Duresta

Duresta

One of our favourites, Duresta are extremely well made robust and classically stylish soft furnishings. Contemporary in design, they are a modern classic that can be restored and redesigned many times.

We reupholstered this delightful Duresta chair in the customer’s own fabric from a village near Whitby.

Duresta | BJU are Duresta specialists. Repairs, restoration and reupholstery. We even re-sized a three-seater sofa to a two-seater sofa to fit perfectly into a bay window. Here is a recently completed reupholstered Duresta sofa reupholstered in a Ross flat weave fabric.

Specialist in: Sherborne – Duresta – Vale Bridgecraft – Parker knoll – Ercol – Cintique. All top brands are restored, reupholstered, and altered as required.

Nursing Chair

Nursing Chairs

You can design a super corner filler or occasional chair. You can design the style, fabric, and trim. Add a button back or plain, add a cushion or change the wood colour. Some completed upholstery examples are shown below.

Chaise lounge

Green Chaise Lounge

I don’t think we need any words to describe this chaise lounge. The colour choice is the key to the look of this piece of furniture. See how the green velvet draws out the light highlights of the wood.

The chaise lounge was reupholstered for our customer in Thirsk, North Yorkshire and fully restored covered in Linwood Omega velvet. The lady is getting married on Saturday and will sit on this for photographs. What a wonderful idea.

Headboard

Headboard

Here is a custom-made to-order headboard. We followed our customer’s design and example photos to make this bespoke headboard.

A great example of a special order rope braid with Linwood velvet fabric headboard. Rather nice.

Manufacture and reupholstery completed – nationwide service – contact us for details. Free Estimates | Reupholstery Experts.

Historic Leather Chair

Historic Leather Chair

Reupholstered in quality Scottish leather.

I adore this very strong-designed chair. Our customer selected genuine leather to replace the original leather and I think it was a good choice. We only use high-quality leather hides and it shows really well on this chair. It will last for another 100 years I am quite certain.

loose covers

Loose Covers

Let’s talk about loose covers.

Back in the 1980s, loose covers became really popular. The idea was appealing, the sofa body was plainly upholstered in a base cloth, a calico for example and the cover pulled on with fixings at the back by ties or velcro. Some sofas came with two sets of loose covers so you could switch seasonally or fancied a change. You could order new loose covers too and we have made many replacement loose covers over the years. The downsides are that when washed the covers tended to shrink which made re-fitting a bit of a battle, once fitted they tend to lose the tailored look and looked a little miss-shapen and untidy. Avoid washing if you can, if you do, re-fit when damp.

Can we make new loose covers for a sofa?

Yes, we can make loose covers for any sofa or chair. We tailor make the covers to fit the furniture bespoke tested against each panel. We do not replicate using the original covers as a template. We can make loose covers for a sofa or chair that previously did not have loose covers and we can fully upholster a sofa or chair traditionally too rather than staying with loose covers.

Is there another loose cover option?

Yes, fully reupholster the furniture and add full-size arm caps and removable cushion cases. This option allows you to remove and wash the main fabric areas with the benefit of the fitted upholstered look.

Photos of loose covers we have made are shown below.

An example of a completed reupholstered chaise longue

Chaise Longue

Ten examples of chaise longue we have restored and reupholstered. The modern chaise longue was first popularised during the 16th century in France, hence the rather lovely name ‘Chaise Longue’ – it always congers up a sophisticated romantic feel. Chaise Longue were created by French furniture craftsmen for the rich to rest without the need to retire to the bedroom. I think I need one.

Dourest Sofa

Duresta Sofa

We reupholstered the stunning Duresta sofa in a cream flat weave fabric for our customers. A brave choice of colour you may think? It is worth it to create a statement piece like this plus the fabric is an AquaClean fabric by Ross Fabrics which can be cleaned with water.

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Corner sofa

Corner Sofa

A lovely corner sofa. I have not seen one of these corner sofas for a while. Super practical, use space beautifully and on-trend.

This corner sofa we restored and reupholstered for a customer in North Yorkshire.

Exceptionally crafted furniture repairs, alterations, restoration, manufacture and reupholstery completed – nationwide service – contact us for details.

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wing chair

Wing Chair

This wing chair, a fireside wing-back chair, is a turn of the century classic. The inside back panel you can see is a coordinating pattern fabric. The fabric is the original fabric of the chair our customer wanted to retain as it is a reminder of her late husband who loved the chair.

Linwood omega velvet fabric is what we chose to compliment the original fabric. The customer is delighted with the result and so are we – it looks just lovely.

Chair arm

Reupholstered Chairs

Two examples of chairs we reupholstered last week.

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The occasional chair is in a Wemyss weave fabric. And the blue chair is in a velvet fabric.