Oliver draws on an extensive fabric library, profound knowledge of British upholstery techniques and the unparalleled skills of some of the finest British artisans to deliver the most luxurious and practical solutions for his clients, from dramatic individual pieces to soft furnishings that complement an existing room.Request a consultation
Oliver Steer’s expertise sees him bring fresh ideas to your home by introducing beautiful handmade items or breathing new life into existing pieces.
Whether you enlist his services as a standalone project or as part of a wider redesign, Oliver possesses an unparalleled eye for sourcing and selecting the finest furniture and fabrics for your needs. Combing niche, independent designers and established big-name brands, he is sure to find the right pieces to enhance the space and accentuate the style of your property.
Oliver partners with exceptional artisans who, just like him, are uncompromising in their quest for quality. Offering premium products, crafted by hand and using traditional methods, his selected pool of upholstery and soft furnishing suppliers are all renowned for their meticulous attention to detail. Previous commissions from clients include oversized sofas, elegant dining chairs and upholstered walling.
Oliver Steer also offers a reupholstery service for those wanting to reinvigorate much-loved furniture. We believe that upholstery is not merely a practical decision to improve longevity, but that it has the ability to revive the splendour of a piece of furniture and once more elevate it to a statement feature within your home.
Whatever your upholstery or soft furnishing requirements, Oliver Steer will ensure your home features the finest furniture by expertly designing, selecting and placing premium pieces of superior quality.
From inception to execution, we ensure our exacting standards are met at every stage of every project in every property.
As a multi-award-winning interior designer, Oliver Steer is a well-respected name, firmly established within the industry.
With Oliver Steer, you don’t just access world-class design expertise, but also planning, management and budgeting.
Perceptive and observant, Oliver Steer will pick up on often-overlooked details to make insightful suggestions.
Oliver Steer thoughtfully selects precise pieces from specific suppliers to deliver design with spectacular impact.
With a wealth of experience working for high profile clients, Oliver Steer maintains strict standards of confidentiality.
Browse our gallery for interiors inspiration from Oliver Steer. Showcasing a selection of our finest projects, these photographs will give you an insight into the quality and range of our work.
Oliver’s ethos is very much about creating timeless spaces that you will be able to enjoy for years to come. We would never encourage you to needlessly spend on the latest trends without considering if they work within the context of your wider home design.
Depending on the nature and extent of the redesign, we are often able to incorporate your existing furniture into the new room. If there is a key piece, perhaps a family heirloom that you are certain you want to keep, we may decide to reupholster the furniture with new fabric or look at the placement of the piece within the space. In any event, all changes will be discussed with you in full before work starts on your home.
As an independent interior designer and interior architect, Oliver Steer is free to source materials from any supplier or brand. Our decades of industry experience affords us a wealth of knowledge in working with a broad range of designers and using the full range of fabric types. What’s more, he is often able to make innovative suggestions and source unique fabrics from small-scale artisan businesses that you may not have come across yourself.
Any risk of damage occurring during reupholstery is extremely minimal given it is a relatively straight-forward process. In addition, Oliver has extensive experience in this field and only works with vetted craftsmen with a track record of excellence.
There is, of course, a minor risk of damage occurring when transporting your furniture to/from the workshop, however this unlikely and not significant enough to be a determining factor on whether or not to go ahead with an upholstery project. Oliver is fully insured, in the unlikely event that there are any issues.
The aim of Oliver’s upholstery service is to add longevity to the furniture and enhance its aesthetic appeal, rather than a focus on affecting its monetary value. We recommend you seek expert advice from an auction house or antiques’ dealer if you are concerned that reupholstery may affect the value of your furniture in any way.
Here at Oliver Steer, our expertise lies in updating and freshening treasured pieces and family heirlooms which have pride of place in your home. We do not offer restoration services beyond reupholstery, however, thanks to our many years in the industry we have amassed a wealth of industry contacts. As such, often we are able to contact an artisan with the right expertise to carry out any restoration work required by a project we are involved with.
Well-connected within the industry, Oliver boasts some enviable contacts, including a thorough knowledge of smaller, niche fabric suppliers. While we cannot guarantee finding the precise material you want, we will endeavour to do our best, searching internationally if necessary. If we are unable to find an exact replica, we are confident we can offer up some quality alternatives that will bring your vision to life.
Oliver certainly fulfilled our criteria in every detail from the designs, working alongside the different trades to the very last finishes of our beautiful barn. We would highly recommend Oliver Steer as a very talented interior designer.
Oliver's ultimate strength is the quality of his work and materials which, in my opinion, is second to none. He has an incredible knowledge of products available and a fine sense and taste in what will complement each other. This is all done in a way sensitive to the format of the rooms and the layout of the house.
Oliver has demonstrated vision as well as taste and elegance that give our home a cosier and warmer feeling. He has consistently acted professionally, providing us with a choice of high quality decorative items. Oliver certainly deserves a lot of credit for the commitment towards his work.
Excellent service. We shall definitely use Oliver Steer again in the future.
It has been a pleasure for us to have Oliver Steer design a number of rooms in our home. We are extremely pleased with the results and would highly recommend him.
Oliver's attention to detail and the depth of his knowledge of the materials to be used in exceptional...The projects carried out at my property have always been well managed and the service given has always been efficient and professional.
We commissioned Oliver to remodel our home here in South Carolina. The project was managed beautifully and the end result was exceptional. Visitors regularly comment on how stunning the house is!
The quality of work was excellent, the attention to detail was second to none. Working with Oliver proved seamless and professional.
Whilst living abroad, Oliver designed and managed the refurbishment of our new home in the UK. Working with him and his team was enjoyable and hassle-free.