midlands Living magazine.
HEREFORDSHIRE LIVING – OCTOBER 2022
World-renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen was the cover story in October's Herefordshire Living magazine, which included a four-page feature on the history of Holloways, sister business Holloways Garden Antiques and our award-winning, field-to-fork Glasshouse café.
Owner Diana Holloway talked about the origins of the furniture business, still run from the family farm in picturesque Suckley in Worcestershire, and how the company is driving towards a sustainable future. The business has been supplying luxury furniture to clients around the UK and beyond for more than 30 years, and Diana puts its success down to exceptional customer service and working with environmentally-conscious manufacturers who share Holloways values of quality and longevity.
Holloways furniture featured included the Arundel extending dining table – from our Neptune partner store – handmade Italian terracotta pots from our antiques courtyards, our new Lucca sofa, armchair and footstool and Neptune's Chawton two-door cabinet, all dressed with accessories from Holloways Gift Shop. Read the full feature here.
CHESHIRE LIVING – OCTOBER 2022
Holloways living and dining furniture was showcased in October's Cheshire Living magazine.
Included was the Arundel extending dining table – from our Neptune partner store – handmade Italian terracotta pots from our antiques courtyards, our new Lucca sofa, armchair and footstool, Neptune's Chawton two-door cabinet and pieces from our Dorset collection, including the extending dining table with glazed cabinet and console table, plus accessories and tableware from Holloways Gift Shop.
Read the magazine here.
COTSWOLD LIFE - OCTOBER 2022
The Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards are now in their 20th year – two decades of celebrating the great and the good in the Cotswold foodie scene, from fabulous fine dining restaurants to the brightest new chefs, brilliant new products to perfect pubs, hospitality staff who deliver exceptional customer service to the new kids on the block shaking up the market.
The Glasshouse is a finalist in the Café, Coffee and Teashop of the Year category, following a list from Cotswold Life's illustrious judging panel in August. Staff, customers and even the Holloways herd of pedigree Hereford beef cattle were filmed by Tom Wakefield of Cotswold TV ahead of the awards ceremony next month.
Up against Broadway's Wayside Farmshop and Tea Room, Blockley Café and Moreton-in-Marsh-based Grouch Coffee, the judges said: "The Glasshouse is the stunning farm-to-fork café at Holloways, the renowned contemporary country living furniture retailer in Suckley, Worcestershire. With its own herd of pedigree Hereford beef cattle and abundance of Great Taste Award-winning food and drink producers on the doorstep, the Glasshouse has been serving delicious, locally-sourced dishes for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea for the past 13 years."
The awards are held at Cheltenham Racecourse on October 17, hosted by actress Emma Samms and her husband Simon McCoy.
WELCOME TO WORCESTERSHIRE - 2022
The Kingfisher Visitor Guides provide all the information about the best of Britain's tourist attractions, cultural venues, restaurants and retail outlets. Holloways has a stunning double-page spread in the 2022 Welcome to Worcestershire guide, showing all there is to explore at our showrooms in Suckley. From furniture shopping to exploring our antique courtyards, advice form our interior design team to gifts galore in our gift shop and farm-to-fork dining in the Glasshouse cafe, the Holloways experience is a fantastic day out all year round.
LIVING MAGAZINE - SEPTEMBER 2022
Living Cheshire included a stunning double page spread of the vast range of furniture on offer at Holloways, in just four images. From stylish conservatory furniture, extremely comfortable living room furniture, stunning dining furniture to practical contemporary storage units, all can be found and tailored to your taste at Holloways.
MIDLANDS LIVING - AUGUST 2022
Living Midlands captured perfectly the magic of Holloways Garden Antiques and its courtyards in picturesque Suckley. From vintage urns to terracotta pots, and garden antiques to contemporary sculpture, there is plenty to choose from. Each piece is unique in its own way, with its own charms and quirks. Head to our Journal for ways to inject character and interest to your garden through the use of antiques and ornaments.
SHIRE MAGAZINE - JULY/AUGUST 2022
The summer issue of Shire magazine ran a feature on how to create attractive outdoor spaces, featuring our Tetbury Mini dining set, our Goa table and rope chairs, the stunning Monterey six-seater and British-made fire pits. Different pieces of furniture to suit all sorts of needs, whilst transforming any outdoor space into something beautiful.
COTSWOLD LIFE - JULY 2022 AND SUMMER SPECIAL 2022
Holloways garden furniture was showcased at its prime in both of these issues of the Cotswold Life magazine, displaying some of our stunning garden furniture, as well as the comfort of our sofas, the elegance of our dining tables, and the extensive range of terracotta pots in the treasure trove that is our garden antiques courtyard.
THE ENGLISH HOME - MARCH 2022
A feature on garden room design in The English Home's March 2022 issue pictured Holloways Lloyd Loom Camellia sofa and armchair. Available in a choice of finishes, from dusty green and snow (pictured) to pebble and taupe, there's a huge range of pretty upholstery fabrics, all designed to withstand the light and humidity levels in conservatories and garden rooms. Scatter cushions can be made up in almost any fabric of your choice and the light, aluminium frames give the sofa and armchair a truly timeless appearance.
SHIRE MAGAZINE - JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022
The new year issue of Shire magazine featured a piece on finding stylish storage solutions and ways to declutter and refresh your home for the new season. Pieces showcased included Holloways new Jenson sofa, pictured below in our Neptune store-in-store with the Jenson love seat and Otis occasional chair. The Oxford home office and dining collections, including the Oxford corner pedestal desk desk with useful storage, Oxford open rack shelving unit with cupboards and filing drawers and the Oxford extending dining table and dining bench, were also featured. In addition, Neptune's Ardingly cabinet and the Dorset tall shoe storage bench and coat rack, were pictured in the feature.
WOMAN & HOME
Neptune's Lowther tableware was featured in Woman & Home magazine's Christmas special, along with inspiration for creating the perfect Christmas dining table. The feature also showcased Neptune's Handsworth cutlery and Emily linen napkins, available in shades from Salt to Mist (pictured), Olive, Apricot and Peat. Lowther is Neptune's most relaxed tableware and includes serving plates and bowls, dinner and side plates, dipping bowls, mugs and pasta bowls. With a distinctly handmade, artisanal feel, each piece is finished in a painterly blue/grey.
All products are available in our Neptune store-in-store.
MIDLANDS LIVING MAGAZINE - NOVEMBER 2021
Inspirational ways to decorate your home for Christmas was the subject of a four-page feature in the November issue of Midlands Living magazine. Holloways Interior Designer Annie Blackledge shared her passion for creating magical Christmas schemes in every room, with practical hints on creating centrepieces using greenery foraged from the garden, laying an enchanting dining table, welcoming holiday visitors with homemade cocktails and canapes, adding thoughtful touches to guest bedrooms and cosying up sitting rooms ready for the festive season.
Read the full feature over on our Journal or pick up your free copy in-store.
WORCESTER NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2021
Holloways Interior Designer Annabel Amphlett was one of 17 plucky skydivers who raised more than £30,000 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven with a charity jump. On September 24, the Worcester News reported how Annabel and her fellow teammates tumbled out of an aircraft above Hinton Skydiving Centre in Northamptonshire to raise a whopping £31,600 for the Worcestershire breast cancer charity. Annabel, who organised the feat, described the jump as: "Exhilarating, terrifying and awesome all at the same time."
Read the full story here.
WORCESTER NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2021
A story in the Worcester News on September 16 documented how Holloways Interior Designer Annabel Amphlett planned to leap out of an aircraft at 13,000ft to raise funds for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. The feat would be part of a year of charity work by Annabel and her husband Richard Amphlett, the High Sheriff of Worcestershire. Eighteen intrepid jumpers were due to make the leap at an airfield in Northampton, with a fundraising target of £18,000.
Read the full story here.
COTSWOLD LIFE - AUGUST 2021
Cotswold Life's August issue included a city feature on Worcester, celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of Worcester. A piece on Holloways featured our Sheldrake extending dining table with six, upholstered Long Island chairs, a staddle stone from Holloways Garden Antiques, dishes from the Glasshouse restaurant and the Jasper corner sofa, pictured in our Neptune store-in-store.
THE ENGLISH GARDEN - JULY 2021
A superb cider mill from our sister business Holloways Garden Antiques featured in the July issue of The English Garden. Celebrating the best garden art, the magazine also featured an antique wrought iron bench, pair of vintage stone lions and the bronze resin 'Tawny Owl' by renowned British sculptor Paul Harvey.
Similar pieces are available in an ever-changing catalogue of garden antiques and ornaments in our courtyards or shop online at Holloways Garden Antiques.
COTSWOLD LIFE - JUNE/JULY 2021
Part of a destination feature on Malvern and its surrounds, Holloways featured in Cotswold Life's June/July edition. Showcasing our interior design service, gift shop, Glasshouse restaurant and antiques courtyards, imagery included this four-seater Clementine dining set and Jasper corner sofa.
COUNTRY LIVING - JULY 2021
Daisy the unicorn pony, with her little rider Georgie, aged five, featured in the July edition of Country Living magazine. The Holloways team staged a dazzling photoshoot at the 14th Century English Heritage-run Leigh Court Barn with maestro florist Shane Connolly, of Shane Connolly & Co. Featured in this shot are the Derwent table, Arundel dining benches and chairs, Moreton table, Wycombe chairs and Arundel console table, as well as antiques from Holloways Garden Antiques.
COTSWOLD LIVING - JUNE 2021
Our Scandinavian-inspired Hellasgarden sofa set features in the Living Loves section of the June edition of Cotswold Living magazine.
They said: "We love the cool, Scandinavian design and rope dealing of this Hellasgarden outdoor sofa set from Holloways. The weatherproof two-seater sofa comes with two armchairs, two teak-topped side tables and a smart footstool for maximum comfort and style."
Shop the Hellasgarden collection here.
MIDLANDS LIVING - MARCH 2021
Our magical autumn photoshoot, featuring Daisy Grey the unicorn, Elvis the white rabbit, a flock of busy hens and a life-size bronze stag was featured in Midlands Living magazine's March edition. The Holloways team was joined on the two-day shoot at Leigh Court Tithe Barn by the Queen's favourite florist, Shane Connolly, and interiors specialist Andrew Davis Photography.
Read the full story in our Journal.
MIDLANDS LIVING - DECEMBER 20
Holloways Interior Designer Annie Blackledge shared her tips for creating a white Christmas in the December issue of Midlands Living magazine. From enchanting dining tables to welcoming entrance halls, cosy sitting rooms to memorable front doors, Annie's inspired interiors were accompanied by stunning images from Holloways archive and current showroom stock.
Read the full feature in our Journal.
COUNTRY LIVING - NOVEMBER 20
They say never work with children or animals, but Holloways autumn photoshoot featured a white rabbit hopping out of a top hat, a naughty stag, a flock of inquisitive hens and a real, live unicorn. No Photoshopping required here as the Queen's favourite florist, Shane Connolly, and a team of Holloways designers and stylists set to work transforming the majestic interior of Leigh Court Tithe Barn with flora and fauna. Two days of filming produced a set of truly magical images featuring Holloways new-season living and dining collections. Read more in our Journal.
HEREFORDSHIRE LIVING - OCTOBER 20
How to choose the perfect dining table was the subject of a feature on Holloways furniture collections in October's Herefordshire Living magazine. Featuring the Detroit, Nordic, Arundel, Matilder and new Larvik tables, the Time To Dine piece offered interior design tips for those looking to remodel their dining areas, whatever age or style their home.
COUNTRY HOMES & INTERIORS - OCTOBER 20
Neptune by Holloways Arundel table and benches, and Shoreditch upholstered chairs, were centre stage in Country Homes & Interiors' October magazine. With flowers by Shane Connolly, and featuring Daisy Grey the unicorn and her five-year-old owner Georgie, the campaign - shot at Leigh Court Tithe Barn - also showcased a life-size bronze stag and antique terracotta urns from Holloways Garden Antiques.
COUNTRY LIFE - SEPTEMBER 20
Country Life's September 16th issue featured Karen Bird's 'Niobe', Day Dreamer, another modern bronze, a vintage wrought iron gazebo and antique bench, all from Holloways Garden Antiques.
COUNTY HOMES & INTERIORS
Our Chichester workstation and Chicago, Oxford and Hebden desks are featured in July's Country Homes & Interiors
COTSWOLD LIFE MAGAZINE JULY 20
These fabulous 50s-style Poppy armchairs appear in the July issue of Cotswold Life magazine, along with our Oakridge high-back armchair.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 24TH MAY 20
The Sunday Telegraph featured our new Salerno HPL table in its At Home & In The Garden supplement, along with our Hellasgarden bistro set and Oakridge casual dining set with reclining sofas and armchairs. Our Chiswick garden room sofa also featured as one of the newspaper’s ‘recommended’ pieces.
GARDENS ILLUSTRATED, JUNE 20
Gardens Illustrated magazine was in full bloom in the June issue with our Oakridge high-backed armchair.
LOCAL NEWS - HEREFORE TIMES
In May, our new garden furniture collections and statuary featured in the Hereford Times and Malvern Gazette.
COUNTRY LIFE JUNE 20
Ben Wouters’ arresting bronze sculpture, Frederick, was the focus of June’s Country Life magazine advertisement along with a vintage bird bath - complete with bullet hole in the cherub’s head - an elegant urn and two vintage wrought iron and wooden benches.
COUNTRY LIVING MAY 20
Our beautiful Woodstock sofa, Tresco oval dining table and chairs, Monterey casual dining set and Camellia Lloyd Loom sofa and armchair appeared in the 35th anniversary edition of Country Living magazine.
COUNTRY LIFE MARCH 20
The March edition of Country Life magazine included a selection of vintage and modern garden ornament from Holloways Garden Antiques. Italian terracotta pots, a pretty wrought iron bench, staddle stones and a beautifully-weathered cider press - all regularly held in stock - featured in the advert.
MIDLANDS LIVING AND HEREFORDSHIRE LIVING, MAY 2020
LIVING MAGAZINE 2019
No project is too big or small for home furniture store Holloways and its team experts interior designers, located in the picturesque village of Suckley.
Read the full article here Design Delights