The Gilded Ford, as it was known in the Doomsday Book, takes its name from the golden sands that edge the shores of the River Wey that ambles through the city centre and beyond. Often thought of as a town, Guildford is a city owing to its cathedral on the hill – a unique brick construction that was a labour of love using material from local residents’ homes post the blitz of World War Two.
Guildford was also historically a Woad growing area due to the rich soil. This plant was used to dye rich blues for tapestries and the royal indigo colour for clothing and textiles, reserved for the aristocracy. Although Guildford is a commuter town close to London, it is popular with families as it’s firmly nestled in the stunning Surrey countryside of rolling hills, woodlands, and green spaces galore. In addition, it’s a popular place to live for those working in the City and London in general as it’s just one quick train into Waterloo station.
Sarah Wooldridge Design consultants love serving homes in Guildford and have created many special design concepts for local properties. We craft made-to-measure curtains, bespoke blinds, and luxurious soft furnishings, plus complete home makeovers all made from your ideas to create a cohesive look for your whole house. We guide the process from concept to completion, giving you peace of mind every step of the way. To start, book a Sarah Wooldridge Design appointment and breathe new life into your space.