Recent Projects

Take a browse through a small selection of my most recent projects that have sold or gone off to take pride of place in their homes. These are a mixture of my own designs or commissioned work for clients. All of them are utterly unique – no repeats, ever.

Georgian Settle with Four Seasons Embroidered Design

A stunning antique Georgian settle or bench seat fully refurbished and re-upholstered. I have used a combination of applique, machine and hand embroidery to create original designs, each panel depicting one of the four seasons.

Georgian settle with 4 embroidered panels

I have just unwrapped my bench seat. I love it! It is indeed a thing of beauty and I will cherish it. Thank you very much Ella. I will definitely be in touch again.

Victorian Salon Chairs in Designer Peacock Fabric

Fully refurbished pair of Victorian chairs, given a contemporary twist with a stunning velvet with peacocks and botanical leaves.

Only one word to describe – Stunning! Ella is a true artist, the Vincent van Gogh of chairs. She has taken her skill to the next level of the definition of quality and style. The chairs will be a statement piece for generations.

Georgian Armchair with Coastal Path Scene

A lovely, comfortable chair with a stunning scene of a summer coastal path scene, created using a mixture of applique, fabric paint, hand and machine embroidery. Careful choice of fabrics and colours brings the whole design together. The woodwork was carefully sanded back to give a feel of driftwood.

This chair is the centrepiece 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.

The Shalini Dragonfly Chair

Hand painted dragonflies on silk, carefully appliquéd onto a beautiful Indian silk, shot with gold thread and peacock greens to give the iridescent quality of a dragonfly. A timeless classic style but utterly original.

Totally thrilled by the three pieces that Ella designed and produced for me. More than simply meeting and matching my wishes, she picked up the brief and took it to a different level. Her inspiration exudes through these brilliantly executed items. Individual and completely unique, she has engaged her creativity and imagination to riotous success. All of the items occupy pride of place in my home and the fourth is in production…

Hare on a Prayer Chair

Antique French prie dieu or prayer chair, dating from October 1926. Featuring a simple, whimsical embroidered design of a moon gazing hare. There is story to this chair that you can read about on my Blog here

Antique French Chair with Dragonflies & Dandelions

Classic French chair given a new life with vintage blue chintz, appliqued silk dragonflies and hand embroidered dragonflies.

Pair of Barley Twist Carver Chairs in Stunning Designer Peacock Velvet

A lovely pair of 1920’s barley twist carver chairs. A stunning designer velvet totally transforms what were a pair of rather ugly ducklings.

Duck Egg Blue Vintage Tub Chair

A trio of stunning fabrics makes an eye catching statement chair.

I am very pleased indeed with the purchase of my lovely new chair.

Georgian Antique Chair Upholstered in Stunning Designer Peacock Velvet

A classic late Georgian carver chair with hoop back and elegant carved detail. But it’s definitely the fabric that steals the show!

Georgian carver chair

We are so pleased with our purchase. 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!

Antique Prie-Dieu with Embroidered Barn Owl

A beautiful prayer chair featuring a unique design of a barn owl hunting a mouse in the light of the full moon. The little mouse runs through the undergrowth of silk ribbon embroidered cow parsley and dandelions as he tries to escape the owl.

Victorian Rocking Chair with Stunning Peacock Fabric

This fabulous Victorian rocking chair was fully restored and re-upholstered in this gorgeous peacock fabric. It is complimented with a teal velvet to give an interesting contrast and mix of textures. I love the way it is in keeping with the feel of the chair but has a bit of a contemporary twist.

Truly stunning chair and excellent service

Forbidden Forest Chair

A whimsical design featuring woodland creatures on a winter’s night. Stunning patchwork design to the outside of the chair. You can read more about it in my blog here

Moon Gazing Hare Chair

A unique design of a handsome hare gazing up at the full moon, surrounded by the flora and fauna of the English countryside. Beautiful fabrics, a variety of textile techniques have transformed this upcycled Victorian chair into something rather special.

Percy Peacock Pouffe

A retro 1960’s TV pouffe in faded red vinyl is transformed with specially printed peacock fabric, gold silk, navy velvet and hand embroidery into a truly unique statement piece.

Mr Peacock is utterly gorgeous, I couldn’t be more happy with my purchase from the fantastic Ella Jenkins. Apart from being one of the warmest souls you could wish to meet, Ella is the most amazingly talented and original designer of beautiful and unique pieces.

George’s Chair

This classic 1937 Parker Knoll armchair once belonged to a gentleman called George – a WWII navy veteran. George was a keen gardener who grew everything you could imagine. This chair is my tribute to George and his dog Patch – oh, and the infamous dancing chickens.

Ella, you must stand up and take 3 bows after the production of this wonderful chair. It’s absolutely lovely and I am truly delighted with it. Thanks for putting so much of yourself into it and the care you took. A very easy trouble free transaction. I will enjoy it.

Fox and Hare Chair

1920’s American style rocking chair has been given a transformation with a unique landscape design of a hare moon gazing up a full moon. Meanwhile, Mr Fox is staring up at the hare, probably thinking about his dinner for the night.

Thank you so much for the fabulous chair. I LOVE it! It will look lovely in our cottage.

Rural Landscape Chair

This dilapidated Victorian nursing chair is now a statement piece of Art! Featuring a unique landscape of fields, a farmhouse and even cows climbing a hill. I love the combination of natural fabrics including Liberty prints and Saville Row suiting.

Just lovely, the chair is everything I hoped it would be. What a talented lady.

Seagull & Seascape Chair

Take a vintage 1950’s Parker Knoll armchair, upcycle it and grab some inspiration from a Sir Kyffin Williams painting and this is the stunning result.

Absolutely gorgeous. Unique. Lovely craftsmanship and a great person to buy from. I would certainly purchase from Ella Jenkins again

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