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How did Suburban Salon come to be?
I started making sheepskin and faux fur upholstered stools and footstools…and I used to throw sheepskins over chairs, benches, footstools, tables – any piece of furniture to create a very soft, homely and textured look. I had a vision of a footstool that was upholstered in soft fur, but found that it didn’t exist. Added to that, from my own personal experience, I knew that my children adore anything tactile and cosy. Fabrics that they can stroke whilst watching their favourite TV programmes or reading…I researched the idea and realised there was nothing like this in the marketplace. I developed the product and started to experiment, first by up-cycling vintage footstools and then after realising that I couldn’t create a consistent product this way, taking the plunge and making the entire footstool by myself. I made prototypes for my own home, and then started to get requests and orders from friends so then I decided to turn my hobby into a business and Suburban Salon was created!