Our Location

We are located at 1029 SOUTH CEDAR STREET, CHARLOTTE, NC 28208

We are located near the Bank of America Stadium (home of our beloved Carolina Panthers) and right on the edge of Uptown Charlotte, just off of West Morehead Street! Please stop in and check out our huge array of fabrics and items we have for sale in our showroom.

Our hours are 10-4, Monday Through Friday. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call before coming as our availability can vary in our showroom. You may email pictures of your furniture for an Estimate to HELLO@DESIGN-CHARLOTTE.COM.

The Design Services Crew ...

Down Cushion Inserts, Keep or Toss?

If anyone is looking to recycle their old down inserts, rather than trash them, bring them to us and we can recycle for down cushions and pillow inserts!

DSC - Down Cushion InsertsThe down in cushion inserts can be saved and re-used instead of throwing it in a landfill. When re-using the down it's really good to blend it with polyfil for a new, long-lasting cushion. You want to keep the inserts you can take them out and place them in the sun for a day, shake them really well and they will come back to life . . . but blending with poly is our personal favorite!

How To Choose the Right Upholstery Fabric

Patterns, solids and prints, oh my! Feeling overwhelmed from trying to find the perfect fabric for your upholstery makeover?

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There are lots of fabric choices out there today, from natural fabric like cotton to man-made fabric such as rayon. We hope this blog post will help you make the right fabric decision and ultimately make the right statement in your home.

Dining Room Chair Seat Inserts Makeover

The holidays are here!

Do you plan to entertain? How do your dining room chairs look?

Here is a great example of how you can take some unique dining chairs and uplift them with new fabric. We recently upholstered this dining room chair set for a local homeowner. Below is a picture of the pre-upholstered chair before we we got our hands on them to transform their look.

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Creating Custom Slipcovers

One of our customers designed this slipcover with banding on the bottom for a beautiful trim. The fabric is brown and white ticking. What a quick and perfect makeover for this chair!

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As of the beginning of June, we have been creating custom slipcovers for local designers and residents across North Carolina. What a better way to add security to your precious piece of furniture. Choose from a wide variety of in-house fabrics, from soil and stain resistant to Organic and recycled. 

Reupholstering Antique & Vintage Furniture

Customers are always asking us whether or not they should reupholster their antique furniture. We always advocate salvaging antiques and vintage furniture, but you must beware: not all antique pieces are created equal.

When it comes to reupholstering Grandma's old sofa or your most recent garage sale find, there are a few questions you should ask yourself:

Custom Chairs Built For The Hanes Group

We had the pleasure to work with Sarah Catherine Studio of Design, Retail Sports Marketing, MHS Interior Carpet Design and Studio 13 on a wonderful project at the Time Warner Cable Arena for the Hanes Group.

We build 6 custom club chairs, placing casters for easy movement on the bottom of the chairs, for to place in their box at the arena for a relaxing and comfortable area for basketball games.  Hanes will choose “lucky” individuals each game to sit in the seats.

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Holiday Giveaway, 6 Dining Chair Inserts

We are launching our Holiday Giveaway, 6 Dining Chair Seat Inserts, valued at $360.

The holidays are soon approaching. Do you plan to entertain? How do your dining room chairs look?

Enter to win 6 dining room chair seats (pop-out kind). The giveaway includes new foam (if needed), dacron and labor to reupholster. You supply the fabric, we do the rest. 

All you have to do is Join Our Facebook Fan Page and "Like" the giveaway post and you will be entered to win!

The winner will be randomly chosen on November 4th. The winner must redeem within 90 days.

Designing On A Budget

Looking through magazines or surfing the internet are great places to get inspiration for designing on budget. At Design Services of Charlotte we can bring a picture from a magazine to life. We have master craftsmen who can replicate furniture, or follow through on your vision by reupholstering a quality used piece of furniture. We guarantee our fabric to be free of flaws.

One fun idea is to take a professionally designed room printed in a magazine or online then hunt around town for items that closely match that design. Keep in mind that using a few quality custom pieces combined with discounted accents for the room you are decorating can keep you well within budget.

Enter To Win a FREE Custom Memory Board - Winner Posted!

Our September Facebook giveaway has begun! We are giving away a beautiful memory / bulletin board to one of our lucky Facebook fans.

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Declutter your fridge or organize your favorite photos by winning this beautiful memory board! This organizational piece is perfect for notes, pictures, reminders or important papers. Dimensions for memory board: 29 1/4" x 19" x 1".