February 5, 2021
Hopefully we are coming to the end of pandemic living. Although honestly, this is kind of the way I was brought up. As one of six kids we played outside and were discouraged from going into other people's houses; we never drank from public water fountains, shared bites or sips, and the only place we went besides school was church. Dinners out? Forget it. My mom knew if one of us came down with something the rest would surely follow. That was also in the days of polio, the most communicable disease among children in the early 1950's. Fortunately in 1955 a vaccine became available and that threat was eliminated, but there was still the measles, mumps, and chicken pox to contend with. My poor mother!
Which is quite a long winded way of saying that some of us are used to being home and actually like it. We enjoy making our homes more attractive and functional and maybe you might want to give it a go. While shopping for home furnishings has always presented its own unique challenges--I mean what the heck size, color, or style do you really want--or need? That's where we come into the picture--there is no way you can figure this out without going to a store. You need to physically see and touch the merchandise. An image is just that--an image--you cannot know how a sofa of a chair feels when you are seated from a photo.
So we get that you might be uncomfortable coming into the store. Just call all us up and make an appointment so you can shop solo. Please wear a mask; we will.
Once you are here we will be happy to take the time to help you figure out exactly what your home requires and do our best to make it happen. The more information you come in with--the easier it will be for us to figure out what works best. Measure, measure, and then measure your space again. We're happy to see pictures but make sure you know where they are on your mobile device before you come in. Or shoot us an email to It is easier for us to see your images on the desktop anyway.
While our background is not in Interior Design we have been in this business a long time and have a fairly good idea of what should go where. We also know many of the local design professionals and are happy to recommend someone if you want to go that route.
There is simply no doubt that at this point in time, when so much outside of our homes is still in a state of flux, our interiors have become much more important. You might not be able to pack the kids off to school or zip to the office but you can make sure you all have a quiet place to work, enough shelves and cabinets to put your books and papers away, and a peaceful corner to watch TV or do a puzzle.
We know we can't solve the world's problems but we can make your homes a lot more enjoyable. For simple the best in New Jersey home furnishings--you can't beat British Cottage. We don't do fancy-shmancy; we expect homes to be functional first, but are nonetheless hopeful that we will add more than a few elements of style to the mix.
We offer custom upholstery by Century Furniture, Hickory White and Lillian August. The latter two are the high end, designer driven divisions of the Sherrill Furniture Company. This is simply some of the best American furniture on the market today and you can buy it at our New Jersey fine furniture store. We also offer a wide assortment of table lamps, artwork, and even antiques so you can easily tweak a single room or furnish an entire house.
Just shoot us an email, if you have any questions, or, even better, are looking to purchase something and want to save on shipping! We can provide local delivery of any item, whether it be a lamp or a sofa. If you live out of the area we will ship via whatever method it takes.
Tricia and Keith
15Here's what people are saying about British Cottage:
"Wow! I love it even more than I remember. "
"It’s perfect! And passes the toddler test!" "Thank you! Can’t wait to see what other goodies I can find from you."
"Sofa looks great. Thanks for your help."
"British Cottage makes decorating easy."
"I love everything in your store, in fact I could live there!"
"Received them today. Absolutely love them. Thanks so much."
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