C&M Upholstery and Fabrics

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History of the Amaral Family Business!

C&M Upholstery and Fabrics is about Quality, Craftsmanship and Pride in our family name.We give you exactly what you want.

Amaral Upholstery started in 1985 by owners Carlos and Maria Amaral. The small family business started in the back yard of their family home. Carlos shared his family business with Bert and Felipe who both assisted Carlos in upholstering the furniture, his son Manny  and brother Jose who prepared the furniture for upholstering  and his wife Maria and sister Filomena who did all of the sewing.

In 1990 Amaral Upholstery had outgrew the house, and moved their shop to to Clawiter Road  where it would be accessible to their clientele. Over the next 15 years, they moved to three different warehouse spaces as their business expanded. During the last 20 years, Carlos and Maria have worked hard to build a business that people throughout the Bay Area could count on. 

In 1995, they expanded their business to two locations and took over management of Fields Fabric in Alameda. Amaral Upholstery and Fields Fabrics showroom carries a wide variety of upholstery and drapery fabrics in stock and also offers hundreds of books containing thousands of fabric options for their customers to browse through to find the perfect choice. In addition, Amaral Upholstery & Fields Fabrics offers a large variety of window treatment options ranging from custom drapes to shades and blinds. The attractive showrooms and helpful staff makes your decorating or upholstery project a pleasure.

In 2010, Amaral Upholstery underwent big changes and decided to combine their two locations to 1211 Park Street in Alameda.  They are excited to announce that they've incorporated their business and changed their name to C&M Upholstery and Fabrics.

Carlos Amaral is still very active in the business as the main upholstery contact and upholstery specialist. Carlos continues to give his clients the best possible customer service available.

Carlos and Maria Amaral have created their legacy in Amaral Upholstery and Amaral and Fields Fabrics,  and now C&M Upholstery and Fabrics will continue to uphold what their family and their communities hold proud.

For your fabric, window treatment, and upholstery needs, contact C&M Upholstery and  Fabrics first. 

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Reupholstery Info

C&M Upholstery and Fabrics  features a full service reupholstery shop. We work from the ground up, strip to the frame, retie springs if needed, add new foam wrapped cushions. clean and recondition the woodwork. We will also build custom furniture if our customers bring in a sketch or photograph and revamp your exising furniture by changing cushions or the shape of arms and backs. We also create cushions for banquettes and window seats as well.

So bring us your project or ideas, select the fabric from our thousands of options, and you can even drop by the shop and check on the progress of your furniture.

Click here for our Gallery of past projects… 

Custom Builds

Need the perfect seating storage for your home? Handmade benches, chairs, headboards and custom sofas can be built to match your desired size or shape. Have a wooden storage bench crafted to perfectly fit your entry way. Or a sofa designed to match your existing living room. Whatever type of custom couch, bench, headboard or chair you want can become a reality.  Using a sketch or picture we will match it to the best of our ability and at the best possible price. 

 Our builds are all made with eco friendly materials and made with the best possible care and quality.   

Our Showroom

Our Fabrics

C&M's wide range of suppliers include Kravet, Robert Allen, Barrow Industry, Brunschwig & Fils, B. Berger, Duralee, Carole Fabric, Fabricut and many many more.  

 Upholstery fabrics include tapestries, jacquards, velvets, textures, leather, suede, vinyl, chenille and indoor and outdoor fabrics.Multipurpose fabrics, for light upholstery, bedspreads, drapes, pillows, etc. include cotton prints, solids and solid with/print, silk, novelty, plaid, stripes. Contemporary large and small scale prints, paisley, damask, florals large and small, duck linen, lace and sheers.

 Our showrooms illustrate the use of these fabrics, in draperies, upholstered furniture, headboards, duvets, bedspreads, a multitude of pillows and window treatments. Drop by the Park Street Alameda Showroom for ideas for decorating projects throughout your home. 

Window Coverings

 Draperies & Roman Shades

Our in-house professionals an help you select the style and fabric that best suits your windows and decorating needs. Some samples are provided here for ideas, but please come by the Showroom to see even more, plus a wide selection of fabrics.Window Treatements should be custom and unique to you!Bring color, style and texture to your room with custom window treatments!

  • Draperies
  • Soft Shades
  • Panels
  • Swags
  • Valances
  • Tiebacks
  • Sunbursts
  • Hardware

We offer many exclusive lines that will guarantee you a unique look Amaral also carries the hardware for draperies and curtains in a plethora of materials including wood, metals and resins. Select from a variety of decorative traverse rods and specialty hardware from Kirsch, Houles, Robert Allen, B.Berger and many others.

All of our products are custom made for your individual project.   

Our Staff

Carlos is the founder of Amaral Upholstery and currently the upholsterer for C&M Upholstery and Fabrics. He began his career in Faial, Azores (Portugal) and continued as an upholsterer when he moved to the states. Following his dream of opening his own business, Carlos and his family opened the Shop in 1985 out of their back yard. With more than 35 years of experience Carlos has been named one of the Top Ten Upholsterers in the Bay Area.

You can email him at Carlos@cmuph.com for any estimates or questions. 

MARIA supported Carlos in his dream of opening his own business. She worked hard in the Shop as a seamstress, as well as doing all the bookkeeping for many years. Maria now manages the Showroom on Park Street in Alameda. Stop by and she can show you a variety of fabrics, blinds and help you make a selection that is just right for your home. 

LISA daughter of Carlos and Maria Amaral has always been a part of the business through out her life but it wasn't until 2008 that she took full time interest in the business.  In August of 2008 Lisa joined the staff as the office manager/sales associate at our showroom and is being groomed to one day take over the business.  While she learns the business she can help you with all and any of your upholstery needs. 

You can email her at lisa@cmuph.com for any upholstery needs.

MANNY, son of Carlos and Maria Amaral has been a part of the business since the young age of 13.  He started off stripping the furniture, deliveries and cleaning up after the upholsterers.  Over the last 27 years he has been trained and has become one of the best upholsterers in the industry.  To see some of his work check out our Gallery.


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Check out our beautiful fabrics and let us help you with your decorating needs

C&M Upholstery and Fabrics (formerly Amaral Upholstery) located in Alameda Califorinia is a full service business that offers reupholstery services with hundreds of fabrics in stock as well as thousands of samples in the books that line the walls of our comfortable and convienent downtown location

Contact us at sales@cmuph.com for a free estimate or feel free to visit during normal business hours.

C&M Upholstery and Fabrics

1211 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501, US

(510) 865-7171