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Welcome to Swankies

Swankies is a family run business founded in 1993 and is a long-standing member of the Association of Master Upholsterers. Take a walk through Swankies pages and see how we can make your dreams come true. All our work is hand-made. Time-served City and Guilds craftsmen can create custom-designed upholstery, curtains, blinds, pelmets, re-upholstery, and beautiful soft furnishings.

Swankies Chair Upholstery

Custom-made furniture

Swankies Sofa Upholstery
Swankies Bed Upholstery
Swankies Sofa Upholstery

Master craftsman David Greenwood and his team have an enviable reputation for excellence.

Skills learned over a lifetime employ the best of both traditional and modern techniques, and only solid beech frames are used to create upholstery ranging from small footstools to huge sofas.

When it comes to comfort, everyone is different; some people like to lounge others prefer more support. At Swankies you can choose exactly how high and how deep you would like your upholstery.

All you have to do then is to decide on your choice of fabric from our wonderful array, choose the comfort for your cushions – and let us do the rest.

Swankies Surgery

Swankies Chairs in need of refurbishment
Swankies Sofa Refurbishment Poster
Swankies Refurbished Chairs

Love your furniture but bored with the colour? Reupholstery is the answer.

We will collect your beloved piece: be it a sofa, chair, headboard or even a stool… strip it back, reupholster it in a fabric of your choice and then watch you smile when we bring it back to you like – or even better than – new.

Natural wear and tear also takes its toil but that is not a problem either. Skilled replacement such as respringing or making new interiors for cushion will be a transformation, bringing old favourites back to life, with years of further use.

Accidents happen in the best of households, so if your upholstery has been the victim of over exuberant teenagers or even the family pet a trip to Swankies Surgery will soon restore order.

Replace | Repair | Refurbish | Respring | Replump… Result

Windows… with Wow

Swankies Curved Curtain Pole
Swankies Curtain
Swankies Curtain Pelmet

Everyone’s home is special and deserves to be different. Why not have individually designed hand-made window treatments. We have thousands of fabrics and beautiful trimmings and poles from which to choose, everything you need to create the look you desire. Our high quality curtains and soft furnishing are made with traditional craft techniques.

“Hang curtains, they make a room seem finished: think of them as the lipstick of decorating.”

(Peter Dunham, Hollywood At Home)

Blind and Shutters

Swankies Blinds
Swankies Blinds and Shutters

The choice of blinds and shutters today is simply immeasurable, and can feel overwhelming so why not let Swankies guide you to the right window treatment for your home.

Click on the pictures below for a brief guide.

Bi-Fold Blinds

Roman Blinds

Motorised Blinds

Motorised Blinds

Perfect-Fit Blinds

Perfect-Fit Blinds

Intu Blinds

Intu Blinds

Bi-Fold Blinds

Bi-fold Blinds

Allusion Blinds

Allusion Blinds

Pleated Blinds

Pleated Blinds

Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds

Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Shutters

Shutters

Vision Blinds

Vision Blinds

Senses Blinds

Senses Blinds

Snapshots

Have a browse through some of our work.
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Testimonials

After having our living room repaired following a flood, we decided to splash out on new curtains. Jo’anne came over and gave some suggestions and we then called at Swankies to make our final choices. After some really precise checks so that everything was perfect, the curtains were ordered, made and hung personally by Jo’anne and Dave. To say we are happy is an understatement. Our living room looks spectacular and we were so impressed with the professional service provided. Jo’anne kept us posted on the progress and made sure everything was perfect. We throughly recommend Swankies and we will definitely be using them again. Thank you Swankies. We are so happy.

Paul Christodoulou

A big thank you to Joanne and Dave at Swankies for the fantastic work you’ve done for us. Our curtains, blinds and recovering of our chair and bed are beautiful. We’ve had lots of compliments. Have already recommended you to friends and family. Thanks again.

Natalie Cardwell

We recently had some of our Motorhome seats/cushions refurbished and they did a fantastic job, we would like to thank all the team at Swankies for the excellent job they did.

Dave Britner

I can highly recommend Swankies for anything you need doing in your home,..I recently purchased two kitchen blinds, Jo gave me advice and helped me choose the right ones for my home, colours etc, great quality, excellent fitting by Dave and Jo and great price! Jo also did my Christmas decor for me and it looked amazing, she has such a natural flair for just making it look perfect and classy!!, so much so that I will be asking Jo to do all my home improvements!! So anyone thinking of changing their home go to Swankies, believe me you will not be disappointed!

Jan Whittaker

My soft furnishings have all been carefully designed by Swankies and are stunning. Joanne and David take customer service to the next level and you always feel as if something very special and unique is being created for you. I now recommend Swankies to my Clutter Fairy Staging and Styling clients too. Love seeing such a fantastic business doing so well!

Lesley Spellman

Had fabulous advice and assistance at Swankies. Very pleased that could talk to the person making my sofa and dining chairs. I’m sure it is the only interiors shop in the area where all the upholstery is made on the premises. Very glad I popped down Stanley Street.

Steph Beardsworth

If you are wanting something unique, gorgeous to look at, good quality, full of style and something that is just you, then take a visit to Swankies. Welcoming, professional & fantastic service!

Victoria Cooper

Contact Us

  • Stanley St, Colne,
    Lancashire BB8 9DF
  • 01282 860600
  • Mon – Fri 9.30 to 5pm
    Sat 10 to 2pm
  • Late appointments by request

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