Our Story

The start of the Blue Ticking adventure

The concept is simple; we create brilliant spaces for kids by producing fabulously fun and unique goods!

The Blue Ticking journey started when my husband and I struggled to find individual pieces of furniture for our two daughters, which were not only fit for purpose, but we liked and wanted in our home. So with our joint love of interiors and a passion for both vintage and contemporary design we set about changing this.

The Creators

Blue Ticking is a family run business based in the glorious Surrey Hills. When John and I are not working our way around fabulous antique fairs or creating new goods we are out and about exploring with our two daughters.

I love interiors, furniture and anything a little bit different. To therefore be doing something that combines all of the above and for children is a dream come true! My inspiration comes from both the old and new and I get terribly excited when I spot a real gem or transform one of our many finds.

John is wonderfully creative, quirky and very handy with a saw and paint brush. He loves transforming what many would throw away into amazing goods. He has a real passion for brilliant craftsmanship and loves nothing better than tinkering away in his workshop! His attention to detail is a real asset to Blue Ticking.

Brilliant Ticking, Brilliant Goods, Brilliant Spaces for Kids

We at Blue Ticking HQ strongly believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on style whatever the space. We offer fun and stylish in bucket loads, goods that evoke childhood memories and a luxury feel brand at accessible prices. We pitch the different, the quirky, and the more than a bit pleasing to the eye!

We chose the name Blue Ticking because we wanted a classic, stylish, simple and grown up feel to the brand, qualities, which we think the ticking fabric represents. Traditionally ticking has been used to cover mattresses so it also has a real heritage feel to it, which we  love. A real bonus is being able to incorporate the fabric into many of our goods to add to their charm and uniqueness.

Blue Ticking has something for everyone; from brilliant storage solutions to stylish room paraphernalia.

We pride ourselves in producing brilliant things for brilliant kids.

We really hope you enjoy our brilliant goods.

Helen and John Shaw