Fitted Bedroom Furniture

Fitted Bedroom Furniture

Bespoke built in fitted bedroom furniture and fitted wardrobe specialists for Hertfordshire & Essex.

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Fitted Bedroom Furniture and Wardrobes

Fitted Furniture for Angled Ceilings

Fitted wardrobes for loft conversions, attics and angled ceilings.

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Studies & home office desks, fitted furniture

Studies & Bookcases

Fitted home office, study furniture and fitted bookcase units for Hertfordshire & Essex in the UK.

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built in lounge and media units Essex

Lounge & Media Furniture

Fitted lounge furniture, TV & media furniture and fitted bookcase units for Hertfordshire & Essex.

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Welcome to Furniture By Design

One of the leading built in furniture / fitted wardrobe specialists in the UK

Covering Hertfordshire, Essex and surrounding areas. Established in Stansted, Bishops Stortford, on the border of Herts and Essex by Ed Howley in 1990, Furniture By Design is one of the leading specialists in the UK when it comes to built-in and made-to-measure furnishings and wardrobes for the home.

Our Products

Our on-line showroom for bedroom, home office, studies, lounge furniture, TV & media units, build in wardrobes and bookcases – showcases our versatility. Unlike most furnishing companies, we are not limited to standard product ranges – we provide a bespoke service to your specification using modern, value-for-money foil-wrapped MDF in wood grain effects – in plain colours or high gloss finishes.

What you see on our website are photographs of real projects produced by us and installed in our customers’ properties.

Our products and installation are of exceptionally high quality, guaranteed for 5 years – you should expect nothing less from one of the leading furniture designers and manufacturers in the UK.

Our Furniture Design & Creation Services

Design Service

We set high standards – we pride ourselves in our design ability, product flexibility and attention to detail.

Based in Hertfordshire and Essex in the UK one of our designers will visit you at home to assess your design and storage requirements, at which point we will also advise on materials and cost.

We are Furniture by Design, a leading Hertfordshire and Essex workshop creating bespoke, fitted built in wardrobes, bedroom and home furniture.

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Design Service


All of our furniture is made individually by our skilled cabinet makers.

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Made in England

All our furniture is made in Stansted / Bishops Stortford, at our purpose built workshop, proud to be designed and built in the UK.

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“From start to finish Ed was fantastic in the design process, communication between accepting the qoutation and delivery and was on site to ensure all was in good hand. I can not express how happy we are in words and how helpful and professional Ed and his team were throughout the whole process. Would definitely recommend and will use again.”

Matthew Gilks

“I am delighted with my fitted bedroom cupboards . Much more impressive that I had expected. The work was carried out immaculately, beautifully fitted around the coving and skirting. Sensibly planned use of space. Competitive price. I’m happy to recommend Furniture by design to anyone.”

Christine M

“From the start the service provided by Ed at Furniture by design has been exceptional, the measuring up, no pushy sale tactics, within 3 weeks installed and all work completed, the installer Ray was brilliant, clean worker, very polite and professional, the quality of work is amazing, we would totally recommend this company, and will use them again. Thanks Ed & Ray..”

Denise Williamson

“I used Furniture By Design in April 2023. I specifically wanted to use a local firm and was pleased with the process that I experienced end to end. Ed first arrived (on time) to give a quote, then returned with product samples and a clearer indication of the cost, process and timescale at a later, agreed date. There was no hard sell or persuasion. The work started promptly and was carried out with care, efficiently and on time, which was very helpful to me as I have a busy schedule. The quality of the workmanship is good and I’m really pleased with the result. A fair price for a very good job. I’d certainly use this company again and am very happy with our new fitted wardrobes. Thanks very much Ed.”

Reidy Mandy

“Even with the difficulties posed by Covid, Ed provided excellent and responsive service in designing-built in bedroom wardrobes and chest of drawers for us. He patiently waited while our necessary prior works were unfortunately delayed and we were delighted to be able to finally take delivery at the start of this week. Ray did a superb job fitting the cupboards – he is a real craftsman with an eye for detail and perfection – and was so easy to have in the house. We are so pleased with the finished product.”

Fiona Price

“Ed and his team did a fantastic job designing and fitting our wardrobes. They were tidy, friendly and the finished product is of the highest quality. We cannot fault anything about the wardrobes so are very satisfied customers!”

Jodie Watkins

“Ed at furniture by design has help us with several project at our home ranging from fitted wardrobes in all 4 bedrooms, and exquisite walk in wardrobe, freestanding bedroom Furniture including chest of draws, desk and side table, and tall boy, home office and extra kitchen cup-boarding. Ed is so professional, and his work is so precise, by far the best, cleanest craftsmen I have ever used. I would highly recommend, and have done to all my family and friends who have been so happy with all the work. Thank you for all you hard work stansted design in creating our beautiful home. An amazing service. 5*”

Paige Fletcher

We have just had fitted wardrobes designed and built in our new home by Furniture By Design. We can not speak highly enough of the service we received, we were so impressed!
Ed was brilliant. So helpful throughout the whole process, listening to what we were wanting, making very helpful suggestions to make the most of the space and his design was spot on!
Ray, who fitted the wardrobe was superb. Such a nice chap, very professional and a very tidy and clean worker. We are very happy with the final product, it is exactly what we were wanting and I would definitely recommend using Furniture By Design.

Laura Bell Isolda