July 31, 2019

Although many people tend to shy away from choosing lively patterned fabrics, the outcome for those willing to try is undeniably beautiful. To commit to such fabrics, one must find trustworthy and skillful craftsmen, as it takes a lot of time, precision, concentration,...

August 9, 2018

This summer I decided to ditch my previous seasonal job and join Oak and Velvet's team as a marketing intern. I have compiled a list of the main things I learned at this great business. 

1. Teamwork literally makes the dream work. Being an athlete, I have been accustome...

May 9, 2018

Choosing upholstery fabrics always throws people in a tailspin. So many options. Too many options. And many in the same color scheme and similar textures that they look for. One way to narrow the list down is looking at the durability specs. Each fabric sample you will...

May 4, 2018

I remember reading up on my favorite interior designers and watching TV programs and paying close attention to their tips and advice for bringing atmospheres together in interesting and cohesive ways. And one tip that got me thinking was, in reference to British design...

April 18, 2018

Oak & Velvet.  Comfort redefined.  Livable luxury.

It's all one. 

Oak & Velvet was established in 2014, it began as the sister company to Sew-Fine Upholstery.  Michael Ciborowski, the owner and founder, has been upholstering furniture for over 35 years....

April 18, 2018

Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by Huntington's Disease. They provide, across the United States, a network of state chapters and affiliates, support groups, social...

April 3, 2018

You are invited to join Oak & Velvet in our 3rd Annual Charity Benefit, April 28, 2018 from 7pm-midnight at our showroom! 

This year's focus is Huntington's Disease (HD). HD is a fatal genetic disorder that progressively breaks down nerve cells, causing physical and men...

April 18, 2017

“Multi-talented artisans apply dressmaker details like tufting, cording, pleating, flange trim and nail heads. You dream it, they can create it” -Jennifer Walker writes in the ShoreLineTimes

Check out the full article to see what goes on behind the scenes at Oak & Velve...

November 16, 2016

It all started with a chair. Not just any chair, a chair that resided in a waiting room, in a doctor's office Amy happened to be sitting in one day...

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