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“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

William Morris


About Emily Farncombe


Emily grew up in the lake district where her school had a fantastic Art textiles department, She spent every spare moment exploring and experimenting with fabrics, textures and form.

Studying for A fine Art Degree at Edinburgh College of Art gave her a passion for constructed textiles and she specialised in Tapestry.


Emily then completed a City and Guilds Level 3 qualification in Upholstery at Burnley College of construction, alongside this, she was an apprentice with the established Traditional craftsman Steven Ball in Cumbria. For the past 12 years Emily has been restoring and re upholstering furniture in and around Yorkshire.

Emily is a Leeds based Designer and Upholsterer, she has a keen eye for design, colours, textures and above all is passionate about restoring quality furniture. The Emily Farncombe Upholstery team work in a beautiful grade two listed studio on weetwood lane in Far Headingly in Leeds where they spend their days restoring and revamping! They look forward to hearing from you!


How We Work


When we come into your home we listen to your vision first and foremost, we love to find out how we can help you with your upholstery needs. Our homes, our sanctuaries are the most important places for us to feel calm, safe, cosy, relaxed, inspired and give us a place where we can recoup our energies, entertain our friends and families and be the art gallery of our own worlds!  

Combined visions from our customers and the expertise from our professional team we can take away your old item of furniture away and deliver it back to you two weeks later – completely transformed.

We believe that communication is key- We invite you to come to our workshop, see how we work, we always appreciate input from our costomers and we want you to be part of the design process.



What We Offer?


·  Bespoke Re-Upholstery traditional and contemporary furniture

·  We offer furniture collection and delivery

·  Free consultation and quote

·  Design Advice

·  Upholstery for private and commercial client’s furniture

·  Large fabric selection from more than 24 reputable companies

·  All fabrics meet fire retardant and Martindale rub test industrial standards

·  Foam and Cushion fillings

·  Furniture repairs


Fabrics We Supply

Please find below a list of the fabric suppliers that we work with, you can contact them directly with specific fabric codes and they will send samples to aid in your decision making.


What Is Upholstery?

Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. The word upholstery comes from the Middle English word upholder, which referred to a tradesman who held up his goods. The term is equally applicable to domestic, automobile, airplane and boat furniture. A person who works with upholstery is called an upholsterer. Traditional upholstery uses materials like coil springs, animal hair, coir, straw and hay, hessians, linen scrims, wadding and mainly traditional hand sewn techniques and we always use hammer and tacks. Traditional upholstery often takes much longer than Contemporary Upholstery and there can be a price difference in these two techniques.

Modern upholstery can involve cutting edge techniques and an expansive range of elements, including rubber foam, elastic webs and synthetic Dacron. The elements come in layers allowing for a faster application and flexible shapes.