Alternative wedding lists in York’s most stylish homewares, interiors and antiques shops.
Caitlin Hazell

Caitlin Hazell


I would like to introduce two local businesses in York that are offering bride and grooms an alternative to the run of the mill department store offerings for their wedding list.

Upside Down Design, a unique independent interiors shop and design space who have a gorgeous selection of thoughtful, ethical and stylish range from around the world to give any bride or groom on their special day. Located on Bootham, York, there is conveniently placed car park behind the shop by Radio York.

Upside Down Design has a range of inspirational homeware, ranging from glasses, dinnerware, cushions, throws, candles, vases, kitchen essentials to gorgeous lighting and furniture. All items are carefully selected by owner Carole and her team. Carole has fantastic taste as a highly sought-after interior designer, you will find an eclectic, contemporary mix of beautifully designed on-trend gifts. Carole says, ‘We don’t sell anything that we wouldn’t love to have in our own homes.’ This simple ethos shows when perusing Upside Down Design.

Here’s some of our favourites:

Alternate wedding lists
Alternate wedding lists

Secondly, we would like to introduce The French House. With showrooms in York and London, they boast one of the largest ranges of French antiques in the UK, including a large selection of beds, mirrors, lights, tables – among many other treasures – ranging from the 17th to 20th Century. There are smaller decorative items available and a range of French linens and other fabrics available. They can offer a wedding list service to bride and grooms to suit all budgets adding some French elegance and unique pieces to your home.
With a large showroom just North of York and additional warehouse, the range of stunning antique pieces and friendly service, you will not be disappointed.

Both businesses will help clients to put together a custom wedding list for you, ensuring you get all the essentials (or just because their beautiful) for your home. Not only will you and your guests be supporting independent businesses in York, but you will fill your home with delightful pieces that are definitely not run-of-the-mill

For more information you can contact the teams or popping in, contact details for Upside Down Design and for The French House

Caitlin Hazell


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