Kate & Kelly Latham


In-house design

A mix of our vintage-style chairs complement a stylish interior at this thriving business.


Pairings Wine Bar is a cosy, stylish locale in the centre of York, offering wine, cocktails and tapas. It is the vision of sisters Kate and Kelly Latham who simply wanted to open somewhere they themselves would like to go, where visitors could have great wine, paired with locally sourced charcuterie, cheeses, pies, chutneys and desserts. The sisters eventually found their ideal premises, a former clothes shop on Castlegate, ploughed their savings into the business and undertook much of the work themselves. When it came to the furniture for the restaurant, they turned to local supplier Andy Thornton Ltd to provide the chairs and bar stools. They selected a mix of vintage-style chairs to complement the rest of the stylish interior.


Our School side chairs in vintage ribbed tan leather have been used in front of the turquoise-velvet banquette seating and fabric wallpaper based on a late 17th century painted cloth. Our Hackney side chairs in quilted vintage tan leather, have been used around the rustic scrub-topped tables on cast iron bases. Facing the bar and servery counter are a number of high dining poseur tables, where Andy Thornton supplied their School bar stools in vintage ribbed tan leather.

Kate and Kelly have a very successful business and, when there is a little more economic certainty, plan to open one or two more Pairings in Yorkshire.