What People Say
Isabelle Tarikyan is a rare artisan in business who inspired my trust with her knowledge and fair pricing. She (Mike’s Upholstery) upholstered my dining room chairs and an original Herman Miller sofa, restoring them to their glory days. Thank you, Isabel!
Next - her shop will rescue the finish on my teak dining room table after, sadly, I destroyed it in a do-it-myself pandemic project.
Yes! Located in Cliffside Park, NJ, she comes into Manhattan.
Marcia Greenleaf, PhD
Dear Isabel and staff, and to Dear Mike above,
You are the garden that makes a weed able to wish.
"Once upon a time in September 2020, I reached out to the Mike’s Upholstery store amid a 30 year loyalty only to learn of the news of Mike’s transition.
It was as IF I had experienced a harpoon in my chest. I learned this news from the kind spirited Isabel, Mike’s wife, who graciously returned my call the same day to address my interest to re-do my bedding and living room fabrics. She felt my pain and my pause in this hardship that she and her family and team were sadly served.
With tears in my heart, I felt Mike’s presence and its force kept me loyal. I contracted the work immediately to be done feeling Mike in the ether.
I was blessed with a short turn around with the same consummate personal attention as prior and the same unmatched quality of materials and workmanship as prior with all its wonders.
With all things great come hard work and dedication. Isabel and team, you are an inspiration to those words!
Thank you for upholding the tall level of standard that Mike’s Upholstery traditionally set in place.
So grateful, all around,"
Bonnie Glogover Edgewater, NJ
"We recently acquired chair that was long on memories and short on condition. We met Isabelle at Mikes's Custom Upholstery and how lucky were we. Her patience and knowledge made this decorating experience so easy. And the chair looks like a museum masterpiece. Bravo to Isabelle and her team."
"Have never come across such perfection and professionalism. Isabelle Tarikyan, owner of Mike's Upholstery, is on top of my list. Courteous service, unbelievable prices, on time delivery and follow up. Couldn't ask for more. Can't wait to find something else to send their way to make my home even more beautiful".
Patrizia Alessi - Jack Monkey Catering.
"Recently, through a chance find on the internet, we found Isabelle Z Tarikyan, the Principal of Mike’s Custom Upholster Inc. Actually the lead packer from Bryon Homes found Isabelle. We were moving to a lovely independent senior condo in Princeton, N.J., not exactly close to her business, but she accepted the assignment. From the moment she entered our home, during the middle of the Coronavirus, she impressed us as a most efficient business woman. She took our window treatment from our present home, sized them, redid them and rehung them in our new condo. While on the site, she noticed that the place needed a good cleaning and painting throughout. She offered to bring her own cleaning women and also suggested a reliable and competent painter. This was done in an almost emergency way, as the move was delayed due to illness. Isabelle was an angel on earth sent to help us in this move. Her work was impeccable, done and delivered on time. We would recommend Mike’s Upholstery with no reservation. If we are counting stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ would not be enough for the execution of the work done. Again, it was our pleasure to have met you and do such a great job for us. You really took excellent care of what we needed. Not only the window treatments were done perfectly, but you arranged for us to get the condo cleaned and painted. You were sent to us as an angel on earth, to help us when we really needed you. Thanks again Isabelle."
Bonnie and Richard Perlman.
"I can't say enough fabulous things about Mike's Custom Upholstery. What a terrific job they did! I had Mike's reupholster two living room chairs, a bench, an ottoman, and my kitchen island barstools. Everything was done in an exceptional way. Isabelle (the owner) was very approachable and responsive. The workmanship she and her staff provided was beyond superb. Her pricing was very fair and her turnaround time was super fast. What more can I say; Isabelle and her staff did an amazing job!! I will never hesitate to use her again in
the future and I've already recommended Mike's to all of my friends.
"We had a wonderful experience working with Isabel and staff at Mike’s Custom Upholstery. They reupholstered a sofa, love seat, wing chair, two ottomans, six dining room chairs and two cornices along with replacing our window vanes. The workmanship was excellent! Isabel was very responsive to our changes and worked with us to insure we were totally happy with the finished product. SHE IS ALL ABOUT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION! We would definitely use Mike’s Custom Upholstery for any future needs and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for quality workmanship."
Susan & Joe.
"I'm an interior designer and decided to try Mike's Upholstery on my own pieces at the recommendation of a friend. I had my 2 favorite 1940's Italian armchairs reupholstered by Mike's Upholstery and I am thrilled with the quality of workmanship and customer service. From the first conversation with Isabel, she accommodated me with every request. Her pickup and delivery were on time as scheduled - even a last minute change was accommodated. The quality of workmanship - seaming, cushion fill, tufting - all perfect. I could not be happier! I will absolutely be using their services with my clients"
"I just had four slip covers made for my dining room chairs and also for a living room chair and they are beautiful! The process was quick and efficient and the staff professional and experienced. I would highly recommend their service! Will use them again for any other upholstery needs I may have."
"Michael was a pleasure to work with. We are first-time homeowners and Michael was really helpful in picking out the right drapes and shades for our home. The installation was a breeze and our windows look fantastic. Highly recommend Mike's Upholstery!"
"Finally, New York City quality right here in Bergen County! Superb craftsmanship, exacting attention to detail and personal service that goes beyond your expectations. Mike's Upholstery is a treasured find."
Nelson Chen - The Chen Agency - Fort Lee, NJ
"Mike is truly a professional. His work is second to none. I have used his services again and again and there is no one else I would trust with my home! He never disappoints. "
“Mike's attention to his customers wants/needs is beyond compare...his skill & creativity is exceptional....he 'came' highly recommended & was so deserving of the praise!!”
"I have used Mike's Upholstery many times for different pieces of furniture. His work is superb - each piece was carefully upholstered with care and quality. I would use him again without thinking twice. I highly recommend him"
"We have known Mike for a very long time....He is a gentleman of many talents..... He loves what he does and he does it with pride, when he restores your furniture and refinish it that's when you see his talent come out.....I had many jobs done by him and always he surprises me with his artistic touches; his choice of fabrics are supreme and his talent compliments his job and his personality....I simply love his work and his talent.......Bravo Mike.......Good job....."
"Thanks for all your help. I love my bedroom the warm fabrics you suggested made my dreams come true and the room came alive with wonderful colors. I hope to use you again and tell all my friends"
“I want to thank Mike's Upholstery for re-upholstering my family's antique furniture and making it look better than ever! The craftsmanship, attention to detail and service was top notch! I would not trust any other with my family's antique furniture! Thank you so much!!"
"I can’t say enough positive things about this business and Isabelle and Mike. We were introduced to them by a client and have been working with them ever since. Incredible customer service and beautiful work. They are truly a treasure! Always going above and beyond for their clients."
Isabelle Tarikyan is a rare artisan in business who inspired my trust with her knowledge and fair pricing. She (Mike's Upholstery) upholstered my dining room chairs and an original Herman Miller sofa, restoring them to their glory days. Thank you Isabelle! Next - her shop will rescue the finish on my teal dining room table after sadly, I destroyed it in a do-it-myself pandemic project. Yes! Located in Cliffside Park, NJ - she comes into Manhattan. Marcia Greenleaf, PhD. NYC.
Isabelle Tarikyan, now the face of Mike’s Upholstery, is the epitome of professionalism, knowledge, experience and a woman of her word.
When she tells you she will call you in 15 minutes because she is with a client, she calls you in 15 minutes. When she tells you she can get fabrics, have your furniture picked up on a given day and returned in two weeks, she delivers!
Covid-19 has created distribution, lack of manufacturing and shortage of employees for most businesses over the past year, but that is not the case with Mike’s Upholstery. They are doing something right after 30 years and made good on their timing and delivery for the work that was contracted. There is no delays when you deal with Isabelle.
The three benches she refinished/reupholstered, 2 bedroom chairs, an ottoman and outdoor chair cushions for my terrace were expertly done with the highest quality at a reasonable and fair price.
Patrizia Alessi is an expert in design and knows exactly how to find the perfect fabric. She was so helpful and knowledgeable in picking out the fabric for my needs!