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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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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...

August 23, 2017

My job is helping people make that decision. It’s not always an easy one as there are many things to consider. I’ve talked before about memories as furniture can be full of them. This is such a big part of the decision process. (Have a look at my last post and video o...

August 23, 2017

1.    Keep things simple. A dining chair or stool is always a good starting place. (save the big sofa for when you are more experienced!).

2.    Bring a good deal of patience. with you as upholstery can be intricate.

3.    Take your time stripping the...

July 7, 2017

We all love a holiday and I’d been looking forward to mine for a wee while. Coming to France,  relaxing and enjoying good company. It’s the preparation that makes it such fun I guess.


We all have stuff we want to achive. Things to tick off our list, things to learn an...

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