Our Story

Dear Grace is the culmination of 30 years in the retail industry.  My career started in Colchester in the fabulous soft furnishing department at the Colchester Co-op.  My career has traveled well, from Colchester to Sydney Australia, Maldon and now back to where it all began.

Spending my childhood between our family farm where i still live, my beautiful school in the Suffolk countryside and my Nan and Grandad's lovely little home, English country house style and a welcoming home were my early influences.

Strangely whilst living in Australia I fell in love with all things French Country.  I believe Dear Grace is a perfect homage to both these styles

Dear Grace in 2020

We are incredibly proud to be opening our new expansion.  Collating our leading furniture collections into room settings to inspire and tempt.

With so many customers travelling many miles to visit we will now be able to offer an area to relax over a cup of coffee.

Along side these exciting areas we will now have a dedicated design and styling office.  

Time Line

1990 - Started job in leading soft furnishing department

1992 - Became department supervisor

1999 -Moved to Australia and first store opened

2010 - Returned to the UK and opened what is now Dear Grace

2012 - Expanded to a larger store

2014 - Opened the styling and design side of the business

2018 - David joined the business and relocated to city centre

2018 - Launched our online store

2019 - Voted 'Favorite Location'

2020 - Nominated for two national awards, results to be announced

2020 - Expanded the current store to incorporate a showroom alongside a design and styling department