Retreat East with Inside Out

When you need to escape from busy city life, what could be better than Retreat East, an exclusive members-only country club with luxurious designer farm-stays in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

The Retreat East farm prioritises environmental sustainability. Situated seven miles north of Ipswich and around a 30-minute drive to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its 43 newly built and restored barns are made of eco-friendly materials and incorporate solar panels and air-heat exchange technology.


Working with the owners, Inside Out supplied a collection of bespoke armchairs and sofas all traditionally handmade in the UK with added button back detail and contrast piping. The Great Barn at Retreat East features the Gothenburg sofa and high wing back chairs, Ashington side chairs and Italian-made Belgrade chairs in a mix of luxury fabrics. Copper coloured table bases and solid wood table tops add to the Great Barn’s modern luxury, whilst traditional linen upholstery hones in on the country-chic aesthetic.


Here we look at the Gothenburg, Ashington and Ice Cube collections in more detail:


The Gothenburg collection is bedecked in grandeur credentials, boasting a high back and sumptuous upholstery available from a wide variety of colourful fabrics. The striking combination of button back detail, tapered legs and lowered armrests concur with temporary Scandinavian style, invoking an enduring design that will provide ease of sophistication and panache to any given space. Traditionally manufactured, the Gothenburg collection utilises a solid timber frame, deep foam cushioning and contemporary upholsteries that feature a back-zip detail.


Ashington is a classic design suited to a host of different locations. With a smooth rounded back and button detailing, the sophisticated style offers no compromise on comfort. The generous seat is available in a range of upholstery options, with a choice of coordinating or contrasting buttons to best suit your interior theme.


Adding a subtle vintage touch to your interior, the Ice Cube square table base in vintage finishes Corten, Brass, Copper and Brass adds a unique designer edge to any restaurant, cafe or bar. The Ice Cube range of tables and table bases are extremely durable and high quality, making them a number one choice for contract environments.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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