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OUR SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

People want to improve the aesthetics of their homes and this leads to a happier environment for them to live in. "Home is where the heart is" therefore what the eye sees sets a precedent in one's heart!

 

Please read what our customers think about us

We had some vinyl left enough to use  on the office chair which luckily is in the same room as their zany chair.

G & C 
NETTELBED
July 24

Scratched and worn to perfectly new with the famous Toro Covertex non scratch vinyl, even with a wire brush!!

They match our kitchen now and we are more than happy with the standard of work.

Kevin & Heather
Tilehurst, Reading
June 24.

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Gail bought a new Arlo and Jacob sofa, wanting to put their feet up to match! We did exactly that.....Gail said could not have recieved a quicker, more efficient service. Thanks JAI

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Gail,
Henley-on-Thames
June 2024

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Tangerine Dream alternating piping to add that citrus zing zing zing...

By using our Toro undamaged by our furry friends I would challenge a bear to get his claws into this 750 rub test faux leather !!!
 

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G & S

Nettlebed

June 2024

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Woof woof, I can't do any damage to this sofa or the office chair, 

Mum and Dad had these  reup'd especially for me,  unscratchable faux leather...even with wire brush! Then we reupd etc etc our client should read. Thanks JAI our dog is as happy as Larry now he can sit on the chair and the sofa!!!

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Ian Salter

Sonning Common

May 2024

Just a little more pizzazz to add to the pizzazz  dinning table chairs.  Hand made triple pleat Curtains,  and a Roman blind, in Balmoral textiles Shannon. We were really happy with our dinning room chair's we went all out to have the complete room all to match.....what a great choice.

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'GROUSE & CLARET'

PEPPARD

May 2024

Triple pinch pleat curtain
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Window need some fresh curtain
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Chairs and roman blinds
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'GROUSE & CLARET'

PEPPARD

May 2024

Pussy cat, Pussy cat, where have you been? Not up to London to visit the Queen, been using this 1930's rocking chair as a scratch board.

We are very pleased with the standard and quickness of the work we have had done, Thank you.

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From brown, boring, to full of pizzazz, x 6 fit in your back nicely cushions! to match these high back dining room chairs in Balmoral textiles.' Grouse & Claret' Peppard , now eat their dinner with pizzazz every night!!!

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KAREN & STEVE
'GROUSE & CLARET' PEPPARD H.O.T

April 2024

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Scatter them wild, orange, maroon, what ever your heart desires, to enhance your special room. Janice and David certainly have put their lounge on the map. The Coach House Peppard lounge has wild scatters!

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JANICE & DAVID HAIG

THE COACH HOUSE

April 2024

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JOHN & JOE MANJACAPRA
CHECKENDON
April 2024

A tired and worn sofa but with a strong base. Take a look at how our team transformed. The fabric is Balmoral Harlequin range, herringbone, bluegrass. From left to right you can see the sofa was stripped back to wood and rebuilt, the fabric laid over and then rewadded.

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This elegant Chesterfield has taken on a new look in classic ash grey. We modernised removing the skirts and adding matching scatters and reupholstering the stool to match. It blends perfectly with the curtains and Farrow and Ball walls. 

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JOHN & JOE MANJACAPRA
CHECKENDON
March 2024

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These chairs were in need of new backsides! 

We reupholstered all six chairs in a simple maroon check and added three scatters. Adrian and Katie were thrilled that their backsides are not to the bones anymore!

ADRIAN & KATE
READING
February 2024

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Pass me the Colmans! This 'mustard' coloured fabric is 'Cervo' by Covertex. It's amazing what a good eye and a talented reupholsterer can do with a vintage sofa, footstool and chair. We even sauced up the footstool, definitely pumped this one up!

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KEN & JAN, DOLLITLES
BENSON
February 2024

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From a little tired to pizzazz back to life! Bringing a glamorous look to Ian and Lindas front room, creating this amazing space - exciting upholstery can really bring a room to life.

 

"Thank goodness we did NOT buy new, we got exactly what we wanted our old sofas new. How happy are we with the outcome!"

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IAN & LINDA
MAIDENHEAD
January 2024

These curtains are only fitting for a Windsor postcode - they wouldn't look out of place in a palace! Three sets of red velvet pencil pleat curtains made to the clients specifications.

ROSIE MCANDREW
DATCHET, WINDSOR

December 2023

These silk curtains had a bad case of sunburn! Sunlight rots natural fibres including cotton especially if they are exposed like this tragic pair. We magically repaired these three sets of silk curtains using the clients existing fabric. 

"JAI gave our curtains another lease of life, we are thrilled that they will hopefully have another 20 years in them"

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BOB & CAROL
PEPPARD
December 2023

Green to cream, what a transformation into a beautiful sofa and footstool. Our clients were so chuffed with their sofa they have commissioned another two sofas and a footstool. We are thrilled - this Lustro crushed velvet looks so lush in real life.

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IAN & LINDA
MAIDENHEAD
November 2023

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This footstool had unfortunately been wrecked when a tea tray decided to leave it's mark. A little behind the scenes shot of the workshop while the team worked on this deep button lush footstool. A great matching accessory for this sofa and footstool plus a few scatter pillows in a glam champagne fabric.

IAN & LINDA
MAIDENHEAD
October 2023

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Beautiful in Blue! A reupholster of this Parker Knoll armchair and dining chairs. The linen based fabric was duck egg blue to match her Sanderson chairs. When the chairs are all in place we strongly recommend finishing it off with a roman blind. This amazing fabric is William Morris & Co - Strawberry Thief - a tasty way to dress a window!

 

Thank you so much we are so pleased with the work carried out on our furniture , and thank you for being so reliable and efficient. Best wishes Sheila and Paul xx

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SHEILA & PAUL
DIDCOT
October 2023

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Not quite a royal one but this much loved chair was handed down from father to son. Ken’s Dad, a GP, was downsizing and, as such, our client inherited this chair which we think you’ll agree looked great once JAI were done with it.

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KEN 
CHOLSEY
September 2023

This is how we took these bland and out of shape heirlooms and gave them a makeover! New wadding, pirelli webbing and this stunning Sanderson fabric by William Morris & Co in Snakeshead Thistle / Russet - we had to give these two botanical beauties a photoshoot in nature!

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SHEILA & PAUL
DIDCOT
August 2023

We do love old furniture and sometimes it need a sympathetic restore and other times only zany will do!!

 

This maesto velvet was the dramatic change Tracey was after for her inherited armchair. Perfectly complimented with two reversible cushions.

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MIRANDA SURTELL
DIDCOT

July 2023

A client of ours quite some time ago - it’s been 17yrs and her sofa is still looking as good as new. Good quality really does last.

 

Miranda wanted a change of colour and texture after many years of sitting on cold black vinyl. We suggested this stylish colour, and a much nicer feel, a subtle change but Miranda said, "Love the bottle green thanks JAI'

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MIRANDA SURTELL
DIDCOT

June 2023

A client we’ve worked with many times got in touch to confess she’d had her friends chair for over 20yrs and wanted to give it a facelift (with her friends permission of course!) Known as a ‘pop out’ this beautiful reupholster in a damask returned the chair to it’s former glory.


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CAROL MADLEY
BOTTOM END FARM CHECKENDON

May 2023

Comfort is key in almost all our projects and nothing beats fresh seat pads. These plump new seat pads feather inserts really hit the spot for our client. We’ll be back to do the back cushions soon!

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CHARLOTTE 
HAGBOURNE, DIDCOT
April 2023

The previous shocking red wasn’t quite right for the prayer room chairs at D:two community church. After 20 years of use it was a pleasure to reupholster these prayer chairs in a more suitable and somber turquoise to match the existing blinds.

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D:TWO
HENLEY ON THAMES
March 2023

We do love a really beautiful chair and this pair or Ercols didn't disappoint. They were in need of rewebbing on the bases and rewarding of the backs pads, the pads on the seats were replaced and the whole chair was reupholstered in this cambio turquoise Covertex fabric. A couple of scatter pillows all colour matched to this stunning wallpaper and we, and Kirsten and Jason were excited to have their chairs back and very pleased with the outcome.

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KIRSTEN & JASON
BENSON
January 2023

These matching romans replaced a faulty zilophone blind. The Ian Sanderson fabric in smoke was sourced to match the patio door curtains.

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MELINDA PICKWORTH
CHECKENDON
January 2023

This stunning Onani fabric is made from a delicate yarns of multicolour print on a highly transparent knit to create dramatic eyelet voiles. We are big fans of a unique brief at JAI and were thrilled with the way these turned out - allowing the light to flood in but also giving good coverage and a luxurious feel.

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STINGRAY DESIGN 
WYFOLD COURT
December 2022

This delightful nursing chair was picked up by our client, Gabrielle, at a flea market and needed a lot of love. Our team set to work rewarding and reseating in horse hair. Our client requested a skirt to really enhance the vintage feel of this piece and an Ian Mankin ticking fabric in silver . Our attention to detail really shows here with all reupholstery done as it would have been in the Victorian era, our team are sticklers for detail and rightly so - that's why our clients love us so much!

 

Here's a few shots of the chair (pre rescue!) and in our workshop. Gabrielle welcomed a baby boy over Christmas who will hopefully enjoy many happy hour in the chair.

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GABRIELLE JENN
RED KITE COTTAGE, HENLEY ON THAMES
November 2022

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A few additional scatter pads to enhance the new romans, these were made up from the leftover fabric by Prestigious Textiles. Emma said "The kitchen breakfast area looks like an extension of the garden with our romans we love it"

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EMMA AND GAVIN BISDEE
CHECKENDON
October 2022

Stuart, who works for David Harding was very precise about his needs for this chair, we were tasked with leaving the horse hair intact, renovating with individual brass studs and rewebbing in all the traditional old hessian, after a reupholster in covertex faux black leather

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STUART
HENLEY ON THAMES
October 2022

"My mother's old chair had three layers of old fabric on so the reuper told me....grand job"

Fabric -  Covertex Cambio Mulberry.

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JULIA 
PEPPARD
September 2022

A long standing client who first approached us 16 years ago to reupholster her chairs and now tasked us with new blinds for her Henley flat. Fabric Prestigious textiles all tuned in with the lampshade and bedroom chair fabric.

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JANET
HENLEY ON THAMES
September 2022

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This home visit was slightly more alarming than most! The beloved cat, Bruno had made itself quite comfy on this lovely chair so we were tasked with reupholstering it and creating a chair cover, plus a spare for washing! Clearly someone was so thrilled with our work they wanted to say thank you in their own way!!

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J&D HALE
PEPPARD
September 2022

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