Life is too short for ordinary furniture…
Welcome to Vintique Upholstery…
Following a 20 year career in fashion, I re-trained with the Association of Master Upholsterers and the Cass Art Faculty of Design before starting my business, Vintique Upholstery, in 2013.
From my studio in Sunbury-on-Thames, I re-upholster pre-loved items of furniture restoring them to their former glory, creating bespoke, statement pieces.
I’m the guest expert on the BBC’s Money For Nothing programme as well as appearing on podcasts and writing articles for magazines and newspapers.
well I guess you could say it’s always been a passion of mine.
At Vintique Upholstery, we undertake furniture restoration of items such as pre-loved chairs and sofas, restore antiques and create bespoke furniture.
I really do believe that you never truly own an antique, you merely look after it for the next generation and nowadays, in our twenty-first century, flat pack, throw-away culture, many of us have lost an appreciation for the history and origin of the furniture in our homes, so we don’t often consider recycling it through the family.
I have a real passion for taking something old, lovingly restoring it, and creating furniture which can be handed down through the generations.
The art of upholstery creates the statement your home deserves.
Because life really is too short for ordinary furniture…
that’s why I love to create unique, bespoke, statement pieces that my customers love, and which reflect the personality of the homes they are destined for.
With my eye for detail and an intrinsic understanding of fabrics, print, colour and design, I craft new and exciting ways of looking at existing pieces.
I use traditional and modern re-upholstery techniques to strip back the years and reveal the past, ensuring your furniture is sympathetically restored and re-upholstered.
Design that starts a conversation…
there is no bigger joy for me than seeing the look on a client’s face when they are re-united with their newly re-upholstered furniture.
I love to create the antiques of the future, sourcing those wow pieces at an auction or antique market, which means the client can have a beautifully restored item, in an amazing fabric -something you cannot buy in a shop.
I also design bespoke luxe items for clients, including footstools, ottomans, headboards, cushions and any other interior finishing touches. I take upholstery, re-upholstery and restoration commissions from London and all around the UK.