Behind The Scenes Of The Stamford Shop Refurbishment

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We cannot believe it has been over three years since we opened the doors to the Sophie Allport Stamford shop, time does fly by and we have missed seeing our customers over the past few months. Our pretty high street shop will be reopening on the 1st of July, and we have spent the past month refurbishing it and making it safe to welcome back our customers and staff.

We have got a few behind the scenes photographs of the refurbishment to share exclusively with you.

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

It is out with the products and in with the paintbrushes. The team spend some time moving ALL the products out of the shop, to make room for paint rollers, building tools and Perspex screens.

Have you ever visited Stamford? The architecture is outstanding, it was actually the first conservation area to be designated in England and Wales in 1967. If you are visiting this pretty town, be sure to pop in and say hi, you’ll find us on the picturesque high street.

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

Both the upstairs and downstairs are getting a complete refresh which includes repainting, new shelves and we’re moving it all around so there is extra room for people to follow social distancing guidelines and browse our range of homewares and accessories.

If you’ve visited the Stamford shop previously then you’ll notice a few other changes like our till has been relocated. If you plan to visit either of our Stamford or Bourne shops, read how we are keeping our customers and staff safe here.

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

The till looks great in its new position and we’re ready to install the Perspex screen. It was always in the plan to refurbish the Stamford shop for summer 2020, however, with COVID-19 we’ve had a few important things to think about including hand sanitising stations, space for people to be able to socially distance, installing Perspex screens and looking at ways we can keep our customers and staff safe. 

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

Upstairs the painting is coming along nicely, don’t you just want to sit at these windows and watch the world go by?

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

Even the floor has had a makeover. Once all the paint has dried, it’s time to get all the furniture back in and dress the shop. Take a look at the before and after shots below!

Before at Sophie Allport Stamford

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

After At Sophie Allport Stamford

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

Sophie Allport Stamford Shop Refurbishment

What an impressive transformation, the team have done a fantastic job and we are so excited for you to see it too! Pop in, say hello and browse over 40 different designs.

Don’t worry if you’re not in the Stamford area, our Bourne shop which offers free parking and an outlet area with 50% off will also be open from the 1st July or you can shop our ranges online.

Shop Opening Times

Please note that both shops will be closed between 1pm and 1.30pm every day, to allow the team to have a lunch break, we appreciate your patience at this time.


Sophie Allport
26-27 High Street

Monday - Saturday 9-5pm

Sunday - 10-4pm


Sophie Allport
The Old Brewery
Spalding Road
PE10 9WG

Monday - Friday 9-5pm

Saturday - 10-4pm 

Will you be popping in to see the new Stamford look? Let us know what you think about the refurbishment below!


  • I visited the Stamford shop for the first time just before lock down, and purchased a number of items. I thought the shop was lovely then, but what a transformation. I love the colours, and it is surprising how such a bold colour can work so well in the space. Well done and I look forward to visiting again.

    Kathryn Nash on

  • Wow ! What a transformation – you’re team has been working really hard to get everything ready for the re-opening. Hope it all goes well. Can’t wait until we come up and see you in Stamford and Bourne. Best wishes to you all. xx

    Lindsay Lewis on

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