Welcome to Simply French

Thank you for visiting my shop, Simply French. My name is Nan, I have been lucky enough to have spent the last 33 years pursuing a creative work life. I spent 15 years making French inspired ceramic urns and pots in vintage finishes (which I still use as props in my furniture photos). Simply French was established in 2003 and then Annie Sloan Chalk Paint came into my life in 2015! I reinvented my shop in 2016 so that I could paint all day every day after losing my son Marc in a fatal car accident. Painting helped me deal with my grief. Every piece I paint shows my love for Marc. I love that what I do for a living is good for the planet too, up-cycling pre-loved furniture and breathing life back into every piece.
My vision is to create a community to share, learn, discover and be inspired. 
As I head into 2020 I am going to do everything possible to lead a happy, grateful and creative life and I would love for you to join me on that journey.

Our offering includes:

  • Creative Workshops
  • Up-cycled Furniture
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Accessories
  • Furniture Painting Services
  • Gifts and Home Decor
As Pablo Piccaso said “The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily living off our souls”.
Happy painting!
Visit our shop
Our address is 268 Main rd, Bryanston (entrance right next to Bryanston Pools) but if you can't find us please call 0823486085
Contact us
nan@simplyfrench.co.za | 011 706 9133 | 082 348 6085
Trading hours
Mon-Fri 9am - 4:30pm
Sat 9am- 2:00pm
We proudly stock the following brands
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and accessories
Compagnie De Provence
Simply French Wholesale
Lothantique home fragrance
Ambinx door knobs