“I design the cushions and choose the fabrics then Bill takes over. I then varnish the legs, photograph the finished items and put them on the website,” she said.
“Part of my job is talking to customers about their homes so that I can help them choose the design. Some people need help in putting colours together.”
Tracey-Anne markets the stools on her website and through social media selling all over the UK as well as America, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.
London born and bred, Tracey-Anne moved to Carlisle as a teenager and worked for many years with her parents who ran the Cumbria franchise of fire and flood restoration company, Servicemaster.
“I started making footstools under the name Flossy’s as a hobby,” she said.
“In 2016 I decided to change the name and it has taken off from there.
“Flossy was my mum’s nickname so it seemed appropriate to change it to Florence Anne in her memory. When I bought this house in 2006 there was a lot of work to do and I asked her to help me.
“I let my mum redecorate but sadly she died. I took it from there and renovated the whole property. I bought it as my forever house and I just love it.”