There are so many pros to reupholstery and custom-made furniture. If you have a good quality piece of furniture that has sentimental meaning, why not have it refinished or reupholstered locally? You are not only up-cycling you are also supporting small businesses such as furniture makers, reupholsters, finishers, delivery companies, fabric suppliers & even your favourite interior designer.
If you are looking to have any furniture pieces custom-made, I highly recommend this route as well. NFID can help you design & do up workroom drawings for construction and fabrication. A great benefit of having furniture custom-made is that you can specify exactly what you want in the design details such as fabric, nailheads, finishes, legs/feet, & dimensions. NFID can also help ensure that the scale, design, pattern and textiles in your home or work space all cohesively work together… or we can make a wonderful chair bold and fun to stand out in a room as well!
At NFID we do have your best interests at heart and will review with the upholsterer what type of solid wood material will be used, foam density, what can be salvaged and what needs to be replaced. In the end, the quality and product you will be getting will outlast & out perform the majority of what you could purchase from any middle of the road furniture store. It will be a piece you could reupholster 5 times before you would want to get rid of it or pass it down.
If you have a great aunt’s chair, found a unique piece of furniture you love at the local consignment store, &/or have photos of a piece of furniture you would like made, contact NFID through our website. We would love to meet with you. It is an investment, however good things always are!
Here are just a few photos of great pieces that we have had reupholstered or custom-made in the past. – NFID
Interior Design Firm: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary, AB
Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography