Change is good – Choose eco-friendly reupholstery

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The upholstery fabric for a new sofa or armchair is a big investment—you don’t want to be second-guessing it a few months after the piece arrives on your doorstep. Choose the wrong material and you’ll find yourself battling snags and stains. Make a mistake on the color or pattern, and the whole room suffers (or you’ll wind up splurging to have the piece reupholstered). So before you pick your new upholstery fabric, read on to find out what you should consider in terms of durability, comfort, and style. Here’s how to zero in on a fabric choice you’ll be happy to live with for years.

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What Is Upholstery, Anyway?

Upholstery is the materials—which include fabric, padding, webbing, and springs—that make up the soft coverings of chairs, sofas, and other furniture. The process began in the Middle Ages and grew in popularity during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Over the years, a wide variety of materials have been used, from hay to horsehair to wool. Modern upholstered items use metal springs and foam for greater durability. While the interior materials may not be visible, they make a big difference in whether the piece is comfortable . And though fabric can always be changed—and may need to be, depending on wear and tear—choosing high-quality inner layers will help make sure the piece will last for years to come.

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How to Choose the Best Upholstery Fabric for Your Sofa (or Chair, or Headboard…)

As you shop for an upholstery fabric, let your practical needs lead, advise Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, cofounders of the home-furnishings company that shares their names. “First, consider how you live and who will use the piece,” says Williams. “This will help guide you on the type of material to choose.” You may love the look of that silk velvet, but it will quickly get destroyed in a house with kids or pets. Pieces in high-traffic areas, such as family or living rooms, will need durable fabrics, while furniture that doesn’t get as much wear and tear, such as a bedroom settee or headboard, can sport any type of textile.

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A big mistake people make, Williams says, is not considering how a fabric or leather may age over time. Check the label and ask questions at the showroom to find out about the material’s content and cleaning needs, then think about how much maintenance you’re prepared to do to protect your selection. “How will it look in five years?” asks Williams. “Will you still love the leather as it develops a nice patina from everyday living? Will you vacuum the upholstery fabric regularly? Will you close the drapes when away or not using a room to avoid some of the fading that naturally occurs from exposure to sunlight?”

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The Best Upholstery Fabrics for Homes with Kids and Pets

“Growing up, my brother and I weren’t allowed in the living room; it was for company only,” says Gold. Today, though, there are plenty of upholstery materials that match good looks with durability. “For children and pets—and maybe red-wine lovers—we like the easy care of a faux suede or the durability of a Sunbrella indoor-outdoor fabric,” he says. “We’re also big fans of slipcovered upholstery. And distressed leather is great—you don’t have to worry about the occasional scuff or scratch.” If you have a busy household, stay away from delicate or textured options, like silk, which could pull and aren’t as forgiving when it comes to stains.

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Don’t Forget to Consider the Piece Itself

Take the shape of the furniture into consideration when you’re choosing a fabric. (Your upholsterer will thank you.) If you’re upholstering a curvaceous piece, Williams recommends sticking to solid-colored fabrics. Patterns or textures with a distinctive direction may not upholster well. A pattern that looks great on a bolt of fabric may not look great once it is chopped up and put back together on your sofa, particularly if it’s a tricky, ornate shape. Take the size of the furniture into account, too. “We like larger pieces, such as a sofa, in a rich solid color or classic neutral so you won’t tire of it over time. Liven things up with smaller pieces—for instance, a great statement chair in a bolder shade or pattern. Think about the other furnishings in the room as well—especially the other upholstered pieces. You’ll want to make sure the colors, textures, and patterns work well together.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

 

 

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Rattan style to bring in that relaxing tropical feeling to your home

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Looking for the best rattan garden furniture? You’re in the right place: we’ve rounded up the best pieces, from tables to loungers, dining sets to easy chairs. And if you think rattan is only suitable for traditional garden design schemes, we hope our selection will convince you otherwise. From stylish cube sets to luxurious sun loungers, rattan can accommodate any style requirement.

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Rattan garden furniture suits both contemporary and traditional garden schemes; the weaves vary, with modern flat weaves suiting contemporary settings, while rounded, wicker-style weaves are perfect for a traditional feel.

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Rattan (and particularly synthetic rattan) can stand up to all kinds of weather. However, it’s always worth checking if what you’re buying comes with a protective cover if it will be left outside all year round. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to factor in the extra cost for this. However, nothing feels more natural and luxurious than sitting on real rattan from the forest.

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Another extra to check is the cushions: although rattan is very welcoming, added cushions will make it more comfortable; again, check whether these are included and whether they are weatherproof.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

Rattan Gave Us Serious Decor Envy

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No longer just for patio furniture, rattan is taking over as a trendy material in home decor. We’ll show you how to get the look by infusing your space with rattan furniture, lighting, and accents.

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Derived from palms, rattan is a gorgeous natural material used to make furniture, baskets, and home accents. Rattan is highly versatile—it can be painted any color—and its durable woven pattern brings lush texture to any room.

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We’ve rounded up dazzling ideas for decorating with rattan, including swinging pendant lights, comfy chairs, and intricate accents, that will encourage you to use the tropical material in your own home.

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Tropical Vibes

Rattan is the perfect neutral because its pretty wooden color can be dressed up or down. Plus, it looks good with both light and dark accents. This rattan bench pays homage to tropical style with its key-lime-colored cushion and punchy pink pillows. A nearby lamp, storage basket, and area rug complement the natural texture of the rattan seating.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

Soft Sofa vs Firm Sofa – Centrepiece Furnishing Singapore

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Don’t underestimate the importance of a sofa – it is the crown jewel of the living room. We spend hours on it chatting to guests, napping on it after a long day and watching our favourite television shows, so choose the right sofa suited to your preference!

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Aside from choosing the colour and the fabric of the sofa, keep in mind the quality and personal comfort. Thus arises the age-old question – is a soft or a firm sofa better?

This is a question that many of our customers have asked us. While a soft sofa might be comfortable, there are many disadvantages that come with it.

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Soft Sofas

A soft sofa initially may be the obvious choice, but too comfortable a sofa may actually be ruining your back. Physiotherapists have warned against soft sofas with deep cushions as 20% of customers who have purchased soft sofas have complained of lower backache and shoulder strain. Soft sofas actually encourage people to slouch rather than facilitate good postural habits. “Soft upholstery may not give the spine and neck the support that is required,” notes Richard Evans, physiotherapist of the Back and Body Clinic, “by sitting for too long, especially in a poor postural or slumped position you can add a tremendous amount of pressure to your back, overstretch the spinal ligaments and increase the pressure on your intervertebral discs. This in turn can lead to on-going aches and pains.”

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Kids and Pets 

However, softer sofas are particularly popular for those with kids. Kids might not be big enough to sit fully on the sofa, so having a soft sofa allows them to lie on the seat cushion, and kids generally have lots of fun bouncing around on them. However, those with pets should note that softer sofas are more susceptible to wear and tear should your pet like to lie on your sofa a lot. A common case is an indentation in the shape of your pet forming in the soft sofa.

Firm Sofas

On the other hand, firm sofas are ideal for optimum back support. In addition to promoting good posture, firm sofas are also good for hosting guests. Sofas soften with prolonged use, so getting a firm sofa will become soft over time. However, too firm a sofa can take away the joy of sinking into a comfortable sofa after a long day of work, so ensure that you strike a balance. Adding soft cushions can boost the profile of the sofa, ensuring a good mix of softness and firmness that you can enjoy.  If your sofa would be used to host guests often, a firmer sofa would definitely be the better choice, as a soft sofa is much less durable. A firm sofa makes sitting upright and talking easier,  as compared to sinking back on a soft seat, providing a comfortable talking environment.

We’ve often been asked by our customers how firm our sofas are. Most of our sofas are made of high-quality dense foam which is slightly firmer than the average sofa cushion. Our reason for preferring such a firmness is that we want our sofas to be durable and versatile.

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Customers who prefer a softer sofa can add soft cushions, or sometimes even a layer of cloth over the sofa seat to increase the amount of cushioning. However, because we work directly with the manufacturers to produce your sofa for you, we’re able to customize the firmness of the sofa. If you’d like a softer, customized sofa, feel free to contact our team and we’ll see what we can do for you!

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All in all, it all boils down to personal preference. Take your time in deciding which sofa works best for you!

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

7 Things to Consider When Buying an Ottoman

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7 Things to Consider When Buying an Ottoman

When it comes to furniture, ottomans are often underestimated, an afterthought of living room design. However, an ottoman is one type of furniture that can serve a myriad of functions, from looking pretty and adding aesthetic value to being the most comfortable footrest around. Here are 7 things you should consider to ensure you get the perfect ottoman for your living space.

Function

An ottoman’s basic purpose is to provide a place to rest your feet. After all, what feels more indulgent that putting up your feet after a hard day? But an ottoman can also stand in as an extra seat when needed. Depending on the size, it can also serve as a coffee table. Consider these other uses when choosing one to fit with your living room furniture.

Shapes

Ottomans come in a variety of shapes that lend themselves well to different types of furniture. Round, square and rectangular are just the tip of the ottoman iceberg.

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A round one is an excellent choice for a sectional because it provides easy access for everyone to share while the soft lines add a plush look to a room. A square ottoman shape will also work with this setup or to complement the hard edges of your sofa, creating a classic feel.

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Ottomans have come a long way from the traditional pieces of the past. Today you’ll find them in a variety of unique shapes: asymmetric, curved, honeycomb to name a few. These can elevate a room and function more as a focal point than just an occasional chair. Together with a bold colour or pattern and you have yourself an eye-catching accent piece.

You can take advantage of its smaller size to create a statement piece too. It needn’t match the exact pattern of other furniture in your living room. Make it stand out. It’s easy to see how an ottoman can bring a lot more to your decor.

One or More?

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Ottomans come in a variety of sizes. A longer rectangular one is a good fit for an L-shaped sectional—as long as there is plenty of room to get around. However, this may be overwhelming for some floor plans. In that case, you can always opt for two or more, depending on your needs.

Having two solves the problem of space. It’ll free up more room than a single rectangular piece. And you can always push them together to create a larger seating area if needed. It’s also a matter of style. One ottoman gives a room a more formal appearance. Two makes it seem more casual. Besides, it’s an excellent solution if the kiddies are fighting over who gets it.

You can also group them in the centre of a sectional to create a makeshift coffee table. You have the benefit of using them as footrests and occasional chairs. And they can take another task if needed.

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Like a coffee table, you’ll need to have ample room around an ottoman to make them practical. Aim for 30 to 45cm of space between the sofa and the occasional chair. That way you’ll avoid making it feel cramped or cluttered. It should also be at the same height as your seating for optimal comfort.

Multipurpose

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Need some extra space? Your ottoman can do double up as storage too. A storage ottoman that opens or features a removable top is a great place to store magazines and remote controls. You can even find pieces with shelves underneath the padded top. These items act more like coffee tables than a mere footrest, making an ottoman the king of multitasking in the living room.

Materials

An ottoman in your living room will likely get more use than any other piece of furniture in your home. That means more wear and a heightened risk of spills and stains. If you have kids or pets, acrylic or microfibre are excellent choices for a fabric covering. They’re easy to clean and resistant to stains. They’ll also handle heavy use.

You can choose a piece with a pattern which will hide stains better than a solid colour. And while tufted pieces look ripper, they’ll collect dirt quicker than a flat covering. Another option is to go with leather.

There’s no beating the elegant look that it’ll bring to a room. And the lines it gets from use only add to its charm. It’s relatively easy to clean too. However, we wouldn’t recommend it in a household with pets. Scratches lead to permanent damage. The same cautions apply to suede which looks equally as luxurious.

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Style

You’ll find ottomans in a variety of styles to complement your existing pieces. You can go down the classic traditional route of an ornate piece with intricate woodwork. Or you can opt for a contemporary look with unexpected shapes and patterns. Think fully upholstered cylinders or even triangle-shaped furniture.

It also pays to think about its intended use and check the construction of the ottoman accordingly. Say you’re getting a larger one for multiple people to share or sit. You should then ensure it’s heavy enough to provide enough support without tipping. Favour pieces with four feet and/or a solid base.

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Colour

Your ottoman doesn’t have to match the colour of your other furniture. You can choose a contrasting hue to offset other pieces instead.

A great tactic is to get a bold primary colour & set it against a backdrop of white or neutral tint. You can also let the construction of a piece steal the show with less fabric and more of the frame showing. A wooden-frame piece can add a sense of real warmth to your room.

Like other furniture, your choice of colour, style and shape come together to create a signature piece. Feel free to experiment with different combinations to get the look you want. Remember what we said at the start? Never underestimate an ottoman!

An ottoman may be the most versatile piece of furniture you can add to your living room. It can take on a variety of tasks from footrest to coffee table to extra storage. And it offers an opportunity to create something special with a unique accent piece.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

The three ‘Rs’ of antique furniture — restoration, reupholstery, re-covering

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A fine piece of furniture can last hundreds of years, so it pays to invest in preserving its history, functionality and value

The restoration and reupholstery of furniture not only adds longevity but the process creates something that can be loved and appreciated on a daily basis. Auctions are a wonderful way to find fabulous examples of upholstered furniture, and sometimes restoration and reupholstery are necessary investments in the continued endurance of your beloved pieces.

English furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries was made using woods such as walnut and mahogany, and first-growth secondary woods such as oak, which tends to be very strong and durable. A 19th-century settee, a Howard & Sons club chair and ottoman, as well as a pair of slipper chairs, all serve as examples of what can be achieved with a little investment and imagination with your antiques.

Authentic stuffing, from horsehair to hay

Antique furniture was traditionally padded with several different types of organic materials, which varied in price and quality. Horsehair, for example — used in antique upholstery up until the 19th century — is a mark of quality because it is strong, durable, and much more expensive than the alternatives. If a piece of antique furniture contains horsehair stuffing it is important to maintain its integrity, since it ultimately adds to the character and value of the piece.

A battered 19th-century settee, before its restoration by Christie’s
A battered 19th-century settee, before its restoration by Christie’s

A 19th-century settee — eaten by the late Ms. Lyall’s dog on a Sunday afternoon — was noticeably filled with a combination of horsehair, hay and cotton. Although externally damaged, the underlying quality of the settee made the piece eminently worth restoring.

Eleana, owner of Sidotti Décor, and her assistant Ruby (both pictured above) restored the settee by first taking it apart. ‘I like to peel off the layers of history on a piece of furniture,’ says Eleana.

Once all of the worn upholstery had been removed, Eleana was able to assess the condition and quality of the structure and stuffing. She then determined how to rebuild the damaged areas of the settee, maintaining the original combination of stuffing in order to stay true to the furniture’s history. With the proper investment in restoration, this settee quite easily has another 200 years of life.

Horsehair, hay and cotton stuffing have been used in the settee’s armrest
Horsehair, hay and cotton stuffing have been used in the settee’s armrest

Chintz — a 19th-century classic

If you want to bring new life to an old piece, the fabric used to re-cover your antique furniture is key. When recovering a 19th-century Howard & Sons club chair and ottoman (below), we used a classic English chintz from Mrs. Lyall’s collection.

A 19th-century Howard & Sons club chair and ottoman in serious need of rejuvenation 
A 19th-century Howard & Sons club chair and ottoman in serious need of rejuvenation

Chintz was originally imported from India in the 18th century, where it was produced as a simple printed cotton. Calendering — pressing the fabric through rollers — made the cloth crisp and shiny, and also more durable. During the 19th century, upholstery advanced as chemically-dyed printed cotton was developed. These new chemical processes allowed for the advancement of European chintz — glaze-finished printed cotton with colourful patterns and a typically light background.

The Howard & Sons club chair and ottoman were reupholstered in a classic English chintz in order to reference the history of the chair. Howard & Sons was founded by John Howard in 1820, and exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition. It was one of the most successful and well-known Victorian cabinet-making firms, based in central London, and is today most famous for its comfortable and elegant easy armchairs, such as this example.

The same chair and ottoman, reupholstered with a traditional chintz fabric. A late victorian stained beechwood club chair and ottoman, by Howard & Sons, late 19th century, with ringturned baluster tapering legs and brass caps and castors and stamped 126669009 Howard and Sons Berners St. Estimate $1,000-1,500. Offered in Little Cassiobury The Collection of Susan Lyall on 16 January 2019 at
The same chair and ottoman, reupholstered with a traditional chintz fabric. A late victorian stained beechwood club chair and ottoman, by Howard & Sons, late 19th century, with ringturned baluster tapering legs and brass caps and castors and stamped 12666/9009

As one would expect of an extremely well-regarded 19th-century furniture firm, the club chair’s frame was of exceptional quality and required no restoration. It was felt that such a remarkable example of English antique furniture would look best with a classic fabric, and the pieces were duly reupholstered in English chintz.

Modern fabric can add new personality

That said, the application of modern upholstery on antique pieces can also add new personality.

The restored 19th-century settee was reupholstered in a modern small-batch-printed Bennison fabric. Bennison Fabrics, based in London and New York, specialises in hand-printed textiles and wallpaper designs, and we used the China Birds pattern to cover the settee. The fabric, which was also part of Ms. Lyall’s collection, is further livened up with the addition of red piping along the settee’s edges, and a simple skirt.

The battered 19th-century settee before restoration
The battered 19th-century settee before restoration

And afterwards, reimagined with a modern bird-print fabric. A Victorian upholstered two-seat sofa, 19th century. 60  in (152.4  cm) wide. Estimate $1,000-1,500. This lot is offered in Little Cassiobury The Collection of Susan Lyall on 16 January 2019 at Christie’s in New York
And afterwards, reimagined with a modern bird-print fabric.

Slipcovers — for changing seasons or taste

Even if your upholstered furniture is in good shape, slipcovers can add versatility or be switched out for changing seasons or taste. We decided to have slipcovers made for a pair of slipper chairs in order to add versatility to the otherwise well-maintained upholstery.

Some of the most famous interior decorators, such as Mrs. Henry Parish, were known for having three sets of slipcovers made for their clients’ upholstered furniture.  Traditionally, chintz fabric adorned the furniture in the cold winter months, and was replaced by a simple linen or cotton cover for the summer. A solid cover was then brought out for the autumn.

The use of slipcovers allows one to launder the fabric, thus extending the life of the underlying upholstery. In the 1930s Mrs. Parish famously had slipcovers made out of French mattress ticking for her own house, in order for them to be laundered without the worry of damage being caused by dogs or children.

A pair of plain slipper chairs are transformed with the addition of slipcovers, pictured right
A pair of plain slipper chairs are transformed with the addition of slipcovers, pictured right

A pair of french button-tufted bergeres, Modern. Estimate $1,000-1,500. This lot is offered in Little Cassiobury The Collection of Susan Lyall on 16 January 2019 at Christie’s in New York
A pair of french button-tufted bergeres, Modern.

Re-covering for versatility

A school of thought is that the slipcover should never be too tight, and should have a certain amount of ‘give’ for a classic English feel. A playful corset on the backs of the chairs add a touch of modernity to the otherwise traditional covers.

Needing some updates for your sofa? We specialise in reupholstery for precious sofa and armchair.

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

Ask for our overstock fabrics and shop for less in Singapore.

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Add More Personality To Your Interior Décor With Overstock Upholstery Fabrics

Find our exclusive inventory of over stock upholstery fabric at discounted prices. We stock high-quality upholstery fabric for your furniture to help you maintain an elegant and sophisticated look.

We understand the need for classic fabrics in your home or office; you can immediately substitute those outdated plains with eye-catching textures that everyone will love and appreciate. Add our fabrics to any pillow, cushion, chair or other home décor item to produce an updated look.

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It is the Destination for Most Reliable Furnishing needs in Singapore

Centrepiece furnishing fabrics is a destination for some of your home décor needs. Rendering the most affluent style and updated attitude, we sell designer patterns of drapery and upholstery fabric for your living, bedroom, dining and outdoor home décor items. Whether you wish to update an outdated look or are thinking of a complete renovation, select from our unique selected inventory of fabrics. We are happy to help you transform your interior into a rustic, vintage, traditional, contemporary or transitional look. You can email us or whatapps your needs to Vince at 90305057.

Our huge selection of overstock fabric for your furniture and upholstery will meet your needs with a cost effective solution.

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Each of our over stock fabric is handpicked from designer brands such as Acacia Fabrics, Korla, Sunbrella, Romo, Jim thomson, and many others. Choose from our awesome over stock upholstery fabric selection and find the color, pattern, style or brand that is just right for you. Let your décor represent your individuality.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then you can contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 and onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

What Is Upholstery and How Do You Choose the Best Fabric for Your Sofa?

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The upholstery fabric for a new sofa or armchair is a big investment—you don’t want to be second-guessing it a few months after the piece arrives on your doorstep. Choose the wrong material and you’ll find yourself battling snags and stains. Make a mistake on the color or pattern, and the whole room suffers (or you’ll wind up splurging to have the piece reupholstered). So before you pick your new upholstery fabric, read on to find out what you should consider in terms of durability, comfort, and style. Here’s how to zero in on a fabric choice you’ll be happy to live with for years.

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What Is Upholstery, Anyway?

Upholstery is the materials—which include fabric, padding, webbing, and springs—that make up the soft coverings of chairs, sofas, and other furniture. The process began in the Middle Ages and grew in popularity during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Over the years, a wide variety of materials have been used, from hay to horsehair to wool. Modern upholstered items use metal springs and foam for greater durability. While the interior materials may not be visible, they make a big difference in whether the piece is comfortable . And though fabric can always be changed—and may need to be, depending on wear and tear—choosing high-quality inner layers will help make sure the piece will last for years to come.

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How to Choose the Best Upholstery Fabric for Your Sofa (or Chair, or Headboard…)

As you shop for an upholstery fabric, let your practical needs lead. First, consider how you live and who will use the piece, this will help guide you on the type of material to choose.You may love the look of that silk velvet, but it will quickly get destroyed in a house with kids or pets. Pieces in high-traffic areas, such as family or living rooms, will need durable fabrics, while furniture that doesn’t get as much wear and tear, such as a bedroom settee or headboard, can sport any type of textile.

A big mistake people make is not considering how a fabric or leather may age over time. Check the label and ask questions at the showroom to find out about the material’s content and cleaning needs, then think about how much maintenance you’re prepared to do to protect your selection. How will it look in five years? Will you still love the leather as it develops a nice patina from everyday living? Will you vacuum the upholstery fabric regularly? Will you close the drapes when away or not using a room to avoid some of the fading that naturally occurs from exposure to sunlight?

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The Best Upholstery Fabrics for Homes with Kids and Pets

Growing up, my brother and I weren’t allowed in the living room; it was for company only. Today, though, there are plenty of upholstery materials that match good looks with durability. For children and pets—and maybe red-wine lovers—we like the easy care of a faux suede or the durability of a Sunbrella indoor-outdoor fabric. We’re also big fans of slipcovered upholstery. And distressed leather is great—you don’t have to worry about the occasional scuff or scratch. If you have a busy household, stay away from delicate or textured options, like silk, which could pull and aren’t as forgiving when it comes to stains.

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How to Pick a Luxurious Upholstery Material

If messy children and pets aren’t a worry, you can really flaunt your freedom. His top decadent picks: fluffy Tibetan wool (“it feels so indulgent, but it’s not a great place to eat peanut butter crackers”) and Belgian linen. While linen is very durable, in lighter colors it doesn’t offer the level of stain resistance that a kid-friendly household might need and may not have a crisp, wrinkle-free look after a lot of lounging. If you’re worried about upkeep (or cost), you can always use these luxe fabrics on pillows, which can be swapped out once they’ve seen better days or a new trend comes along.

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Don’t Forget to Consider the Piece Itself

Take the shape of the furniture into consideration when you’re choosing a fabric. (Your upholsterer will thank you.) If you’re upholstering a curvaceous piece, we recommend sticking to solid-colored fabrics. Patterns or textures with a distinctive direction may not upholster well. A pattern that looks great on a bolt of fabric may not look great once it is chopped up and put back together on your sofa, particularly if it’s a tricky, ornate shape. Take the size of the furniture into account, too. We like larger pieces, such as a sofa, in a rich solid color or classic neutral so you won’t tire of it over time. Liven things up with smaller pieces—for instance, a great statement chair in a bolder shade or pattern. Think about the other furnishings in the room as well—especially the other upholstered pieces. You’ll want to make sure the colors, textures, and patterns work well together.

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then you can contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 and onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

What Is a Chair-and-a-Half?

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The term chair-and-a-half is the somewhat clumsy and cumbersome name for an extremely comfortable piece of furniture—an over-sized chair that is wider than a standard chair but narrower than a love seat.

Who Uses a Chair and a Half?

This is a piece of furniture that is either absolutely adored or absolutely hated. Surprisingly, both these emotions are aroused by the same feature: This piece of furniture is wider and deeper than a usual seat. Whether you love it or hate it entirely depends on your own personal style of sitting. If you are someone who likes to sit upright in a chair with your feet firmly planted on the ground, you are not likely to be a fan of this piece. But if you prefer to pull your legs up when you sit, lean back into the pillows, or like to curl up in your seat, then this may soon become your very favorite piece of furniture.

A reclining version of the chair-and-a-half is sometimes used by those who find it difficult to lie down or sleep in a conventional bed for health reasons. It allows the user to adjust their position to their liking, while also providing more room than a regular reclining chair.

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Where to Use

So where would you use this piece of furniture? Looking around your home, you will see that many spaces that call for a chair-and-a-half.

  • Ironically, a small room can provide the perfect fit for this large chair. In a room where floor space is at a premium, a love seat may take up too much valuable space, and a chair-and-a-half can be used instead.
  • One of the more obvious places for a chair-and-a-half is a family room. Since this is a chair you associate with relaxing, you can use it to create a cozy corner for curling up with a book or with another special person or pet.
  • Use a reclining chair-and-a-half wherever you might want to watch television, curl up with a book, or even taking a nap.
  • A bedroom or a guestroom is another good spot for a chair and a half. In the guest room, you should be able to find a model that can do double duty as a sleeper.

Construction Variations

While a chair-and-half can serve simply as a piece of seating furniture, there are also design variations that can serve other functions.

  • Sleepers don’t have to be large sofas. You can also find chair-and-a-half sleepers that can function as twin-size sofa beds. This type comes in handy in smaller homes when you cannot spare an extra room for guests.
  • A reclining chair-and-a-half works well in a family or media room, where it is ideal for taking a brief nap or watching a movie in a more relaxed position.
  • A glider version of the chair-and-a-half is great for children’s rooms. It can easily accommodate more than one child wanting to cuddle up with a parent for story time.
  • Pair a chair and a half with a matching over-sized ottoman. This pairing not only provides the opportunity to stretch out in comfort but also provides an additional feature—precious storage space inside the ottoman.
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Chair-and-a-Half Options

Just because a chair is over-sized does not necessarily mean it has to be overstuffed. As with any chair, a chair-and-a-half comes in a wide variety of styles and sizes.

A Variety of Styles

The Inspiration Chair by American Leather is very sleek and angular and is equipped with metal legs. This chair is at home in a modern and uncluttered setting. However, you can just as easily find more traditional or transitional chairs with more curves, pillows, or an overstuffed look. You can also find different styles, materials, and treatments for legs.

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Chair Backs

These chairs are available with various chair back styles, as well. You can just as easily find a chair-and-a-half in tight-back construction as with loose cushions.

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Arm Styles

A chair-and-a-half is available in a wide variety of arm styles, or it can even be armless—a good solution for smaller spaces. An armless chair-and-a-half also makes it easier to get in and out of the chair—one of the most common complaints leveled against these extra-large furniture pieces. If you are looking for comfort, find one with contemporary or traditionally shaped arms.

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Fabrics

As with any other chair or upholstered furniture, you will be able to find a chair-and-a-half in a variety of fabric and leather coverings.

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then you can contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 and onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Next Sofa

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When you’re thinking about purchasing a new sofa, you’ll want to check the sofa buying tips. While it is important to choose a sofa in just the right color, it is just as important to get one that will last. Inexpensive furniture can break, pop springs, and look out of shape within a year of constant use. Quality construction will offer years of enjoyment and has enough good “bones” to allow you to reupholster and update it periodically.

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What Style of Cushions Do You Prefer?

First, decide if you prefer the look of loose back cushions or attached back cushions. Loose cushions give you the option of turning the pillows as needed, while attached backs won’t need fluffing or rearranging. Be sure to sit on the sofa you are considering. Is it comfortable? Are the arms the right height for taking a nap or reading a book?

How Many Cushions Do You Like on a Sofa?

How many seat cushions would you like? One cushion offers a clean modern look while two or three are traditional. When you sit on the cushions, do they stay in place or do the corners flare-up? Are they attached to the frame with a clip to hold them down?

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What Style of Sofa Arm Do You Like?

Select an arm style for your new sofa. You can choose from armless, traditional rolled arm, curved English arm, or a straight Parsons style. The rolled arm has a flat front panel and is often outlined in cording. English style is rounded at the front, with fabric formed into sunburst-type pleats. Straight arm sofas are most often seen in contemporary settings.

Do You Want a Skirted Sofa or One With Bare Legs?

Do you want a skirted sofa or one with the visible legs? Choose from leg styles that vary from heavy square chunks and wide bun feet to more delicate tapered legs or carved and curved formal versions. Legs are usually available in a number of finishes as well. Perhaps you’d even like to consider a sofa with no legs at all.

How Is the Frame Constructed?

Ask about the construction of a sofa under consideration. The best are made from kiln-dried hardwoods (oak, maple, poplar, etc.), while inexpensive furniture is made from softer pine lumber. Interior construction is important as well. Cheap furniture is stapled together and has haphazardly constructed corner bracing. Better frames are securely screwed together.

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How Is the Sofa Seat Constructed?

Find out how the seat support system is made. Often a furniture store will have a cutaway model of the interior of upholstered pieces. Does it have quality eight-way tied springs or cheaper wire coils?

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What Kind of Cushion and Pillow Filling Do You Want?

The cushion and pillow filling are important to the feel of a sofa. Upholstery foam is inexpensive and comes in several thicknesses and weights; however, the best cushions have down fillings. All-down cushions must be fluffed daily, though another option uses down pads wrapped around a core of foam. Understand these options for the sofa you want and which might be best for you. Are the cushions standard, special order, foam, or down?

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What Kind of Fabric Do You Want for Your New Sofa‘s Final Cover?

Choose a fabric for your sofa. Chenille is soft and durable while leather is long-lasting and attractive. However, due to the humitity of the weather, leather so peel very quickly.Velvets and other fabrics look lovely but may wear out with heavy use over the years. Finally, consider options for trimmings. Dress up a sofa with fringed pillows or double-welted seams. While these options add to the cost, they also give your piece a one-of-a-kind look. Many furniture manufacturers also offer the option of custom-made slipcovers to give you a seasonal change.

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then you can contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 and onwards.

Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then you can contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair.

If you need help in making premium selections for your high end sofa, please contact us to schedule your design consultation. Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

Tips for Buying a Great Sofa

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A couch or sofa is a major furniture investment, and one you may live with for decades, so it’s important to make a good decision. Style preferences are a personal matter, but when it comes to choosing a good-quality sofa, there are objective criteria you can use to ensure you’re getting a sofa you can be happy with for many years.

When you are shopping for a new couch, follow these tips to ensure a great purchase.

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Check the Fit

There is no sense in considering a couch if it doesn’t fit you well. Seats should be comfortable for all members of your family. If you’re buying a recliner sofa, make sure it is comfortable in all the different positions. The primary fit consideration is the depth of the seats. Select deep or shallow seats, depending on your height—the couch back should support your back adequately with your feet flat on the floor and the backs of your knees just slightly forward of the lower seat cushion. And if the couch is where you like to nap, make sure to lay out on the couch and see if it is long enough for comfortable snoozing.

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Evaluate the Frame

Upholstery fabric and cushions can be replaced when they get old and worn, but no couch can be considered a good piece of furniture unless it has a solid, quality inner frame. If your goal is to buy a good sofa, start by learning about the frame. Cheaper sofas may have frames made from particleboard, plastic, or metal, but a good-quality couch will have a solid hardwood frame—preferably a “kiln-dried” hardwood frame made of oak, beach, or ash. Pine frames are cheap, but they often begin to warp and wobble within five years or so.

The legs of the couch should be either integral parts of the frame or held on with screws or dowels. Avoid a couch if the legs are merely glued on.

One easy test for solid frame construction is to lift one front corner or leg of the sofa off the floor to a height of 6 inches or so. If the other front leg doesn’t quickly rise off the floor, too, it’s a sign the frame is twisting, and is therefore weak. Any sofa that visibly twists or creaks under this test is one you should avoid.

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Ask About the Joinery

Although the method by which the frame parts are held together may not be immediately evident, the sales person or printed technical specifications should have this information. Look for frames that are joined with wooden dowels, double wooden dowels, wooden corner blocks, or metal screws and brackets. Never buy a sofa that is assembled with only staples, nails, or glue, although these may be used to provide additional reinforcement.

Test the Arms

A sofa with a good hardwood frame assembled with dowels or corner brackets should be quality piece of furniture, but it is still a good idea to forcefully test the arms of the sofa to make sure they are very tight, with no give when you lean on them. In a family with active children, the most common area of failure on a couch (other than the upholstery) is the arms.

As you test the couch, push hard on the arms and look for any sign of wobble. Avoid any couch that isn’t rock-solid.

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Feel the Padding

The frame and all the corners of the couch should be well padded. Run your hand over all corners to make sure you can’t feel the edges of the frame through the upholstery. If you can, the upholstery may wear through quite quickly, and your couch will not be very comfortable to use.

 

Evaluate the Upholstery

Quality upholstery may not be critical to the sitting comfort of your sofa, but it is critical to its visual appeal.

Just as in well-tailored clothing, patterns and stripes should match at the seams. Although it might not catch your eye right away, mismatched patterns or stripes will give you the sense that something is “off”. Stripes that match at the seams make a sofa look well finished. Patterns should be centered, and all seams and welts should run straight. Uneven welting and seams that are pulled to one side or another mean that the cover was badly tailored. With fabric upholstery, higher thread counts indicate a denser weave and more durable fabric.

If there are any buttons, check to see that they are sewn on securely. Loose buttons will come off and quickly get lost.

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Check the Cushions

Seat cushions should be firm and resilient and fit snugly within the sofa frame. The cushions should regain their shape after you press down and let go. A cushion that stays put when you press down will be flattened in no time, end up looking unsightly and feel uncomfortable when you sit on it. Cushions that do not fit snugly will also lose their shape quickly and the edges will start looking unsightly.

There is considerable debate over which type of material is best for sofa cushions. Polyurethane foam is the most common material used, but it is important to find a balance between a firm foam that is long-lasting but may be too hard, and a soft foam that is comfortable but may break down too quickly. High-resilient (HR) foam is a step up, making for comfortable and long-lasting cushion. Very expensive couches often use goose down mixed with feathers, but you will pay dearly for this luxury, and the cushions will need to be plumped frequently.

A hybrid type of cushion that some experts recommend is HR foam wrapped in down-and-feathers, which combines the best of durability and comfort.

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Measure the Couch (and Your Doorways)

More than one sofa has been returned to the store because the delivery service could not get it through the doorway. Many couches have legs that can be unscrewed and removed to make delivery easier, and in some cases a door can be removed from its hinges to enlarge the opening enough to squeeze in a large couch. Measure the height, width, and diagonal opening of all doorways in your house, and have these numbers on hand as you shop for your sofa.

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then you can contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair.

If you need help in making premium selections for your high end sofa, please contact us to schedule your design consultation. Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

6 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Couch

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If you take a look at the number of couches in great condition in consignment shops, second-hand places, and thrift stores, there are plenty of people who decide to replace their couch simply because they want to redecorate.

And if you take a look at the number of couches on the curb on trash day, there are plenty of people who decide to replace their couch when the arms fall off and the cushions have exploded.

There is an appropriate mid-ground between the two. The average life of a sofa purchased today is seven to 15 years, but there are six warning signs before the arms fall off that it might just be time to start looking for a replacement.

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1. The Couch Doesn’t Fit the Room Space 

People who live in a mobile society usually have that first couch purchase they made after college for a rented apartment and now it looks lost in a large family room in their new home. Or, they downsize and that big couch is crammed into a new smaller space blocking the views from the windows.

You can move smaller couches to a bedroom or study. But for smaller rooms, a couch should not be jammed in between other pieces of furniture or placed so that it is rubbing against another surface each time someone sits or lies down. This will cause excessive wear on the upholstery and could damage the frame. That’s when it’s time to replace your couch.

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2. You Begin to Hear Creaking Noises

If you hear squeaking, popping, or creaking each time someone sits down, those are warning signs that the couch has structural damage. The noises could be a problem with the joints on a wooden or metal frame or the weakening of a metal spring. Older furniture was usually constructed with hardwoods and screws. Less expensive furniture today is put together with manufactured woods, staples, and epoxy.

Unless the couch is older or a cherished family heirloom, the cost of repairing the structural damage and replacing the upholstery can be nearly as much as a new sofa.

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3. The Cushions Are Flat and Lumbar Support Is Gone

If the carpet feels like it offers more padding and support for your nap than the sagging couch cushions, it’s time to make a change. If the upholstery on the rest of the couch is still in good shape and can be easily removed from the seat cushions, you may be able to get a bit more life from the couch by simply adding a new filling.

Seat cushions can be padded with pillow inserts, solid foam cut to the correct size, or loose and shredded foam. To add a bit more support to seat cushions, measure the length of the sofa between the side arms and the depth of the seating area. Cut a 1/2 inch thick piece of plywood to fit the space and place it under the cushions.

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4. The Odor Is Overwhelming or It’s Itchy

Unless you have been diligent in keeping pets, kids with leaky diapers, and sweaty bodies and feet off the couch, you can have a build-up of odors in the upholstery and the padding underneath. Regular vacuuming and steam cleaning help, but eventually, the odors may win. If a room doesn’t ever smell fresh, even after cleaning, it may be time for a new couch.

You probably didn’t choose a scratchy fabric when you bought the couch but now you feel itchy after a nap and may even have red welts on your legs. You may have bedbugs. What better time to replace the couch?

5. Your Decorating Tastes Have Changed

How can that huge floral print you loved look so dated now? It’s perfectly understandable that different home styles and your own tastes change over time. Eclectic is a wonderful decorating style but sometimes even that look needs a new sofa.

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6. The Upholstery Looks Terrible

There’s a difference between a change in decor colors and tastes and upholstery that is frayed, faded, or heavily stained. Daily use, jumping kids, and pets will eventually wear out most fabrics. Some frayed areas can be mended, even on leather; but eventually, the fabric will expose the padding underneath.

Fading comes from placing a couch directly in front of a window that receives direct sunlight. Not only will the color change, but the ultraviolet rays of the sun can also weaken the fibers to a point of ripping.

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Stains are inevitable if anyone uses the couch at all. Spot cleaning should be done as soon as spills happen and a thorough upholstery cleaning will brighten the look of the fabric and help with some odors. You can purchase cleaning products and rent or purchase a steam-based machine or hire a professional cleaner.

If the couch is structurally sound or sentimental, there is a choice of reupholstering instead of replacing the couch. Upholstery fabric is expensive and unless you are very handy with do-it-yourself projects, a professional may be needed and labor costs must also be added to the bottom line. Perhaps a good slipcover will buy a bit more time as you decide what to do: replace or reupholster.

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch, then you can contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or an armchair.

If you need help in making premium selections for your high end sofa, please contact us to schedule your design consultation. Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

Sofa Restoration Tips from Centrepiece Furnishings

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What material?

Choose a cotton-and-polyester mix for durability, particularly on sofas that are subject to more wear and tear. Some people, especially in hot and humid Singapore, prefer 100-percent cotton because it breathes. When re-upholstering a décor piece, such as a hallway chair that isn’t used often, you could choose a more delicate material, such as silk.

Which colour?

Choosing a colour really depends on your individual taste. We have a range of European fabrics from classic to contemporary.

Any money-saving tips?

Go bargain-hunting. One of our clients found an amazing armchair that is at least thirty years old, and she only paid $30 for it. It has seen better days, but it will look great once we’ve restored it.

Maintenance matters

When it comes to cleaning your sofa, you can choose either machine-washable fabric or a fixed material that we will Scotch Guard to prevent staining. If you have kids or animals, go for machine-washable!

Contact us and tell us about your upholstery needs

We are a 2nd generation of sofa and upholstery makers with more than 40 years of sofa making experience in Singapore. Our Premium upholstery services that you want, will assured you with the best value for th dollar you pay. We want you to be happy with our products and services as we want to earn your referral to your friends.

Reupholstery will cost above SGD$800 for a 2 seater sofa.

If you need help in making premium selections for your high end sofa, please contact us to schedule your design consultation. Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Custom made Chaise lounge

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂

3 Reasons Why your Sofa is Expensive

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More often than not, clients will ask, “Why is my sofa so expensive?”  in which case, we go in length why their sofa is worth more than the one from Ikea or Courts. In today’s post, we will explore the real reasons why your sofa costs so much.

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Construction:

The main reason for why your sofa is expensive is the quality of the materials. You have a full array of components that are tailor made to give you the luxury, support, and style that you want. The materials matter. The best components are used from hardwood frames, hand tied springs instead of flex steel, known as no sag, which is a flat coil that arches between the frame creating a constant tension on the wood. The only time this “no sag” is appropriate is in more contemporary pieces that depend on a thin profile because springs cannot be compressed to that thin a space.The construction of the seat and back cushions are important factors as well. The type of foam and cushion components matter. There are several grades of foam. Better pieces use foam that is more resilient and will last longer. Better seat cushions also have pads of either high quality Dacron (which also has grades) and or feather and down.  These feather and down wrapped foam cushions last a long time and the foam can be switched out to refresh the cushion, giving you a sofa that will last through several re-coverings. Lastly, feather and down cushions last the longest and can be cleaned and refreshed after a longer period of time. These are the pieces that stay with you, if chosen correctly, forever.

Fabric:

there are two ways to cover your sofa; with the fabrics that are offered from the company that produces the sofa (called “in program fabrics”) and of course, COM (clients own material). COM is one big answer to why your sofa is expensive. When we use COM, I scoured the market for the right fabric that you will be living with for a long time. This matters as the room is an expression of who you are. The quality of the fabric will differ with better fiber content and also exclusivity of pattern and quality of the printing or weaving process. In program fabrics are more common and better priced but can lessen the cost as long as you don’t have anything specific in mind and do not mind compromising. You need determine the effect that you are trying to achieve and whether or not you want your piece to be an original expression of who you are in your home.

Style:

Refined styling is another reason that will make you ask, “Why your sofa is expensive”. Timeless design whether traditional or contemporary stands the test of time. I often sprinkle projects in my portfolio that are up to 20 years old to establish that point. Good design that is well thought out and well-chosen in the best materials is actually more cost effective in the long run. The up-front costs are higher but the satisfaction with the quality and the visual will stay with you for a long time to come.

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We hope that this blog post has changed your perspective from viewing an expensive sofa from a price-point to a well-constructed furniture that will last you years to come. It is important to understand these factors when selecting furniture for your home. We represent some of the best upholstery lines in the country as well as custom options.

If you need help in making these selections, please contact us to schedule your design consultation. Whatapps (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Custom made Chaise lounge

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived. Cheers 🙂