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We offer expert upholstery services. Let me or my team know any question - always glad to help. Jo Griffiths.

Pair Retro Chairs In Blue Aquclean

Matching Pair of Retro Chairs in Blue

It’s difficult with blue, it can look cold. This matching pair of probably 1950s occasional chairs look tasteful in a french blue, certainly not even cool. An inviting smart and stylish pair of chairs. Indeed this is Ross Aquaclean fabric a fabric you can clean with just water.

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Reproduction Nursing Chair

Reproduction Nursing Chair

Our customer selected a Porter & Stone Fabric in Balmoral Plaid. The citrus colour lifts the chair and modernises to make a perfect occasional chair that is totally unique. We love the braids detail and the way the fabric is lined through the centre and through the buttons.

Terracotta Chair

Designer Chair and Sofa

A fairly traditional looking chair but of good quality. Our customer selected a Linwood velour print fabric. The look of the chair is now something really special, a designer style chair and totally unique that will look stunning in any setting alone or with its matching sofa.

Egg Chair

Egg Chair

Egg Chair by Greaves & Thomas.

A 1960s design classic. Reupholstered in Linwood Tweed Herringbone, sage green.

Greaves & Thomas created high-end designer furniture for the British market. Greaves & Thomas was a London based company with a history dating back to the early 1900s. In the early years, the company specialised in lounge furniture and upholstery.

Grey Sofa Reupholstered

Sofa Set In Grey Ross Fabric

How lovely it was to come down this a.m and see her sitting in the place she had occupied since 1970. We are quite overwhelmed. An absolutely incredible transformation. Barry’s experience is second to none. The frame adjustments have given a new comfort and her new dress is stunning. Jo from our first meeting, I knew we were in good hands. Your warmth and lovely manner is very special. Thank you.

Grey Sofa Reupholstered
Grey Sofa Reupholstered
Grey Sofa Reupholstered
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We are so busy we are making an offer to customers who can wait until early next year for their furniture to be restored or reupholstered. You can save up to £500 on fabric when you book a reupholstery or restoration job. Go To The Offers Page

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How to achieve up to a £500 saving

Ask us to quote you for your next job including fabric purchase from us and take a 10% discount from the RRP price of the fabric. A saving of up to £500.

This offer is for jobs booked in before 31st August 2020 to be collected in January 2021. Fabric can be selected at any time so you can take your time choosing the perfect fabric once the job is booked. We will post out as many samples you need. Read more about this offer.

About Our Fabrics

All our fabrics are of first quality, meet current legislation and come with a guarantee. We are stockist of some of the most versatile quality fabrics available in the UK and we have worked with most for over 20 / 30 years., for example, Chatsworth Fabrics, Linwood Fabric, Porter and Stone and Ross Fabrics.

G-Plan-Sofa
Ikea Sofa in Blue Plaid
Victorian Sofa
Fireside-chair-wool
Traditional-sofa-coordinating-chair
Lion Chair

Flag Chairs


Two very interesting and lovely chairs we reupholstered in flags. Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack. The best photo is the close up of the lion arm – see below. You may also be interested to see a chair we reupholstered in football shirts.

A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
A chair reupholstered in a flag
Ercol Sofa close

Ercol Sofa

The wood frame has been stripped and waxed to its natural colour. We made new cushions in a fabric from the Ross Bramley collection in chocolate brown. The frame was re-webbed. Delivery to Northumberland.

Our customer purchased the sofa new from ‘Oliviers of Richmond and Barnard Castle’ new 35 years ago.

Isn’t it wonderful to buy a sofa, use it for 35 years then restore it for the next generation to enjoy? Oh, the good old days.

Dining Chair Leather Close

Leather Dining Chairs

These dining chairs were reupholstered in white grained leather as requested by the customer. Previously upholstered in the cloth – see the original image below. We use only the finest Scottish leather, it looks amazing, feels fantastic and smells really lovely. The quality of these hides is way better than most manufactured leather furniture. The leather is 4mm thick so will take generations of use. They were boardroom chairs owned by the customer. We transformed into white for the dining room.

Dining Chair Leather White Close
Dining Chair Leather White Close
Leather, Hide in White.
Dining Chair prior to reupholstery in leather.

At first glance, you may be forgiven for thinking this is just an old dated dining chair. Look at the frame, particularly the curved and jointed front curve of the arms, the sheen of the varnish. This is a quality designer chair. Reupholstered in a high-grade Scottish leather it took two hides to complete the set of six. Now an upgraded design piece that will sit well in a modern or contemporary home.

Lounge Suite

Lounge Suite

We were delighted to restore this contemporary Lounge Suite set for our customer. It had previously been re-upholstered by another company but our customer was never wholely pleased with it. It’s a very high-quality set therefore worth restoring again. The concern was, will it be right this time? Barry, our head upholsterer, stepped-in. He decided to redesign the reupholstery style based on the frame and his knowledge of this period brand. He bespoke tailor reupholstered the set based on the frame from scratch to restore it as the original. Our customer was delighted, relieved and pleasantly surprised. As we were too.

Lounge Suite
1960s Sofabed Sofa

1960s Sofabed Sofa

Yes, this sofa is sixty years old. Made in the fab 1960s and purchased second-hand many years ago by our customer. Should they restore it or not was the question. They are so glad they did – delighted.

It is lovely and a design classic that will appreciate in value as an original retro classic.

1960s Sofabed Sofa
1960s Sofabed Sofa
1960s Sofabed Sofa