Since 1889

Founded in 1889, McLaughlin is a third generation New England manufacturer of custom upholstered furniture. Each unique piece is handcrafted in accordance with stringent 18th century European craftsmanship techniques mastered by our founder, Hugh McLaughlin.

For clients who expect nothing less than perfection, we specialize in made-to-order upholstered furniture. Chairs, chaises, sofas, ottomans, sectionals, beds, headboards – whichever you choose, your piece is designed to endure as an antique of tomorrow.

Our award-winning artisans are here to make your dreams of impeccable comfort and style a reality. Inspiration may begin with a visit to our Boston showroom or a concept from our online portfolio. Or it may be born with a photograph, a sketch or the snatch of an idea.

Above all, we stand for American quality. From our solid hardwood frames and hand-tied springs, to our natural horsehair padding and custom-stitched fabrics, our commitment to old world craftsmanship continues to receive recognition from the finest publications.

Chat with us about your creative vision. Our friendly and informative consultants have decades of experience in the design world, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our work.



Made to Order


Like a bespoke suit, McLaughlin’s made-to-order pieces are built to your precise specifications, down to the very last stitch.

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Customization Process

Our award-winning artisans specialize in creating luxurious, custom-made upholstery and furniture built to your precise specifications. These are unique and timeless pieces that speak to the heart of New England quality.

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McLaughlin is committed to preserving the art of custom upholstering and furnishing. Our old world manufacturing methods, attention to detail and use of the finest natural materials are an integral part of our reputation for perfection.

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  • A pleasure to deal with. Proposals are clear and timely, furniture is first-class, and delivery is as promised.

    Harry Schnaper Inc.
  • Kevin maintains a very high standard of quality control and nothing leaves his shop short of perfection.

    F.D. Hodge Interiors
  • The best custom sofa ever! Beautiful and comfortable, it makes it hard to leave the house. Kevin is master of his craft.

    S. Corkin
  • McLaughlin makes me look good. They were recommended to me for a Boston project and now I’m using them for New York jobs.

    Harry Schnaper Inc.
  • The go-to custom upholstery shop in the Boston area! Quality and customer satisfaction is always first.

    SLC Interiors
  • Loved working with Kevin – he’s really an artist! Kevin and Katie make the team unbeatable.

    Lucie Beauchemin

The People at McLaughlin