Throughout my childhood, I was always arty and creative. I put it down to growing up with my dear grandfather; a very creative man who lived with us and would spend many afternoons with me at his table drawing and making things. This prompted me to study and at 21, I came out of university with a degree in Fashion/Textiles.
As Karl and I began to set up home together, I realised how difficult it was to source the beautiful things I craved to make our house a home.
I would spend endless hours looking through homes magazines whilst on the phone to my best friend Becks, discussing our thoughts, ideas and inspiration.
So out of my love/obsession, Karl and I decided to take the plunge and ‘Maison By Emma Jane’ was born. With no hesitation Becks joined us to come along for the ride and we have giggled every day since.
In November 2004 we proudly launched the world of ‘Maison by Emma Jane’ and there hasn’t been a dull moment since!
An example of this was that on the day we signed our lease, Karl and I received the call for IVF treatment. A year later Oscar & Alfie came into the world and the fun really began! Whilst building our business, we had the wonderful addition of two tiny newborn babies set amongst our beautifully merchandised surroundings; a truly happy and special memory for us and all our lovely customers!
Based in Oaktree Court, Mill Lane, Ness, we have the most gorgeous showroom and we have exciting collections of painted furniture and beautiful home accessories with a particular and well known love of hearts and stars. We have a strong Danish, modern country look but have sourced things from all around the world and continue to look for new and exciting products.
With a very much neutral colour palette, our customers often comment on how calm, welcoming and relaxing the atmosphere is in our store…..therapy of the retail kind!
Hard work and every day is a busy one but just so excited to be able to share ‘Maison By Emma Jane’ to an expanding audience.
To my precious Dad,
All you taught me through your love and hard work has stayed with me and inspires me every day. I hope you would be as proud of me as I was of you.
I love you and miss you,