Having spent the last decade building up my upholstery and soft furnishing business, Ella Jenkins Designs has evolved into a boutique designer upholstery business, specialising in the sympathetic restoration of vintage and antique furniture.
What I do …
I work closely with my clients to bring back to life old pieces of furniture, reinventing with gorgeous fabrics of fabulous quality in unexpected and original combinations.
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.
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.”