MODERN DIY WORKSHOPS . CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY . MADE TO ORDER FURNITURE
RE:Style Studio is Toronto's only modern DIY workshop, custom upholstery + furniture studio and fabric gallery shop.
Situated in Toronto’s accessible east end midtown, RE:Style Studio offers a host of personalized furniture services including reupholstery, refinishing and made to order furniture from our growing proprietary collection of ottomans, headboards and bespoke upholstered furniture. All upholstery and refinishing is done on site by the small and growing team. Projects are given individual attention with short turn around times. A curated fabric gallery is served by appointment for one-on-one textiles help. No fee COM allows designers and design-minded clients flexibility with their projects.
RE:Style Studio's award-winning workshops are an elevated DIY experience with modern surroundings, gourmet snacks + meals, and forward-thinking techniques for traditional trades. Participants arrive with minimal supplies and leave with worthwhile, full-sized projects of various disciplines. We are specialists in reupholstery and from-scratch furniture workshops but also offer a variety of textile and art + craft classes. Our sewing for decor workshops are powered by Janome Canada using the HD9 machines. A suite of RE:Style’s decor + furniture workshops are also offered in mobile format for events and private parties around the GTA and across Canada.
Andrea Ford is the founder of RE:Style and the designer/maker behind all of the custom reupholstery and made to order collection. Andrea's styling and design work has appeared in magazines such as Style at Home, Canadian Family, Canadian Home and Country, House & Home, Toronto Life and as the Home Editor for Chatelaine. With a design degree in fashion and a life of woodworking and DIY, Andrea brings style and decor together, from new trends to old classics – with many DIY projects in between. She shares inspiring spaces, shopping news, design tips and her favourite furniture as a guest designer on TV shows such as CBC’s Steven and Chris and CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show and as brand ambassador for creative campaigns across Canada.
With a love for hands-on craft work, Andrea began upholstering in 2007 for her own home. Soon, she began experimenting with colour and shape, and developing new techniques of her own. Friends began to spread the word and boutiques requested to carry the growing collection of remade antiques. Each piece takes her fashion approach to furniture, reflecting trends on the runways and streets. Today, limited collections are available through specialty boutiques, via RE:Style’s online boutique, or made to order with custom design services available.
In 2010, Andrea opened RE:Style Studio, Toronto’s only workshop for upholstery and furniture classes and DIY craft events.
Mabel is the mascot of RE:Style and a permanent fixture at the studio. She provides much-needed stress relief during challenging workshops and is otherwise found napping in her doghouse.
“If you ever want to learn to upholster, Andrea is a great teacher. She's very thorough and makes learning FUN!! The space is very classy and lunches were devine!!”
Sharyl McPhee Skinner, BYOP workshop participant
“A huge thank you again for the beautiful job you did on the chairs! They look fantastic!
They match perfectly and I am really pleased with how they turned out!”
Leigh MacMillan, custom furniture client