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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.


Last updated on 03 Jun, 2021

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.


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Ella Jenkins


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About EllaJenkinsDesigns

Sales 162
On Etsy since 2012

Hello and welcome to 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.

Shop members

  • Ella Jenkins

    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.

Production partners

  • Eve Marshall

    Stamford, England

    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 Shippey

    Stamford, England

    Frances is skilled in machine embroidery, applique, patchwork and quilting.

  • Holly Cook

    Stamford, England

    Holly Cook is a lifestyle and fine art photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on 30 April, 2022
Hello and welcome to Ella Jenkins Designs. Buying one of my chairs is a big decision - after all they are not cheap! So please, if you have any questions or just want to have a chat about a specific chair or maybe about commissioning a unique piece for that special present, then please do get in touch with me. I am here to help.

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Cancellations: not accepted

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Small orders such as cushions and smaller footstools are normally dispatched via Parcel Force within 3 working days. Please note that weekends and Bank Holidays are not counted as working days.

For larger items such as chairs/furniture 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 arrange a convenient date for delivery.

Please note that I only deliver to the UK main land at the moment and am not set up for international delivery.

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Last updated on 15 Apr, 2016

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