Who can resist a Cinderella story? This is a tale of a much-adored sofa, in need of a little makeover. Well, in fact, no, that’s not how this tale begins. We were thinking of buying new, but 2018 has been a year of implementing a mantra of “re-use, recycle, re-purpose” into our daily lives. Every sofa we looked at, we realised, we were essentially trying to replicate this one in size, style and stature.
“We’re firm believers at Sharp & Simpson in keeping hold of furniture. We want to make bespoke furniture accessible to everyone and what could be better than designing your own furniture to suit your individual style and your family’s needs. Whether its injecting some colour back into your home or making something practical for children, we’re here to help. Take the time to buy a good quality frame and your family will enjoy it for generations, through multiple styles and colours. We’re so excited and proud to be a part of Charlotte’s sofa story.” – Micaela Sharp, Sharp & Simpson
The service took a couple of weeks, included collection and delivery, constant communication and updates. It cost probably two-thirds the price of what we were looking to spend on a new sofa. However, we also benefited by saving hours of agonizing decision-making in department stores and lengthy lead times these stores so often require. Micaela also narrowed down the fabric choices, using her expert eye to guide me on what she knew would work, bearing my moodboard in mind.
It’s a win-win for us. With Sharp & Simpson’s expert knowledge and craftsmanship, we have been able to revive our tired old sofa and saved some money in the process. We have supported a local business. We’ve had fun along the way, without having a fight in the John Lewis furniture department. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this process and this company to anyone wishing to update or preserve their much-loved furniture.