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Upholstery & Window Treatments

Beatrice Upholstery

121 Dikeman St., nr. Van Brunt St., Red Hook; 646-258-1372;

Beatrice Giovanniello’s reupholstering service lets customers choose from a book of fabrics or bring their own to update (or restore) ravaged chairs and couches. $$-$$$ (by appointment only / made in N.Y.)

Capri Upholstery

396 Tompkins Ave., nr. Lynhurst Ave., Staten Island; 718-556-7775;

This family-run shop custom-makes upholstery, furniture, and frames, and all employees are skilled craftsmen trained in the European tradition. Despite its charmingly old-school vibe, Capri is contemporary enough to offer a green program using organic and chemical-free fabrics. $$$ (eco-friendly)

Chelsea Workroom

133 W. 25th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 2W; 212-243-0023;

These project managers and artisans provide window treatments, custom upholstery, and soft goods. The team is quick to collaborate with interior designers and clients, doling out advice on which fabrics might work best for the project at hand. $$$ (by appointment only)

Geneva Decorators

101-01 67th Dr., Forest Hills; 212-697-1930;

With 25 years of experience, these experts provide one-stop shopping for window treatments, upholstery, framing, quilting, and sofa and seat rewebbing. On-site measuring and installation are also available. $$-$$$


94-23 Jamaica Ave., nr. 95th St., Woodhaven; 718-441-9350;

A third-generation family-owned business, Jo-Vin creates window treatments (draperies, shades, valances) along with bedspreads, duvet covers, pillows, and headboards. The website includes helpful tips on measuring and fabric requirements so that you’ll know just what to ask for. $$

La Régence Inc.

34 W. 27th St., nr. Sixth Ave. second fl.; 212-736-2548;

Well known among designers, La Régence specializes in couture shades, drapery, bedding, upholstery, and pillows, executing every step from design to installation. This firm is to the trade only, so have your designer coordinate. $$$ (made in N.Y.)

Lore Decorators

204 E. 120th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-534-1025

The expert upholsterers at this 50-year-old, family-run firm can reinvent high-end furniture at half the price it would cost to buy replacements. It also offers free pickup and delivery in Manhattan. $$

Martin Albert Interiors, Inc.

257 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave., 12th fl.; 212-673-8000;

Come here for custom-made upholstered headboards, window treatments, and slipcovers, plus guidance from a skilled and helpful staff. Custom furniture is also available. $$

Raken Leaves

36 E. 23rd St., nr. Park Ave., Ste. 2R; 212-533-8189;

Raken Zielinski is a third-generation upholsterer of Polish descent. Using her relatives’ century-old tools and trusty 50-odd-year-old industrial sewing machines, she is one of the few people left who know how to tie springs, sculpt horsehair, mold foam, and weave jute webbing. $$-$$$

Ray Marrerro Upholstery


Skilled in the by-hand European tradition, master upholsterer Ray Marrero has an encyclopedic knowledge of furniture design: Biedermeier sofas and Ward Bennett chairs remain in beautiful condition 20 years after he’s worked on them.$$$

Scotty's New & Used Furniture

218 E. 125th St., nr. Third Avenue.; 212-865-3500

This decades-old workshop can breathe fresh life into virtually any piece of uphostered furniture—and, as the name implies, there's also a well-edited selection of antique and vintage furniture and objects on offer.

Stitch NYC, Inc.

63 Flushing Ave., nr. 4th St., Bldg. 3, Ste. 1003, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fort Greene; 718-875-6763

Seeking custom drapery, upholstery, bedding, window treatments, upholstered walls, or slipcovers? This attentive team of ten will hand-stitch anything to meet your needs; visit your home for a free estimate; and work willingly with your interior designer. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only / made in N.Y.)


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