BEFORE

 

Victorian armchair which had to be stripped to frame before lots of repair work.

Found a previous upholsterers signature from 1923.

Traditional rebuild with lots of handsewing to coir pads on back arms and seat.

 

Borge Mogensen (?) mid century armchair which unfortunately the leather was too far gone to repair... once stripped it revealed how beautifully made it was.....

 

A rather fabulous Arts & Crafts oak 'throne'.

The seat was a platform with removable cushion and the back was held in with screws and pegs.

 

Originally thought to be a cinema chair this turned out to be a Scandinavian office chair... very well made and came apart in sections for tailored upholstery.....

 

Very well upholstered if slightly old fashioned buttoned armchair......

 

Modern John Lewis wing armchair in it's original dark blue damask.

 

Pair of mid century Bridge type chairs that were basically in good shape but needed new second stuffing and re-covering ........

 

Edwardian tub chair with taped in back - greatly loved and in need of more than a bit of TLC!!

 

 Deep buttoned headboard with pleated edge. Fabric a bit tired and faded....

 

Art Deco armchair with fluted back, collapsed sprung seat, chipped varnish and generally a little tired all over...

 

 

1950's German cocktail Chair - an absolute classic shape but needing a bit of vavavoom!

 

The twin of the cocktail chair above stripped to the frame waiting to be rebuilt...

 

Mahogany Edwardian tub chair on casters.

 

Good lines but the dated flock velvet badly needed replaced ....

 

Wonderful George Smith armchair covered in Morris & Co fabric.

Worn over arms and a little tired generally....

 

Large Edwardian button back chair.

 

Tired fabric and a little over-stuffed on the arms with a flat seat!

 

 

 

 

Ercol armchair - Windsor Bow Top - with original cushions and worn chipped varnish.

 

One of a pair needing a new lease of life ...

 

Edwardian nursing chair, painted frame but scruffy and covered with white vinyl, ...

 

AFTER

 

Both myself and my customer were very pleased with how this turned out.

Lovely chair with sumptuous Designers Guild velvet to set it off.

 

 

My client came up with a very different look.. fabric is Bakerloo Line underground velvet from Kirkby Design piped in bright orange velvet..

Very striking!

 

One of my favourite transformations to date!

Traditionally reupholstered with lots of handsewing and just look at that amazing velvet from Blackpop.... a truly special creation.

 

Another great use of the Kirkby Design Underground velvet. This time with leather topped arms.

Looks straight off the District Line circa 1970!

 

Partially rebuilt and covered in Romo's Linara in Rosa.... minus the cord!

 

Pretty in pink!

 

Re-covered in Mulberry Home plaid chenille with new foam cushion. Altogether a smarter but more snuggly chair!

 

Fantastic choice of fabric... Kirkby Design's Underground in District.

A striking soft velvet moquette based on the actual Underground fabric design from the 1970's.

 

Rebuilt completely with taped back and sprung seat.

Kept it unfussy with clean contemporary lines in Linwood's lovely Westray fabric....

 

 Re-covered with soft pink damask for that touch of boudoir luxury!

 

 

 

 

Rebuilt as springs and edge wire needed refixing and the straw (yuk!!) replaced with hair and wadding...

 

Covered in rich purple Harlequin velvet with oak frame revived and glowing again.

 

 

Stripped right back to frame, completely re-upholstered and covered in a much more racy pillar box red BUTE wool fabric.

 

Re-built and then covered with a fabulous Morris & Co printed linen....

 

Now covered in a complementary trio of Liberty velvets with some deep buttoning on the back to give a more graceful, delicate but still traditional look.

 

Looking very handsome once more in dark chocolate slightly antiqued leather...

 

Padding evened out all over giving better proportions.

 

Covered in a smart grey/green felt wool by Moon.

 

A very elegant gentlemanly chair...!

 

Looking sleeker and more contemporary in BUTE fabrics 'Melrose' textured grey wool with 4 buttons to hold the shape of the back negating need for tabs.

 

Frame stripped, sanded and oiled with white tinted wax oil.

 

Painted with 'Old White' chalk paint and waxed.

 

Traditionally reupholstered with new hand-tied springs and covered with fun illustrated cotton print by Sanderson 'Jubilee Square'


 

 

Small Edwardian leather armchair. Frame has been stripped with rebuild commencing inside arms with layer of animal hair.

 

 

Mid-century bridge chair frame, stripped, sanded and stained to oak finish then oiled.

 

 

 

Crapaud chair - with taped in back detail - to be re-covered in a more striking linen......

 

 

1950's 'Wade' cocktail chair in original moquette with box sprung seat... very cute but needing an update ...

 

 

Late Victorian button back armchair. Tired with an air of faded elegance.

 

 

Armchair traditionally upholstered. Covered in tan hide and trimmed with antique bronze upholstery nails.

 

 

Traditionally upholstered with sprung seat and covered in blue & red tartan trimmed with upholstery nails over the front legs.

 

 

 

 

Just a little brighter than before.... adding a ray of sunshine!

 

 

 

 

Now re-covered in Designer Guild figured velvet in geometric deco pattern... much more funky!

 

 

 

Elegance renewed with lush red velvet and  polished wood....