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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.

About Us

Our Story

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

Home Office Chic (HOC) was set up in a historic builders’ yard in Horsell, Woking and was founded by Jane Goodman in 2017, following her experience and passion for recycled and re-loved furniture, breathing new life and saving from landfill.

Initially focussed on creating upcycled furniture for home offices, maximising the space available for the home/flexible working, Jane came up with idea of bringing new life into old bureaus, chairs, and other work-related furniture in 2015.  In lockdown this was very much more pertinent! Home workers often do not have a dedicated office and artisan recycled bureaus and reupholstered chairs add individuality – you can make a desk area as plain or funky as you choose; as well as being more sustainable.

Our range of upcycling has steadily grown and alongside eco- friendly and award winning Frenchic Paint you will also find the new range of Decor Transfers and Stamps from Moody Mare. These are currently sold within a concession arrangement at the Woking Sam Beare Hospice Furniture Shop in Knaphill, Woking. ( a % of the profit is donated).
You can find Jane there too, working as a volunteer the first and third Tuesday each month.

Commissions are undertaken – Jane can help create a tailor-made upcycle of your own loved furniture or source something specific.

Since the early days the business has been about sustainability – helping people to save furniture from landfill so commissions range from anything from a shoe cupboard to a 6 foot dresser!

If you’re interested in learning how to transform your furniture with Frenchic Paint, we also run Workshops. Check out the ‘Workshops’ page for current dates.

What does Artisan painted furniture mean? –  well, using a range of techniques to achieve the unique vision for the piece…no two items are the same.

HOC currently undertakes small upholstery projects, to achieve the perfect balance between painting and upholstery. New eco-fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, is part of the offering.

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 with a keen interest in Folk Art. After a recent trip to Madrid one of the team was inspired by the many terracotta tile patterns on buildings.  Stencilling is a real passion. As Official Stockist for Frenchic Furniture Paint, its a pleasure to use the products for breathing new life and joy into older furniture.  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


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
Wonderful care and interest taken with my little rocking chair.
Beautiful result Emma B
My friend Diane and I had a fabulous time today with Jane in her Decoupage workshop.
Jane oozes talent and advice and we soaked it up and can’t wait to book another workshop with her.
We are both chuffed with our plant pots and will treasure them.
Thanks again Jane for a wonderful workshop and fun and laughter…………more Mowtown next time x  Sue S

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.