OUR JOIE DE VIVRE
“Sometimes a momentary day-dream becomes so strong that you can’t help thinking ‘What if…’. And then ‘Why not?’, and before you know it you’re designing a logo, buying sample products, booking a photographer and buying flowers for the photoshoot.”
The French Bedroom Company was founded in 2006 by Georgia Metcalfe, an interiors guru with a background in interior design and styling.
“We started with 3 beds, 4 chandeliers and a handful of rugs and bed linen. Systems were basic, stock was low but ideas were flowing and hearts were aflutter. When the phone rang for the first time and we had our first sale we did a little jig!”
Now, in this landmark tenth year The French Bedroom Company celebrates 10 years of creativity, craftsmanship and love. Still researching and developing each product with meticulous love and care, treating it with the importance as if it was for our own bedrooms - we love what we sell, we always have and we hope it shows.
Born out of a fascination of French designs, textures, craftsmanship, heritage, and history, the collections of French furniture are fun and feminine - with quality at the core. Beautifully made French designs combined with quirky and contemporary lighting and accessories to create interiors that are eye-catching, elegant, inspiring, chic and most importantly, unique!
The design team draw inspiration from everywhere: a peony in bloom, a great work of art, ruffles on lingerie, a colour - and even the female body! Everything makes us tick and we love to mix up colours and textures to create beautiful and unusual furniture, lighting and accessories that make a statement and start a conversation. Take a traditional gold French bed, add a pair of white Plume Feather bedside lamps and an antler chandelier overhead - et voilà - a look that is completely now and completely your own. And our furniture will last for generations to come - for your children and your children's children.
We are honoured & proud to have been named an official UK Cool Brand (2016-17) for the fifth consecutive year.
The Sheerluxe Online Shopping Awards (2013) named us 'Best Bath & Bed Retailer', and in 2015 we were Highly Commended in the 'Best Online Furniture' category, we are nominated again for 2016....
We scooped 'Best Lighting' at The House Beautiful Magazine Awards in 2014, and we’re nominated for 2016’s best Soft Furnishings.
Our blog was awarded 'Best Organisation Blog' at The Amara Blog Awards 2014, in 2015 we were runners up for the Best Blog, and for 2016 we are finalists again.
Our Residence Headboard was also named 'The Sexiest Gadget of All Time' Award by T3 Magazine.
Finally, our website was recently awarded Gold Status by Mumpreneur Website Awards.
We are an ever-growing team of beautifully-mannered, experienced staff, all with a background in interior design. We love chatting to customers about furniture - it's our passion. Get chatty with us digitally via our chatting-channels: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Houzz, Polyvore and Google Plus.
If you'd like to see our items in the flesh do come and pay us a visit. We are based in leafy Haywards Heath, West Sussex. The boutique is a 7-bedroom Grade II listed Victorian country house that has been converted into a showroom space. (There is plenty of free parking in the large drive outside, the kettle is always on and the wine is always chilled!)
What Makes Us Different
We like to mix it up! We think of our products as progressive French design. Traditional French furniture is one of the most striking looks you can choose for your interior. But if you're not keen on full-on French then go gently and combine a French pieces with a few statement-making contemporary accessories - have fun with your interiors - they should make you feel relaxed and make you smile. If you're looking at your bedroom and you're not smiling you need to pay us a visit, we like to think we have just a little expertise, so if we can help you with your room scheme or colours, do ask! We love it. It's what we do.
Thank you for choosing The French Bedroom Company xx