Hard not to spot with a massive, I mean massive chair protruding from the outside..
Camden Interiors sells a beautiful range of bespoke wooden and designer furniture, some more affordable than others. This is the style of furniture which will look in place in a country mansion, french chateau, or italian Villa..
I got chatting to the shop assistant here who said they can custom make any peice of furniture to fit in a house. They also have a range of skilled craftsmen from polishers, upholsters, and cabinet makers at their disposal.
TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD SERVICE. THE WORST. Now that I've got your attention I'll tell you our sob story. My boyfriend + I were buying furniture for our first flat together and wandered in here and thought, "this place is cute". We ordered a custom table + leather sofa and were told that they'd both be delivered in 6-8 weeks.
That was in June. IT IS NOW DECEMBER and we're still sitting on the floor of our flat eating off of a coffee table because for EVERY F**KING week for the past 24 weeks, they keep saying, "It's coming. It's coming." And it never does.
Today, they finally called and said, "We need to stop stringing you along. It's not coming." And they offered us a refund (it will be hilarious out of character if they actually refund us).
It's now 2 weeks to Christmas and we have no where for our family to sit when the come to visit us.
These people are liars + borderline thieves. I hope they go out of business.
I'm in the midst of a nightmare experience similar to that of the other customers who have posted reviews. We ordered a table on 1 December and put down a £200 deposit. We were told the table would be ready in 6-8 weeks. I called every week since mid-January and have been told it would be "a couple more weeks" each time. Finally was told it would be arriving Tuesday this week, but I've called daily and haven't been able to get through as they don't seem to be answering the phone. They aren't responding to my email or voicemail. I don't know what to think. This is one of the worst experiences I've ever had with a business. Yet I still really want my table!
UPDATE 29/3/13: Last Friday I got through by phone and spoke with them for 10 minutes, demanding an update or my deposit back. The guy I spoke with (whose name I don't remember, but it's always the same guy) told me he'd be speaking with the supplier Tuesday, and I'd have an update then. I didn't get an update on Tuesday, so I called Wednesday. Spoke with them, they said they'd call back and they didn't. I called back a couple of hours later, was told they were working on it and would call back and they didn't. On Thursday (yesterday) I went down in person to request my deposit back. Despite the conversations I'd had with him the day before, Friday, and pretty much every week since January, the guy didn't seem to remember me. He told me I'd have to send him and email requesting my deposit back because he needed to forward it to the owners in Australia so they could approve it. And anyway, he said, he didn't have a credit card facility at the moment because "the company is going through a transaction" whatever that means. I asked for the owner's phone number to contact them directly and he said he couldn't give it out. He said "do you think Richard Branson gives out his direct number?" I'm sorry, did he really equate the owners of Camden Interiors with Richard Branson? The entire thing was insulting, stressful and futile. If you give these people money, you will never see it, or your purchase, again.
To the lovely people at yelp - I don't think you are doing anyone any favours by filtering (hiding) dozens more reviews from members with similar experiences. This shop's rating should be far lower than it is.
I can't believe I haven't been in this place before. It is an absolute gem. I was drawn in by the wonderful retro light fixtures that are enticingly placed in the window, and upon entry was told by the very friendly gentleman that there are 3 others levels beyond the ground that I could go and explore. Left to my own devices, that's exactly what I did.
What is wonderful about this place is that it is actually a 3-storey house and basement, and the furniture in each room has been displayed as if it could be your own home. So you really can picture how this glass artwork my look over the mantelpiece, or how that art-deco side table might look next to the Kerry McKintosh bed. If you want to get an idea of how well chosen the pieces are, perhaps take a look at their website, although it doesn't do the location itself any justice.
When I went yesterday, they had a huge sale on almost everything, expect to pay as little as £100-£300 for one-of-a-kind side tables, beds and sofas, under £100 for very large and sleek mirrors and artwork, and under £50 for unusual accesories and lighting. Brilliant.
Wowsers, this place is cute. This multi-levelled treasure trove is packed with everything unique, fabulous and quirky.
You could literally spend hours poking about, checking out everything from cushions to lamps to mirrors and odd little retro signs.
Located on the ever-expanding Chalk Farm road, it's definitely worth checking out.
you know, it's the one with a huge chair above the door. I used to know someone whose ambition was to climb up and sit on that chair.
Anyway, they sell very nice things for a very nice home in here. And rather lovely it all is too. Not your run-of-the-mill items which IKEA wannabee, but actually quite well-designed, well-made stuff which looks quite good. I would remind people, that it is all 'stuff', nothing to get too attached to. But there is 4 floors of this stuff, so there's a lot to look around, and a big choice of 'things'.
I wasn't in the market to buy anything. But... it's an interesting enough pursuit to have a wander, and think "ooh, that would be nice, I know just where I can put that." I'd rather Camden Interiors than IKEA any day
Camden Interiors is four floors of madness. Absolute madness. Well, not really, but top quality stuff is available here, and it has the feel of not coming off a production line that is just so affable and attractive that you walk in for a look and think 'oh I could do with that.. and that.. and that' So approach with caution, but a loose wallet.
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