Interior design specialist relocates business from Pocklington to bespoke studio at her Youlthorpe home

Businesswoman Vicki Kress has relocated her interior design business to a bespoke studio at her Youlthorpe home in response to Covid-19.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 11:58 am
Vicki Kress has relocated her 22 year old interior design business to a bespoke studio at her Youlthorpe home.
Vicki Kress has relocated her 22 year old interior design business to a bespoke studio at her Youlthorpe home.

Vicki Kress Interiors and Design is currently located within Pocklington business, Grandad’s Shed that Mrs Kress runs in partnership with her husband Tony who specialises in cabinet making, furniture restoration and upholstery.

Vicki said: “During lockdown, clients would order paints and fabrics online and I would leave them in a secure place outside my home for collection.

“It got me thinking that a bespoke home studio where people could benefit from individual attention and interior design advice in a safe, idyllic and inspirational environment might be the logical next step for Vicki Kress Interiors and Design.”

Vicki Kress Interiors and Design employs the services of a full-time curtain and blind maker, three time-serviced upholsterers, five cabinet makers, one French polisher plus Tony Kress who restores antique pieces.

In addition, two paint sprayers specialise in transforming kitchens and painting furniture in purpose built spray booths.

Grandad’s Shed began life on a market stall in Vicky’s home town of Brigg in 1998. In 2000 Tony and Vicki invested in a small shop in the town before moving to larger premises in 2003.

They opened the second Grandad’s Shed in Market Weighton in 2011 before relocating to Pocklington in 2013.

The name is inspired by the times that Tony spent making things in his grandfather’s shed as a child.