Who is Taylors Direct?
Taylors Direct, offers you a unique solution to personalise your home in luxurious high-end home décor.
Nestled in the heart of Gloucestershire, in the picturesque village of Blockley, GL56, lies Taylors Direct – a beacon of craftsmanship and heritage in the Cotswolds. Our journey, rich in tradition and expertise, spans over 130 years, with a collective experience that sets us apart in the realm of antique restoration and sourcing.
Our story traces back to the late 1860s, when Sydney Taylor opened the doors to his first grocery shop, ‘Taylors’, in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Sydney was not just a shop owner; he was a kind man who deeply cared about his town & community. This legacy, steeped in skill and knowledge, has been lovingly passed down through generations, weaving a tapestry of history and passion that is the backbone of Taylors Direct today.
At Taylors Direct, we are more than just an antique shop; we are custodians of history. Our team, comprising some of the most talented individuals in the country, is dedicated to preserving the elegance of the past. Each piece of furniture that passes through our hands is treated with reverence, as we restore it to its former glory with meticulous care and precision.
We understand that every antique tells a story, a narrative of eras gone by, and it is our privilege to extend these stories into your homes. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your home is not just furnished but enriched with pieces that resonate with quality, character, and timeless beauty.
Join us at Taylors Direct in the Cotswolds, where history is lovingly restored and the past is elegantly brought into the present. Experience the charm of antiques that have been given a new lease of life, ready to become a cherished part of your own story, as they continue their journey from our hands to your home.”
This version aims to capture the rich heritage and emotional connection that Taylors Direct has with its antiques, creating a narrative that invites customers to be part of a continuing story of craftsmanship and tradition.
Meet the Team at Taylors Direct
Toby Taylor - Owner/Founder
Introducing Toby Taylor, the visionary behind Taylors Direct, a haven for antique, vintage, and retro furniture enthusiasts. Toby's journey with antiques began at the tender age of two, surrounded by timeless treasures that spoke of history and heritage. By eleven, he had restored his first piece, and by fourteen, he made his first sale. This early immersion into the world of antiques, influenced by the legacy of his family - from his grandparents to his parents - ignited a deep-seated passion in him. Toby established Taylors Direct in December 2022, driven by a desire to extend the enchanting experience of owning a piece of history to others. He often reminisces, 'There's something quite magical about sitting on a chair that my great-great-great-uncle once used over 200 years ago,' and this magic is what he aspires to share with the world. At Taylors Direct, Toby's exceptional ability to source exquisite antique, vintage, and retro furniture is matched only by his commitment to outstanding customer service. He, along with his dedicated team, ensures that every piece sold is not just of the highest quality but also restored to an incredibly high standard. Their meticulous attention to detail guarantees that your new acquisition from Taylors Direct will be a seamless addition to your home, delivered hassle-free and ready to be cherished for generations to come.
Simon Taylor - Head Antique Restorer
Meet Simon Taylor, our esteemed head restorer at Taylors Direct, nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds. Boasting over 35 years of mastery in antique restoration, Simon is a cornerstone of our heritage. Specialising in the meticulous restoration of antique, vintage, and retro furniture, he ensures each piece from our Cotswolds antique shop is revitalised to an exceptional standard. His expertise extends from traditional French polishing to intricate cabinetry work. Simon's unwavering attention to detail and unparalleled restoration skills mean that every item is not just restored, but reborn. At Taylors Direct, we're more than just an antique shop in the Cotswolds; we're guardians of history. With Simon's dedication, your cherished antique furniture restorations are in the finest hands. He leaves no stone unturned, guaranteeing that your new treasure from our Cotswolds antique shop can be enjoyed for years to come and even become a cherished heirloom for future generations. Simon's approach to restoration is not just about repair; it's about respecting the past, embracing the present, and preparing these timeless pieces for the future. It's about connecting generations through the beauty and stories of these restored items. His work is a testament to his passion for antiques and his dedication to sharing this passion with others.
“There’s something quite magical about sitting on a chair that my great-great-great-uncle once used over 200 years ago,”
Toby Taylor – Owner