More Monkey Madness: Transforming a Wingback Chair

More Monkey Madness: Transforming a Wingback Chair

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Aug 27, 2018
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Before: This wingback chair was originally donated to me by my good friend, super talented artist and fellow meditator Raksha Patel, which was found discarded on the site of Raksha’s old studio many years ago, at a time when she and a group of her fellow artist friends had to leave a block of studios […]

A Roche Bobois Reimagined…

A Roche Bobois Reimagined…

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May 16, 2018
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Before: Getting the opportunity to transform a piece of “High-end” furniture for an high profile customers Trish Evans & Baz Bamigboye was more than a pleasure. It was a complete privilege. From the moment the owners of this statement piece of 20th century modern furniture contacted me. I knew that something special would emerge. The […]

Bless this House(Boat)…A Virgin pattern match made in heaven

Bless this House(Boat)…A Virgin pattern match made in heaven

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May 10, 2018
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Producing these saloon-style doors was a challenge. Some pretty nifty shaping and fitting by James and cutting and pattern matching by yours truly was acheived with on these saloon-style bespoke padded doors, covered in a linen print of the Virgin Mary (customer’s fabric choice). All while ensuring that fabrics were made compliant through the use […]

Money for Nothing Project5: Jay VS Ray (Round2) Rocking a Pair of Farmhouse Chairs

Money for Nothing Project5: Jay VS Ray (Round2) Rocking a Pair of Farmhouse Chairs

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Nov 11, 2017
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Before: Whenever an opportunity to reupholster furniture comes with a fairly open brief in terms of design  I always meet it with a sense of excitement, anticipation and just a little anxiety. So when Jay Blades and the Money for Nothing film crew came to my studio with these two sorry-looking farmhouse style rocking and […]

Cutting the Mustard: A Mid 20th-Century Sofa Makeover

Cutting the Mustard: A Mid 20th-Century Sofa Makeover

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Oct 15, 2017
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Before: Completion of this Mid-Century sofa bed in brought it’s own pleasures and heartbreaks: Producing the cover buttons broke my button pressing machine! Plus removal of the original seat/ daybed fillings revealed hair infested with a particularly vicious dust mite (they bite!) After: Many thanks to @rowenamurphyupholstery for her assistance, Master Upholsterer @sjfranklin69 for giving me […]

To Be Frank, I think Josef is amazing..

To Be Frank, I think Josef is amazing..

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Jun 29, 2017
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Before: Two sets of  four mid 20th century modern dining room chairs were given a smart refurbishment once they arrived at my studio. From the look of the show wood they had experienced some water damage and the fillings had completely disintegrated beyond the point from which they could be re-used.   After: A bit of […]

A Traditional Transformation …

A Traditional Transformation …

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Jun 18, 2017
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Before: I absolutely love transforming antique furniture with clever colourful combinations of modern fabrics and colours. The process becomes all the more enjoyable when I get to employ traditional upholstery techniques, as was the case with these two antique cane-backed pieces of furniture on behalf of Nicola Holden Interiors, who had a client based in […]

When George met Ray: A chair for an Old House New Home.

When George met Ray: A chair for an Old House New Home.

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Jun 11, 2017
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Before: In May 2016 , after completing the first 2 shows for the BBCTV show “Money for Nothing”, something wonderful happened: I was approached by another production company to produce work on a project for a Channel 4 TV show : George Clarke’s ” Old House New Home.” The Chair I was asked to re-upholster […]

A splash of colour to chase away those winter blues..

A splash of colour to chase away those winter blues..

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Dec 29, 2016
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After: A parting shot of this winged Parker Knoll-style armchair, completely re-upholstered using modern techniques and materials, is now hopefully brightening the cold dark and grey winter months at a lovely home in Ealing, West London. Covered in #SvensktTenn #Joseffrank #Teheran   Before: Every genuine Parker Knoll I have ever worked on carries a manufacturers stamp on the frame […]

Money for Nothing Project 3 “Galactic Octopus”© 2016 Dining room chairs

Money for Nothing Project 3 “Galactic Octopus”© 2016 Dining room chairs

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Dec 24, 2016
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Ladies & Gentleman, may I introduce my second fabric design: “Galactic Octopus”©2016 .(No filter needed!) This design is hopefully featuring in a new series of @monfornothing with the irrepressible @sarahmoorestuff , soon to appear on BBC TV (I’ll let you folks know in good time) Many thanks to @rowenamurphyupholstery, @digetex and @sparrow_tweets, @minx_creative and my dear @jinksy70their amazing input and support. Stay tuned folks as I’ll update […]

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