Cover Ups

Don't toss it; re-cover it



You’ve inherited your aunt’s mid-century sofa and you love it. It has great bones….but it’s all done up in avocado green and harvest gold. What to do? Call one of these pros, recommended by area designers, and be a party to a cover-up.

After almost three decades refinishing and restoring furniture for other businesses, Dennis Cummins and his partner, Milton Austan, of Modern Upholstering, Furnishing and Decoration in Mount Vernon pooled resources and expertise to start their business. “If we can’t do it, it can’t be done,” says Cummins.

Joshua Katz of Fabu Fabrics in Bedford Hills has more than 20 years of decorating experience, and considers himself an editor. “We have thousands of fabrics to choose from—but only three or four are gonna work for any given project. The trick is narrowing them down.”

Kesse Touba of Touba Upholstery Decorators in New Rochelle is accommodating (he even comes in on Saturdays which is great for working people), honest, and easy to work with, says Phyllis Harbinger of Design Concepts/Interiors in Cortlandt Manor. “He works with designers and clients to achieve the best results and his pricing is extremely reasonable for the quality of work.”

Melita Silva of Melita's Home Furnings in Ossining entrusts Victor Bazan of Creazzi Upholstery in Ossining with any upholstered work. "When I opened my store, Victor was one of the people I brought in," says Silva. "He is very professional, has worked for many important people, and when it comes to matching fabrics he is the best."

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