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Soft Furnishings

Sumptuous Plain Fabrics

26.02.2018 in Cushions, Fabrics, Reupholster

Plain rather than patterned fabrics are sometimes the best choice. This sumptuous chenille is a luxurious fabric available in a wide range of 30 different colours. It can be used for various soft furnishing projects including upholstery such as to cover chairs and couches as…

Fabric-covered headboard

13.03.2017 in Soft Furnishings

Soft furnishings include cushions, chair covers, fabric-covered sofas and other fabric-covered items such as headboards in bedrooms. When choosing a colour scheme and fabrics for a bedroom some people specify coordinating materials for the curtains, headboard and other items such as chair seats, cushions, covers…

Covered chairs and stools

30.03.2015 in Cushions, Fitted Covers, Reupholster

Chairs, stools and other home seating can last a long time when well cared for. Sometimes that means replacing worn fabric. Alternatively, even if the fabric is still in reasonably good condition, it can be time for a new look. We can help to give…

Fully covered chair transformed from a red leather chair to a cosy red velvet chair by Aileen Waller, Oxford.

Red leather or Red velvet ?

28.09.2012 in Fabrics, Soft Furnishings

This red chair was originally covered in leather as shown in the “before” picture, above left. Leather is hard wearing but can sometimes look a rather “cold”. Window-dressing (Oxford, England) re-covered this chair in a red velvet fabric as shown in the “after” picture, above…

Wood frame chair renovated by replacing old fabric covering, springs and filling with new cover in chosen design

Improve old chair with new fabric covering

15.08.2012 in Fabrics, Fitted Covers

Before improvement (see the “before” picture below) this chair looked tired and old covered in a dated dark red fabric that didn’t match its current surroundings. In its favour the chair is practical in a classic style with lovely wave-shaped arms. After improvement including re-covering…

Reupholstered Wingback Chair

16.07.2011 in Reupholster, Soft Furnishings

When it’s time to reupholster a much-loved item of furniture there can be many things to consider. One important decision is the choice of fabric. It needs to be the right type of material for the use made of the item. In addition to selecting…