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Industrial & Cottage – my favourite interior style.

Being in the interior decor and design industry, I am exposed to all the different styles of interiors and furniture: Colonial, Seaside, Contemporary, Antique, Eclectic, French. I like them all – in the right setting of course! But my absolute favourite interior style is Industrial Cottage. I love the stark […]

BONUS 5 Tips to care for your upholstery

5 Handy tips to help you care for your fabric upholstery: 1. Keep your fabric out of direct sunlight. Unless your fabric has been manufactured to withstand direct sun, it will fade and possibly crack and become brittle. 2. Do not machine wash fabrics that are recommended for professional or […]


Fabric vs. Leather  – that is the question. Many of my clients ask me to quote them for reupholstery on both leather and fabric. When I give them the quote they are surprised at the big difference in cost. So let me break it down for you: the reason why […]

Art Deco Couch Reupholstery

<– Before… My client’s mother bought this sofa with 2 matching arm chairs for ZAR10 about 30 years ago, and had upholstered it with blue woollen upholstery fabric. My client was given the suite, and she decided it was time for a new look. We found these lovely armrests hiding […]

Arm Chair Reupholstery

it all started with a sigh… hhhmmm    and then it came: “my, my! what are we to do?” they phoned me and I said: “of course I can sew!” so she was brought to my door, where she stood waiting on my floor steadily and surely, the lovely old lady got her groove back! She […]

Fabric Couch Reupholstery

Broken, torn, tired and generally without hope… This Sofa was in need of a make over! YAY! We used U&G Fabrics: Laurenz Damask Colour 01, restuffed the pillows and put new back feet on. And… Ta Da!!!

Making up your mind…

There are many wonderful things one can accomplish by knowing how to do upholstery. Not only does one learn how to upholster using fabric or leather, but you also learn how to work with various other mediums: wood, metal, foam, and paint. Sometimes, just changing the covering of one piece […]