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A Charming Collaboration

Linen & Flax owner is inspiration for gorgeous southern-built furniture

To put it mildly, Drew Ellenburg is a “people person”. Once you meet him, you’ll know – he is the friendliest guy in town. Drew Ellenburg is one of six siblings, who all grew up working in the family retail furniture business. After college, he knew that he wanted to create something on his own. In 1998, he and his wife Mary Elizabeth founded the Ellenburg Chair Company and started making handmade chairs for high-end clients. Within a few years, he was manufacturing more than chairs with an expanded line including all upholstered furniture – sofas, sectionals, and beds.

Like most of the line, Drew names his products after clients. The “Jaclyn” sofa was named after Linen & Flax owner, and designer Chaz Easterly. Chaz and Drew collaborated over a bowl of chili while L&F was still a dream for Chaz. This sofa is named for Chaz’s daughter, Jaclyn.

“The style of the Jaclyn sofa is feminine and classic. It is named after my daughter who exudes the same qualities," says Chaz. "I love working with Ellenburg Chair Co. as we are able to customize so many pieces of upholstery like the Jaclyn, Riley, Christian, and the Roswell Sofa. All are customized through our interior design studio with Ellenburg Chair Co.” The Jaclyn sofa is a high-back sofa with a slight pitch. The waterfall skirt is a perfect spot to add trim tape.  

It takes thirty-two full hides and nine weeks to make Ellenburg's Chesterfield sofa by hand. The solid maple frame is built by hand, the springs are tied down eight different ways and the individual tufting of the leather is an art form. The Chesterfield is a classic frame style, perfect for the highbrow traditional client with an eye for luxury detail.  

The stately wingback chair is an updated version of the wingback we grew up with flanking the fireplace. Named the “King” after the King & Queen buildings near the Perimeter, the chair comes with a dainty counterpart named, of course, the “Queen.” The King chair sports a wood stained base, curved back rail, and inside-out nail trim.  

Custom sectionals are all the rage. Drew works with designers to create the perfect seating arrangement in a sectional sofa. This track arm sectional is the Bradley style with a fun pop of color incorporated as the welt.

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