Welcome! I’m Coley Collett Hull, the founder of Coley Home. We are so excited to share all of the exciting things happening here: design inspiration, beautiful bedrooms, tips and tricks, and more! In our inaugural post, we thought we would dive right into our story. How did this company come about, and what prompted us to finally take the plunge and launch Coley Home?
For as long as I can remember, the furniture industry has been a major part of my life. My grandparents started a furniture company that boasted timeless upholstered pieces that continue to shape the design world today. I followed their path and studied textile design at NC State, then went on to develop a fabric line for a company based out of NYC.
While living in New York, I was constantly frustrated by the process of decorating and furnishing my apartment. Most custom upholstered pieces took 6-8 weeks to ship, tack on the white glove delivery expense, and the headache of lugging furniture five narrow staircases. The total price tag for these beautiful custom pieces started to outweigh the benefits of the design-oriented apartment.
I loved how “Bed in a Box” companies made it easy to get a mattress, but what about the rest of your bed? What if you don’t want a metal bed frame? My tiny bedroom in the city was the only space that was truly mine to decorate, and I wanted it to be a space that I loved.
Millennials, myself included, hate waiting. We love instant gratification. Our Mission at Coley Home is to make high quality furniture and home goods accessible. That’s why we offer direct-to-consumer pricing, a 10-day manufacturing turnaround, free shipping, and easy assembly! With the Crown Bed, you can furnish an apartment in a few clicks, and in about a week an entire bed will arrive at your door. The best part? You can buy all our products ‘a la carte’ and build your bed as you go! We’re coining the phrase, “Grow Up and Buy a Headboard”, because let’s face it…a mattress on the ground is not cutting it!
Most of 2019 was dedicated to brainstorming, prototyping, researching vendors, and building a dream. “Start-Up Life” really is a thing. Things don’t always go according to plan, but we have learned to laugh through the late nights, unexpected hiccups, and moments of sheer exhaustion. I can’t thank you enough for supporting me and my team during the first few months of this new business. We can’t wait for all that 2020 has in store, and stay tuned for more fun on the blog!
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