Just some of our Happy Customers

“Are you looking for a first class upholsterer? Then look no further than Emperor’s Footstool, Adele Hill.

Adele is gifted, she has an eye for overall design and the ability to visualise the finished item(s). What she did with my 30 year old 2 seater couches and chairs is unbelievable, they now have the “wow” factor and look as if they have been bought from an exclusive furniture store!

Adele listened to and observed what my preferences were then helped with the fabric selection and overall colour co-ordination of the room, resulting in a place I love to be in, plus receive regular compliments from my visitors.

Adele is an excellent tradesperson whose adherence to details and immaculate workmanship results in customer satisfaction. I would like to add that she is reliable, easy to work with and has an outgoing and friendly personality, therefore I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone requiring a first class upholsterer.”

Suzanne Franklin-Gard'ner


“I am a local furniture manufacturer and Emperors Footstool has been my upholsterer for the past 2 years. 
Adele is very reliable and her craftsmanship is impeccable.  She always achieves to the best of her ability any stringent deadlines.”

Freshwood Limited

“Hi Adele and Dean,
The couch and window seats look amazing! I am really pleased with how they turned out. We have had so many people comment already about our ‘new couch’ ha ha. They can’t believe it’s our ‘old one’.  Thanks so much.”

“Recently we sought advice from Adele and Dean on the re-upholstering and french polishing of our three lounge chairs which we had had for many years.  We found them superb to deal with. They quoted for the work promptly, assisted with the selection of fabrics and carried out the re-upholstering, arranged the french polishing and returned the chairs exactly when they said they would.

We are delighted with the quality both of their service and of their workmanship.

We are pleased to recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone seeking similar services.”

Jane & John

“Over the past few months, Adele has re-upholstered a lounge suite and a number of other occasional chairs for us.  Adele’s services commenced with helpful guidance on the choice of fabric types and colour combinations that ensured we made the right selection in this respect and her skills as an upholsterer has restored all our furniture to an as new condition of high quality.”

We are therefore delighted with the end result and have no hesitation in recommending Adele to those seeking the services of an upholsterer who provides quality workmanship, personal care and attention to detail.

Doug & Yvonne Burton


“Adele approaches her craft with a fine blend of technical prowess and artistic vision. I will go back to her again and again.”


“Today Ross and I finally went over to Tauranga and picked up our new caravan. This is the first time we were able to see the cushions and bedspread which you made for us, other than through photographs.

We wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with the job that you have done. Everything is superbly crafted and the caravan now has that lush and elegant feel. The bedspread fabric is gorgeous and perfect for our needs. When I first looked at the cushions I have to confess that I felt a moment of panic as I didn’t think you had put a zip in, but tha zip is so cleverly concealed one can hardly see it!
So thankyou once again Adele. I’m so glad we found you and hope that we can do business with you again.”

Lynda & Ross

“Dear Adele,
Thankyou for such a lovely job on the furniture. The four chairs do look very nice, and I do like the fabric and the finish of course. Top job. The dining chairs and window squab look wonderfull. Thanks for all your help in fabric choice.
Best regards”
Anne & Roy

“Recently I had the occasion of having some upholstery done. Recommended by a friend of mine, I am very happy with the chair and stool I had done. I would certainly recommend their work to anyone, and many thanks to Adele Hill and her husband Dean of The Emperor’s Footstool”

Other Praise:

“No ordinary upholsterer – not only skilled in her craft but blessed with an eye for design.”

“Takes personal interest in appraising customer needs.”

“Has a great selection of fabrics and very helpfull in what will best suit your furniture.”

“Adele can visualise the end result and she will visit your home to get an impression of your overall decor.”

“In my case I wanted a complete ‘makeover’ for my open plan lounge / dining /kitchen …..not only did she help me choose the right fabric for my two two-seaters, two chairs and a lazyboy but helped my making descisions on carpet and drapes as well ….. the result was a resounding ‘wow’ from myself and friends. I might add that my friends have had Adele re-do their furniture with great satisfaction.”

“Can you imagine my surprise and delight when the interior of my new villa at the retirement village was the same as my ‘makeover’ so everything just fitted perfectly.”

“Adele and Dean are a great team. They love their work and strive to ensure their customers are happy and satisfied.”

“For me it was a journey……….. ‘The destination far exceeded my expectations.”

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