Meet our interior design team

Short story

Glasswells is the largest independent department store in East Anglia, providing excellent quality products for your home, including furniture, flooring and a wide range of homewares. We have stores located in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Haverhill and Saffron Walden, as well as a Discount Furniture Outlet in Sudbury.

Since 1946, Glasswells' philosophy has been to provide quality furniture through outstanding customer service, a service that stands out from the crowd and one that is true and trusted.

Today, we continue with this philosophy and continue to exceed customer expectations by offering a huge range of exceptional furniture and accessories for your entire home. We also continue to focus on our customers, listening to their feedback and providing choice and value with a wide range of fresh designs that inspire and appeal to all.

Glasswells is a family business established in 1946 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk by Jerry and Leslie Glasswell. In May 1946 when Jerry Glasswell opened the very first furniture shop in Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds, this was to become the foundation of the biggest family run home furnishings company in East Anglia.

This was Jerry’s proudest moment. Since, the store has also been under the direction of Leslie, Jerry’s son and later, his grandson Paul, who is the managing director today. We are proud of our heritage and apply everything we have learnt over the years to offer a shopping experience that is second to none.

Book a consultation

You can book a consultation today by telephone or via an online form. To book by phone, please call 01284 752804 for the Bury St Edmunds store or dial 01473 253164 for Ipswich.

Our professional interior design service costs just £200, this is an all-inclusive, flat fee which includes the full consultation, including a home visit.

The consultation fee is payable on or before the consultation. Glasswells will refund the consultation fee to you with orders over £2,000.

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Meet our designers


Debbie Cram

Having started her career as a window dresser for Peter Jones in Sloane Square, Debbie soon discovered that interior design was her passion and went to study at the London College of Furniture. A true professional with an exceptional eye for detail, bringing a wealth of experience as an accomplished interior designer.

Rosanna John

Rosanna’s affinity for interior design first emerged as a young child, obsessed with fabrics and colours she was soon designing and making soft furnishings, even owning a sewing machine at the age of 9! She spent many years making soft furnishings professionally before turning her attention to interior design, mural design and painting.

Sarah Norris

With a fine art background, Sarah can apply her skills to all sorts of projects where an understanding of form and space is required. She avidly pursues sculpture, art, furniture design, keeping up to date with current styles and trends, all of which influence her work.