Upholstery and Soft Furnishings

From stylish handsprung pieces using traditional fibres to modern techniques using foams, Oliver Steer creates elegant bespoke dining room chairs and living room suites, chaise longues, love seats, occasional chairs and accessories.

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.

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Hand crafted upholstery

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.

Why Oliver Steer?

  • Dedicated to exceptional quality

    From inception to execution, we ensure our exacting standards are met at every stage of every project in every property.

  • Award-winning portfolio

    As a multi-award-winning interior designer, Oliver Steer is a well-respected name, firmly established within the industry.

  • Comprehensive interior design service

    With Oliver Steer, you don’t just access world-class design expertise, but also planning, management and budgeting.

  • Bespoke spaces tailored to your needs

    Perceptive and observant, Oliver Steer will pick up on often-overlooked details to make insightful suggestions.

  • Hand-picked pieces, globally sourced

    Oliver Steer thoughtfully selects precise pieces from specific suppliers to deliver design with spectacular impact.

  • Absolute discretion guaranteed

    With a wealth of experience working for high profile clients, Oliver Steer maintains strict standards of confidentiality.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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  • 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.

    — Mr & Mrs I Handley
  • 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.

    — Mr & Mrs S Pope
  • 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.

    — Mr & Mrs G Poli
  • Excellent service. We shall definitely use Oliver Steer again in the future.

    — Mr & Mrs M Wilson
  • 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.

    — Mr & Mrs M S Dodgson
  • 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.

    — Mr M Halsall
  • 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!

    — Mr & Mrs G Smart
  • The quality of work was excellent, the attention to detail was second to none. Working with Oliver proved seamless and professional.

    — David McLachlan QC
  • 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.

    — Mr & Mrs J Trevis