About us

Against the Grain is a family run business born out of a passion for furniture, bespoke style and interiors.

We love the historic influences that typically define antique furniture styling. We love the wealth of contemporary colours and fabrics that are popular today.

At Against the Grain we bring both elements together to give the styles of yesteryear a new lease of life with vibrant paint colours and exciting fabrics.


In days gone by antique style furniture was generally polished and upholstered in keeping with its heritage. Whilst polished furniture will always hold its own in interior design, and is undeniably the perfect choice for traditional style, it is good to have options.

All our furniture is imported as unfinished mahogany and we have established bespoke painting, polishing and upholstery services on site.

Our fresh and unique approach gives you the freedom to be the designer and bring your creativity to life.

You can choose any paint colour, any polish, any fabric to create the perfect furniture for you, your style and your lifestyle.


Against the Grain is an online business with a website designed so can shop with confidence from the comfort of your own home.

We understand that furniture is not an every day purchase so if you wish to visit our Showroom in Bolton, Greater Manchester to see our Collection and discuss your options face to face please get in touch.

We aim delight you with furniture that is uniquely yours and will be loved for generations to come - Be inspired to get creative and bring your inner interior designer to life.