|TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH OUR HISTORY
Simply put Ladd Upholstery Designs wants to provide our customers with
artfully styled furniture that symbolizes craftsmanship and service of a
Ladd comes from a long line of furniture builders. His grandfather (Elmer)
was a woodworker for Sligh Furniture in Holland Michigan. Elmer's
brother was also an upholsterer. Ladd's father taught him woodworking
at an early age. He still has the camp box (Ladd is an Eagle Scout) his
father helped him build when he was a teen. It comes as no surprise,
once you see Ladd's work that meticulous craftsmanship is in his
Thirty years ago Ladd and Rose
moved to Hickory NC where Ladd
found employment as an apprentice
upholsterer learning from the ground
up. He started working at Hickory
Chair and Hickory Business Furniture
building fancy leather covered,
executive furniture. Later he worked
for Century Furniture on their chair
and sofa line.
While Ladd was honing his skills in
upholstery Rose finished her
education at Lenoir Rhyne University
earning her BA in business
management. And they both took
classes at Catawba Valley
Community College the premier
furniture school in the United States.
Furniture is Ladd and Rose's passion and when they're not hiking, camping or jogging along the beach they are in
their shop designing beautiful pieces of furniture for their customers and Ladd Upholstery Designs BOUTIQUE.
Ladd and Rose opened their first upholstery business in Charleston, SC in 1988. One year later Hurricane Hugo
destroyed their shop. Ladd and Rose with a positive attitude soon had their shop rebuilt and Ladd Upholstery Designs
was thriving again upholstering antiques for the mansions along Battery Row and The Old Village in Mt Pleasant.
In 1999 Ladd and Rose decided to move back to Florida to be closer to relatives. They settled in High Springs near
Gainesville (goooo Gaters) and rebuilt Ladd Upholstery Designs serving Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee Counties.
This 30-year history has made Ladd Upholstery Designs sought after by designers, decorators and homeowners alike.
Ladd has become an expert in restoring upholstered furniture and specializing in antiques. His craftsmanship is
unmatched but what makes Ladd Upholstery Designs truly unique is Rose's service, which is second to none.
LADD UPHOLSTERY DESIGNS is the brainchild of Ladd and Rose Northuis. They saw a niche in the North Florida Market they felt they could fill, creating art
through furniture while using the highest standards possible along with great service and always keeping a friendly attitude.
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|Wabi-sabi---the art of finding beauty in things humble, imperfect and aged
|Ladd Upholstery Designs
Serving Gainesville, Lake City and Live Oak Florida
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Gainesville & High Springs 386-454-2082
Lake City 386-752-8492