Katie Louise Smith Upholstery

Katie Louise Smith Upholstery

The revival and complete reupholstery of all antique and modern furniture. I am trained in both traditional and modern upholstery methods and can give advice on suitable fabrics and colour schemes.

I am particularly interested in using antique fabrics, linens, lace, embroidery and unconventional fabrics for reupholstery, so I would be happy to discuss any ideas you may have. I regularly source my own furniture restoration projects, which when complete will be available for sale through the website, keep a look out for updates. If there is a piece of furniture that you have in mind but are ha

Timeline photos 26/04/2020

One of my favourite chairs I sourced from a Hastings antique shop. Reupholstered in linen. Can't beat a lovely natural linen.👌

#reupholstery #reupholstered #linenupholstery

Photos from Katie Louise Smith Upholstery's post 01/04/2016

Another obscure chair project to add to the repetoire! This lovely Victorian Day bed chair transforms into a slim day bed by folding down the arms and seat.

Question is- bold and punchy or plain and neutral fabric? Handsome proportions and perfect addition for modern day small space living...anyone come across one before?

Timeline photos 01/04/2015

Timeline photos

Complete William Morris chairs at Artist Residence Hotel

Photos from Katie Louise Smith Upholstery's post 17/03/2015

Little mid week upholstery drop in seat lesson..

Photos from Katie Louise Smith Upholstery's post 22/02/2015

House move has prompted the sofa recovering ( its only been a year in the waiting) but..

To button the back or not to button the back..

Photos from Katie Louise Smith Upholstery's post 16/11/2014

I've been fairly quiet on the upholstery front, but this weekend saw the Smoakey Trio make an ottoman from scratch, complete with hand turned legs from a reclaimed mahogany gate.

Not bad for a days work..

Trendwatch: Knitted Furniture - Design Hunter - UK design & lifestyle blog 11/08/2013

Trendwatch: Knitted Furniture - Design Hunter - UK design & lifestyle blog

Furniture knitting fusion. Just. wow.

Trendwatch: Knitted Furniture - Design Hunter - UK design & lifestyle blog The huge influence of craft and the handmade on furniture design, something that we've seen a l...

Upholstery Demonstration :: THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 21/07/2013

Upholstery Demonstration :: THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

If anyone's interested in a live upholstery demonstration .. Check this out as part of London Design Festival. It's free but you need to book a space..

Upholstery Demonstration :: THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL A demonstration by one of George Smith's expert upholsterers taking place in their showroom in the Chelsea Design Quarter. Showcasing the processes and techniques used in creating their hand made furniture from bare frame to finished product. RSVP required.

Timeline photos 13/05/2013

I want cinema seats...

it's good to get off the merry-go-round occasionally......

Timeline photos 30/04/2013

Bus man's holiday. Bit of corner seat revival for the rents. Zingy..

Timeline photos 07/04/2013

Obsessed with distressed pastel Paint effects.

__Pastoe dining chairs with exclusively designed print by Tamasyn Gambell__ - Forest London 26/03/2013

__Pastoe dining chairs with exclusively designed print by Tamasyn Gambell__ - Forest London

Love what these guys are doing.

__Pastoe dining chairs with exclusively designed print by Tamasyn Gambell__ - Forest London Occasional chairs by Dutch design company Pastoe. The wenge frames are complemented by the beautiful hand screen printed Aztec designs of Tamasyn Gambell on linnen and exclusice to Forest.   Three available __Measurements: H: 77cm/ W: 49/ D:55cm    

Timeline photos 21/11/2012

Upholstery of this little bedroom chaise seems to have been interrupted by bad jokes about the new addition to the team. He doesn't say much but we like him nonetheless.


Dahlia Fabric | Imogen Heath

Lovely fabrics by textiles designer Imogen Heath, suitable for upholstery use too! mmm

Dahlia Fabric | Imogen Heath Combining a delicate hand-drawn floral motif with splashes of bright colour ‘Dahlia’ is a modern take on a classic floral design. Suitable for l...


Oh hello chilly winter workshop :( I need more bodies in here to keep the warmth. Anyone want a little workspace with me?

Timeline photos 21/09/2012

Love these giant cross stitch furnishings at London Design Festival by Charlotte Lancelot.


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Timeline photos 05/09/2012

Complete check linen heart shape back

Timeline photos 05/09/2012

Mid upholstery

Timeline photos 31/08/2012

Leather after

Timeline photos 16/08/2012

Just met Claude the nicest leather merchant! We had a lesson in tanning and bought our first hide for our current captains chair commission.. bags or wallets anyone? X


Can someone make an exciting repro conversation seat please.. I fear I'll never come across one..


Dressing a beautiful antique heart back armchair in my favourite Tinsmiths check linen this week..

Timeline photos 26/07/2012

Complete William Morris chairs at Artist Residence Hotel


mmm dressing chairs in a lovely William Morris print today..

What is Art in Action? // Art in Action 06/07/2012

What is Art in Action? // Art in Action

Anyone want to see this?

What is Art in Action? // Art in Action Art in Action. The best in visual arts. Demonstrations and exhibitions. 19 - 22 July 2012, Waterperry, Nr. Oxford.

Timeline photos 05/07/2012

Power tools in the sunshine. Living the upholstery dream ..


SO, What does everybody think about an online site offering creative skills exchange.. i.e. bartering upholstery/jewellery lessons for printmaking/clock making? Are there any skills you would like to learn or contribute? Feedback/ideas appreciated..

Timeline photos 26/06/2012

I have a wonderful apprentice in the workshop today. Upholstering in the sunshine. Lovely

PINBOARD 25/06/2012

A collection of upholstery images and ideas I have gathered along the way. If you are after seating inspiration, have a nose..



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