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  • G-Plan chair reupholstered in Romo Fabrics Linara.

    The G-Plan chair with a very special story

    My workshop is endlessly filled with pieces that have a family history or sentimental connection, but this was a project that had extra meaning… Mr Evans’ chair is a project that sums up why my job as an upholsterer is such a joy and a privilege but so emotional sometimes. This job wasn’t just about [...]

  • Why a regular website review is essential if you want to attract the right customers.

    Don’t set and forget: why every business should regularly review their website (plus tips)

    Is your website working for you? When was the last time you really reviewed it? If it’s been a while, or you aren’t sure what to look for, you must keep reading. If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll notice something is different; my site has a brand-new look and feel. But that’s not all.  The [...]

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    Your sofa stories: “I regret buying a new sofa”

    Your bad sofa stories keep coming. In this blog we share Emma's experience buying a new sofa from a large retailer, plus unmissable tips so you avoid buyers' regret.

  • Creating a statement wing back chair – Union Jack style

    From ordinary wing back chair to Union Jack statement chair - a challenging project for more than reason.

  • Conscious consumers: why more of us are choosing vintage and pre-loved furniture

    We explore conscious consumerism and the excellent benefits for the environment and your home when you choose to reinvent second-hand or vintage furniture instead of buying new.

  • Sharon O'Connor shares 10 lessons I've learnt from 10 years running an upholstery business.

    10 lessons I’ve learnt from 10 years running an upholstery business

    Key lessons and unmissable insights for upholstery business owners. Whether your just starting out or you've been in business for a while, this blog is for you.

  • What you need to know before buying a new sofa.

    Buying a new sofa? You need to read this first!

    Avoid these common sofa-buying mistakes and beware those good "deals." How to choose a sofa that will last and tips to extend its life.

  • Client's finished upholstery transformation, now a light pink velvet chair

    What makes furniture eco-friendly?

    We explore what makes furniture eco-friendly and your options for giving a new life to pre-loved chairs, sofas and other items.

  • Tori Murphy grey and white stripe sofa in the style of banquette seating

    Are striped sofas out of style?

    Our latest trend update covers everything you need to know about upholstering with stripes so you can choose the right style for your sofa, chair or any other upholstery project.