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Fabric Upholstery into Leather

If you were to walk up to an upholsterer and say, “Hey, can you change my fabric sofa to leather?” they would say, “Well, probably, but…” and then proceed to tell you why it’s not as straightforward as it sounds. First off, you’ll find that while leather is really really durable, it’s also going to […]

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The right fabric for YOU

Gone are the days of formal living rooms and furniture covered in clear plastic. Our customers are looking for fabrics that are durable, and easy to live with. The challenge becomes prioritizing what features are most important as you’re designing your reupholstery project. The thing we hear most around here is “I want something that’s […]

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Camira fabrics

We’ve had samples of Camira fabrics here at Rose City for a few years now, and I think it’s about time that I mention how excited we are to offer their line to our customers. Camira is a European mill specializing in textiles with natural fiber and recycled content. We’ve fallen in love with the […]

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Built in seating for everyone

With a lot of local homes being on the more compact side, we have a lot of clients looking to built-in seating to maximize the utility of smaller spaces, or unusual locations. Banquette or booth seating in kitchens allows for maximum seating in a space that might not accommodate an equivalent number of chairs or […]

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How to Talk to an Upholsterer vol 1

We sometimes get calls from customers who have questions about a project or repair, but aren’t quite sure how to explain what the problem is. With this in mind, we’re going to do a continuing theme of upholstery terms and products entitled “How to Talk to an Upholsterer”. While the title suggests that you should […]

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Bring on the patterns!

We’ve been collaborating for many years with Amy Estrin at the Whole 9 Yards fabric store to create multi-fabric chairs both for her clients and ours. The results can be striking, dramatic, or playful but always eye-catching. Here are a few photos of some completed projects, with some reasons the designs were so successful. This […]

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Change my chair

A client had an older frame that she wanted to restyle for a spot in her bedroom. While most of the changes were cosmetic, we had a few structural modifications that were needed to make her chair look like the inspiration piece she found in a catalog. The customer’s chair had coil springs, while the […]

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Our favorites

At the end of the year, it’s fun to look back on our favorite projects, and the terrific customers that we’ve worked with. Each of our employees has picked their favorite piece, and the reason these are favorites seem to be the same for everyone: the fabric on the finished piece really took them from […]

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Is it Worth it?

One of the questions we hear most frequently from callers and customers is “Is it worth it?” This question is a hard one to answer, as there are a few different factors that come into play when determining the value of a piece. Ultimately, this is more of a question to ask yourself as you […]

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Furniture Refinishing

Our customers often ask us if we are able to refinish the wood portions of their upholstered furniture. While we do not have the facilities to do this part of restoration ourselves (not to mention the amount of lint we create on a daily basis), we have been working with some extremely talented folks at […]

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