A Look at Our Episode of Dream Home Makeovers With Sophie Robinson

After months of keeping our lips sealed, here at Grandad's Shed we're very excited to finally share the news that our episode of Dream Home Makeovers with Sophie Robinson featuring our upholstery has been shown on Wednesday 2nd Feb at 7pm on Channel 5! That's right, Grandad's Shed was on your telly! Catch up now on My5 here.

So let's share a look at the episode which we lent our hand to the wonderful Sophie Robinson on this colourful project...

Here's Colin and Jane with Sophie. Three people who adore colour! 

We helped Sophie tackle a big family home where globe-trotting retirees Colin and Jane wanted to bring their personality into the downstairs and bedroom. This meant blending their admiration of the original features with a love for bright colours of India.


Downstairs, we were busy creating soft furnishings that were teaming with personality and fun. For the cushions, blinds and curtains, we used rich and opulent fabrics which mirrored the couples love for bright colours and their respect for the period features of the property. 

One of my favourite areas of the project was the window seat. It looks so fun, cosy and inviting! Framed by our blinds, we got to work making custom window seat cushion and bolsters.   Gorgeous! If we do say so ourselves!

There was more creative design to be had in the bedroom too. Whilst the colours in this room were more muted and laid back, they certainly still packed a punch. Again, we worked on some custom upholstery and scatter cushions for this room transformation.

My favourite part of the upholstery that we worked on in the bedroom has to be the drapes, canopy and headboard.   We used the stunning Miji fabric by  Linwood fabrics which features  lively, tropical floral and birds.  We made and shaped the headboard to create a grand feature to the head of the bed.

Jane had bought a beautiful Antique Screen, we removed the tired fabric and replaced with another stunning printed fabric and finished the edges with a contrasting braid.

Together they make a real show-stopper for this grand room, perfectly bringing a traditional feature into the modern day. 

Which is your favourite bit of the room transformations? Let me know in the comments below. 

If you're interested in adding some upholstery touches to your home, get in touch to find out more

1 comment

  • Love the dramatic and glamorous effect

    Shirley Barnes

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