The French Bedroom Company shabby chic furniture

The french bedroom company shabby chic furniture

Shop spotlight on The French Bedroom Company. This is a delightful online boutique dedicated to selling a great selection of shabby chic furniture. The collection includes French style bedroom furniture and French style furniture for your home. You’ll find plenty of furniture including beds, lighting, mirrors, cowhides, soft furnishings and accessories online. I caught up with the owners to find out more.

Meet The French Bedroom Company Owners

The French Bedroom Company was set up by Georgia Metcalfe and her husband, Ben Cons. Georgia started her career at Sanderson, heading up the PR team. After that she ran two London PR companies, specialising in interiors. The French Bedroom Company business idea came about on Georgia’s 30th birthday in 2005. Her family offered to buy her a new bed for a present.  She searched around but couldn’t find a bed she wanted, which prompted her to set up The French Bedroom Company. Her husband, Ben left a successful job as a management consultant in The City in 2007 to join Georgia as company Operations Director.

The French Bedroom Company, Georgia Metcalfe, Ben Cons

The French Bedroom Company owners – Georgia Metcalfe and Ben Cons

The decision to become an online retailer was to attract a nationwide audience and the ability to offer a broader range of products online without the limitations or shop space. Georgia tells me, “buying furniture is a considered decision. Customers like to take their time, research the market, canvas opinions from friends and family, and this is often done after shop closing time! So it’s much easier to have an online store. Customers can view and buy the products at The French Bedroom Company 24/7. Besides, e-commerce is going through an exciting ‘boom’ phase, and it’s fun and exciting to be part of it.”

Georgia loves the freedom her business brings, “I can spend time with my daughter (Layla, 4) when I want to and I can work until 2 am at my kitchen table with a glass of wine in my hand!” Her lust for beautiful products is fundamental to the success of her business, “if I find a peach of a product, I can share it with the interiors world immediately! Oh, and photo shoots – they are my favourite days as we get to be creative with our beautiful products.”

The French Bedroom Company Collection

The French Bedroom Company stocks brands like Innermost, Abigail Ahern, Moooi, Jan Constantine, House Doctor, Seletti and Dupenny. The French Bedroom Company is also keen to support emerging designer brands.  Georgia tells me, “a current favourite is Belle & Vidére who make our fantastic Fade Lampshades. We also really try to focus on emerging designers and have a handful fresh out of colleges like Adam Slade and his quirky Time Flies and Swarm cushions. To give you an idea of the delights you’ll find online, Georgia has selected five products from The French Bedroom Company for you to admire.

The French Bedroom Company Product Selection

The French Bedroom Company Product Selection
Defaced Duchess £183, Monkey Candelabra £20, Popping Pink Chandelier £499,
Grace Console £499, Rock Luxe Seat £385

Buy The French Bedroom Company Products

The French Bedroom Company stocks Beds, Mattresses, Bedding, Tables, Seating, Storage, Lighting, Mirrors, Screens, Rugs and Accessories. The website categorises the products into collections which is helpful if you like a particular style. For example, the Antoinette collection features white oak French furniture. Take a look at The French Bedroom Company website.

The French Bedroom Company also has a boutique showroom in West Sussex which is a Grade II listed house. There are five rooms sets styled as bedrooms, showing the French style furniture in situ with curtains, wallpaper and accessories. This space showcases its ‘progressive’ French styling.

Author: Homegirl London.Photography: The French Bedroom Company. Thanks: Georgia Metcalfe, Ben Cons and Marie Fuller from The French Bedroom Company.