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Rocking chair

Take a look at this family heirloom chair we have recently upholstered.

Mo came to us as the antique rocking chair needed some TLC but she didn’t want to lose the character of the chair as it had been in their family for around 150 years. The chair was previously upholstered using traditional upholstery and she wanted to keep this the same. We assessed the chair and confirmed we can use traditional upholstery materials and techniques to reupholster it for her.

As the frame work on the chair also needed some attention we discussed this with Mo and agreed to carry out a light clean to the wood work to ensure the character was not lost.

We replaced all of the filings with new horsehair and then upholstered in using Yarwood Leather, range Tribe in colour Africa with Baroc studding around the edges.

We carried out a clean of the woodwork on the chair and kept Mo updated of our progress along the way. Once we had finished cleaning it, we sent a picture of the chair to Mo before we started the careful process of reupholstering it to ensure she was happy with the level of cleaning carried out on the chair.

As we knew how important the chair was to Mo, we took pictures of the chair from start to finish to keep Mo updated on how the transformation of the chair was coming along. This was to ensure she was happy with how the chair looked step by step.

As the studding detail around the edges of the chair needed to be replaced and Mo wanted to keep them the same colour and design as the original studding, we ensured she was happy with the choice of studding before we fixed them to chair.

We think the chair looks fantastic now it has been given a new lease of life. We were so pleased we were able to keep the chair exactly how Mo remembered it.

Ercol Jubilee Easy Chair

Take a look at this recently upholstered Ercol Jubilee Easy Chair that belongs to one of our Thornbury based customers.

David and his wife came into our Clifton village showroom and asked us for a quotation for this chair as it needed some TLC. We provided them with a quotation and took some time reviewing the samples books. They already knew they wanted a tartan or check wool fabric, so we refined the search to these fabrics. Linwood Fabrics were a favourite and they quickly decided on using a delightful purple and olive check from the Linwood Fabrics range ‘Beachcomber’ in colour 16 Bressay.

As they were unsure if the base cushion needed to be replaced with new foam, we agreed to assess this when the chair was in the workshop and upon stripping the chair down we found that the existing foam did not need to be replaced. We replaced all of the Pirelli webbing on the base of the chair with new to give the chair a new lease of life.

The Ercol Jubilee Easy Chair was upholstered with a like for like design, with the buttons and poppers replaced to ensure the cushions fitted perfectly. The fabric definitely gives the chair a cosy, welcoming look and the chair is going to look great for many years to come.

Here is what our customer had to say upon receiving the chair back –

Chesterfield two seat and armchair

We recently upholstered a chesterfield two seat sofa and armchair for our upholstery customer based in St Albans, outside of London.

Ryan sent photographs of his furniture for a quotation, and was initially unsure I he wanted to upholster them in leather again or a velvet. We provided two quotations showing the difference for upholstering in each option, and he decided he preferred a velvet. He wanted a grey crushed or tumbled velvet, so we arranged for free samples to be sent directly to him so he could see which he preferred. We’d always recommend our nationwide customers have samples, as it is difficult to represent fabric colours and textures on a screen.

After some consideration, Ryan chose Linwood Fabrics Sigma Zinc, which is a tumbled, stain resistant velvet that catches the light beautifully. Once the fabric was confirmed, we arranged for our trusted courier company to collect his chesterfield sofa and armchair at a time and date convenient for Ryan.

We replaced the buttons with new ones and replaced the existing castors on the bottom with new Shepherd castors.

We think the end result looks brilliant! Take a look at our photos below.

Leather tub chairs

Take a look at these three tub chairs we have just upholstered for one of upholstery customers in Bristol!

Angelica came in to our Clifton showroom to obtain a quote and look at some fabric to reupholster the chairs in. As the current chairs were upholstered in vinyl that had started to wear slightly she was unsure if she wanted to use a cloth or leather this time.

We spent lots of time looking through different sample books and arranged free samples to be sent out to our customer. Once the samples arrived, Angelica decided she wanted to use two different leathers to upholster the chairs.

She decided to use JMT leather range Sir Edmund in colour Bronx for two of the chairs and then one chair to be upholstered in JMT leather range Stella in colour Cherry red. We think the red chair complements the brown ones brilliantly. What do you think?

Ercol Evergreen Easy armchair

This chair we have recently upholstered for one of our customers defiantly has the WOW factor don’t you think?

Laura got in touch with us as she had an Ercol Evergreen easy chair that needed some TLC.

Laura had seen the new Omega prints by Linwood previously and instantly knew she wanted to use one of these fabrics to upholster her chair. The omega prints range is vibrantly printed velvets which are stain resistant. These fabrics are also treated with a ‘Green Fr Treatment’ which is an environmentally friendly fire treatment, so when the fabrics are used for upholstery they are reducing the amount of waste. After looking through the sample book in a store she decided to use colour way, Blossom.

The fabrics are really stunning, on a velvet base with a bold printed design. The cloth feels extremely soft and is very hardwearing.

As the chair was need of some TLC we recommended overlaying the existing foams with a layer of 9oz Dacron to give the chair a nice plump look. We replaced the button detail like for like.

Here’s what our customer had to say.

We think this chair looks amazing!

Contrasting dining chairs

Look at these dining chairs we have recently upholstered for one of our customers in Bath.

Margaret spent lots of time in our Clifton village shop looking over different fabrics with us, when she had narrowed it down to a few fabrics she liked we arranged for free samples to be sent to her home address so she could view them in the kitchen area to see how they will look once the chairs were completed.

She finally decided to have the six dining chairs upholstered in two different colours. We upholstered three of the dining chairs in Warwick Fabrics, Marco colour Apple and the other three using Warwick Fabrics, Marco Colour Rust and we think the two colours complement each other perfectly.

As the dining chairs were going onto a carpet area our customer asked us if we could add something to the bottom of the legs to stop it making a mark. We suggested adding a felt pad to each leg so when the chairs are moved they do not leave a mark.

Here’s what our customer had to say when she received the chairs back

Do you have some dining chairs that need to be reupholstered? Contact us today for a free no obligation quote.

Chaise lounge

Here we have a chaise lounge upholstered recently for our Bristol-based customer.

Nuala decided to upholster the chaise using Warwick Fabrics, plush velvet in colour Teal and we think it was a great choice.

The plush velvet range from Warwick has lots of different colour ways and is extremely hard wearing so can be perfect if you are looking for a luxurious looking fabric.

We replaced the button detail like for like to give the chaise lounge that finishing touch.

Take a look at our pictures of the completed chaise lounge below. What do you think?

Chesterfield armchair base cushion replacement

Here we have upholstered the base cushion only on a chesterfield armchair.

Our upholstery customer from Bristol brought the chair into us to ask for our advice as to the original leather on the base cushion was starting to wear and was in need of some TLC.

We assessed the chair and advised as it was only the base cushion that needed some attention to just upholster this part of the chair.

We removed the base cushion from the frame and looked through lots of different sample books comparing it with the colour on the base cushion to find the perfect match. We settled on using Warwick, Range Marlborough in colour Leaf as our customer thought this was a really good match. This was a more cost-effective way to get the chair back to its original glory without upholstering the whole chair or purchasing a new one.

here’s what our customer had to say upon completion:

Do you have a chair that needs some TLC but doesn’t want to change all of it? We can help!

Library chairs

Here we have recently upholstered two library chairs for our customer based in Wotton – Under – Edge.

Janet found us online and sent us a picture of the chairs to provide her with a quotation. She advised she was looking for a dark blue velvet so we arranged free samples to be sent to her to view at her home. Once she had spent a few days looking over the samples, she decided to use the Linwood, Omega velvet in colour way 42 Atlantis adding a braid of her choice to finish of the edges of the chairs beautifully.

The omega velvet range from Linwood is the perfect velvet if you are looking for a hardwearing fabric and its coated with a stain resistant finish.

We added an overlay of foam to the chairs to give them that added support on the back and base and make them look a lot more luxurious.

We arranged our trusted courier company to collect the chairs and then deliver them back once completed. We are proud to be able to offer a reliable UK wide service so our customers don’t have to make the trip if they do not want to.

What do you think of our before and after pictures?

Parker knoll statesmen chairs

Parker Knoll Statesman chairs are well worth investing in, so we loved upholstering this one for one of our Bristol customers.

Jan visited our Clifton showroom to take a look through our upholstery fabric sample books, she wanted to make sure she chose the right fabric for the chair that suited the chair, the room, and her personality. We arranged free samples to be sent out directly to her so she could look through these at home.

Jan decided to use Ross Fabrics, Pimlico in colour Crush corn to upholster the chair and button detail in. This is a chenille fabric and we think it complements the chair perfectly.

We replaced the base and back foam giving the chair a new lease of life. Jan was able to try out our different grades of foam in store and find which one suited her based on her own preference and comfort.  We then replaced the buttons to give the chair the perfect finishing touches.

Danish Chairs

We loved upholstering these classic Danish chairs for our customer in Ascot. They are stunning Vintage Spanish Chairs by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia and retail for around £4000 each when buying new.

They are really impressive and very special pieces so instead of buying new Sue and Michael decided to have them upholstered as they were in need of some TLC.

We spent lots of time looking through different leathers for the chairs and arranged free samples to be sent to their home address so they could compare it to the leather that was already on the chair. We advised a strong saddle leather was required for chairs like these, to stand the test of time. They decided on AW Midgley in colour Tan to upholster the chairs in which we think compliments the frames of the chairs brilliantly.

Sue and Michael asked us to copy the original design like for like and re-use the existing buckles, which our upholsterers carried out perfectly!

Take a look at the below pictures of the completed chairs.

Buttoned back chair

We loved working with this customer for chair upholstery in Oxford. Alana found us online and sent through some pictures of the chair she wanted upholstered. We provided her with an accurate quotation from these images.

Alana knew she wanted to upholster the chair in a yellow coloured velvet. We helped her narrow down her fabric choices by arranging for free samples to be sent directly to her to help her decide which one she thought was best. She chose Warwick Fabrics, Plush velvet in colour Turmeric.

The plush velvet is exactly how you can imagine, very plush and extremely hardwearing. The fabric has also been treated with a stain resistant finish to help repel those stains!

We replaced the button detail on the chair like for like but removed the skirt around the bottom of the chair to give it more of a modern look.

Take a look at our before and after pictures below

Rosemary – Three peice suite

We really enjoyed making new loose covers for a three seat sofa, two seat sofa and then upholstering a footstool for this matching suite.

Our customer based in Wraxall Bristol came to us seeking new covers as her original ones were looking a bit tired and she fancied a change.

We spent lots of time looking through different sample books and sent free samples to find the perfect fabric. Once Rosemary found the fabric she liked, we arranged a large sample to be sent so she could see the pattern repeat more clearly.  The final decision was Warwick Fabrics, collection Volpe in colour way Tomato.

We collected the furniture from Rosemary before starting the work to ensure the loose covers fitted the frames correctly. We took extra care to ensure the pattern was matched up correctly when making the loose covers and ran the stripes of the fabric sideways as requested by our customer.

As Rosemary wanted the furniture to look more modern she asked us to remove the skirt from the front of the sofa’s and footstools. We also replaced all of the castors with new ones using an antique brown finish. Take a look at our before and after pictures. We think the suite looks great. What do you think?

Wooden armchair

Look at this chair where we have recently upholstered the back cushion and supplied a new base cushion.

Our customer is from Pontypool in South Wales and got in touch with us by email to help transform her chair. After providing a quotation, we then narrowed down exactly what fabric she was looking for.  We arranged for free fabric samples to be sent directly to her so she could put them on the chair and decide which one she liked best.

The final choice was Ross Fabrics, from the Rye collection using the colour Denim and added piping and button detail using Ross Fabrics, Collection Dunbar using the colour Navy. The fabric is part of the Aquaclean fabric range by Ross Fabrics which means any stain or mark can be removed by simply adding water to a cloth and cleaning the affected area.  Hard to believe? Take a look here.

This fabric was perfect for Annette as she has young children. She now does not have to worry about those chocolate stained fingers on her new transformed chair.

We supplied a new base cushion using a firm foam with a dacron and stockinette wrap to add that extra layer of comfort. We used the original chair to template from to ensure the base cushion fits into the frame perfectly.

We love the finished look of the chair – What do you think?

Take a look at our before and after pictures below.

Two seat sofa upholstery

We recently carried out this three seat sofa upholstery for one of our Bristol upholstery customers using Warwick Fabrics range Anthropology in the colour Watermelon.

Jan had already seen the fabric she wanted on one of our bespoke furniture pieces, but wanted to check it would suit her room. We arranged for large samples so she could sit with it for a couple of weeks, to see how it would fit in the room. As a result, she actually changed her mind from two tone to just the one striking pattern you see on the upholstered sofa now.

As this is a large patterned fabric, we ensured we matched the fabric up so the pattern was correct.

We carried out a slight change in the design of the sofa on her request by shaping the back cushions to follow the curve of the frame, as well as supplying arm caps for practicality and new castors to present Jan with a sofa that felt like new!

Jan was over the moon with the result, and here you can see how it fits in beautifully in her home, creating a fresh stand-out look.

Reclining armchair

Here is a reclining armchair upholstered in Warwick Fabrics, range Bromwich and colourway Spice.

The armchair was a little tired and our customer wanted a fresh new look for their armchair. Amy helped the customer narrow down their fabric options and sent out free Warwick fabric samples. When they had settled on a clear choice, we booked the work in, and included replacing the buttons like for like.

When the armchair was stripped down, we found that replacement foam was required. This was approved by the customer, and we think the upholstered reclining armchair looks brilliant having been given a new lease of life.

Three piece suite

We recently upholstered this three piece suite using Warwick Raphael – Smalt. Our customer was looking for a piping to match one of the colours in the fabric. After sending lots of samples out they chose Linwood – Pronto – Honey.

We replaced all of the springs and webbing where required to give the furniture a new lease of life.

We also produced arm caps for all of the furniture to give the arms that added protection!

Here you can see our before, during and after pictures!

Shell back armchair

Here we have a shell back armchair that we have recently upholstered using the customers own cloth.

We tightened down the springs, replaced the webbing and then added an overlay of foam to give the chair a new lease of life.

We then added the piping detail in the same fabric to create the finished look!

Here is what our customer had to say upon completion:

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Cane Chairs

Take a look at these two stunning chairs we have recently upholstered using the customers own cloth.

We re-tied the springs and added an overlay of foam to get the chairs looking as good as new again.

The customer asked us to copy the current design like for like with the studding!

See our pictures below!

Ercol chairs

We recently upholstered this button back balloon chair using fabric that the customer had supplied to us!

Take a look at these two Ercol chairs we recently upholstered using Scion – Neo – Porchini fabric.

The chairs needed the webbings to be replaced as some of them had snapped! We replaced the webbing and upholstered the back and base cushion making the chairs look as good as new!

Here’s what our customer had to say upon completion:
“Great service and attention from very helpful and knowledgeable staff. The rewebbing on our Ercol chairs and reupholstered cushions are absolutely first class. Excellent craftmanship and prompt service throughout.”Paul

Buttoned back balloon chair

We recently upholstered this button back balloon chair using fabric that the customer had supplied to us!

The chair needed some TLC to restore it to its original state! We replaced all of the traditional materials and repaired the frame in two places!

We then added new braid detail to create the finished look!

Below you can see our before, during and after pictures! Do you have an old chair that needs to be restored? We love being able to undertake projects like these!

Wing back armchair

Take a look at this wing back armchair we have recently upholstered using Linwood fabrics – Omega – Turquoise.

We think the fabric looks stunning against the dark wood of the chair.

Our customer also brought a piano stool to go alongside the chair, take a look at our before and after pictures below.

Chesterfield sofa

What do you think of this chesterfield sofa we have recently upholstered?

Our customer wanted the sofa to look a little different than your normal chesterfield so decided to have it upholstered using Warwick Amatheon Wolf.  With contrasting piping to be in Warwick Amatheon Sunshine.

We think the grey and the yellow work brilliantly next to each other don’t you?

We replaced the existing spring pack in the sofa to give it a new lease of life and replaced the webbing so the sofa is as good as new!

Take a look at the pictures below of the sofa whilst it was being worked on and the finished piece!

Two tone arm chair

How amazing does this two tone design look on this armchair?

Our customer came to us and wanted something a little different. She loved the idea of having a striped fabric and wanted a plain fabric that would complement the colours!

We helped her choose Ross Fabrics – Eleganza for the stripes and Warwick Fabrics – Plush Velvet Daffodil for the plain fabric.

We then sat and discussed where she would like the different fabrics and piping detail to be positioned on the chair. We even drew up a picture to clearly state the design and ensure our customer was happy with how the chair was going to look when completed.

We think this looks amazing and the fabrics work fabulously alongside each other.

We are proud that we are able to accommodate our customer’s needs – No matter how different there needs maybe!

Bergere suite

Here we have a bergere suite we have recently upholstered using Warwick Fabrics – Markham House – Mannering delft.

We replaced all of the back and base foams to give the suite a new lease of life.

We think the chosen fabric works brilliantly with the design of the furniture and were over the moon with the finished look!

The suite was made up of a sofa and two armchairs.

Take a look at the pictures of the suite completed below.

Here is what our customer had to say when we delivered this back for them:

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Here’s a picture of our customer sat on the furniture back at home

Bergere suite
Bergere suite

Conservatory suite

Here we have upholstered a two seat sofa and two single chairs for a conservatory.

We replaced all of the Pirelli webbing on the frames and then upholstered the cushions using Agora Trian Parker which is UV and water resistant which is perfect for using in a conservatory where the sun is always shining on the furniture.

By using UV resistant fabrics we are confident that the fabric will not fade regardless of how much sun we get!

We think the fabric compliments the frames beautifully.

Howard Keith Retro chairs

We have recently upholstered two Howard Keith retro swivel chairs using the customers own fabric which we think looks great. Don’t you?

We added new foams to the back and base of the chair to give the chairs that added comfort.

Here we have the before and after pictures, we think they look amazing and really enjoyed transforming these chairs.

In one of the pictures below, you can see the date stamp of when the chairs were originally made. How impressive is this?

Two tone buttoned back armchairs

We have recently upholstered these buttoned back armchairs for one of our customers using a two tone design.

Our customer decided they wanted these chairs upholstered in leather and cloth which we think compliments one another brilliantly.

We upholstered the chairs using JMT Old English Saddle and then upholstered the base cushions using Linwood Tango Velvet – Blossom and Linwood Tiree – Sisal both with contrasting piping giving the chairs a unique look which we think stands out perfectly. What do you think?

Piano stool

We recently upholstered this piano stool for our customer using Warwick – Ashbee – Mulberry and new braid.

We found that the existing fillings needed to be replaced so we added new foam to give the piano stool a new lease of life.

Here we have the before and after pictures.

We also managed to get a picture of the date this was originally made – How impressive is that!

Tiger print footstool

Here we have a footstool we have recently upholstered for one of our customers using this stunning fabric.

The fabric used here is Linwood – Aesop Green adding studding detail around the edges to create this finished look.

Our customer asked us to ensure the tiger on the fabric was central and we think it looks fantastic!

What are your thoughts?

Re-sprayed and reupholstered chair

Here is a chair we have recently upholstered for one of our customers. They come to us looking for something very unique and asked if we can help them create there idea chair.

Our customer wanted the chair frame changed from dark wood to a striking gold, they then chose a gold stripe fabric and confirmed with us where they wanted the buttons positioned to create the perfect look.

We worked very hard alongside our polishers to ensure the frame looked exactly how the customer imagined.
We love it when a customer comes to us with a different idea and we can make it happen.

Two tone armchair

We recently upholstered a wing back armchair for one of our customers using two different fabrics to create the perfect combination.

We spent lots of time with our customer to find two fabrics that complement each other as well as these do!

The fabrics used here are Morris & Co Little Chintz 226406 Slate Blue/Fennel and Voyage Arielli Teal.We think the completed look of this chair is stunning!

Loose cover for two seat sofa

Loose covers can be a great, cost effective way of updating your furniture. Mrs B wanted a new loose cover for her two seat sofa to freshen it up.

Choosing fabric was the easy part; as she walked in the door she saw this gorgeous Linwood Floral House Print and that was decided!

Below are the before and after photographs of the loose cover for two seat sofa; what do you think?

Swivel Chair Restoration

We received an enquiry from this customer about upholstering and restoring this old desk swivel chair for his mother’s birthday, as it is particularly sentimental for her.

The spring unit inside needed replacing, and the customer wanted the wood to be stripped down to a more natural finish. We upholstered the base in black leather and finished the edges with baroc renaissance studding.

All in all, the end result is a great update to the original style chair, now safe to be sat on without springs flying out (as had been known to happen prior!).

High Back Dining Chairs in Fabric

This customer was sold their four high back dining chairs as being real leather. Real leather will not flake like it has on these chairs!

For a better finish he chose a Ross herringbone fabric and the high back dining chairs look so much smarter now!

A great example of when it might be easier or seem logical to throw furniture away but upholstering saves unnecessary waste and extends the lifetime of furniture. We can also upholster in real leather or faux leather too.

Square Footstool Upholstered

This customer wanted their square footstool upholstered as it no longer fitted their room.

They knew they wanted a brown to match the furniture and flooring, and actually decided on the first sample shown to them, a Ross fabric.

Their first comment when they saw it upholstered was ‘Oh yes, it looks so much smaller, it’s amazing!’, so we think we can say we have one satisfied customer!

Buttoned back leather sofa

A change was in store for this buttoned back leather sofa. It was originally all in leather, but needed a refresh and a slight change in design.

Our client chose to keep the smart buttoning detail on the back in leather but opted for a lovely soft cord fabric for the base cushions.

It all results in a stylish, classic sofa ready for years to come.

Leather Club Chairs

When you see a leather club chair like this, you might think all hope is lost and off to the tip it should go.

But wait! Upholstery can help to restore the furniture to its former glory, like these two leather club chairs.

With new fillings and a gorgeous aniline leather, they look great now and will gradually show signs of wear and character over the years.

Child’s Chair Upholstered

We had such a sweet child’s chair dropped into us.

It was in need of a lot of work so we stripped it right back to the frame.

The customer knew straight away what they wanted so choosing fabric wasn’t too much of a problem! The silver studs finish it off just perfectly.

Now it is ready for children and grandchildren to come.

Upholstered in Warwick Fabrics Dugan Blush.

Bespoke Scatter Cushions

It’s not just the big jobs we take on; we can help with a range of inquiries including scatter cushions.

Anna wanted to spruce up her living room and fell in love with the Studio G Yacht scatter cushions we have for sale.

The idea was to tie the room together using scatter cushions that matched the rest of the decor and the Yacht cushions, so we helped to match fabrics with her idea to create bespoke scatter cushions and the result was what you can see below.

Scatter cushions can transform a room so quickly and easily, and are a very cost-effective option.

Read more about them on our blog here.

Here’s the customer’s thoughts:

Thank you so much South West Upholstery for our super duper scatter cushions which we just love and have completely made our lounge. We love the Linwood fabrics the custom made cushion covers (in velvet and linen) look simply fab!!! We shall definitely be back – great quality products and so nice to be dealing with a local company employing staff in a workshop nearby. Best wishes.

French Chic Chair

A complete change was in store for this french chic chair!

The customer sprayed the frame white to make it more modern, and chose a stunning blue fabric, with individual studs around the edges and a feature button back.

Here you can see part of the process of upholstering with the stunning finished product.

Two seat sofa upholstery

A change of colour was in store for these two seat sofas, to match the decor of the room.

From a tired, faded red to a stunning stain-resistant velvet, these two seat sofas show exactly why it’s often worth keeping your existing sofas and updating them when they look a little tired. Supplied with arm caps for that extra protection from spills and wear.

The fabric chosen was – Warwick Fabrics Plush Velvet Teal, and the customer was over the moon.

Here’s what she thought:

2nd service we have had with SWU within a couple of weeks of each other (booked at the same time) and I am just as happy with SWU 2nd time around. Will definitely be recommending their services.

G Plan Suite Upholstery

This G Plan Suite has served Mr Fellows well over the years and just need a little refreshing.

Having not had the best experience with an upholstery previously, Mr & Mrs Fellows were understandably cautious of proceeding with the work, and had specific requirements, such as all base cushions to be reversible and interchangeable.

To help with fabric choice, we ordered a few large samples so they could see what the fabric would look like in their home and over their furniture. Once this was confirmed as Warwick Habitat Terra we tried out foam samples to find the perfect comfort level. All that was left was to collect the suite (including two pouffes) and start on the work!

Mr Fellows wanted to pop in to have a look at their furniture a couple of times along the process, out of interest and also to ease his mind. Once he was satisfied we completed the work and delivered the furniture back.

We think their G Plan suite looks fabulous in the earthy orange chosen, which complements the shape of the furniture and freshens it up.

Here’s what Mr Fellows thought:

Friendly professional service, answered all my queries and confirmed points. I was allowed to see each stage of the reupholstery which gave me full confidence in the workmanship. This was to a high standard. I believe the company give an excellent service.

Wood stripped carver chair

When Mr Jones came in, he wasn’t quite sure what he wanted, other than he wanted the wood stripped back to its natural colour.

Mr Jones decided he would like a fixed back rather than the loose screwed back he currently had on his carver chair. He was also looking for something a little more practical so opted for a vinyl.

Here is the final before and after; what do you think?

Hand stitched Ray chair

Due to the type of frame on this Ray chair, the edges all have to be lovingly hand stitched on. It takes a lot of care, attention and love from our upholsterers!

After much deliberation, Cassie found the perfect fabric for their ‘Ray’ chair. She supplied this to us with an FR certificate and we think the finished product is fabulous.

Sofabed Upholstery

Sofabed upholstery is a great way to refresh tired looking furniture.

Gill wanted to update her sofabed to match her new house decor.

From the stand-out red to now a subtle cream, it will fit in anywhere in her house. This sofabed upholstery has saved Gill so much time looking for a new sofa when really she loved her existing sofa!

Here’s what the customer had to say:

I was absolutely thrilled to receive back our newly upholstered sofa bed. The standard of the workmanship is superb and it looks and feels like a brand new piece of furniture. Their admin support has also been first-rate and I was kept well-informed re: delivery dates. (The delivery guys were also efficient and courteous!) I would highly recommend SW Upholstery if you are considering having any reupholstery done.
– Gill

Antique Three Piece Suite in Leather

Christine got in touch with us when she decided she wanted to restore her Grandmother’s antique three piece suite to the leather she remembered it being in. Aware of the amount of use it had, she also wanted  to strip the wood back and refinish, for the suite to last another few decades.

After visiting our Clifton showroom and having a look through our leather samples, Christine chose JMT Vele Wine.

When the furniture was being stripped, Robert found two more layers of fabric under her existing one! It’s always so interesting the history that furniture holds. Robert replaced all the fillings and spent a lot of time lovingly re-finishing the wood.

The final result is a gorgeous antique three piece suite, ready for many years to come.

Bedroom Chair Upholstery

Alison had purchased this lovely bedroom chair, but wanted a change.

By removing the skirt and upholstering in an abstract pattern we think the bedroom chair now looks a lot more modern.

Antique Matching Chairs

This pair of antique matching chairs were upholstered in a similar colour to the original, lovingly restored and given a fresh covering.

Upholstered in Warwick Plush Velvet Turmeric with button detail and complementary braid.

Traditional ‘His and Hers’ chairs, suitable for many years to come.

Two seat sofa upholstery and sofa bed conversion

From just over the bridge, S & J popped into our Clifton showroom one Saturday to inquire about upholstering a two seat sofa of theirs, and converting a two seat sofa bed into a sofa only.

We browsed the fabric books and ordered a few free samples for them. In the meantime they sent across a couple of photographs of their sofa/sofa bed so we could provide a quotation for them.

After some consideration they decided they would like to replace the cushions with new foam and replace the loose covers with new fitted covers. There was some debate about whether to go funky and to make the sofas a centrepiece with Warwick Medina Antique, but they decided to opt for the classic and timeless Warwick Rouen Slate for a smart finish.

Now they are practical, comfortable, and look as good as new.

Suite upholstered in wool fabrics

From the very first time we saw photos of this customer’s suite we knew it was going to look amazing once complete.

We first provided a quote online in response to her photographs sent through our contact form.

She then came into our Clifton store to browse fabric and get a sense of what she was looking for. After ordering a few small samples we then sent large, returnable samples of her favourites for her to drape over the furniture to check it worked in all lights.

The wool fabrics were an immediate hit, with all the softness required for comfort and the subtle pattern. The customer opted for two different designs in the same colourway – Islay and Harris Cloud from Warwick Fabrics.

We think they suit the room perfectly and look absolutely stunning.

Here’s what the customer had to say:

We were so delighted with the quality of the work South West Upholstery carried out on our two sofas and easy chair; we have decided to have two additional chairs recovered,
From start to finish the service has been first class. It can be quite daunting navigating all the different fabric options , they arranged for us to receive a range of samples delivered to our home to ensure we made the perfect choice. We felt they took a real interest in helping us find just the right fabric for our newly decorated sitting room.
We happily recommend South West Upholstery without reservation and will certainly use their services again – Melanie

Upholstered Winged Armchair

What an incredible transformation!

This customer wanted to update their winged armchair. We ordered a few large pattern samples, but nothing was quite right for them.

They then came back with a photo of a similar chair they liked and we sat down together to match the style as best as possible with the fabrics they liked.

As you can see, the change is quite different; we love it!

The contrasting fabrics draw attention to the interesting design of the upholstered winged armchair.

Here’s what the customer had to say:

Thank you for a fast and efficient service. I am so pleased with my wingback chair. The quality of the workmanship looks really good and thank you Abi for helping me choose the fabrics. From beginning to end you service has been without fault. – Clare

Victorian Sofa

We love working with traditional pieces and restoring them to their full potential.

This Victorian sofa desperately needed updating for comfort, so we supplied a new base cushion and added buttons in.

The material was chosen to be in keeping with the age of the piece.

The scatter cushions in a complementary fabric finish the job off just perfectly.

Three piece suite

Here the customer wanted to update her three piece suite.

We booked a free home visit to discuss her requirements in the comfort of her home and to assess the works required.

By replacing the foams and upholstering in a new material, we have added decades onto the life of this suite.

The customer was very happy with the results, our service, and our trusted delivery team.

Here’s what the customer had to say:

From start to finish everyone was pleasant, helpful and understanding. The director taking details, office staff and collection and delivery men were all very efficient. The work was well done and the collection and delivery dates adhered to.
– Glenys

Small Chair

With sentimental reasons attached to this small chair, we knew it was of highest importance that we upholstered the chair well.

This includes selecting the appropriate fabric. The customer found the material she liked and we invited her in to confirm the pattern placement before proceeding.

Needless to say she is extremely happy with the results and relieved that the chair will live on for another decade.

Here’s what the customer had to say:

Popped into store to have a look at their fabric samples and fell in love with Warwick’s Anthropology in stone. The chair I wanted reupholstered is very sentimental to me and Louise in the Clifton store was great at making sure it was just right, she took the time to understand exactly what we wanted which really put my mind at ease. I have just collected the chair and I love it! The team did and excellent job and I can highly recommend them!
– Jen

Buttoned Back Suite

When it comes to updating furniture, the big decision is often whether to keep to a similar material or to go for something entirely different.

This couple chose to renovate their suite to be feature pieces rather than replacing with something similar.

The chairs offer a soft way of incorporating patterned material by combining it with plain.

The customer was very happy with the outcome, as were we!

Colourful Dining Chairs

This customer wanted something a little different.

With five dining chairs to upholster, she chose to have them each in a different colour.

We reupholstered them in a traditional way using hessian and horsehair.

The wood was cleaned and lightly polished to freshen the frames without losing their character.

The studs are the perfect finishing touch on these fun chairs!

Here’s what the customer had to say:

Excellent work on reupholstering some Edwardian chairs, assisting on colour choices and making them look marvellous.

Reupholstery of a trio of vintage chairs

These three vintage chairs from our customer were in urgent need of our help.

After undergoing extensive refurbishment they are now restored back to their former glory.

Three piece suite upholstery

Three piece suite upholstery carried out in complementary fabrics.

Three seat sofa, two seat sofa and single chair upholstered in contrasting fabrics with new base and back foam supplied and fitted.

Frames cleaned and polished.

Arm chair upholstery project

Chair upholstery for this frame.

This chair arrived to us in a sorry state and required a complete makeover.

We stripped the piece down to the frame and carried out any repairs to the wooden frame.

New springs and fillings were fitted by our upholsterers and then finally the chair was upholstered in cloth.

What a difference!

Dining chairs upholstered in leather

A set of beautiful dining chairs upholstered in real leather.

Stripped down, cleaned, polished and upholstered.

Chaise longue patchwork upholstery project

This great piece of solid furniture came into us upholstered in the traditional way with a plain velvet.

After stripping back the piece to the frame and making the required repairs to the frame we decided to give this traditional chaise longue a twist.

We came up with a patchwork design using bright off cuts of materials to give a retro look.

We think it looks great!

Sofa reupholstery project in Bristol

This 30-year-old three seat sofa has lived through children, dogs, cats and a full on family life so when it started looking a little frail its owners decided it was time for a make over.

With a hard wood quality frame a piece of furniture will last a lifetime and more, so don’t just dispose of it and buy new, keep the history and memories going and restore it.

Our customers decided that now their children have grown up and were less messy that they would be brave and go for a lighter colour fabric which we helped them select.

As you can see the results speak for themselves.

Three piece suite upholstered in leather

This three piece suite was converted from green leather to the chosen colour of cream.

We collected all the furniture from our customer on a Monday and had the whole job completed within 7 days.

Here our customer was debating whether or not to purchase brand new furniture but after weeks of looking couldn’t find anything they liked and they really did love their current three piece.

After one phone call to us we made a home visit, provided samples of leather and a full written quote.

The customer instructed us to upholster their three piece which we of course did.

We followed the patterns exactly as the customer wanted so the suite looked as original. More fillings were added and after seven days of quality workmanship the sofa was transformed. We needed to be very careful stripping off the old leather so we didn’t cause any damaged to the show wood.

If you have been looking for a new sofa but love your old one give us a call for free advice & a quote we will be only to happy to help.

Our customer loved our work so much we upholstered their daughter’s too!

Customer Comment …

To Southwest Upholstery team. Just to say thank you, what did I think of the returning suite? My first impression surprised! at the transformation from dark green to Cambridge Stone a good selection of leather to choose from. The company has been proficient in my dealings with them, satisfaction achieved. Mrs Wiltshire – Yate

Ercol studio couch refurbishment

Ercol Studio Couch is a quality piece of furniture but this piece came into us in a sorry state.

  • We stripped the item back down to the frame, sanded down the whole frame and then polished the frame using quality finishes.
  • Replaced the old webbing with new new Pirelli webbing.
  • Cut new cushion and back foams.
  • Upholstered the item in the customer’s selected materials.

Completed and ready to use for the next 30 years!

Chaise lounge

Here is a chaise lounge we have recently upholstered.

We upholstered this using Warwick Fabrics – Dolce – Dew and replaced all of the existing fillings with new giving it that extra layer of comfort.

Take a look at our before, during and after pictures below.