“What Dreams are made of….”







I set up Holly Blue Designs in 2012 to design and make beautiful children’s furniture.

It all started when my children needed full size beds. All the furniture was designed to look good for adults “where’s the fun in that?” I wanted beds that appealed to children and did other things including having a nightlight. So I embarked on designing different beds and giving the children various prototypes to try. It was great fun, the children got new pieces of furniture every so often and I got feedback on what they liked and did not like.

The most memorable comment came from my daughter Poppy when I presented her with the fairy bed. “Dad, how do the fairies get from the kitchen to the bedroom?” So I hastily painted in a staircase!!!

The ranges slowly developed with input from the children.

The business has grown to develop a range of furniture but still sticking the core principle that the furniture is for the children.

Each piece is handcrafted by myself in the workshop and all are finished with Farrow and Ball paints. Each item is checked for quality before delivery.

The furniture is designed to be dismantled as necessary and the

 beds take a standard size single mattress




 Ed Knight set up Holly Blue Designs following  a major desire to produce interesting and unusual furniture. Following a successful career in Strategic project management the strong desire to become a maker surfaced and Ed could not turn down the challenge. Leaving the industry behind  Ed started out working on small commissions from boxes to the odd table. But it was Ed’s young family  that led to the design drive to create unique furniture that would appeal to children. With this business steadily growing Ed has further expanded his designs to include a range of fishing and shooting furniture. 

Each piece is handcrafted in his Devon workshop, with exquisite attention to detail. Ed produces a range of furniture but takes on commissions from single items to full scale room conversions. Every piece is given the same level of commitment skill and care regardless of size or complexity.