Furniture • Lighting • Mirrors • Collectables • Glassware • Gardenalia
My name is Cathy and, together with my husband, business partner and best friend Peter, I run the Boule-in, a unique Suffolk based decorative lifestyle company hosting 4 sesonal Fêtes a year from our courtyard, barn and garden in Bildeston. Our aim is to offer our customers beautiful French pieces for Interiors and Gardens to enhance their own Modern British Lifestyles.
As a couple we have a shared passion for all things French, embracing the entente cordiale by mixing the best of French style with English charm: we source all of our pieces in France together. The buying experience has always been at the heart of The Boule-in ethos, for both our customers as well as ourselves. My job is to spot unique stylish objets for the home whilst Peter has an eye as to what might fit in the lorry! Having spent years building up a rapport with our dealers, we consider them now not only as friends but appreciate their own years of experience dealing with Frence objet d’art: whenever possible we hope to pass on this knowledge and provenance to our own customers, making each piece that much more unique and personal.
Our Boule-in rule is simple: we buy what we love (whatever its age or decorative style) with a constant eye to functionality as well as beauty. With deceorative trends in mind we nevertheless believe strongly that beautiful, authentic, design led pieces are timeless and can be enjoyed within a variety of decorative styles and homes. We love mixing antique, rustic and mid-century modern styles and hope like us, our customers will find it easy to buy what they love!
Our latest collections are showcased at our seasonal Fêtes and added to our website to allow customers from further afield the opportunity to purchase. Our French pieces are all authentic and individually unique. This means we are unable to duplicate items but we are always willing to source specific customer requests. In restoring any item, we always attempt to conserve and cherish, believing that its history and patina of age adds to the beauty and charm of our pieces: Website images attempt to be truly representative of the piece, whilst lifestyle photos hope to demonstrate their beauty and functionality within Modern British Lifestyles.
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