Our Story


Cranfields was started in 1991 by Valerie Cranfield whose instinctive eye has carefully curated the best of international and local gifts, furniture and homewares.

Daughter Nicola, after years of adventures overseas and with her own retail business in Melbourne now runs Cranfields. Nicola loves what she does; working with customers in the store, representing craftspeople and sourcing new collections. She regularly  travels to handpick beautiful, intelligent pieces that have integrity. Items that will inspire and delight  for many years to come.

The iconic Wellington store is well known for its exceptional service and its unique style of retailing focusing on a variety of pieces and price points, from greeting cards to oak dining tables. Cranfields has a loyal clientele throughout New Zealand and overseas and was recognized in 2009 with the overall Global Innovator Award (GIA) in Chicago for excellence in homeware retailing. Valerie is thrilled to have Nicola home collaborating in her dream to stay ahead of the trends and inspire happy and beautiful homes.