“Sometimes a mixture of bonkers and inspired can have fun results!” Ten years on Georgia Metcalfe, the founder of The French Bedroom Company, talks us through her humble beginnings.
“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!”
This was back in 2006, when Georgia set up The French Bedroom Company as an interiors guru, with a background in interior design and styling. Since then, the business has grown and grown, and now employs over 10 people.
I am super excited because this weekend my collaboration with the French Bedroom Company goes live.
My affair with the French Bedroom Company started when I spotted their Versailles Luxury Upholstered Bed on Pinterest, I knew I had to have it…one day.
That day came as soon as our offer was accepted on our house, which was bigger, with plenty of character, to hold this beauty of a bed.
Since then, I’ve been an avid follower of these guys on Instagram and have watched them win awards and accolades, for their incredible work.
It’s no surprise then, when they asked me to collaborate with them, that I jumped at the chance.
I was asked to write an article, be interviewed, style two items from the French Bedroom Company in my home, and create three images for an Instagram weekend takeover. Hell yeah!
I knew straight away I wanted my article to be an interview with the founder, Georgia Metcalfe. Snap!
She, like me, has a huge passion for interiors and all things French. Having set up such a successful company with a young family is a huge inspiration to us all, so I couldn’t wait to tap into her life and see how she did it.
I’m only posting one image in this blog, and saving all the juicy content for FBC. So hop over to their blog and their Instagram account now. Don’t miss it!
From the wife of a Parisian – My Top 10 French Restaurants in the Capital
While Paris has our heart, London est la vie, it’s where we met, had our first date, bought our first home, and more. In the past 8 years we’ve been to a fair amount of French restaurants, all of my husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our Top 10.
Last week I was harping on about Parisian tones and have since had people coming to me asking for the perfect neutrals.
If anyone can master the understated look it’s the French, it’s in their attitude, their fashion and their interiors. Basically everything except love. These Frenchies are very romantic and wear their heart on the sleeve for sure.
If someone says to you “French Decor” what do you picture? Is it rustic shutters, wrought iron balconies and mutual tones? Perhaps you imagine the countryside more, with washed walls, calming neutrals and vintage furniture. Whatever it is, it’s a super chic and glamorous image you have in your head, right?
Marrying a Parisien who has a huge family and tonnes of friends I’ve seen my fair share of French homes. While they’re not all like how we imagine (some bright red, some clinically white, and others sporting walls donned with large tapestry carpets), I am pleased to say that those Château de Versailles-like homes do exist. I’ve seen them…
I wouldn’t be a very good candidate on Through the Key Hole and I’ll tell you why. My house tells you so much about me and my family. The contestants would guess it in seconds.
According to friends and family our house is, in their words: “just so you!”. And I think to myself, well yeah, it is my house! But on reflection, it’s surprising how many people don’t create a home reflecting them. If this is you, then read on!
With the start of a New Year, you’ll find social media littered with bullsy quotes, ambitious resolutions, flexing muscles with a mean game face. Yep, that’s me (minus the muscle bit!).
This January, my home office was one of the many things on my hitlist. With over 4.2 million Britons working from home, an increase of nearly a quarter in the last decade, the working from home space needs careful thought to optimise productivity and creativity within the comfort of your own home.