1985, Mike Polly 

In 1985, Charlotte NC Native, Mike Polly, a third generation furniture upholster and craftsman, was noticing the onset of what would become a future trend… poorly crafted, disposable upholstered furniture, with China soon becoming the nations’s main supplier of upholstered goods. Mike saw the need to maintain the art of true craftsmanship and integrity, learned from his grandfather.

Design Services of Charlotte/ Design Upholstery was birthed from this vision. We are a full-service custom upholstery company specializing in one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces as well as restoration and reupholstery of heirlooms and antiques. We offer our services to private individuals, interior design trade, commercial trade and anyone with a desire to change-it-up! All work is performed in-house; never outsourced.



May I provide my own fabric or must I purchase fabric from Design Services of Charlotte?

Yes, you may provide your own fabric. However, when purchasing fabric from other sources, inspect the fabric carefully as it is rolled from the bolt. We only guarantee fabric purchased from us to be free from flaws.

Does it matter if old fabric is not removed prior to re-upholstering a piece of furniture?
Do all upholstery and custom furniture companies operate the same way?