Tuesday, 4 December 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Our lovely Reindeer friend has arrived in store so we all know what that means...Christmas is just around the corner!!

We have some great gift ideas for anyone and any budget.
We must say, we think the perfect gift for anyone is some of our gorgeous scatter cushions. They will freshen up any home!

There are many to choose from and we are happy to help you choose the perfect one...
Small square cushions are $89 each and come with the beautiful feather down inserts.
Our Cote Noire products are ideal for those hard to buy for people. The luxurious laundry range is sure to be a hit with anyone!

If you are looking for some present inspiration come and visit us and we would love to help you find the perfect gift to make that special person happy!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Featured Item of the Week

We are very excited to have received our fresh batch of Topiary!
If you aren’t already familiar with our range of Topiary you will be delighted to know that these are not plastic trees however made from real Boxwood Foliage which has been preserved and arranged to create these beauties.
 We are very proud to be the only retailer in Australia stocking this range!
These would be perfect for those of you who aren’t a green thumb but still love some greenery around the home. They only need to be sprayed with water once a month and kept out of direct sunlight to remain looking fresh and green.
They not only look great around the home but make very special gifts too. We have a complete range from very cute hanging hearts to larger stand alone trees, so come in and choose your favourite!

Friday, 2 November 2012

It's Been A While!!

Wow! It has been some time since our last post but we have been keeping busy making some improvements!
In Brisbane you may have noticed we closed our James St store which has allowed us to concentrate on our much larger showroom at 27 Doggett St, across the road from Natuzzi and the lovely little Dello Mano Coffee and Chocolate shop.
If you haven’t already, come in and pay us a visit, having the larger space means we are able to display more of our range and are still stocking our Beautiful Cote Noire products!
More good news is that we have moved our warehouse just around the corner to Bridge St which means faster turn around on goods and a more personalised French and English service.
Both our Brisbane and Melbourne stores are very excited about our new accessories coming our way with fresh colours for summer, new cushions, flowers, lamp shades and a fresh batch of Topiary just in time for Christmas!
We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we promise to keep in touch more frequently!
The French & English team

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Up Late in Design!

Come and join us on Thursday 24th May for James St Up Late in Design!!

We are offering special discounts to celebrate this fantastic event...

Buy a dining table and receive 25% off all dining chairs*

Buy a side table and receive the second for 25% off*

Buy 2 Cote Noire, Dunbar Sloane or Vigneto e Castello products and receive the 3rd for half price*

During the event the James St precinct will transform into a street festival for guests. As well as special discounts, Up Late in Design will also include installations, outdoor cafes and pop-up bars to enjoy.

As a special offer to our Melbourne customers, you will also be able to enjoy these offers on Thursday too!

We hope to see you out and about on Thursday evening! Our James St store will be opened until 9pm.

PS Have you scheduled our warehouse sale in your diaries?! It is this weekend starting at 8am on Saturday the 26th!

*Discount only applies to instock items
*Cote Noire, Dunbar Slooane and Vigneto e Castello offer: receive 50% off the cheapest item

Friday, 4 May 2012

Great gift ideas for any Mum

Are you having trouble finding the right present for your Mum this Mother's day?

We have got some great ideas for any budget in store at the moment, that we are sure your Mum will love!

Every Mother loves flowers, so why not buy her some of our artifical flower arrangements. We have a number of different flowers and colours available and with their realistic appearance they make the perfect gift.

Readymade arrangement with glazed pot.

Latex orchids available by the stem.

Cushions are the perfect accessory to transform your home from season to season. Available in a range of linens and velvets.  With our different colours and sizes you are certain to find one that will complement your Mum's home perfectly. Priced from $89 including the feather filled inner.

If your budget extends a little further why not indulge your Mum in a beautiful arm chair and ottoman. Featured above is the Monroe chair and ottoman in our French script Linen for $1195.

Cornwall Wingback from $995

Sussex Tub chair from $895

Louis Carved Campagna chair from $699

Lamps in the home are like jewelery on a woman - an essential part of their appearance.
We have a wide range of lamps available from dainty crystal bases to tripod lamps.
Featured above Acanthus with ivory shade $249.

If you are looking for ideas and inspiration come into either one of our three stores and our helpful staff will make sure you find a present for your Mum that she will love!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Spoil your Mum this Mother's Day

With Mother's Day around the corner, we think it is time to start thinking of gift ideas to spoil your Mum.

Our James St (Fortitude Valley) and Church St (Richmond) stores have the beautiful range of Cote Noire products, perfect for any Mother out there.

We have three ranges available, French, Italian and English so we are positive you will find something that your Mother will love!!

Our Italian range - Villa Collenzione
Featuring candles and diffusers available in 6 different fragrances

Our English range - Dubar Sloane
Featuring diffusers, candles and soaps available in 6 different fragrances

Candles available in 2 different sizes

Beautifully packaged diffuser sets

Who said laundry can't be fun with this stunning laundry range?
A wide range of laundry products available to make that daily task a little more luxurious!

Our French range - Cote Noire
Featuring, candles, diffusers, soaps, body and hand wash, body cream and room spray available in 6 different fragrances  

Candles available in 2 different sizes - starting at $19.95

 Crystal bases and glass domes to add some glamour to your candles

All products come beautifully packaged and gift wrapped!

Why not pop in and we can create a gorgeous gift bag full of goodies your Mum will love! We will tailor them to suit your budget and your Mum...

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Block 2012 - Did you see us????

Are you all as addicted to The Block as some of us are here at French and English? We even scheduled our staff meeting last night to make sure we were all home in time to catch the 2nd episode!
If you managed to catch it, you may have noticed our beautiful Melbourne store and products made an appearance.
Both of the teams did a great job, have a look below at what they came up with in such a short time and see if you can spot our products!

Two of our Becall Chairs in the lovely Italian Stone Linen ($499 in store now) and one of our French Scene Paintings in the middle (All individually hand painted starting from only $149)

Our beautiful Avignon 1 and 2 Drawer Consoles worked in perfectly in the Bedroom. And yes, if these are exactly what you were after, they are both available straight away! Only $399 for the one drawer side table and $799 for the two drawer in villa white (there's a better view for you below!)

For those who missed the episode you can still view it on the link below


We can't wait to see what the other teams come up with this week. With soooo many choices and sooooo little time it must be quite overwhelming really.

We wish them all luck and look forward to seeing the results!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


Ok, so can you tell we are loving our new fabrics!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Exciting New Products!

We are very excited to present our new range of furniture featuring French script fabric. Available in a range of colour ways and pieces our new range is the perfect way to add some individuality to any space! Add a bold statement chair or ottoman or add some cushions to your already existing pieces to give it a new lift.

Here's a sneak peek of the new James St window featuring the French hall seat!

Everytime we walk past this window we are very tempted to sit down for a little rest and to try this comfy new chairs.

Don't you think this fabric is very similar to Victoria Grayson's glamourous chair on Revenge?! We also have another chair in a similar style to hers but you'll have to visit our stores to check these ones out!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

French and English in the Press!

We were very excited to open the March edition of Home Beautiful to see our client, Emily Jade's beautiful home splashed across the pages. We always get very excited when we see our products in our clients homes.

Emily Jade's home is every girls dream, tasteful touches of pink and plenty of them! Doesn't her bedroom look luxurious with our Cambridge bed head...

And there is our Sussex tub chair... Perfect for little nooks and super comfortable!! Isn't Emily Jade's dog just the best model for our Becall chair! He certainly looks right at home snuggled up there...so adorable!

We love the look of our Cambridge cross coffee table on the cow hide! Our Marseille armchair adds a perfect touch of Paris in this glamorous room... Don't the floral arrangements match perfectly with that fabulous pink wall?! We really miss these in our store...

Well done Emily Jade on creating a beautiful family home!

Everyone at French and English is in total agreement that your home looks stunning.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Winners are Grinners!!

The Cote Noire and French and English team have just returned from a very successful trip to the Sydney trade fair!

We couldn't wait to share some photos with you of our stand that won 'Best Stand Award'!!

We were very pleased and proud of everyone that was involved with assembling and presenting our beautiful products that are available in store now. We certainly had a great response from everyone who visited us.

With such beautiful packaging it would be hard for the stand to not look so gorgeous!

Thank you to everyone who came and saw us at the trade fair, we loved meeting you all!

Stay tuned for some new products arriving in store soon!!