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Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery

Founded 2000 • With Angi since December 2006


(11) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number


PO Box 9196

Morristown, NJ 07963


With over 39 years experience in the trade friendly and helpful we are here to lend a hand and guide you through the process no matter what interior decorating task you may have. We are fully insured and are a Certified Master Upholsterer by the National Upholsterers Association....

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...


Alexis M.

I'm re-posting this from 10-25-2018 I'm not sure why it was deleted but it's not here anymore. I was looking for an upholsterer for our dining room chairs and James was recommended by Sally M. he had done work for her in the past and we go to Sally’s home often and see the wonderful work that Cooke Furniture has done . I decided to contact Cooke Furniture Design based on good recommendation form Sally who happens to be an Interior Designer. The glowing assessment of his professionalism proved to be correct. James helped me select the right fabric for the chairs and they were completed within the time he indicated. He did a beautiful job on the chairs and they look wonderful in our dining room. We are really pleased with them. I totally recommend Cooke Furniture Design and will definitely use James again in the future.

Description of Work
Dinning room chairs

Category upholstery

Service Provider Response

Thank you for the review. Sadly I did not know your review was deleted I hope Angie's list would do better. We are always grateful to see good customers. Thank you for re-posting your review and reaffirm the hard work we put in every day. Thank you so very much.


Alice M.

We loved the style of the chair, but not the print on the seats and back cushions. I found Cooke Furniture Design online and they were so helpful. I was able to drop the chairs off, ship the fabric I wanted to his shop, and he knocked it out of the park! We are so happy with the transformation. Customer service was fantastic. He was quick too - I had the chairs back in two weeks. Highly recommend!

Description of Work
Six chairs from an antique shop

Category upholstery

Service Provider Response

Thank you again for the great review. We are always delighted to see good customers return to our business. Your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. Thank you so very much.


Alice M.

My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Cooke Furniture Design for a second time. He was extremely helpful with every aspect of the process for our chairs. He once again came to our home free of charge to discuss what we wanted we were undecided if we wanted faux leather or real leather and after speaking with him we knew just what we wanted . His recommendation spot on as always and his work was amazing. We are more then pleased with every aspect of his work.

Description of Work
Great workmanship and a great price!

Category upholstery

Service Provider Response

Thank you for the great review. We are delighted that you loved your experience with us. As you know the customer service and fulfillment is our highest priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. Thank you.


marta V.

James of Cooke Furniture is one person company with P.O Box. His workmanship is the best illustrated by attached pictures. The order was to convert a chair with a back cushion to Chesterfield with padded back and tufting. The back is missing padding altogether, arms are not evenly padded and buttons are unevenly spaced. At first he has tried to blame uneven spacing and padding on crooked frame of the armchair, but when shown that the chair itself is fine, he has proposed at least to redo padding: left arm is visibly thinned then right, the back of the chair thins from left to right. He has stated that recent departure of his assistant forbids him from taking the armchair to his shop, but he was willing to remedy his poor workmanship at my home. That was in June, excerpts from my email that followed our conversation are copied below. James also tried to blame his amateurish performance of fabric that was given in pieces. Even if this was the true situation, good craftsman would return fabric and discuss the issue with me. I have sent an email with the list of issues to COOKE FURNITURE DESIGN & UPHOLSTERY about the armchair dated On 6/7/2019 that states as follows: (...) we have measured the armchair with Alex and we both see the same thing: the frame is perfectly equal on both sides. Buttons are not equally spaced on arms seams on arms are not symmetrical on both arms thickness of the back is not even: more on one side. top row of buttons is not evenly spaced The chair was ordered as 'Chesterfield', and since the back cushion was not to be used anymore, the back should have been padded. The picture shows the back not showing any padding, I had since made a cushion.

Description of Work

Category upholstery

Service Provider Response

My P.O.Box is for security of my customers when they send checks for payments. They appreciate the added security knowing their checks will not get lost or stolen. We set a high standard for ourselves, and quality is our number one priority. The chair in question was completed and delivered to you on July 15, 2017 I do not know what happened to change your opinion or to the chair over the last few years while you enjoyed the use of it at your leisure. Unfortunately you have had this chair for over 690 days—almost 2 years—without complaint (your complaint to me on this concern came in June of 2019). I cannot be held responsible for what happens to reupholstered furniture once delivered and used for such a long period of time. I have attempted to discuss this with you and we have not come to an agreement as of this writing. I hope to be able to resolve this issue to both parties satisfaction sometime in the future.


Rients V.

James did a fantastic job - he was punctual in his appointments, had a great selection in fabric (in fact, he had already done some and quot;homeworkand quot; based on our phone conversation, so he brought the right fabrics). He provided honest and good advice on what would work best for the design and in our space. His price estimate was accurate and the total cost very reasonable (well below other quotes I received). He was honest about his availability and how long it would take, so no unpleasant surprises there. And our couch looks brand new and stunning - very happy with James' work and will use his services again!

Description of Work
Re-upholstered our European, comtemporary 2-part couch

Category furniture repair,upholstery



Margaret W.

I think it went very well overall. He explained in great detail about the type of fabric the couch was made of and how he would fix it if we chose to have him do it. He recommended we fix it ourselves and explained why and how. He refused payment when we tried to pay him for coming out. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and he was on time. I would highly recommend him.

Description of Work
I called him to fix the arm of my couch where my dog put a small tear. He was extremely knowledgeable and honest. He told me ahead of time how much he charges to repair in the home and if he had to take it with him. After evaluating the tear, he recommended how we could/should fix it ourselves since the tear was so small.

Category upholstery



Edward G.

I called John, and sent his pictures of the chair along with some dimensions. He responded quickly, and came back with a very reasonable price. In a world of disposable everything John was able to do the re-upholstery job at a price that made it easy to accept and my clients ended up with a beautiful memory from the past that will last many more years. I immediately called and set up another job with him.

Description of Work
I was working with a client who had a sentimentals chair from his disceased grandmother. The upholstery was worn, the cushions dried out and crumbly. Cooke Furniture Design tok that chair from ragged and dated to beautiful and stylish.

Category upholstery,custom furniture



Mary T.

Extremely smooth and professional process with Cooke Furniture. Highly recommend James for any job. Home appointment made quickly, he assesses job and provides complete proposal for review and will work within a budget, if necessary. James returned several times with fabric samples without missing a beat. Very positive attitude and no pressure applied when I was undecided about fabric or colors. He allows the customer to direct conversation and needs, and does not push to close the sale. Chairs were delivered within stated time and look fantastic! Very pleased with finished product and will call for window treatments when I get my act together. I read the reviews on Angie's List and Yahoo, and all were very complimentary.

Description of Work
Two side chairs upholstered; provided consulting assistance on fabric taking into consideration color in room/house, preferences and lifestyle.

Category upholstery




Called for service and was given an appointment the very next day. Very happy with the product and speed with which the job was done. Would recommend them.

Description of Work
Re-webbed and recovered 6 dining room chairs. I don't recall the price and didn't do any comparisons so price wasn't an issue.

Category upholstery




Fantastic. This is the way work should be done. Upfront consultation and measurements, follow up visit for review of material selections based on my initial requests (brought to my home for viewing in the rooms and lighting where they would be used). Furniture was picked up professionally with no damage to it or my house. Estimates were clear and complete (and accurate). The final results were AMAZING. All of my old, beat up Victorian pieces were brought down to the frames, re-glued as needed, all strings re-tied, stuffed with horsehair (as per the original stuffing) and upholstered to perfection. The patterns were matched across all seams and bends, and none of my expensive fabric was wasted. The new pieces were created exactly as I imagined, and the work done for my bedroom was perfection. I will use Cooke Furniture in the future and highly recommend them for their professionalism and quality work.

Description of Work
Re-upholstery of a complete Victorian parlor room set with period accuracy; creation of several new custom pieces; custom upholstered headboard, duvet, pillows, bench and window treatments for bedroom.

Category upholstery,window treatments

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    Services Offered

    Reupholster. Upholster. Upholstered furniture re-design & repair. Custom made furniture. Window treatments.

    Services Not Offered

    Carpet and Carpet Cleaning

    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery

    How is Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery overall rated?

    Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery is currently rated 4.7 overall out of 5.

    What days are Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery open?

    Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery is open:

    Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    What payment options does Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery provide

    Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery offer free estimates?

    No, Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery does not offer free project estimates.

    Does Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery offer a senior discount?

    No, Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery?

    No, Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery does not offer warranties.

    What services does Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery offer?

    Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery offers the following services: Reupholster. Upholster. Upholstered furniture re-design & repair. Custom made furniture. Window treatments.

    Are there any services Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery does not offer?

    Carpet and Carpet Cleaning