Upholster Your Favorite Piece with Your Favorite Fabric.
What We Do
Furniture Styles for Upholstery
- Sofas, chesterfields, love seats, chaise lounge, settee, hide-a-bed
- Chairs: wingback, tub, slipper, recliner, bergere, dining room, and others
- Footstools, ottomans
- Bed headboards
- Drapery valances
- Wall dividers
- Fabric wall covering
Types of Upholstery
- Stitched Edge
- Padded & Spring
- Specialty Applications
How We Work with You
Your free in-home consultation with an experienced member of our North Vancouver team will help establish your decorating goals and identify what you want to achieve.
Big Picture for your Home
We recognize that customized upholstery for your home is about more than that individual element. It is about conveying your personality and style through unique, quality pieces that make a statement. It is also about creating a seamless and harmonious blend between the old and the new. Whether we are redesigning an entire room or creating a single custom element with upholstery, we take into consideration the entire look and feel of your home to create something with beauty and balance.
Once the vision for your project and the feel of your home as a whole has been established, we turn our attention to the technical aspects of the upholstery process. The size and shape of the room, and the room’s current and intended uses will all be carefully considered to ensure that a great style will not mean sacrificing any functionality.
Style of Upholstery
Next, we will assist you in personally selecting from the multitude of upholstery styles that we can produce. We will guide you toward a style that will express your decorating vision and meet the functional requirements of the room.
Color and Fabric Selection
Many elements will influence the appropriate fabric selection. First, the selected fabric must have the right properties for the style of upholstery that you have chosen. The location must also be considered, certain fabrics are more resistant to fading and therefore a better choice for areas that receive a lot of direct sunlight. Will it be used in a high traffic area? If so, fabrics that resist stains or wash easily would be a wise choice. The fabric type will also affect the look or image your piece portrays. For example, silk can create a rich and luxurious atmosphere while denim says fun and casual. We will use our expertise to assist you in selecting the right fabric for your unique project.
A detailed estimate will be prepared for your review. Once accepted, a 50% deposit will be collected and work will commence on your project.
A timeline will be prepared for larger projects, outlining the steps involved and the estimated completion date.
Our expert team will design, cut, sew and finish your custom project with quality materials, old world craftsmanship and the utmost attention to detail.
Our full-service promise includes personally caring for your project from beginning to end. Our experienced and courteous installers will accurately install your custom project with the care and attention it deserves.
Choice of Fabric
Many elements will affect the price of your project. Most obvious, perhaps, is the selection of fabric. Special order fabrics, such as custom European imports can create an incomparable piece of unmatched and memorable quality. However, beautiful fabrics can also be found to suit a multitude of budgets.
Level of Detail
Quality upholstering is a labour intensive process. It requires expertise, patience and skill to reupholster with care and craftsmanship. In many cases, re-upholstery may not be your least expensive option. However, it is an excellent choice if you wish to invest in a quality piece of furniture that you can cherish for many years to come.
Your beautiful upholstery can be further embellished with trimmings such as braid, ribbon or tassels. The selection of any of these additional elements will naturally also have an affect on the cost of your final project.
Considerations for Fabric Selection
Certain rooms, such as children’s rooms require a strong, easy care fabric such as cotton. Other rooms, such as formal dining rooms, benefit aesthetically from a rich elegant fabric like damask or velvet; however the cost of professional cleaning should be taken into consideration when selecting this type of fabric.
It is advisable to invest in the best-quality fabric that your budget will allow. A quality fabric will look better and last longer. Our experts are happy to provide recommendations on quality, long lasting fabrics that will add beauty to your home for years to come.
The blending of traditional and modern is now a well accepted trend in room design. This can be extended further to include the selection of unexpected modern fabrics for traditional, even antique, pieces of furniture.
While neutral colors for a large piece such as a sofa will continue to be a timeless option, choosing a strong color doesn’t need to be scary. For example, choose a deep reddish-purple or a rich reddish brown to give you the beauty of a rich saturated red without too much intensity.
Simple straight lines create a clean silhouette which is enlivened by sumptuous texture and a punch of vibrant color. Think of deep chocolate brown burnished leather stretched tightly over a linear couch, punctuated with colorful throw cushions in apple green.
Re-use, refurbish, re-purpose and relax! In our day of eco-awareness and focused sustainability, re-upholstering an old but well-made sofa, rather than sending it to the landfill, is a great way to beautify your room and help beautify our planet.