Interior designer bankrupt

A WELL-known interior designer whose clients included Manchester United footballers has been made bankrupt.Celia Johnson-Lund had a shop in Woodbridge but now her shop Grace and Mulberry, Church Street, is closed, and an official notice issued by the official receiver stated she had been made bankrupt at Ipswich County Court on January 14.

A WELL-known interior designer whose clients included Manchester United footballers has been made bankrupt.

Celia Johnson-Lund had a shop in Woodbridge but now her shop Grace and Mulberry, Church Street, is closed, and an official notice issued by the official receiver stated she had been made bankrupt at Ipswich County Court on January 14.

Miss Johnson-Lund was unavailable for comment. A notice displayed in the empty shop last December and still there this week is headed Retirement Sale. It stated: ''After 21 years as an interior designer I have decided to retire at Christmas and take up a new challenge.

''I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Woodbridge business community and I thank you all for your custom and continued support over the last four and a half years.


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''The Church Street premises are being taken over by another company who will continue to provide high quality gifts, home-wares and other services. This will open in January 2003.''

Miss Johnson-Lund first opened her Grace and Mulberry shop in a 14th Century building overlooking the Market Square and then she moved to larger premises in Church Street.

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She had decided on the venue after being made redundant from her previous job designing signs and she came to Woodbridge after hearing about the town from her family and friends.

She had created designs for footballers, exclusive hotels, a luxury yacht and various companies and she had been the interiors buyer for Landmark Trust in the Lake District.

Her shop specialised in interiors, textiles, decorative objects, furniture and lighting and a special opening preview attracted 250 people.

The designer was also involved in a high profile project at the former St Audry's psychiatric hospital site in Melton. She was responsible for transforming the inside of the former 18th Century mortuary into an unusual home.

Miss Johnson-Lund also ran another shop in Bramford Road, Ipswich. It no longer trades.

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