9th 01 2017

French Louis chair recovered in lovely fabric

Hi ,

Here with some picture of the French Louis Chair re-upholstered by me recently . Finished with nickel studs .

 

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9th 01 2017

Few new pictures of furniture I`ve recently done – BEFORE/AFTER

Hi,

 

Hope you`re all well .

These are BEFORE/AFTER photos which I usually put on my facebook profile ( https://www.facebook.com/upholsteryhouse )

I think I`ll be putting those pictures here  as well , so you guys can see the  transformation of the furniture I`m working on..

Here they comes :

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7th 06 2016

Howard and Sons Upholstered Chairs

Hi Everyone !

Just a quick one – as you probably know we have moved to the new studio last month , thanks God all went smooth! We are up and running now…and I  just had a  thought that I  didn`t post anything for a while …

This month I have two clients which have original Howard & Sons Ltd chairs – just to say these are probably the best made  traditional chairs  ever ! Shame they don`t exist anymore  … I love every single piece that has been produced by this company…always a joy to recover / reupholster !!

Best

Rafa

Howard armchair

armchair reupholstered

Wing Chair for recovery

Howard wing chair

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5th 05 2016

We have moved to the new premises !

Hello :)

 

We have moved to the new studio !

Regeneration plan for Battersea ( Power Station and Nine Elms) forced us out of the workshop in Battersea . The rent triple in last 5 years and will continue to rise until these units will be demolished one day….and another lot of luxury apartments will be build …
So after 13 years in one place is time to move … I hope this will be a good move as I was no longer able to stick to my prices due to the fact I needed to find extra money to cover the costs of rent …

Anyway , we moved not far away and still cover the old area , this is our new address:

The Upholstery House

Studio 1

Delta House Studios

Riverside Road

SW17 0BA London

( between Earlsfield and Wimbledon )

Hope we will see you soon!!

Rafa

 

 

25th 01 2016

French Sofa & Chairs – full re-upholstery project .

Hi ,

Today i`ve a French Sofa + 2  chair set project . This is the one of the reasons why I love and  do upholstery for a living . I always loved this type of furniture – beautiful frames crafted to the highest standards – hand carving and generation lasting traditional upholstery . This set still has all  original  upholstery and specially made tapestry for it !Made around 1920 last century ..A true state of beauty !

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There was one thing that my client wanted to change – the sofa seat . Previously it had loose cushion with feathers . I`ve been asked to transform the seat into the sprung one like on the chairs …Bit tricky but …well – have a look !

 

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Loads of people asking me what is the fabric that was used – this time I`ll put the info as I usually forget to do so ! SO…the fabric used is : ZOFFANY : Woodville White Clay , ZWOO 321434

Ok , thats it for now – check the website soon for new blog posts !!

R

 

 

25th 01 2016

Old sofa … another project with surprise !

Hola !

Before Xmass I`ve been asked to ” recover” this sofa . Thought straight recovery with some attention to the seat ( thought I would probably have to rebuild the seat as it was looking suspicious ) ..

This is how it looks when it arrived :

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Not a big deal ! Kinda nice sofa but something was wrong with it …

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Just to say – took me whole day to strip it down from old fabric ! Amount of staples used on this sofa ..something around zillion !!

Anyway , i didn`t gave up .. not even when I discovered previous fabric underneath the gray fabric  ( hate when upholsterers put new fabric over the old one !! ( yes it happens very often !!! )

And the slow process of “giving this sofa new lease of life has started ”

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And finally this is how it looks after few days of work ! Fully re-upholstered in traditional way.  Now finally you can see the nice shapes of the sofa and it looks like it should ! ( not my favorite fabric though! :))

Tadammm:  :)

 

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So next time before you gonna  think of getting rid of  such a sofa  please get in touch with me first and we can give your sofa a new look – and also the long lease of new life !!!!!

R

 

21st 01 2016

French Leather Club chair(s)

Hi ,

Got two of these chairs – I`ve been asked to reupholster them in leather .

This is how the chair looks before and after – how many of you will keep the old leather on ??

R

French leather club chair - reupholstery

 

French Leather club chair re upholstery

 

21st 01 2016

A Few New Chairs – Freshly re-upholstered !

Hi ,

I`m a bad bad bad website admin…Don`t really remember when I was doing something on this site..Sorry..

I`ll be adding few post from the process of making these beauties ..

Now just a few pic of the re-upholstered chairs .. Check the website soon for more pictures !

All done in Kvadrat 100% Velvet fabric

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Deep buttoned tub chair - traditional upholstery

 

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27th 02 2015

A Brave Series ..

Hi Guys ,

Recently I have been asked to re-upholster some of my client furniture – a Parker Knoll chair  – nothing extraordinary …until I saw what kind of fabric will be used on it …I called it “A Brave Series” ..

Reupholstery of that chair was pure fun :) Finally some more colour has been introduced ! Really like the brave contrast and vivid colours !

What do you think about it ?

R

 

Parker Knoll wing chair with contrast piping

Parker Knoll wing chair with contrast piping

Parkerknoll with contrast piping

Parkerknoll wingchair with contrast piping

Danish sofa bed covered in pink velvet

Danish sofa reupholstered in pink velvet

 

17th 08 2014

Modern sofa inspired by classic design of “Chesterfield Sofa”

Hi ,

I`ve been asked if I can build bespoke sofa ..modern sofa inspired by the classic design of the Chesterfield Sofa . It was not an easy task.. I really enjoy doing that project – give me few headaches but I`m really pleased how it looks finished ! Not only this sofa looks great – its so comfortable as all the interiors has been build using traditional upholstery methods – which means huge 30cm high coil springs, pig hair etc ..

..and what  do you think about this one ?

R

Bespoke design of modern Chesterfield sofa

Bespoke design of modern Chesterfield sofa

Bespoke design of modern Chesterfield sofa

Upholstered – Bespoke design of modern Chesterfield sofa