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Helping our customers in any way we can is our main priority. That's why we share our secrets and teach you how to best optimise your home's style. 

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April 7, 2020

Who remembers the TV programme ‘Changing Rooms’ from the late 90s early two thousands? Or rather - who's willing to admit they remember it?! It was hugely popular back then and partly responsible for a big increase in upcycling and renovating.

Now, I'm no Laurence Llewe...

March 27, 2020

This is a question I get asked a lot! Should I replace or renovate my furniture? Most customers, when asking me to quote, will then compare to the cost of a new item. I completely understand it; I get the thinking. But as a Master Upholsterer, you can probably guess wh...

March 12, 2020

Ideas to use up scraps of furnishing fabric…

In our line of work it’s a question that comes up often. In the pub, from friends and family, at networking meetings after we’ve explained what we do for a living. And, from the lovely students who attend our upholstery cours...

September 6, 2018

Deciding whether to buy new sofas, chairs, or footstools, or transform your existing furniture can be a tricky business.

There are several things to take into account, from cost and look to the impact on the environmental sending your old furniture to landfill.

There are...

July 18, 2018


Are you struggling with to many choices?

I’m often asked for help and advice with fabric choices. It’s something I love doing; coming up with ideas and thoughts for my clients. As with all things, ideas are there to have fun with. I know that sometimes my plans and co...

March 26, 2018

Teaching an old dog new tricks

I have been interested in upholstery for a very long time now. It would be fair to say that when I started I didn’t really have a very rounded education, learning in a fairly scattered way.

Ultimately, I learned traditional upholstery and r...

March 7, 2018

This week I was asked a great question. It was such a simple question that it really made me think, as upholsterers, we are constantly in the thick of it and sometimes those really obvious questions just get missed.

So, I spent a few minutes thinking how best to expla...

February 21, 2018

A key question when you’re deciding whether to have your furniture re-upholstered – how much will it cost?

To decide if re-upholstering traditionally is for you and to work out your budget, you need to know a few basic points


An older piece of furnitur...

February 14, 2018

A key question when you’re deciding whether to have your furniture re-upholstered – how much will it cost? 

To decide if re-upholstering is for you and to work out your budget, you need to know one basic point – whether your furniture is modern or old.

  • What is modern...

February 8, 2018

Your furniture is precious to you, so getting the right person to restore it or transform it is vital.

Getting that perfect fit can seem a bit of a nightmare, though, can’t it? Who can you trust?

So, here’s our essential guide to finding the upholsterer who will be the b...

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