With a passion for reusing, recycling and upcycling, Salv Di Stefano is an interior consultant who is the perfect fit for 21st century eco-conscious client who wants to conserve rather than bin much-loved pieces.
He doesn’t believe classic furniture should end up on the scrapheap just because the colours and patterns are dated – instead, he joined Plumbs, a firm that’s been transforming furniture for generations with a range of furnishing solutions that help keep landfill waste down.
Plumbs has been a household name in sofa covers, reupholstery and curtains for generations, but it has also moved with the times. With quality fabrics from some of the biggest names in the textile industry, you can find your perfect look whether you like sleek, modern lines and solid blocks of colour, large heritage prints or a mix of the two.
He said: “I absolutely love my role as a Plumbs home consultant, as I help give my customers the new look in their homes that they are looking for. My reward is seeing them smile!”
“I help customers choose from over 800 fabrics for curtains, loose covers, reupholstery, blinds, bedding and accessories,” says Salv. “I love the fabrics that we offer, but if I could choose only two favourites, I would say William Morris’ Strawberry Thief for luxurious curtains and the King Protea – Rhodera fabric for loose covers.”
And he brings his knowledge of all the ranges and experience of having worked with customers on free home visits for nearly a decade, together with his love of all things soft furnishing, which makes him the perfect makeover buddy when choosing your new look.
“I recently visited customers who had converted an old house with its own lake into a spectacular ultra-modern home. As well as helping them to choose curtain fabrics for many rooms, I recommended Strawberry Thief in crimson/slate to adorn the huge glass entrance hall. When I went back to hang the curtains, the detail and colours were absolutely stunning.”
When he is not helping home owners around the Crewe, Derby and Stoke on Trent areas transform their own homes he’s picking up tips by watching TV shows around repairs and recycling, cooking up something creative in his kitchen or out and about with his camera … Salv is the kind of creative who can make your house into a home.
In your home visit, Salv will spend time getting to know your sense of style, what you hope to achieve and the colourways you imagine will work in your home – he will also be happy to suggest ideas you may never have thought of. There’s no pressure to buy, and the visits happen at a time to suit you.
Ask about the April offers… sofa covers have up to 50 percent off selected designs, there’s a three for two on selected reupholstery designs, plus a free care kit, and curtains are up to half price, selected styles only.
You can claim these offers and request your free home visit by going to plumbs.co.uk/national-world