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Custom Residential & Commercial Interiors
 

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1932

Call Us Now At 317-631-8911

 
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Complete Residential & Commercial Custom Interiors

Family-Owned and Operated Since 1932

 
 
 
 

In 1932, a practical artist named Paul Quass began to turn his dream into a reality called Westside Upholstering. Initially, he worked in his Indianapolis garage at 3349 West 16th Street.

The garage was a big one, which was a good thing because Paul Quass quickly became known for quality reupholstering of all kinds of furniture. As Westside became an Indianapolis household name, Richard Sullivan and Ruby Steinburger joined the father-and-son team of Paul and his son, Donald R. “D.R.” Quass.

Going Commercial
Don R. left the area to go to school and to start his family, but he never left reupholstering, working in various shops and settings until 1971 when he returned to Indianapolis to rejoin his father and to add commercial work to Westside’s residential business. D.R. took over Westside Upholstering when Paul officially retired in 1973. But Paul stayed very much a part of the Westside scene, lending his wisdom and experience to all aspects of the business until his passing in 1988.

In 1978, Westside Upholstering became a three-generation operation with the entrance of Don R.’s son, Donald Paul “D.P.” Quass. Westside added carpeting, painting, wall covering, and custom built furniture to its upholstering services. In 1980, the company moved to its present location 3136 West 16th Street. In 1982, Westside bought out its biggest competitor, Shelby Upholstering, from Cliff and Roberta Pittman who stayed with Shelby/Westside until they retired. As Shelby Upholstering and Interiors, the company serves residences, businesses, and churches throughout Indiana.

Through all the Shelby growth, though, the firm remains the Quass family business. Our customers still find a strong, unwavering personal attention to themselves and their needs that goes back to 1932 when Paul Quass first began practicing his craft - artistry that is bestowed upon everything from the smallest family heirloom to the largest hotel lobby.

The two Mr. Quasses live and work by the standards of quality set forth by that first Mr. Quass, more than 80 years ago.

 
 

 
 

Our regular hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Shelby Upholstering and Interiors, appointments and consultations outside regular hours are available by request. Telephone today at 317-631-8911.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Everyone has a vision of his or her ideal interior. Shelby Upholstering and Interiors can help you turn those sketches, dreams, and ideas into a real, personal, livable interior that tells your story, welcomes you home, and makes your guests comfortable in a space uniquely your own.

 
 
 
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Services

 

 

FROM CUSTOM-DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED UPHOLSTERY TO A WIDE SELECTION OF NEW AND CUSTOM-BUILT FURNISHINGS FOR EVERY ROOM OR SPACE. EVEN FLOOR AND WALL COVERINGS FROM OUR ONE-STOP SHOP! OUR SERVICES INCLUDE EVERYTHING FOR YOUR HOME, BUSINESS, AND CHURCH.

 

 

Shelby Upholstering and Interiors is your one-stop shop design services including:

  • Interior Design

  • Custom Upholstery

  • New Furniture

  • Custom-Built Furniture

  • Antique Restoring

  • Wood Refinishing

  • Custom Window Treatments

  • Interior Painting

  • Wallpaper Sales and Installation

  • Carpet Sales and Install

  • Complete Interiors

Custom Furnishings: The Benefit Of Our Experience

Shelby Upholstering and Interiors offers services beyond upholstering! We can even custom make new furniture for you. However, unlike many of today’s furniture manufacturers, we won’t use anything but real, high-quality wood for your frames. We understand that you want your investment to be long-term; we design and execute your furnishings so that you won’t be shopping again in three years. Our generations of experience with antiques allow us to create “repros” (reproductions), but if you have the genuine article, we won’t slick it up to the point that its story is obscured.

With all of these services, YOU RULE: your taste; your goals; your choices! We will be happy to lay out the options and give you whatever aid you wish in your selections. Our decades of decorating and technical experience are always at your disposal.

Our strict standards of quality and craftsmanship apply to all our services and prevail with our reupholstering. You will never hear, “Madam, this fabric is you!” from anyone at Shelby Upholstering and Interiors. Whether the subject is a chair or a suite, your self-expression, not ours, must be discovered and actualized.

The steps to quality upholstering are carried out TO THE LETTER:

  • Furniture Stripped To The Frame
  • Frame Tightened And Repaired
  • Springs Re-Tied And/Or Replaced
  • Complete Re-Padding
  • Cushions And Pillow Re-Made
  • Strong Nylon Thread Used In Sewing
  • Fabric Installed By Craftsmen
  • Exposed Wood Touched Up And Polished
  • Slight Changes In Style If Desired
  • Work Guaranteed
  • Fabric Guaranteed

Speaking of fabric, there are tens of thousands of materials from which to choose; textured plaids, elegant damasks and brocades, arresting tapestries, cheerful chintzes, and practical chenille — it’s your call!

We guarantee that the steps to quality upholstering are applied equally to our restorations of precious antiques and to our re-creations of the beloved pieces that were so good-looking and comfortable when you bought them. Of course, we refinish and re-cane, too!

Design Services for Churches

Thank you for considering Shelby Upholstering and Interiors. Feel free to browse our church/houses of worship design gallery then call or stop by our showroom. We offer an amazing array of services for worship centers including:

  • Frame-Up Design and Installation

  • Interior Design

  • Custom Upholstery

  • New Furniture

  • Custom-Built Furniture

  • Antique Restoring

  • Wood Refinishing

  • Custom Window Treatments

  • Interior Painting

  • Wallpaper Sales and Installation

  • Carpet Sales and Install

  • Complete Interiors


Whether you are planning a full-scale redesign of your home or business interior or restoring a family heirloom, remember the seasoned professionals at Shelby Upholstering and Interiors. Our regular hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments and consultations outside regular hours are available by request. Telephone today at 317-631-8911.

 
 
 

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

In-Home Appointments At Your Convenience

 
 
 
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