After arriving in Croydon Road just 12 months ago, Colour House Interiors is a luxury kitchen showroom owned and managed by husband and wife team, John and Lily Murray.
Caterham Valley for You caught up with John to find out how the company’s first year had gone.
Tell us about the business…
Colour House opened in spring last year. I have been in the kitchen industry for 15 years and have spent the past few managing other showrooms, so it was inevitable that I would open my own.
My background is very much high end, and with Colour House we wanted to supply the very best quality but at high street prices. The large national retailers always supply such basic products, we can do so much better, for the same cost. We work very closely with our manufactures in the UK and Germany to ensure they offer what we need and we have been delighted with how supportive they have been.
Why did you choose to come to Caterham?
We chose Caterham Valley due to its central location between Surrey, London and Kent. We do all the ‘Home Shows’, so we need to be accessible to as many areas as possible. We identified Caterham early on as an ideal location. Then when our amazing premises came up, it was an easy decision.
What sets you apart from other companies?
Come and see our stunning showroom. If you are looking at doing a kitchen, we are confident you will be impressed with what you see. Our designers are all really experienced, so they will have a valuable insight into your project.
What are your plans for Colour House Interiors?
We had intended to open a second showroom next year, but things have been so busy in Caterham, we are currently very happy with what we have. We were at the Ideal Home Show in March, and Grand Design Show in May, and Home Build and Rennovation in September, so matter what, I am sure it will be busy year.
What makes Caterham Valley so special?
We love the hills and local countryside. I grew up in the Highlands of Scotland, so it’s a little reminder of home being around Caterham Valley.
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