Steve and Ceci de la Torre began their tenure in the custom furniture business 40 years ago when they purchased Steve’s father’s business, De La West Upholstery. Originally, De La West Upholstery, better known as “The Shop”, focused solely on refurbishing and re-upholstering existing furniture. However, after answering a call for help from one of their designer-clients who needed a custom bed in a hurry - Steve and Ceci’s sites were set on a much bigger goal: becoming proficient at producing fine hand-made custom furniture. Because Houston lacked a full-service workroom that could consistently and quickly deliver high-end custom upholstery tailor-made exactly to the designer’s specifications, the de la Torre’s had an opportunity to carve out a much-needed niche in the custom furnishings industry.
Custom Creations Furniture is Houston’s premier high-end, full-service workroom catering to some of the South’s most recognized and influential interior designers and architects. Over the years, the dedicated team at Custom Creations Furniture has expanded enabling them to add to their repertoire of custom goods and services available to the trade, including case goods, draperies and bedding.
The de la Torre’s reputation for providing excellent customer service as well as their fine attention to detail is what has helped them to continue to grow over the years, even in slower economic times. Steve and Ceci’s laid-back approach to life and their great senses of humor have also aided in their success. Lovers of all things fun – Tex-Mex, fine wine, a round or two of tennis, hosting their friends and family at their home in the Texas Hill Country, long walks with their two puppies and Sunday dinners with their 4 children and 7 grandchildren – the de la Torre’s are truly grateful for the wonderful life and business they have built together.