Welcome to River Cottage Upholstery

I am the founder of 'River Cottage Upholstery' and I work from my workshop here in a small hamlet in deepest Dorset, just a few miles from Chesil Beach, with my two dogs as workshop companions.


Fabric designed and hand printed by Janet Tristram and Cameron Short

I believe that you should-surround yourself with beautiful things, and so a home should
be filled with beautiful furniture.
This I believe reflects your personality.

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it:
 "Have nothing in your house that you do not know-to be useful or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris.
Sums it up perfectly.

We specialise in antique and vintage seating, working in traditional and modern upholstery methods. 
I do hold small upholstery workshops throughout the week please contact me if you are interested.


We work on:                                                       

  • Dinning chairs
  • Stools
  • Headboards
  • Arm Chairs
  • Chaise Lounge
  • Screens  
  • Drop in seats

We can assist in  sourcing fabrics from a selection in house, or I can help advise you to where you can source your own fabric to fit in with your current interior.

 View of completed work with detailed piping in green felt.

Traditional upholstery involves using time-honoured traditional methods and materials in order to create comfortable, long lasting seating. It requires craftsmanship, involving many senses such as touch and sight along with judgment and knowledge. The time and skill involved is reflected in the final price.

We work with modern furniture designers, interior designers and private clients. 
Our service is tailored to individual requirements and commissioned projects are given attention to detail and preservation of its history.

  • Repairs and alterations
  • Free estimates, covering West Dorset, South Somerset and East Devon.
  • Re-cover
  • Reupholstered furniture from the frame up.
  • Traditional & Modern upholstery methods.
  • Traditional upholstery treatment on historical seating.
  • Fully insured.
  • Visitors are welcome by appointment

All rights reserved 2019

Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint