Our Story @ Smith’s Place
This website is dedicated to the late John and Catherine Smith (nee O’Gorman) loving parents, Grandparents and fantastic in laws. Their love of vintage furniture and their passion for restoring discarded items led to the rise of Cathy’s Vintage Interiors. Their encouragement to continue their beliefs has ensured that we source the finest vintage items to share with you and to remind us of our past. Rest in Peace Cathy and John, always in our hearts xx
Our aim is to preserve quality items of furniture by lovingly restoring and hand decorating. In addition to this, we also provide an upholstery service for those beautiful items which often sit at home just needing a little touch of love.
Based in the beautiful Cornish countryside Cathy’s Vintage Gray’s interiors is a newly launched enterprise. Our pieces are carefully selected and transition through a quality process of restoring, painting or upholstering.
Having restored our Georgian farmhouse we sourced and restored vintage pieces to complete our home with Cathy and Johns influence in mind. We had many friends asking us to source items for their homes and this has led to us expanding to our section of ‘little country finds’ where you will find carefully sourced little items from the past.
Our restored furniture and upholstery section is where our love of fabrics and paint really come to life. We have many years experience of hand decorating furniture and have attended courses in the art of painting and preserving. We are also qualified upholsterers and enjoy working with our customers to ensure that their cherished tired item is treated with the respect it deserves during its transformation.
Our paint palette is normally chosen from the elegant shades of French Gray paints to compliment and transform the once loved pieces that have fallen out of fashion into stylish and sought after items. Only the best quality eggshell paints and waxes are used in our workshop.
It gives us great satisfaction to know that our lovingly restored furniture will be enjoyed by others for many years to come and continuing Cathy’s vision. Look out for our British Bulldog called The Guvnor who spends most of his time in our workshop overseeing the jobs. He is also Gray !