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Bow Valley Upholstery

Mike Rosen grew up in a family dedicated to fabric, design and creating spaces for memories. His parents opened their upholstery shop in 1991 in Winnipeg. Mike was a young teenager when he began stripping furniture (to find quarters)! I, Katrina, came on the scene in 1996 to help sweep the shop floor and strip furniture as well.

I'm not sure anyone expected Mike to become passionate about the world of furniture and upholstery, yet after working as an engineer and as an electrician, he continued to be drawn back to his families business. One of Mike's first defining pieces of his future was a large sofa and love-seat he designed and created for our wedding in 2004.

The defining pieces of Bow Valley Upholstery's future was a large sofa and loveseat Mike designed and built for our wedding in 2004

Us young Rosen's moved to Canmore, Alberta in 2010 and began Bow Valley Upholstery initially out of a maintenance closet! Mike also took the important Upholsterer job at the Fairmont Banff Spings Hotel, honing his skills and growing his interest for materials in antique and modern pieces. Bow Valley Upholstery grew and our space became much larger. As for me, who knew 21 years later, I'd still be sweeping the floors, stripping furniture and taking to reupholstering myself! More on Katrina Here.

We are fortunate to work with an incredible team of designers, dedicated sewers and upholsterers. Mike's sister, Janice, now owns Verve design and workshop in Winnipeg and she and Mike collaborate often.

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Velvet Chaise

This antique chaise was redone for a beautiful shop in Banff. We really think it adds to the decor and it was so fun to work on!

Banff National Park Chair

This chair has a stamp of "BNP" at the base of the leg. After talking to the client, we came to the conclusion that it stood for Banff National Park as an original waiting room chair. This solid oak construction will last another 100 years!

Hudson Bay Chairs

Hudson Bay Blanket

The inspiration from this piece came from Canada's oldest business, the Hudson Bay Company.

Green Leather

We considered the arms being a high wear area and thought they would be best redone in a sharp leather. These chairs are in a tourist accommodation where they're used and admired and have created quite the statement.

Loose Cushion Sofa

On this project, the client wanted the existing cushions reupholstered. No foam was added but the new material gave a brand new vibe!

Patio Furniture

The old version of these cushions were definitely ready to be replaced! They're now in an outdoor courtyard at one of Canmore's great hotels, where the guest can sit comfortably and admire Bow Valleys majestic mountains.

Teak Chairs

These pieces were designed for a young couple. We think they really add a beautiful splash of colour for their condo sitting area.

The Rosens have been in the upholstery business for 25 years. When they moved to Canmore, Alberta, they brought their family trade with them, thus beginning
Bow Valley Upholstery

Michael Rosen


Katrina Rosen