About Us

 

 I live in the wonderful blue ridge mountain city of  Asheville, NC. With a cumulative experience of over 30 years in the fabric arts, design and furniture fields, I have blended my skill sets into creating Sittin’ Pretty, LLC. My education and degree was in dressmaking and fashion, and i worked for a small boutique in Boca Raton Florida making party dresses and ball gowns. In the 90's  I morphed my dress making skills into making Window Fashions. Richs/Macy's hired me for their customers, but it was there that I was educated in all the ins and outs of furniture.

I have always loved furniture and REALLY loved the furniture design process. I was lucky enough to see future prototypes and hand drawn designs at High Point Furniture Market , and that never left my mind and creative spirit.

Fast forward to living in the very Creative Community of Asheville, NC. Here I am, doing what I love, in the perfect place to put my ideas into reality. I hope you can see the creative passion and personality in each of my designs. Your ideas are always welcome in any collaborations that you bring my way.

Although I could not make furniture from scratch, I could collect furniture orphans and roadside finds, and raw furniture frames. The art of turning discarded, broken and wooden “blank canvases” into amazingly new and fresh furnishings has always been pleasing to me. I love the interesting lines, hand carved legs and arms, details that you can’t get today at big box stores. These old chairs carry silent histories with whispers of elegance and grace (or sometimes NOT).

Restoring old chairs has become my passion. And now, I can be in style and “Green” at the same time. I enjoy bringing new life back into my chairs and home furnishings and adding personality and an element of surprise, where there once was none. Lately, adding New Frames to my line has been just as fun of a hunt. And Yes, I do my own Upholstery.


I hope you enjoy my chair art and will add one to your home, to enjoy for many years to come. Thanks for visiting my site! Email me with any questions.

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Jenny Ellis