Announcement Thank you for visiting Ella Jenkins Designs. You will find textile art blended with upholstery to create unique pieces of furniture. I am a small business based near Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK.
Thank you for visiting Ella Jenkins Designs. You will find textile art blended with upholstery to create unique pieces of furniture. I am a small business based near Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK.
Four Antique French Dining/Bedroom Chairs. Seaside/Nautical Inspired Design.
£425.00 FREE UK delivery
alterese on 28 Sep, 20215 out of 5 stars
This chair is the centerpiece of my living room. Ella clearly poured her heart into it, and while it is beautiful, I don’t feel it is too precious to sit in, either. I enjoy it. It is a work of art in its own right, and anyone considering a purchase of Ella’s should go ahead and treat themselves.
seafieldswimmers on 31 Jul, 20214 out of 5 stars
lovely bigger than i thought
Shelley on 31 Mar, 20215 out of 5 stars
I absolutely adore this little foot stool, it's been beautifully re upholstered by Ella, and I would highly recommend her work! Added a photo of how adorable it looks by the fireplace xx
joannaburkhart on 09 Mar, 20215 out of 5 stars
We were delighted to receive this chair, which is already bringing us so much joy. It has been beautifully restored, and the upholstery is a work of art. Ella was absolutely wonderful throughout the purchase and delivery process. Highly recommended. Thank you Ella! X
Lily on 27 Feb, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful stool! It looked even more amazing in real life. Lovely seller with great communication.
Gwenneth on 27 Nov, 20205 out of 5 stars
Wow - absolutely beautiful footstool even better than the photographs
edna smith on 20 Nov, 20205 out of 5 stars
A moment captured in time, a fox forever looking at the moon and a star that will always shine, what a wonderful piece this is, my husband and I were captivated by this stunning piece, madam you are a star. Kindest regards always. Edna and John. Xxx
neg83h on 14 Oct, 20205 out of 5 stars
We are so pleased with our purchase (as is our cat!). Beautifully made and quick delivery. Seller communication was also great. We can’t wait to have this chair in our new home - it’s already had some compliments!
Susan Black on 22 Aug, 20205 out of 5 stars
Amazing I love my chairs .Ella is a charming person who delivered them in person to my door .it was a pleasure to meet someone who cares so much about her work. I recommend her to anyone looking for a special quirky piece of furniture.. all her pieces are works of art !
Hello 2021! A New Direction for Ella Jenkins Designs
2020 was a very challenging year and affected my core upholstery business badly. I had to adapt and re-focus on my bespoke designs designs and amazingly I sold 25 pieces - my best year so far.
Working in my lovely studio in rural Lincolnshire, Ella Jenkins Designs is now a boutique designer upholstery business, specialising in gently and thoughtfully restoring vintage and antique furniture into the most incredible one of a kind pieces.
Having grown up with a love of antique furniture and a keen interest in interior design, I spent hours in my Dad’s shed learning his skills as a French Polisher and witnessing him breathe new life into pieces of near dilapidated furniture. Whilst my career took me towards the world of legal services, my creative instincts never left, and for over 20 years I nurtured my artistic appetite by studying upholstery at night school. My love of furniture and upholstery skills collided when I was made redundant, marking the start of a fresh business and new career at Ella Jenkins Designs.
I thrive on the opportunity to revive a previously loved piece of furniture. Sustainability is the cornerstone of what I do, and wherever possible I recycle,reuse and reconstruct, offering a fresh lease of life to something which has so much yet to give. My pieces of furniture are made to last - something to be passed down to the next generation.
Inspired by my rural surroundings, my designs feature elements of nature and landscape, crafted using luxurious fabrics and textiles. I would describe my style as timeless, subtle and beautiful, yet with enough quirk and character to be distinctive.
Part of my process is uncovering the story of the piece I am restoring, learning about the previous owner and the life they had. Often, these pieces share with me a glimpse into their past – the chair that their owner sat upon to dress in the morning; the well-loved armchair where many hours were passed enjoying crossword puzzles whilst smoking a pipe. Celebrating the story of each piece is part of my process and to those who most love my business value the history of their piece as much as they treasure the design I have crafted.
Quality: I pride myself on the high quality of my workmanship. I prefer to take my time and deliberately ensure every piece I work on receives the attention to detail that it deserves.
Sustainability: I work exclusively with high quality pieces which were made to last. I revive them using traditional methods and materials, avoiding harsh chemicals or anything which is damaging to the environment.
Community: I believe in looking after those around me ~ be that my clients, who are extended a warm welcome and treated as a friend throughout their journey with me ~ or fellow small businesses, who I do my best to support.
Creativity: This is the heart of Ella Jenkins Designs as I always infuse my signature style into each piece to create something utterly unique.
Nostalgia: I am endlessly fascinated by the stories behind the pieces I work on, and love to share the story of the life they had before you met.
Owner, Maker, I Do A Bit Of Everything At Ella Jenkins Designs
I love to blend textile art with traditional upholstery to create utterly unique pieces of furniture. Every piece is lovingly restored to become something treasured by their next owner.
Eve is a very talented artisan felter based in south Lincolnshire in the UK. Eve takes most of her inspiration from nature and her 'wacky brain'. Eve has started digitally printing her unique designs onto fabric. We thought they would look stunning on furniture so have formed a collaboration.
Frances is skilled in machine embroidery, applique, patchwork and quilting.
Holly Cook is a lifestyle and fine art photographer
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalised orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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For larger items such as chairs/furniture then delivery takes a little longer to organise. We will probably already have had a conversation regarding your delivery options prior to you placing your order.
I offer a FREE delivery service within a 30 mile radius of my workshop which is located in the postcode: NG33 4RA. You are also more than welcome to come and collect your item if you wish, but it's best to make an appointment to do so, especially for weekend collections.
If you live further afield then I will need a little time to organise delivery for you. It is important to find a reputable courier who doesn't charge an arm and a leg so your item arrives safely and in one piece. Sometimes this is not as easy as it sounds, so please bear with me. I will be in touch with you during the process to make sure you are happy with the delivery charge and, of course to arrange a convenient time for delivery.
Please note that I only deliver to the UK main land at the moment and am not set up for international delivery.