Creative Upholstery

Polly Granville creatively restores and reinvents old pieces of furniture using innovative detailing and beautiful fabrics to create very individual contemporary pieces.

This outsized 'Fraser' chair features a vintage tapestry set into one arm. A cross stitch design mimicking the two trees in the tapestry peeks out from the opposite leg and the tree motif is echoed again on the back cushion where it has been delicately stitched onto two large buttons.

The 'Bromyard' is a handsomely unusual chair upholstered in a striking and opulent fabric by Zoffany. The shell motif from this fabric has been replicated onto the seat using a kind of "negative" embroidery.

I particularly love the way a knitted panel has been used to upholster a section of this 'Telford' chair (more about knitted furniture in this post). The panel was specially commissioned and is held in place by 82 hand sewn buttons. The seat of the chair is covered in a beautiful Kenzo fabric, which is perfectly shown off by the sweeping curve of the frame. The trim is by Tana Lawn from Liberty.

As well as restoring and reinventing furniture to make unique one off pieces Polly also reupholsters old much loved pieces. If you have a sofa or chair that is in need of some TLC you can contact her at