Urban Home Furnishings Liverpool
A few days ago, I had an interesting email from Elaine, a wonderful inspirational designer who is embarking on a new career in soft furnishings.
Elaine makes wonderful handmade footstools and cushions designed to your personal taste and to fit in with the decor of your home.
I asked Elaine to tell me a little bit about how this all started, here is what she said:
“I am a mum of two boys and I work full time in a busy school office during the day which I really do get a lot of job satisfaction from, however my real passion is interior design and diy.
However my passion for diy took a leap last year because I had my heart set on a large deep buttoned footstool for my living room like I see in all the interior mags. My only problem was I couldn’t find one in my price bracket that was a quality piece of furniture!
After trawling the Internet for alternatives I decided I would try and make my own. I did a little research and come across a guy on YouTube giving a tutorial on how to make a tufted footstool. I watched it a few times and thought to myself ‘I’m going to give this a go’. So I did and to my surprise I did a decent job.
My family and friends were also impressed and a couple even asked me to make them one too. I decided to look for courses that I could take. I found Ministry of Upholstery in Salford, they had a footstool course, result!
I completed the course and as I enjoyed it so much decided to launch my own business “Urban Home Furnishings”. I have built a workshop in my garden and I really love what I do. I have just completed a masterclass at Ministry on deep buttoning.
I plan on taking a masterclass on headboards too so I can add to my repertoire! I also make cushions so my clients can get a footstool and matching scatter cushions to complete the look.
I only use the finest quality UK based suppliers. All my footstools meet UK fire regulations.
My footstools are made with a solid hardwood frame, using traditional techniques for deep buttoning, no chip board and staples!
I am passionate about giving my clients a quality piece of furniture that does not cost the earth! “
Elaine will be exhibiting at the SLUXE SAMPLE SALE which takes place at Camp & Furnace in the creative heart of the Baltic Triangle on Saturday 16th July 11.00 – 4.30
This is a brand new event, featuring international designers, homegrown talent and unique lifestyle labels. The first luxury designer sample sale of its kind to take place in Liverpool.
If you are looking for some perfect designer pieces to adorn your home this is the perfect place to be!