About Sweet Elle

Our Story

Embracing the past, celebrating the present, beautifying the home

About Sweet Elle, The Handmade Furniture Company

At Sweet Elle we set out to offer bespoke and vintage inspired furniture for your home; pieces that boast charm and character, and are influenced by our European heritage. Many of the pieces you will find on our site are our own designs, crafted and hand finished in Los Angeles by skilled artisans and traditional carpenters. Whilst we build the majority of our product line in the USA, Sweet Elle does import select pieces from France, Italy, England and Asia.

Lisa Faulkner is the Chief Creative behind Sweet Elle and has been passionate about design since she was a teenager. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, her family has been making English Chesterfield Sofas for more than 30 years, which has fueled her appreciation for the art and heritage of traditional furniture making.

Textile design and color are Lisa's latest obsessions. She is an accomplished photographer and this talent has enabled her to travel extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. She lives and works in LA with her husband, has four children, and a great sense of humor.

~ Lisa Faulkner

Sweet Elle started as a collaboration with Bradshaw Kirchofer. For 20 years Bradshaw Kirchofer has been manufacturing hand crafted furniture in the USA.

Bradshaw Kirchofer inspiration