2019 marks 45 years since Antonia Graham opened the doors to the first Graham & Green store, on Easter Monday in 1974. Situated on Elgin Crescent in Notting Hill, the store became a showcase for Antonia’s exotic and eclectic finds from around the globe.
Lifestyle merchandiser Graham & Green is an independent, family-run business that is now proudly celebrating a legacy of 45 years supplying furniture and homeware for a unique and eclectic home.
The company's story began in 1974, when founder Antonia Graham embarked on a trip to India. Upon her return, she created the first ‘lifestyle’ brand that imported exotic homewares from India, Morocco and Europe to the UK.
Until the early nineties, Graham & Green traded largely through this store but also ventured into the world of mail order catalogues. As the business grew, a second London store opened in Primrose Hill to keep up with the growing demand.
In 1998, Antonia's son Jamie, who had recently graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Furniture and Product Design, joined the team as Creative Director. He became a fundamental part of Graham & Green and worked closely with international suppliers to design and make exclusive furniture collections.
A year later, buoyed by the success of the two stores and the mail order business, Graham & Green launched its first website, taking the brand into the exciting new world of online retail.
It was also in 1999 that, after 37 years at the helm of the business, Antonia Green decided to retire. She left the business in the capable hands of her son Jamie and his wife Louise. Jamie and Louise Green have continued to work tirelessly to grow the company from its London base.
In 2015, however, following the birth of their son Max, Jamie and Louise decide to leave their fast-paced London lifestyles behind in search of rural adventures and a new home in the picturesque city of Bath.
Graham & Green continued to thrive with the opening of a new flagship store in Bayswater in London in 2016, followed by a new store in the artisan quarter of Bath.
Graham & Green stocks numerous designs that are ideal for warehouse homes and achieving an industrial 'loft living' look. We've highlighted a few of the brand's bestsellers here, together with some of our favourite items from the new collection.
Don't forget that you can get 15% off any Graham & Green purchase, either online or in store, exclusively with Warehouse Home. Simply quote the code WAREHOUSEHOME15 at the checkout [excludes Kartell, P&P charges, gift vouchers and sale items].