Reclaiming Moldy Pieces

Old and antique furniture pieces can be beautiful pieces, but when they are touched by mold or mildew, it can be difficult to even get near them. Too often, owners of a treasured heirloom piece decide to consign their treasures to the trash heap instead of put in the work to keep them looking fresh…. Read more »

Affecting Room Atmosphere

Customers who commission furniture upholstery work through Howard’s Upholstery are often very surprised at the results they can enjoy. Giving a sofa or couch a new fabric covering layer for others to view or sit upon breathes new life into the furniture piece and adds many years to its service life. Homeowners can even utilize… Read more »

Fall Home Décor Trends

When modern furniture was just being introduced as a new thing into the homes of traditional families, one style was the only way to go. There were multiple styles to choose from, but your home always had to be just one style. Today, however we see people changing the style and look of their homes… Read more »

Furniture Fabric Inspired by Art

Matisse isn’t the only artist in the world to see fabrics for couches and other furniture being modeled after some of his works, but he is one of the most popular these days. It all comes down to creating the perfect room with a theme or colors in mind. That means one thing that brings… Read more »

Vegas Showrooms Improve Business for Upholstery

It shouldn’t be too shocking that out of all the regular showrooms in Las Vegas trying to draw in some crowds during the summer season, furniture shows actually have been doing the best in business. It was a bit of a surprise though, as many people hadn’t been expecting the furniture business to be booming… Read more »

New Furniture for New York Mayor

With the recent move for the New York Mayor into Gracie, over 65,000 in furniture and other furnishings was donated to upgrade the Gracie mansion from its previously antique furniture. Of course, the furnishings that were found in the mansion were unique and ancient, and will be kept. But that furniture was certainly not useful… Read more »

Furniture Summer Camp

Here at Howard’s Upholstery, we love to hear stories about the creative reuse of furniture pieces. Fabricating or renovating furniture pieces involves a number of skills practiced by artisans from all over the world. Fixing up an old furniture piece isn’t just environmentally friendly; it can also be a great opportunity to uniquely express yourself…. Read more »

Recycled Furniture from Factory Beams

It is hard to imagine that factories would ever provide something beneficial to the world. Most all you hear about them is their pollution and the damage they cause. And that’s what makes a recent collection by designer Mark Jupiter rather interesting. He was able to turn a number of old wood found from debunk… Read more »

Learning Upholstery

Large cities are often home to thriving upholstery industries and businesses. Here at Howard’s Upholstery, we benefit from the diverse clientele of businesses and property owners that we can serve in New York City. However, we are certainly not the only metropolis that benefits from a healthy community of furniture specialists. Up north in Canada,… Read more »

How to Upholster Furniture

Most home woodworkers think that there isn’t a significant amount of hassle to the creation of most pieces of furniture. To them, there’s not much to do beyond cutting the wood and attaching it properly, perhaps even using a router on the legs to create a more elegantly styled piece of furniture. However, for cushioned… Read more »