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Our Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grey Works is French inspired with a vintage feel and offers a carefully curated selection of gorgeous life and style items  for you and your home. Alongside visiting trade fairs around Europe we are always on the look out for new or vintage items of beauty that we can share with you.

We are delighted to present our range to you on line and if you live locally we order a “click and collect” option if you prefer. We are usually in the studio from Monday to Friday  10am until 5pm so do pop in and see us. For the best  experience or if you would like to visit on a Saturday please make an appointment by emailing enquiries@thegreyworks.com 

Our range includes furniture, mirrors, lighting, decorative accessories, French linens and gifts.  We offer a free gift wrapping service and we will handwrite your message. Just let us know in the information box provided when you check out.

We adore linen and have designed our own range of French linen tablecloths, placemats, napkins and hand towels.  We love to create tablescapes and we are delighted to stock the ester & erik 42cm tapered dining candles in over 60 colours.  The candles will burn for 11 hours and they are drip free with no draught.

Interior fragrance is the finishing touch and we stock the full range of diffusers, scented candles and room sprays by the French perfume Geodesis. Our ethos is to be ever evolving and we believe change to be the essence of life.  We want you to adore your interior space by dressing it with lovely things and moving them around to create a beautiful story that feels you with joy. 

We are a small and tight knit team lead by founder Rebecca and our focus is always customer centric, after all, you are the reason we do what we do. Each and every one of us has immense passion for our brand and we absolutely love what we do.

Much love x

 

 

About Rebecca

 

Owner of The Grey Works, Rebecca Rowles-Davies has always loved retail starting in her first boutique at 15 years of age. After studying fashion she moved to London and began a Management Trainee programme in Dickins & Jones in Regent Street which was a fabulous old school department store and the experience gained there was second to none. It was an  inspirational environment in the heart of London’s West End which was full of the most incredible and eccentric characters. After several management roles including setting up their Personal Shopping suite Rebecca went on to manage some solus sites  before side stepping into Fashion Retail Recruitment and then taking  time out to raise a family.

With a desire to be creative Rebecca started off painting pieces of furniture to sell in a unit at the fabulous The Old Flight House in Oxfordshire, after a relocation to Hove the business began to grow and the website was launched with the Haywards Heath store opening in the Spring of 2017 and the Trouva boutique following soon after and there is now a studio in Hove from which the business is run.

“Fashion was my first love  but with time and age I have become much more interested in interiors and particularly how we can use furniture and interior accessories to transform any space. Recently retired, my Mother was an Interior Designer  a teacher of G.C.S.E and A Level textiles at Stowe School and is an incredible seamstress. From a very young age I have been sub consciously exposed to all things fashion and interiors. My siblings and I spent a lot of time in Antique shops following Mum around. In those days, there was not the plethora of interior stores that we now have. My Mum sourced  from antique shops and  visited trade fairs for inspiration. My Dad worked in Central London and we would regularly visit, particularly Liberty where the iconic fabrics would be purchased and Mum would make beautiful creations for my siblings and I to wear: it remains my favourite store.

The ethos of The Grey Works is to be ever evolving in all that you do. So watch this space!"

I hope you enjoy shopping with us.

Much love

Rebecca x