Martin & Parker’s Yuletide Cheer

martin & parker 2We absolutely love Christmas here at Martin & Parker and we know that our last blog post was a little hefty on the yuletide cheer for October but hey, now it’s November! As stressed before, if you’ve been considering taking advantage of our bespoke furniture this Christmas then please get in touch as soon as possible. Time is running a little thing now for the family and we don’t want to disappoint anybody! You can get in touch here but we advise giving us a ring to discuss your ideas, requirements and budget if you’re particularly eager.

martin & parkerThe Derby showroom is open as usual this month and we think you’ll be delighted to find it’s been suitably decorated to match our cheery staff. Check out the pictures of our made up living areas, the team have done a phenomenal job of creating a relaxing, warm atmosphere that has delighted many visitors this past week (yes, we’ve seen you nearly nodding off on the sofa!).

Our showroom isn’t all furniture, we also sell a selection of home ware and decorative material such as mirrors, curtains and blinds. Our showroom is a personal representation of us and the work we do so please feel free to explore to your heart’s content.

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Your home, Your style, Your choice

At Martin & Parker in Derby we make handmade furniture to fit you, your home, your lifestyle and your budget. We have enormous experience, employ highly versatile and skilled craftsmen and we set out to produce furniture that is robust, durable, and comfortable, looks fantastic – and is above all uniquely yours. By which we mean that we build furniture specifically to suit your taste and style.

This can mean hand-crafting furniture from scratch or taking a much loved but old piece of furniture and giving it new life through repair and reupholstering. Even more than this, if you have a piece of furniture that is still serviceable but which is too large or too small for your current purposes, we can happily adapt it for you. Essentially, when it comes to bespoke furniture there is not much we don’t or can’t do for our customers. We also have a massive range of fabrics to choose from, plus cushions, or we can work with fabrics that you supply. So when you need two- or three-seater sofas, sofas in extended designs, sofa-beds, footstools and armchairs and when you want something that is just right for your home and style, think of Martin & Parker first.

If you visit our website, you can see some ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of work we’ve carried out on customers’ old furniture, giving items a new personality and lease of life. And you can see a range of sofas and armchairs in our factory that we have made especially to suit customer’s own styles, and some customers have let us photograph the sofas that we have made them in their home settings.

Although the styles and fabrics may vary considerably, depending on our customers’ needs, when we make a new piece of furniture we have tended to follow some strict rules of our own. For example, we start by carefully selecting the frame which is usually constructed from solid beach to ensure rigidity and strength. Our upholsterers then build up layers of the filling of your choice (man-made or natural) to achieve the degree of upholstered support you require. The cover is then cut and shaped using material you have chosen – and you will find that we can offer plenty of useful advice if you feel overwhelmed by our choice of fabrics.

We are also highly experienced in creating cane furniture, often used in conservatories and orangeries but which can look superb throughout the house. Cane is a highly versatile and generous material that allows us to create many different styles of finish.

Whatever you wish, we are here to help and warmly invite you to visit us in our Derby showroom.