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Welcome to Home Office Chic

We hope you enjoy browsing our website, seeing who we are and the wonderful projects we have been working on. If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch.

Feel free to pop in for a coffee any time.

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Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00 Studio 3, Silks Yard, Church Hill, Horsell, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4QE 07384 704 678 info@homeofficechic.co.uk

About Us

Our Story

Home Office Chic is all about the love of Artisan painted furniture and upholstery.

The business is set up in a historic builders’ yard along with other creative businesses. Home Office Chic (HOC) was founded by Jane Goodman, following her experience and passion for recycled and re-loved furniture.

Focussed on creating furniture ideal for home offices, maximising the space available for the home and flexible working, she came up with idea of bringing new life into old bureaus, chairs and other work-related furniture. 

People working from home often do not have a dedicated office or study space, so they may be working at the kitchen table or a coffee table. HOC focusses on artisan recycled bureaus and reupholstered chairs at its heart.

A bureau holds a laptop and essentials and takes up minimal space in your lounge or kitchen – wherever your workspace is. It can be plain, or as funky as you choose, and at the end of the day you can shut your work away ready for tomorrow.

Alternatively, some of our customers may have a dedicated area to work in but want to give their tired traditional office an individual style. We can help create a tailor-made upcycle of your own loved furniture.

Artisan painted furniture means using a range of techniques to achieve the unique vision for the piece. 

HOC currently undertakes small upholstery projects, to achieve the perfect balance between painting and upholstery.

This is just the beginning of our story, we look forward to you helping us continue writing it.

Our Style

Eclectic, passionate and functional.

We take inspiration from the patterns around us and places we have visited – Jane is particularly keen on Moroccan, Provence and old English themes. After a recent trip to Madrid one of the team was inspired by the many terracotta tile patterns on buildings.  We enjoy transforming with Frenchic Furniture Paint. Come in and chat – we have plenty of ideas!

Customer Care & Craftmanship
Experienced in working alongside customers to achieve their vision using wood restoration, upholstery and hand painted transformations. Quality & customer satisfaction is key.
Paint Techniques
Chalk paint brushed or sprayed (according to project); Stencilling; Decoupage – paper/ fabric; French Provence style; Tints and washes – limed oak etc; Folk art (freehand)
Upholstery Techniques
Modern (foam based); TraditionalAll products adhere to Fire Retardant policy

Testimonials

See what our customers have to say...

I can’t recommend Jane enough for totally transforming pieces of furniture.  For me, she sanded back, prepared and painted a wooden chest of drawers, which looked fantastic.  Jane showed me different colours, paint and wax techniques on samples of wood, so I could more easily select the finished effect that would look the best for my needs.  I have visited her workshop and seen some work in progress pieces of her own, which showed just what an artistic eye she has for turning old or ordinary furniture into eye catching, pleasing items for any home.

Kerry

As the owner of the ‘limed oak’ dining table,it had had the usual family life of spillages, scratches, child attack, pet attack etc. but in essence it was sound. We upgraded the kitchen and rather than buy a new table Jane came round, gave us advice and options and then tested various finishes, working closely with us to get the look we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble for Jane and her care and attention to getting the finish we wanted was exemplary. We are delighted with the end result and what’s more we didn’t have to buy a new table to match our revamped kitchen. Many thanks Jane.
John

About Jane

After subduing a powerful creative spirit Jane has finally let loose with her talent.

Jane worked closely with creative and talented individuals her whole career – designing and producing a variety of books, publicity materials and complex data for the digital world.

After that career in the travel, publishing and automotive industries Jane felt the time was right to pursue her ‘arts desire’ and open a business creating unique upcycled furniture. 

Her love began when she started painting furniture in her twenties, moving into her first flat- stripping and painting floorboards in multicoloured pastels and rescuing some ‘40s furniture that most others thought dull, transforming them through stencilling. 

She then moved into picture framing and hand colouring mounts, always staying connected to the creative world. 

Upholstery has been Jane’s passion for the past 8 years. Her father was a Master Upholsterer, and after many years spent helping him as a child she likes to think those skills are somewhat passed on.