Ideal Home Show

It is an exciting time in the North West for home design…

If you’ve got plans to redecorate, update, or modernise your home, now is the perfect time to start.  If you know you want to change but don’t know where to start, or you have too many ideas going around inside your head to make sense of them, then you probably visited the Ideal Home Show which took place last week in Manchester.

We visit many design shows each year and this one is always a favourite.  Whether you have a substantial home project or want to add those finishing touches there is always plenty to be see.   However what we find is that with so much to take in it is often difficult to visualise how the items that you see which you love will fit into your chosen room!

So if you are now back at home sitting surrounded by brochure after brochure and not knowing where to start we may be help to help provide some clarity!  When a customer comes into see us to update and revamp a room we can offer them a complimentary design service.  Our design service uses modern CAD technology to produce a 3-D picture of how your new room will look.  You can then use this to help you visualise how everything else would come together.  Whether it’s as simple as samples of bedding, cushions, wallpaper or carpet, when used with the dimensions of your room, we will be able to imagine how the finished product would look.

If you would like to have a chat with one of our designers and help start to plan your new room then please get in touch.  We love to inspire!

That’s my Business

What we do

We manufacture bespoke furniture, both fitted and freestanding, to enhance any area within our clients’ homes. The areas we particularly specialise in are bedrooms/dressing rooms, kitchens, home offices and media areas.

What makes us special

We are a small family business and offer a huge range of styles and materials, whether you’re looking for something modern, contemporary or more traditional. We have a team of talented designers who create fantastic CAD drawings showing you a virtual reality of what your room will look like before you place an order. We build furniture to fit your room exactly. They’re not template or ‘off-the-shelf’. Because we employ all of our fitters we are able to ensure first class quality from start to finish. I would strongly advise anyone looking to have fitted furniture in their homes to make sure they don’t subcontract their fitters!

How Bluebell came to be

Customers often ask us and the short answer is ‘dance & destiny’. In my early career I was a principal dancer with The

Bluebell Girls, a world-renowned Paris dance troupe famed for their spectacular performances. It was an incredibly exciting and inspiring time and one that instilled in me a love of elegance, beauty and precision in everything I do. Sadly there comes a time for every Bluebell to retire but the work ethic and confidence this gave me I carried forward as I transitioned into a career in sales and subsequently to setting up my own business, with my husband Mike.

Bluebell is a family business [Alison’s son Josh has now joined the team too] born out of an extraordinary life experience and a passion for bringing elegance and beauty into your home.

Business person I most admire

I imagine most people choose someone well known when asked this question, but in 2013 I was given a wonderful opportunity when I was accepted onto the ‘10,000 Small Businesses Programme’, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. Lily Newman, from Morgan James Consulting, was one of my fantastic mentors and undoubtedly inspired me in helping us grow our business, so much so that at the end of last year we expanded into a new factory just off Atlantic Street in Altrincham, which is more than double the size of our previous factory.

The secret of our success

We consistently strive to source the best raw materials to create unique furniture for our clients. We listen and we care because we know you’re making an important investment in your home. We were the first company in our industry outside of London to have been offered the ‘Which Trusted Trader’ accreditation and we are very proud of this.