Traditional and Modern Upholstery

Bringing treasured pieces back to life

From upholstering a traditional Parker Knoll armchair to helping you build your dream sofa, we work on a wide range of furniture.  Headboards, ottomans, stools and windows seats to name a few. Whatever you may have we just love bringing treasured pieces back to life. From our Suffolk showroom and workshop, we work on projects across Suffolk, Norfolk and beyond.

Traditional techniques

We take the greatest care when we reupholster your furniture. We use various traditional upholstery stitching techniques used for hundreds of years. Alongside using only the best products available we can guarantee an excellent finish. These are all key products used to bring your beautiful furniture back to life:-

*Jute Webbing
*Hessian, Strings
*Fibre (Horsehair)
*Coil Springs
*High-Quality Foam

upholstery Aztec covered contemporary chair against olive wall
upholstery chair in yellow and green floral fabric
upholstery chair in duck egg woven fabric
upholstery sofa in lilac and green cushions

Antique Furniture

We often work on antique items of furniture and traditional furniture which often has huge sentimental value within a family. We work and store items with this in mind at all times, treating every piece of furniture in our care with the utmost respect. Our workmanship is our pride and joy, giving you peace of mind as you leave us to work on your piece.

Bespoke Furniture

As well as reupholstery many customers come to us to create complete new upholstery work for a bespoke piece of furniture. Handmade to your specification, we can help you bring your ideas, drawings and pictures to life with our made-to-measure upholstery service. The magic will then be created in our Suffolk showroom.

Choice of fabrics

Here at Katharine Ellen Designs, we have an array of stunning fabrics to choose from. We can help and guide you through ensuring the right fabric for your furniture. Transforming it to fit perfectly with your dream interior ideas and colour scheme, as well as your budget.

Fixed covers

We create stunning fixed covers as well as loose covers. Fixed covers have the advantage of being able to follow integrate shapes and form, although are not as easy to clean as loose covers they are often the best way of showcasing an item of furniture to its full potential.

However old your furniture is, and whatever style you are looking to achieve, we are able to bring your furniture back to life so it can be loved all over again.

Sometimes very loved furniture is in need of some frame repair work. We use a local woodworker who is long established in his trade and always provides the very best workmanship and service.