Sunday, 11 December 2011

Our New Products Have Arrived

There was much speculation over what was going on at our James St store this week. Our windows were covered over and the team was scurrying in and out with mysterious looking boxes. Were we closing down? Were we preparing for some kind of tropical cyclone? No- Something much more exciting has been going on...

On Friday we ripped off the paper to reveal our newest collection of candles, soaps and beautiful gifts. We have been working very hard this week to get it all organised and it is looking spectacular (if I can say so myself). Our James St store has been transformed into a luxurious boutique filled with our gorgeous new products as well as select pieces of furniture and accessories.

The collection includes three distinct ranges, Cote Noire, Dunbar Sloane and Villa Collezione, representing the three styles of French & English. Each of these ranges feature six handcrafted scents available in candles, soaps, room spays, diffusers and body wash and lotions. Just in time for Christmas, they are all beautifully packaged and make exquisite gifts that anyone would love to receive. We can’t wait to show them to you! Come in for a visit, relax away from the Christmas rush and experience our beautiful new products.

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Friday, 18 November 2011


There are now multiple ways that you can keep in touch with our new stock up dates and special offers. French and English is now on Facebook.

Find us at Have a look, "like" our page, and leave us a message. We would love to hear what you think.

Have a wonderful weekend filled with beautiful and inspiring things.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Festive Table Settings

Christmas is on the way! The Melbourne Cup has officially welcomed in the start of the party season.With the introduction of mangoes, 30 degree heat and shopping centre Christmas carols, it is now time to start making preparations for the most festive time of year.

Here at French and English we have a beautiful range of Belgian linen napkins and place mats perfect for any kind of table setting. Delicately embroidered, these napkins are now available in cream and natural pure linen. Whether you are planning lavish dinner parties or simple family gatherings, our collection of napkins and place mats provide a stylish addition to any table setting.

We also have an assortment of glass ware, serving ware and decorative pieces, which make lovely gifts. Or just a special treat for yourself.....

Friday, 4 November 2011

Marseille French Striped Commode

Introducing the next in our beautiful range of commodes. The Marseille French Striped Commode. This wonderful elegant new addition has just arrived in our stores.
It is classic, feminine and oh so chic. With beautiful detailing to accentuate its luscious curves.

After seeing lasts weeks response to our fantastic Union Jack commode we just had to show you this one too. They are a great couple. The Marseille French elegance in contrast to the Union Jack's bold colours and edge.

We love the delicate detailing on this commode. Especially these lovely handles. They add a chic vintage touch, which works so well with many of our other pieces.

But here's the question. Where do you put such a stunning piece? The boudoir? the bedroom? or right out on display in your hall or living room?

We would love to hear your thoughts on just how you would style our newest addition to match your home.

Until next week, have a wonderful weekend filled with stylish things, sun filled days and plenty of joie de vivre!

French and English

Friday, 21 October 2011

Union Jack Console

Celebrate your English side with French and English’s Union Jack Console. Just in time for Her Majesty’s Royal visit!

These fabulous and highly anticipated consoles have just arrived back in stock. Now available in two sizes, they will add flair to any room.

Match it with our knightsbridge velvet sofa for a vintage inspired look, or modernise by pairing it with some edgier stainless steel pieces. These eye catching consoles are very versatile.

Pop in some time this month, say hello and take a look at our bright new addition. I promise you they won't last long.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Wolf & Cub

Its always exciting to see our lovely pieces in their final home. Its interesting to see how they look out of our showroom and blended with a home, office or even other retail environment.

The pictures below show a gorgeous new salon that has recently opened here in Brisbane. The Wolf & Cub fitout is sooo stylish with quite an eclectic mix of old and new. Owner Rebecca has used our Provincial Trestle Leg Dining Table in her consulting area and it looks great. Mix in some French Chairs and to die for wallpaper.......I think I could happily while away some time getting my tresses done!

Wolf & Cub
92 James St
New Farm Qld 4005
Ph 073254 3770

Monday, 26 September 2011

Take a Seat..........

Just some of the lovely chairs available in our Clearance Sale. Pop in to one of our stores and take a seat.......I guarantee they're comfy!
Our Sale is coming to an end so be quick.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Doggett St

It is hard to believe that it was a whole year ago that with much excitement we opened the doors to our latest Brisbane store.

It has been a big year for us at Doggett St filled with fun events, sales and the occasional flood based calamity. We love our newest store especially the space. Having the ability to present our furniture as a complete room allows our customers to picture our beautiful furniture in their own homes.

For our lovely blog follower we have a special offer.

Visit any of our stores this Saturday or Sunday and wish us a Happy Birthday to go into the draw to win a $100 French and English gift voucher.

Saturday the 24th is the official day so come in, wish us a happy birthday and see what new stock Doggett has to offer.

Friday, 2 September 2011

James St Up Late

Attention night owls of Brisbane! French & English James St will be staying up late on Thursday the 8th of September to participate in the launch of James St Up Late, the precinct's first late night trading evening.

With Jan Powers farmer's markets, live music from international and local artists as well as plenty of great deals on, this evening it is one not to be missed.

Our James St store will be open until 8pm which is a great opportunity for our customers who find it difficult to make our normal opening hours. We will also have an exclusive opportunity for our loyal blog readers. Simply mention our blog when you come in and go into the draw to win a $100 store gift voucher.

We hope you will join us up late next Thursday to celebrate. Have a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Thank You!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to work in our lovely Brisbane stores.
We are happy to say some new faces are joining the team!
Make sure you stop by and say hello!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Our Brisbane Stores Need YOU!

Do you have a passion for beautiful things? Do you love decorating? Do you love talking to customers?

Well we have the job for you!

We are currently seeking someone to work in our two beautiful Brisbane stores.

Ideally you will have furniture retail experience and a great eye for merchandising.

You must be available 2 to 4 days per week including a weekend day.

Please forward your expression of interest to (please attention Brisbane).

Friday, 5 August 2011

Who says paper work can't be stylish?

This beautiful Cambridge glass desk is now available in all our stores for the reduced price of $1295. Its sleek modern design is perfect for any office or study area. Constructed from stainless steel and glass, this desk is both practical and elegant.
While it won't do your taxes nor write your assignments for you, this desk might just give you that smart new edge.

Monday, 18 July 2011

What would Audrey do?

We at French and English are absolutely delighted to be supporting local artist Irene Vides. Irene has generously provided us with 10 limited edition prints from her "Audrey collection". Each print is numbered and signed by the artist for investment purposes.

Irene is a very talented young artist whose work is original and fresh. We love the free and open nature of her brushstrokes and mature use of colour which captures the human sentiment of a moment. This beautiful Audrey above is now on display in our James St store.

To see more of the artists work visit her web site

Friday, 15 July 2011

For the Love of Coffee

At French and English to say we love our coffee is a mild understatement! We are very fortunate to work in the James St precinct because we have so many different options to cure our coffee cravings.

We have recently found our new favourtie coffee hot spot - Bellissimo Coffee.

Bellissimo is a favourite for the 'locals'. Hidden behind James St in Wandoo St you can smell the coffee roasting from afar.

Us girls at French and English love our morning stroll over to Bellissimo where we know we will never be disappointed.

Maybe this weekend you should try to warm yourself up with a coffee from Bellissimo.

Happy Friday!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Winter Warmth

Winter is the perfect time of year for family and friends to gather round for a lovely warm home cooked meal.

Have a look at some of our tables that would be perfect for entertaining.

We have a range of tables in different shapes and sizes, some with beautiful detailing.

We have just put a beautiful new table on display in our James St and Doggett St stores so if you are in the area pop in and have a look.

Great company, great food and a great table, what more could you ask for?

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Brisbane Sale

Avignon Cross Display Cabinet in American Oak (Honey Oak colour) Discontinued Floor Stock As Is

WAS 2995

NOW 1995

Avignon Ladder Cabinet in American Oak (Honey Oak Colour)

Discontinued floor stock

WAS 4995

NOW 2995

Marseille Armchair upholstered in French taupe and black stripe Linen.

WAS 499

NOW 399

Just some of the sale items that can be found in our Brisbane stores.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Sweet Dreams.....

It's starting to feel alot like Winter here in Brisbane so our bed displays with all the gorgeous bedlinen and featherdown pillows and doonas look so inviting. Oh how nice it would be to snuggle down with a hot chocolate!

Saturday, 11 June 2011


It seems the whole town is on sale so we have joined the party!

All three stores have assorted floor stock items reduced. They may have slight marking or just be a discontinued line. There are items like the pictured Oxford Sofa priced at 50% off the original price.

We don't normally sell our floor stock but with some gorgeous new lines coming soon we need to create some space.

Hope to see you in one of our stores soon!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Hide and Sleek

Our favourite piece at the moment. We are loving this stainless steel and genuine cow hide chair. Both funky and unique! If you want a sneak peak it can be found in our Brisbane and Melbourne stores. A special order so it wont be staying forever. We cant wait to see who ends up with these in their home. Hope you like them too.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Soy Candles

At the moment we have a great deal on our beautiful soy candles. With each candle purchased, receive a second candle for free.

Our candles are made exclusively for us from the finest American soy wax. They are slow burning and will fill your rooms with indulgent fragrances such as french vanilla, coconut and verbena and white tea and ginger. Available in a range of sizes they make the perfect gift or a special treat just for yourself.

Welcome to our new blog

Welcome to our beautiful new blog. We have set this up to showcase our new products, specials and other lovely pieces of design inspiration. We hope you enjoy the post. Please feel free to contact any of our stores with product enquiries.