Welcome to Scumble Goosie!
We design and make a wide range of traditionally styled furniture hand crafted from solid sustainably grown hardwood. We sell it either unfinished (raw) for you to paint, stain or wax as you require or we will do the job for you. We can change the size and even the design to suit your specific requirements and can offer a multitude of finishes besides our six standard House Colours. Our Gustavian style of furniture blends in well with all types of interiors. It is a pared down Swedish interpretation of turn of the 18th century French designs from Versailles. It works in so many different settings – large or small houses, relaxed holiday homes, professional offices – modern or traditional. Painted or unpainted it never looks dated. We are a small company with a limited number of staff. We have only one showroom and because of this we do not have to carry huge overheads. This way, we can keep costs down, and provide you with yet better value. Our furniture is very robust. We don’t use plywood or mdf for the backs of pieces or bottoms of drawers – just solid planks of hand finished wood! Come and see for yourself in our Cotswolds Showroom: 14 room sets brimming with hand painted and ready to paint furniture, gorgeous and unusual gifts, interior accessories and of course our famous DIY Wall Panelling from The English Panelling Company!
We need help! We are currently looking for someone friendly, flexible and reasonably computer literate who is able to give us at least 2 days (preferably Monday and Tuesday 9.30 – 5) manning the showroom, invoicing, filing and general admin duties. Extra days will be available from time to time and these may include weekends. Please email CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand in to the shop. Thank you!
Take a Tour of our Showroom!!
You can get a sneak preview of our Aladdins cave of a showroom by clicking on the image below and moving your mouse. Click on the white arrows to explore other areas and hit the expand link in the bottom right corner to see a larger view!
And now…Not just furniture. The Scumble Goosie Collection of Gifts and Accessories:
We are continually adding to our growing collection of gorgeous gifts and accessories for the home including Pots from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens collection, Luxury Noticeboards, Lamp Shades, Vintage Style Maps, Cushions, amazing Fabrics from Emily Bond, Vanessa Arbuthnott, Sarah Hardaker, Linwood and Lewis & Wood, Jute Rugs from Jaipur, Scented Candles, Baskets, Throws, Paints and Varnishes, Tea Towels and Aprons, Slate place mats, Floor Cushions, Susie Watson and Fenella Smith Pottery and lovely Clocks from Roger Lascelles and Newgate, Vintage Edison Light Bulbs and our amazing Kadai Fire Pits.
Our Famous Wall Panelling:
We have developed our ever popular T and G effect MDF wall panelling into a fully fledged range! It can be seen on our sister company website www.englishpanelling.com. Five stunning designs and we also now sell rebated dado rail to go with it. Transform your rooms at a fraction of the normal cost associated with wall panelling!
OUT NOW – OUR BIGGEST EVER BROCHURE!!
64 pages in a new larger square format with higher definition images making choosing your pieces easier than ever!
I look forward to hearing from you, or seeing you soon at our showrooms in Thrupp. There’s always something new going on, so please come and see for yourself when you are in the area. We always try to keep at least one example of every piece of our furniture on display and the domestic settings we have styled make it an ideal place to discuss your needs over a nice cup of coffee or tea.
Jon Madeley, FOUNDER Scumble Goosie
P.S. I have been asked from time to time where my design ideas came from and how we created the look we have become known for. I have also been asked to tell the story of Scumble Goosie. I have put them in ‘Behind The Scenes’ on this site. So, for those of you who want to read (and these stories are quite long, so be warned!) please click here. “Where does a customer start to recount all that is extraordinary about Scumble Goosie? The integrity of your designs, the robust nature of their construction, the flexibility of the sizing, the choice to paint – or not to. The unswervingly excellent customer service makes Scumble Goosie a unique and very welcome alternative to High Street stores. It is wonderful to own pieces that do not have a mass-produced look and feel. I look forward to adding to my collection in years to come. I wish you and your team continued success and growth. It is richly deserved.” Deborah Walker