Ella Jenkins Designs is a boutique designer upholstery business, specialising in the restoration of vintage and antique furniture. I have three distinct parts to my business, traditional upholstery, my bespoke service and my own very distinctive work, which is for sale.
If you have a favourite piece of furniture that is perhaps a little tired and worn, I can transform it for you – bringing it back to life and giving you furniture to treasure and enjoy for years to come.
My new bespoke upholstery service is designed for clients looking for that stunning centrepiece for their home whilst also telling a special story through the blending of textile art with upholstery.
My bespoke designs often depict special memories, and I pride myself on my meticulous attention to detail. I go to great lengths to source the perfect piece of furniture, fabric and personalised embroidered designs for your special project.
I love to use beautiful fabrics and designs to create one-off pieces that have enough quirk and character to be truly distinctive. A few of my favourites can be found on my Chairs for Sale page.
It’s so important to me to take the time to make sure all of the details are just perfect
A little bit about me …
I grew up surrounded by a creative, talented family. My lovely Dad was a French Polisher and furniture restorer. I spent many hours with him in his shed watching and learning some of his skills, so you could say making and restoring furniture is in my DNA.
My professional 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 new career at Ella Jenkins Designs.
I take a most of my inspiration from my rural surroundings and many of my designs feature elements of nature and landscape.
I am at my happiest in my workshop, listening to Radio 4, surrounded by lovely old chairs awaiting transformation, gorgeous fabrics and trimmings where ever the eye can see.
“How talented you are to make something so beautiful, I am thrilled with my lovely chair.”