Who We Are

Semper Hopkins Upholstery and Interiors benefits from two generations of experience to produce beautiful bespoke and customised furniture.

As a father and daughter team we combine our skills, passion and creativity to produce unique pieces for your home. Our experience provides a rich understanding of interiors and furniture; Ian specialises in carpentry and salvaging reclaimed materials, whilst Emma is passionate about upholstery and interior creations.

Our Story

How did Semper Hopkins begin?

Many years ago, I started creating furniture for my own home. I enjoyed working with an exciting variety of fabrics, quickly developing a passion for creating beautiful pieces to complete my home beautiful.

I found myself spending many an hour providing ideas for interiors or soft furnishings for family and friends. I thought to myself there is a business here? Determined to pursue my passion beyond this I started a Diploma in Professional Interior Design through the National Design Academy in Nottingham, whilst holding down a full-time job in the corporate world, and then later on enrolled onto the Ministry of Upholstery business course.

After investing in training I was able to leave my corporate job and take the necessary steps towards creating Semper Hopkins Upholstery and Interiors. At first, I started just in our family home – which as you can imagine got quite chaotic amongst all the fabric and tools! But then at the right time, we placed a bid on the gorgeous Old Kent Methodist Chapel which is right next to our home, and we won what is now our wonderful workshop…

So What Do We Do?

We are inspired by different eras of interior design and raw materials often mixing different periods to create stylish spaces and distinct pieces which can be seen in the work that we produce and is reflected in the converted Chapel that we work from.

Using our mix of imaginative ideas, we take pleasure in designing, and creating beautiful handmade pieces whether it be providing a reupholstery service, working with reclaimed materials and old furniture, or restoring much loved family heirlooms.

We spend hours stripping, sanding, cleaning, waxing, polishing, reupholstering to ensure everything that we touch is refurbished to the highest quality whilst still retaining its character.

We are both extremely passionate about what we do and this is reflected in our workmanship. Clients often remark on our imaginative, inspiring and thoughtful ideas and acute attention to detail. These are but a few of the reasons why they choose to work with us. Above all we are a genuine friendly duo, who enjoy a bit of fun so why not get in touch or call in to the chapel to see what we do for yourselves.

© Semper Hopkins Upholstery & Interiors Ltd.| Registered office: 95 Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, Stoke-on-trent, Cheshire, ST7 3HR | Company number: 10256862