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
Modern sadle sofa

Modern Saddle Style Sofa Set With Chair

‘3-2-1’. A three-seater plus a two-seater and a chair. A set of a modern ‘Saddle’ style lounge sofas and chair. We reupholstered this for our customer in a Ross Aquaclean fabric.

Modern sadle sofa
Saddle in style chair.
Saddle Style Sofa - two seater
Victorian Chair Gold Velvet2

Victorian Chair In Velvet Gold

Reupholstered for your customer some 15 years ago in a chintz cotton fabric this chair looked more suited to sit in a conservatory or by a french window. It was destined for our customer’s newly renovated Victorian bedroom so our customer selected a Linwood Velvet in Gold Sand. I wish I had a photograph of the chair before as the difference is quite amazing. I’d hardly recognise the chair.

Victorian Chair Gold Velvet

This is a rare example of a very high-quality chair, the suggestion that it is very high quality when it was made is the sprung arms. Yes, actual springs are set into the top of each arm and tied-in then covered with a heavy wadding. Tricky to do but, as always, our pleasure resurrecting a quality classic like this for many more years use.

Ikea Sofa in Blue Plaid

Ikea Sofa

An Ikea sofa? Although it tends to be more cost-effective to reupholster high end furniture, retro, collectors and antique furniture we are more often now restoring, altering and reupholstering originally lower costed soft furniture, like this Ikea sofa; which looks and feels absolutely delightful.

Reasons vary; from the customer just likes the style and it fits the room to not able to find the style they like and sometimes just wanted to design their own sofa reusing an established frame for environmental reasons.

The benefit too is that once restored this sofa is something else. We strip the original sofa to its bare frame, fix and amend and make good all the internals then reupholster from there. Fabrics and materials are of a much higher standard and quality than those used for furniture manufactured to a tight budget. Therefore here we have a bespoke, customised hand-built high-quality sofa made in Britain that will last a generation. Is it still an Ikea sofa?

An Ikea Sofa
Ikea Sofa in Blue Plaid

Chair Originally From Barker & Stonehouse Chair

This is a fifteen your old good quality chair from Barker & Stonehouse that our customer wanted to replace but he could not find a suitable sized, styled and comfortable chair. So they came to us to have it restored and reupholstered. This is a great option – you can select a new fabric and even adjust the seating and detail. I think the orange fabric is a great choice.

Chair - orange
1930s Mustard Sofa

Authentic 1930s Sofa, Shell Back Sofa

I may use this word too often, ‘stunning’ and I may say this too often, ‘I want to take it home!’ Both apply here. We restored this 1930s sofa and reupholstered in a mustard Linwood Omega Italian Velvet. The quality, detail and styling are exquisite.

1930s mustard sofa

Our customer looked for this exact style for some time, originally made in Denmark, she found it on eBay and shipped it to us. It’s art you can sit on.

G-Plan Sofa

G-Plan Sofa And Chair Set

The design and coordination on this G-Plan set it really effective and looks amazing.

Linwood printed velvets are becoming quite popular this year. Here is a great showpiece where our customer asked for the piping as on the sofa to show on the coordinating chair.

G-Plan Chair
G-Plan Sofa

Now a totally unique bespoke set of furniture with the G-plan style and quality.