Professional traditional and modern upholstery services in East London. By appointment only.

Traditional and modern upholstery

From traditional to modern, Charles of Lloyd provide a broad range of upholstery services.

Hand preparing traditional upholstery stitching

Traditional Upholstery

Traditional upholstery relies on handcrafted techniques, such as hand-tied springs, and intricate stitching through hessian pads, typically stuffed with natural materials like loose horsehair, coir fibre, cotton or wool felts.

Upholstered modern chair in photography studio environment

Modern Upholstery

Furniture making post-1950 is defined by the use of foam as an integral filling. Designers embraced its versatility to craft a range of innovative shapes, giving rise to iconic pieces that summarise the aesthetics of modern and mid-century design.

A pair of colourful patterned cushions on a timber floor

Soft Furnishings

At Charles of Lloyd, we understand that comfort takes many forms. Our soft furnishings service extends beyond cushions, to encompass upholstered wall panels and room dividers. 

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Fixed & Banquette Seating

Charles of Lloyd enjoys crafting and upholstering bespoke banquette seating with a little extra. Seamlessly blending functionality with design, we enjoy the challenge of developing one-off pieces for designers and domestic clients alike.

Chrome framed upholstered chair with green seat pad viewed from above

Drop-ins & Dining chairs

Transform your dining or desk chairs effortlessly with our drop-in or full seat pad upholstery service. Choosing the perfect fabric and refreshing the interior can add an extra layer of comfort with little effort.

Ercol Windor armchair with wavy patterned blue and white upholstered seat pads

Box and Window Cushions

Indulge in comfort and style with our bespoke box cushion upholstery service. Carefully tailored, we can replace and update both covers and fillers. Our meticulous craftsmanship ensures a fit that's just right. With our showroom of fabrics, trimmings, the world is your oyster.

An organic, funky shaped, bright yellow, bespoke upholstered headboard


Reupholstering or designing a new bespoke headboard are some of the services we offer. Customize the design to suit your preferences and enjoy the satisfaction of creating a beautiful and functional piece for your space!

A trio of colourful upholstered foot stools viewed from above

Bespoke Foot Stools

Ever fancied commissioning your very own piece of furniture and being part of the design process? Put your feet up and let us do the work. We offer a variety of frame sizes, legs and finishes all to your own design specifications. 

A selection of red, brown and yellow colourful fabric samples

Fabric supply

We offer a range of on-trend fabrics from the world's most prestigious manufacturers. As part of any upholstery commission, we offer a free design consultation in our cozy showroom. This is a chance to explore our recommended ranges and troubleshoot their potential use for your project. There are many things to consider when applying fabric to a shape, all of which we can guide you through to help you make an informed decision. 

Traditional craftsmanship blended with modern innovation

Charles of Lloyd upholstery services offer a world of possibilities when it comes to revitalising your furniture or creating entirely new items, such as upholstered bench seating or cushion covers. Whether you're looking to restore a family heirloom with our traditional upholstery service or refresh a contemporary piece with modern techniques, these services cater to your unique personal specification. 

Design your
space with
unique upholstered

Transform cherished pieces with our high-quality, personalised, upholstery service, or go bespoke to create something entirely new and unique.

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