With days to go until the grand opening, our Hove store is starting to take shape.

Our team are busy filling the store with inspiring furniture and room sets and adding the final finishing touches that will make our store a one-stop destination for the latest design must-haves.

We thought we’d let you in on the action and give you a sneak peek before the big reveal on Saturday April 1st at 10am.

Take a look inside our new Hove store…


Having invested £1.5m so far in renovating this building in Old Shoreham Road, our new store will bring all the usual design flair and breadth of products that make shopping in Barker and Stonehouse such an exciting experience.

Inside, you’ll find two floor and 35,000 sq ft of our fabulous furniture collections and latest arrivals, as well as some of our favourite brands including Timothy Oulton and Ercol. There’s free WiFi and plenty of free parking on-site.

The transformation is almost complete and we can’t wait for you to discover all we have to offer when we officially open on April 1st.

Meet George Clarke at our opening event

To celebrate the ‘arrival of style’, we’ve invited celebrity guest George Clarke to join us on the day.

Mr Clarke will officially open our new store and will be on hand to offer his design tips and top furniture picks. You’ll get chance to hear more about his career and life in a Q&A hosted by Telegraph Interiors Editor Talib Choudry.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” George says. “I love what Barker and Stonehouse does, and I also spend a lot of time in Sussex, so it will be fantastic to open the store.”

We’ll also be giving away a number of exclusive selfies with George himself!

And if that’s not enough excitement, our rather splendid ice cream cab that will be serving up some free delicious dairy ice creams throughout the day!

Win £500 to spend at our new Hove store

In the run up to our brand new Hove store, we’ve teamed up with Heart Sussex Radio to offer you the change to win £500 in vouchers. Five lucky listeners could win £500 to spend in store by playing ‘Celebrity Snoops’ on Heart Breakfast from Monday 27th to Friday 31st March.

Simply call in and if you’re picked to play, just correctly identify which celebrity’s house Jack is describing as he takes a ‘virtual tour’. Listen all week as there’s £500 to be won everyday!

Find out more about our new Hove store here, and don’t forget to join us on April 1st from 10am for a day of celebrations!