British-made headboards, pelmets and ottomans designed by you

You have an idea for a great piece of furniture, right? But that fabulous design only exists in your head. Not any more… using your fabrics and chosen embellishments, we work together to create specialist headboards, pelmets and ottomans that are made-to-measure and 100% original.
Our skilled team, led by co-owner David Admans, make everything by hand in our workshop in Garsington, Oxford. We work for the trade and as well as traditional upholstery techniques, we use a clever bit of kit called a CNC machine to create intricate shapes and uniquely sized furniture to order.
When it comes to prices, we've got a trade list for everything we make in standard sizes. Email us here and we'll send it straight over. As making original furniture is where we really excel, we can't put a price on that, because every piece is different. That's why we invite you to come to us with your ideas and designs and, once you're happy with everything, we can quote you a price for the job.

Different by design

From subtle palettes to bold colours and luxurious prints to blinged up embellishments with all the bells and whistles, we can upholster anything from a single headboard to a wall-sized statement piece to give the bedroom that Wow factor. Got an ambitious design idea? Bring it on!


Modern elegance

Using state-of-the-art technology and David’s expert upholstery skills, our pelmets bring a smart luxe feel to any room, whether you want something classic and refined or a showstopping lambrequin (posh word for ornamental hanging) to span the largest of windows. Feeling creative? Set us a challenge.


Statement piece

Ottomans are often resigned to bedrooms. But we believe the pieces we make are so vibrant, they deserve to be set free from the humdrum and enjoyed in other rooms. Whatever trim or embellishment you need, if you can source it, we can make it!

Our Projects

We make a lot of interesting stuff at Catherine Charles. And while some requests are a little crazy, that’s exactly what we love about our job.

Every day is different. Like the day we got a call asking if we could build a 4.2 metre headboard (yes, we could). Or the day one customer asked us to deliver their piece to France (also, yes, via a cheeky stop at a Hyper Marché to stock up on French beer on the way home!!).

Here’s a little taste of some of the projects we’ve taken on, past and present.


This graphic print was given a modern makeover with a studded finish.



Bay window-hugging pelmets are David’s speciality, as demonstrated in this super stylish pelmet.



This vibrant floral lambrequin is as intricately shaped as it is beautiful.

What our customers say

It’s all very well us telling you how great we are, but in our opinion the true measure of a job well done is a happy customer. Here are a few testimonials from people we’ve worked with.

“Professional, prompt and skilled, Catherine Charles always thinks outside the box and nothing is too much.”

Designer Katie Finch, Griffin Interiors

“Thank you Catherine Charles - awesome as always.”

Interior Designer Ilze Reinke of Ilze Reinke Interiors