Experience a different approach to sofa shopping. Deal directly with us, the business owners. No sales targets and no hard sell - ever.
We'll help you find the perfect balance between style, colour, comfort and practicality that really works for you and your home.
No fancy showroom, no buy now pay later, just gorgeous furniture at a fair price.
At Gem & Ginger we can help bring your Instagram interiors feed and Pinterest boards to life in your own home. We're known for going bold with our beautiful vibrant matt velvets and people are always bowled over by the number of colours to choose from.
Think velvet, think detail, think colour. Think G&G.
*Mid-Century inspired Shoreditch Corner made to order from £1299.
We also have a real soft spot for Modern-Traditional styling in the most beautiful neutral palettes including leather, tweed and wool blends. Quality and simplicity that speaks volumes.
Classic design, luxury and comfort. What's not to love?
*Georgia loveseat made to order from £699 in fabric, from £899 in leather.
At Gem & Ginger we source and supply a wide range of gorgeous furniture from some of Britain's leading manufacturers and smaller independent labels too. To say we are a small business, we really do offer a whole lot of choice.
As buyers we admit to being pretty fussy customers ourselves, and our chosen collections only make it in to the G&G Family and on to the shop floor, after a lot of research, travel to trade shows and discussion with suppliers.
There are over 20 ranges in our Made to Order Collection that we have personally selected with more than 200 fabrics to choose from, a choice of different seat fillings, scatter cushions and foot colours.
Our Take it Home Today range is a carefully curated collection of stock items including sofas, sofabeds, accent chairs, mirrors, sideboards and console units that are all in stock and ready to go.
There isn't the option to buy via our website just yet, but watch this space, our new website is due to launch soon.
For now please follow us on Facebook page or Instagram, this is the best way to browse our Take Home Today Stock.
Be prepared to be wowed. Modern-traditional in style, this range is perfect for period properties and modern living alike. It's all in the detail... we really love the arm pleating, piped edges and traditional feet.
We offer a huge choice of fabrics, but we especially love Georgia in a bold matt Amalfi velvet. This velvet is unbelievably luxurious but super hard wearing, it really is the perfect combination .*Pictured left in Amalfi Charcoal.
Squish factor? Georgia comes as standard with high quality blown fibre seat cushion filling in a thick cambric case, oh so comfy and oh so squishy! If you like a firmer more supportive sit, you can choose a high quality foam core with a thick fibre wrap for a nominal upgrade charge. Cushions must be plumped and turned regularly to keep them in tip top condition. Castors available in anodised, brass or chrome finish. Non-castor feet are also available.
Items in the range:
Chair Loveseat Medium Sofa
Large Sofa Extra Large Sofa
*Selection of coordinating footstools also available.
Over 150 fabrics to choose from including the most stunning velvets, leathers, tweeds and textured weaves, contact us to order your free sample.
Lottie may be little but she sure packs a punch. With more than a nod to mid-century styling, fully piped edges, blind buttoning and tapered hardwood legs, there's a great range of sizes to suit every setting including the cutest small sofa measuring just 148cm wide!
As always there are so many fabrics to choose from, seen here in a bold Vegas Berry tweedy blend and due into stock pre-Christmas in both Ochre and Kingfisher Sunny Velvet.
Squish factor? Lottie is a structured sofa and comes with high quality foam core seats with a fibre wrap, making this a comfortable medium to firm sit, perfect for kitchen dining areas and family rooms. Cushions must be plumped and turned regularly to keep them in tip top condition.
Items in the range:
Chair Loveseat Small Sofa Medium Sofa
Large Sofa Corner Group
*Selection of coordinating footstools also available.
You're going to love Livie. We call this our Grown Up Scandi Sofa, because it's just that little bit higher in the back, with the added comfort of deep seat cushions and bolster side cushions that can sometimes be missing from Scandi ranges.
It's such a versatile range as there are so many size options to choose from, including a compact corner chaise and sofabed too. With a huge choice of fabrics, Livie looks equally amazing in our family friendly Easycare washable wipeable fabric as it does in a bold matt velvet or a soft textured soft chenille. * Pictured here in Remi Steel.
Squish factor? Livie comes with thick foam seat cushions with a fibre wrap, making this a medium on the squishometer, super comfy and supportive too. Cushions should be plumped and turned regularly to keep them in tip top condition.
Items in the range:
Chair Loveseat Compact Sofa Medium Sofa Medium Sofa Bed Large Sofa Extra Large Sofa Corner Chaise
Open Ended Corner Group Footstool
We work with some fabulous suppliers and always go the extra mile for our customers to help them put their own stamp on their home.
You'll be surprised at how far your money
goes at Gem & Ginger . We don't have a posh showroom so we are able to price our ranges sensibly which means big savings for our customers
Forget flat-pack. We offer a collection of stunning solid wooden furniture that wont break the bank.
Coffee tables, consoles, media units, sideboards, drinks cabinets... all gorgeous!
Although the majority of our business is now Made To Order we know you'll love our Take it Home Today range, a lovely selection of furniture and accessories that are in stock and ready to go.
Local and National Delivery available, contact us for a quote.
Since Covid 19 we have been opening the showroom on an appointment only basis. Book your appointment today.
You'll find us in a perfect location at Thorp Arch Trading Estate, just outside Wetherby, Junction 45 A1(M).
Visit our showroom at Unit 422a Birch Park, Thorp Arch Trading Estate, LS23 7FG. Search Gem & Ginger Sofa Outlet on Google Maps and it will bring you right to the door!
We're easily accessible from York, Leeds and Harrogate just off the A1M and have customers coming from all over the UK to find their Gem!
So lets be honest, once you get to the Trading Estate, our showroom probably is not the easiest place to to find. But isn't it true that sometimes you need to hunt for treasure, so here are some clues ( also known as directions)
Enter Thorp Arch Trading Estate via the British Library entrance.
Go straight on at the roundabout, you'll pass the Estate Office on the left hand side.
Turn first left on to Avenue C and continue down this road to the crossroads. You will see signs on the left for Green Arvuyeda Spa.
Turn right at the crossroads (Moores Furniture Group is on your left hand side when you have turned right.)
Turn first right onto Birch Park and then follow the road as it bends round to the left.
Turn first right at Thorp Arch Engineering and carry on this road.
You will find Gem & Ginger at Unit 422a on 2nd road on the right hand side opposite Concept Kitchens
Our Made to Order stock comes from several of the leading furniture manufacturers in the UK and Europe who supply some of the county's best known and loved retailers! The majority of our Made to Order collection is made in Wales comes with a 10 Year Frame Guarantee.
Some of our accent chairs and occasional furniture items are imported from the Far East and has a 12-24 month warranty depending on the supplier.
Autumn 2021. The lead time currently is between 12-16 weeks depending on the supplier... all we can say is we promise that it will be worth the wait!
We do expect lead times to reduce into 2022 so watch this space for updates, however the industry continues to face some real challenges in terms of shortages of raw materials, skilled labor and HGV drivers which impacts on timescales.
Argh, we hate to be rude, but in a word no! Because we price our ranges so competitively to begin with we have very little room to move on price. Our showroom stock isn't on display as such, it's part of our Take It Home Today range.
Yes! We can arrange delivery for you and work with some really reliable couriers. When we arrange a delivery for you, your agreement is with the courier, not Gem & Ginger and you pay them directly, not us. We make it as easy as possible and will deal with the courier on your behalf. Alternatively if you'd like to collect from our showroom yourself we are more than happy to help you load up at our end.
Not yet... but nearly! At the moment you can pay in the showroom by credit or debit card, or you can pay remotely via bank transfer, or by credit or debit card over the phone. In terms of online, we will soon be launching our new, all singing, all dancing e-commerce website where online payment will be an option.
Unfortunately Made to Order items cannot be returned unless faulty. That's why it's so important to measure and know your sizes so you can be confident the item is right for your space (and will fit through the door!) We offer free fabric samples so you can see the fabric in your own room and check it against carpets, wall colours and curtains.
We do always recommend coming to the showroom to try before you buy where possible, what one person finds the comfiest sofa ever, can be too firm or too squishy for the next person.
If there's a problem please contact us to discuss, we will always do our best to help. In the unlikely event that we are unable to resolve a dispute ourselves, we are members of the Furniture Ombudsdman who are able to offer a resolution service.
This one always throws people... Gem isn't actually short for Gemma! There is no Gemma at Gem & Ginger , we are Amy and Lisa and yes we both 'identify' as gingers (even if we don't particularly look it these days! ) Gem comes from being off the beaten track a bit, we hope we aren't blowing our own trumpet, but we think of the showroom as a bit of a 'hidden Gem'.
Hello! Welcome to Gem & Ginger, we're so pleased you've found us! We're Lisa and Amy; friends, business co-owners and fellow gingers.
We met in 2011, our toddlers went to the same nursery sharing a love of all things superhero. A few play dates slash wines later, we were firm friends. Fast forward a few years, more babies born and a couple of house moves under our belts, we simultaneously took on building projects on our own homes, and arrived at the same conclusion: wow this building malarkey is pretty costly! The pot of money which was left at the end of the build for all the 'beautiful bits' (namely sofas) had shrunk somewhat. We were left with fabulous open plan living spaces complete with a random selection of old furniture ,that try as we might, really did not work in it's lovely new surroundings.
Also, with 5 children between us we knew only too well how much sticky hands, snot and baby food stood in the way of a beautiful new sofa. So many of our friends were in the same position, hankering after lovely new furniture but just not able to justify the cost while the children were little with the likelihood of them trashing it - yep we know that fight is real!
We were on a mission, and the mission was luxury interiors on a budget! A velvet sofa feels less of a risk when you're not paying full price right? So after several ( pub-based) business meetings, we came up with Gem & Ginger Sofa Outlet, and opened our doors for the first time in July 2018, bringing you gorgeous furniture from both high street and top end sofa manufacturers with real savings on the retail price. We were positively gleeful about the whole thing!
Autumn 2021. 3 years on, a global pandemic and a lot of wine later, we are still here and truly loving what we do! We are just about to alter our name slightly and ditch the Outlet part. Our business model has changed as the supply chain has changed, our focus now is more on offering customers a more personalised service with our Made To Order Collection, of which we are very proud. We are also more than a little bit in love with our new furniture ranges of including herringbone oak, mango wood and brass that compliment our sofa collection so well!
All of our ranges are sourced with our customers in mind. Prices are affordable and the quality is unmistakable. As always sofas can be seen, tried and tested ( also known as sat on, lounged on, snuggled up on) at our premises on Thorp Arch Trading Estate. We have the best customers and their loyalty to our brand is amazing, we get so many word of mouth recommendations, and if you're reading this and have recommended us to family and friends, it means the world to us and we honestly can't thank you enough. Over the past three years these reviews and recommendations have fueled our small business and has meant that we haven't had to advertise.
As well as working with our customers we love working with interior designers, landlords and property developers to source furniture and are definitely always up for a new challenge... bring it on!
Lisa & Amy
We work on an appointment only basis.
Booking at least the day before is best.
After you've requested an appointment you'll receive confirmation , its always best to wait for this before you set off to see us, we'd really hate you to have a wasted journey as often we are out and about on deliveries.
Appointments available 7 days per week, but we try to avoid school pick up times 9-9.30 and 3-4pm.
Unit 422A BIRCH PARK, THORP ARCH TRADING ESTATE, LS23 7FG