18 years ago Marie bought a small paint shop in Kirbymoorside and The Home Decorating Centre was born. While the shop had always sold paint and decorating supplies Marie’s background in property renovation meant that she had a different vision for the business. And, happily for local people in and around Kirbymoorside that vision has been more than realised as the shop is now a thriving interiors business with its own fabric room and a wealth of satisfied customers.
But it was not just a dream of an interiors shop that Marie wanted to make happen. One of the real keys to the success of The Home Decorating Centre is the welcome customers get when they walk through the door. Marie knows a lot of them by name and you can see what an impact she has had on them just by looking at some of the testimonials. Her passion for colour and fabric has transformed hundreds of homes in the local area and she is always on hand to give that personal level of advice that makes all the difference, whether you are a novice decorator or need to renovate a big commercial space.
The future for the shop is going to be more of the same but expect even more fabrics to choose from in the coming months and more of Marie’s creativity as she takes those fabrics and turns them into unique furnishings for local homes.


Texture and Natural Light

Combining texture and light in country interiors to create a seamless flow from room to room

Informal Combinations

Building the quintessential country feel by mixing new fabrics and paints with vintage pieces

Modern Country Style

Developing a stylish look that combines striking pieces with soft furnishings that are the ultimate in comfort

What Our Customers Say

We have worked together for the last 10 years on both domestic and commercial projects. Marie has always been proactive in advising ‘me’ not only on the best type of paint for my projects but also mixing great colour combinations. She has also taken the time to visit my projects so we can complete them with her lovely range of fabrics.


– Jane from Kirbymoorside

This shop is a gem. Bad memories of large DIY outlets have been banished since we moved here. Marie is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Paint, wallpaper, fabrics, blinds – she’s helped with everything. She simply ‘knows what works’.
If it’s not in stock, she will get it for you pronto. Highly recommended as part of a stress-free diet.

– John and Ian from Wombleton

Marie at The Home Decorating Centre provide a personal and professional service for the trade and domestic customer. She offers advice on interior design, paint colours and fabrics including excellent consultation on a range of products. She has a growing network of specialist decorators and painters who provide problem solving solutions to most decorating questions.

– Jonathan from Nunnington

I received friendly, efficient service. I’m very pleased with the curtains you made for me and having mobility issues appreciated the home visits. This enabled me to select materials from the comfort and convenience of my home.

– Sue from Darlington

Cookie Notice

We use cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Continued use of this site indicates your agreement to the use of cookies.