Close-Up and Personal

portrait of Carolyn Corben designer & owner of The New Renaissance

Carolyn Corben


Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in The New Renaissance collection for people and the home. My name is Carolyn Corben and I am the creator and owner of The New Renaissance. As a wee business based in Scotland and run wholly by me, I pride myself on being able to give each and every customer a truly dedicated and personal service. I am always personally available to you, so if you call The New Renaissance you will get to talk directly to me. So, if you have any questions, enquries or feedback I would love to hear from you!

I love what I do and the products I have created and I hope it shows. I want you to love them as much as I do, and sincerely hope you enjoy The New Renaissance experience and that your purchases will become treasured items that add to the beauty and comfort of your home for years to come.

Life with The New Renaissance really is a Bed of Roses!

Made for you with lots of love from me

Carolyn Corben, The New Renaissance, 21 Dacre Rd, London E13 0PT
Tel: +44 (0)7956 249957 Email:

Our Story So Far

I created The New Renaissance collection after graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA in textiles. I had been looking for the perfect floral bedding and other furnishings for my new home and couldn’t find what I wanted - something colourful and modern with a twist that looked and felt fabulous - and so I set about creating it myself.

From the very beginning I wanted to produce a beautiful collection of printed textile products of the highest quality in both design and manufacture. This is why I chose to support and champion the outstanding heritage of design and workmanship we have locally and so all our items are both printed and made in the United Kingdom. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality combined with responsibility, and can guarantee that at all our items are made without irresponsible exploitation, because we care about people and the world we all share. All our items are made from top quality 100% Egyptian cotton with a 200 thread count, this provides a smooth feel and excellent durability; a cotton that actually improves and softens with washing. All our items are also designed by me.

As well as our range of bedding, cushion covers and wash bags we have added a range of nightwear. First there were just luxurious toweling lined dressing gowns and cool pyjamas. The pyjamas have proved to be very popular and our customers tell us they love the trousers so much that they don’t just sleep in them, they wear them around the house and even to the beach! Due to demand we have added our kimono which is light weight dressing gown more suited to summer and a camisole and shorts set - our take on pyjamas for summer. There are also adorable little pyjamas and dressing gowns for your wee ones.

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Our Prints

Our witty, modern take on the classic floral was to make our prints truly photo-realistic. Our first breathtakingly beautiful design features armfuls of freshly cut 'Monte Carlo' roses still glistening with morning dew and resting butterflies strewn artfully across a white ground. The blooms are so real you can almost smell their heady aroma. This design I aptly named 'Bed of Roses'. Originally available only on a pure white ground, "Bed of Roses" is now available in Turquoise, Yellow, Mint and Lilac too.

The birds and the bees have been busy pollinating and cross-pollinating, and the original "Bed of Roses" has given seed to a new variety, the sensual and seductive "Summer Rose" design. This features a multitude of fully open rose heads in a dazzling array of vibrant colours on white, pink and blue backgrounds.

The seeds of other ideas are currently germinating and will sprout and grow into more beautiful blooms for The New Renaissance bouquet.

Our Commitment to You

The New Renaissance experience. Beautiful products. Outstanding service.

As a small company run by myself I aim to offer a top quality personal service.

Our customers' happiness is of the utmost importance to us, so we provide a helpful and honest level of service that meets the quality of our products and lets you know how much we care.


With The New Renaissance you are always a name and a valued individual customer. I respond to all queries personally and will go the extra mile to deliver. So if you need urgent delivery or gift wrapping just contact me and I will do my very best to meet your requirements.

Online we offer payment via paypal but we will also take cheques if you prefer, just contact me for further details.

We hope you find something you like and that you are thrilled with your purchase. If for any reason you are unhappy please contact me and I will do my best to make you happy.

Carolyn Corben, The New Renaissance, Unit 0/1, 22 Caird Drive, Glasgow G11 5DT
Tel: +44 (0)7956 249957 Email: