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
Testimonials
8 Reviews
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

Rebecca Neupert
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2017

I asked Stuart to fix up/reupholster a rocking chair for a Christmas present. I had no real idea what needed to be done. He made suggestions and worked to a budget I could afford. Despite it being a ...Read More

marianquinn
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

We have a sofa that we are unable to get out of the room ( when it went in there over 20 years ago we had to remove the doorframe). Stuart agreed to come and rebuild and recover the sofa in situ. In ...Read More

irwincass
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

Excellent work for a very fair price. Well pleased that we could get the headboard up the stairs with the assistance of Stuart’s skills. Professional, quick and very efficient.Read More

vikingchris1
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

Love love love Stuart did an amazing job of reupholstering my 6 dining chairs, he was quick, the finish is superb, the service was great and cheaper than the other quotes I got. Service with a smile,...Read More

may currie-townsend
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2017

Stuart did an amazing job in repairing and re-covering my delapidated Victorian rocking chair. It was given to him with the original 100+ year old seat cover and he has upgraded it to modern style a...Read More

Karen Chapman
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2017

Stuart offers a friendly and prompt service at an affordable cost. More importantly, he does an excellent job! He brought my tired conservatory sofa back to life, very pleased with his work.Read More

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Awards
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2018 - Client SatisfactionRecommended on Houzz

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