Upholstery Tales: Shades of Grey

Grey is THE interior designer’s colour of choice, or so Jim the upholsterer tells me, so I decide to follow the expert’s advice,  choosing an attractive shade of grey wool from my upholstery fabric swatches. Colour chosen, the tricky part … Read More

Upholstery Project Vintage Yellow Armchair

It’s upholstery time at Napoleon Rockefeller and as I began to seek a new upholstery project to get my teeth into, as if by fate, this vision of faded glory in yellow damask arrives into the hands of my partner, … Read More

Upholstery Lesson: Preparation For Leather

Call me impatient but I really thought I’d be moving a bit quicker with my upholstery project, however when you’re learning the traditional way with an exacting tutor you soon realise that it’s the method that sets the pace…it involves layers … Read More

How to Upholster a 1950’s Office Chair: Corners & Stitching

Welcome back to my upholstery tales; with each session bringing me that much closer to the final covering…or so I keep telling myself! And yet there’s so much more to learn within the traditional method –  under the strict tutor … Read More

1950’s Office Chair: Back To The Classroom

My upholstery project has brought me back into the classroom once more, and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year. As promised, I’m sharing my journey with you, step by step. Who knows – … Read More

Rule Britannia! Union Jack Chair

Christmas has arrived early at Napoleon Rockefeller with the delivery today of these new hand-crafted quality vintage style Union Jack lounge chairs and matching foot stools made here in England! These little beauties are guaranteed to be a show stopping feature … Read More

My First Upholstery Project Begins: 1950’s Office Chair

As if I’m not busy enough, juggling being a mum of two, taking on new painting projects, setting up a new website…so what do I decide to do next? Take up an upholstery course of course. I’ve toyed with the … Read More