Children's sofa AFTER custom upholstery

Custom upholstery services for The Old Hoare House

The Hoare House is an extraordinary home in Annapolis Royal that is gradually and completely being restored by our long-term clients, Margot Stevenson and Nicholas Hoare. Over the years we have had the honour of providing our high quality reupholstering services for not only furniture but even for their unique curving staircase.

One of the projects we completed was a custom reupholstering of a sofa for a child’s room. 

I have included photos of our daughter’s sofa – before (yuck!) and after (lovely!). Everyone loves the fun make-over – including our cats, Pippin and ToeToe (tough customers)!

It was a challenge to recover this sofa because the animal print cotton fabric we chose was vintage and long out of print, but we loved its whimsy and colours and knew it would be the perfect focal point to our daughter’s bedroom. With limited yardage, the idea of only doing the cushions on the sofa seemed unusual, but when paired with a solid backing and skirt – along with a colourful striped piping, the design pulled together, creating an entirely original and whimsical look – not too twee and so enjoyed by adults, cats and children alike. 

Not many upholsterers would have attempted this custom restoration, but you were positive and enthusiastic and produced a very professional, unique re-upholstered sofa that we will enjoy for years. Cat approved!

If you decide to include our sofa on your new website, then please add our website – – where you will surely spot many of your upholstered works in our videos!

-Margot Stevenson, April 2 2019

We are so proud to have so many happy clients (furry and otherwise) all over Nova Scotia. We can’t wait to see what other projects The Old Hoare House will present to us!

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