The architecturally superb Grosvenor buildings were built by George Dawson to a design by his great architect Hirst of Bristol.
Most of the building was used as a hotel and business boomed when the Royal baths were opened next door in 1897.
The Hotel shut shortly after the First World war.
Décor opens it doors for the first time in a corner unit of Grosvenor buildings spread over two floors. Specialising in glassware, lighting and lampshades.
Lighting in the early 1950’s had attempted to create a sense of bright modernity to sweep away memories of World war two. Many designers turned their attention to producing lamps for desks or dining tables as well as more general mood lighting. They realised they could give a lamp a modern look by using a metal rod as a stem and by giving them conical shades allowing the light to be directed downwards.
Designers began to experiment with lighting that could create an ambience. Creative lighting was used to transform bland interiors or simply to create a mood.
Bright colours and geometric shapes were in fashion and led to some wacky designs!
Grosvenor buildings was refurbished and Décor expanded into the stunning ground floor unit it still occupies today.
The extra space giving the opportunity to showcase larger furniture collections and ranges of soft furnishings.
The Décor name is still synonymous with quality. Lighting trends may have changed but our expertise and dedication to the customer has never waivered.
Established in 1947
Built over 70 years on a reputation for excellence and outstanding personalised customer servicE, we pride ourselves as a retailer of the finest quality lighting, traditional furniture and mirrors in Yorkshire.
Décor is a lighting and furniture store situated in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. We have been supplying lighting and lampshades nationally for over 70 years. Décor prides itself on a reputation for excellence and an outstanding personalised customer service. Our knowledgeable staff are experts in lighting with over 40 years of experience between them and they offer a one to one service if required. We specialise in the sale of lampshades and have an extensive selection of sizes, shapes and colours available at our showroom.It is not uncommon for a customer to bring their own lampbase and following a consultation, find the perfect lampshade to fit. Although, we do have a large selection of lampbases on show, including Jenny Worral, Moorcroft, Italian crystal and many more. The shop stocks an extraordinary collection of Lighting, mirrors and furniture from all over Europe and quality is paramount. In what is arguably now a throw away culture, the beautiful products at Decor were handmade to last a lifetime. Positioned in the beautiful town of Harrogate, we are a short walk from the famous 'Bettys Tea rooms'. Decor - 'Timeless lighting'.