Who We Are
Stuart Townsend
Director and Upholsterer
About Us
The Floral Chicken is a venture started by Stuart and Gail Townsend to channel our creative and design ideas. With extensive careers in the health care but wishing to utilise our design and creative talents we are turning our time to the development of the Floral Chicken.

Stuart with his practical hands on skills, eye for detail and passion to give old items a chance for a new life is leading on the up-cycling of furniture and upholstery work. You can see examples of his work across the website and also through the Instagram and Facebook pages. Stuart has developed his skills through training with the Ministry of Upholstery, the UK's leading modern upholstery school.

Gail is an avid crafter of many years and regularly sews, bead, crochets, knits and sketches to name a few. her work can be seen within the Art pages and also on the Floral Chicken Art Facebook site. Gail will take commissions for sketches of your pets. Please just get in touch through the contact us portal.

A range of items are available through our shops on Etsy​ and Vinterior
14 Reviews
Nicola McDonald
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2020

I had sofa recovered by Stuart at Floral Chicken, He is very friendly and knows his trade. Stuart came over to measure up and gave my a quote. He brought samples with him after I gave him an idea of ...Read More

Jackie Honeycombe
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2020

Stuart from Floral Chicken recently reupholstered our three piece suite. He gave us lots of advice about suitable fabrics and a vast choice of colours! We are so pleased with the finished result, l...Read More

Lynda Lindon
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2020

Stuart did a fantastic job reupholstering 2 armchairs and a footstool for me. He was as enthusiastic as I was about the project and went out of his way to assist with choice of fabric. Once that was...Read More

Michelle Ferry
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2019

Stuart did an amazing job restoring an inherited chair from my Grandparents. His care and attention to detail was excellent taking into consideration the sentimental attachment to the piece. His workm...Read More

Sally Davidson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

Stuart was extremely patient during our prolonged musings over fabric choices...eventually after his (circa) 990th suggestion we managed to agree on something and the standard of work on recovering ou...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2019

Stuart did an amazing job of covering my outside cushions. He is very professional, reasonable and a nice friendly person. Soo pleased with the quality. Thank you very much Stuart karenRead More

Katherine N
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2018

I met Stuart at the Floral Chicken stand at Radlett market and made general enquiries about him covering the cushions for an Ercol rocking chair. He was extremely helpful and gave me an estimated pric...Read More

Kay Ashton
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2018

I chose to buy a lovely restored chair from Floral Cicken and also to commission a restoration of one of my chairs in the same fabrics. Stuart made a home visit to discuss what the job would entail, q...Read More

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