We’ve just returned from finishing the fit at a client’s home in Bradford on Avon. This time Ben and the team were fitting three luxurious cream dressers in the master bedroom and the beautiful wardrobes to create a walk in dressing room. The brief for the project was to create a range of fitted and freestanding furniture that not only allowed adequate storage space for the room, but also created a feeling of calm and sophistication. Take a look:
After meeting with the family in their home, we were able to get a proper understanding of the space and their ideas. We then came up with a plan which we briefed to the couple. One of the key challenges was storage. We were limited in space for the walk in wardrobe, and rectangle shaped wardrobes looked too harsh. As such Alex overcame this issue by designing the end wardrobes with a curved edge. This worked to not only open up the space, letting more light in from the window, but also to add a touch of elegance and beauty. We carried this theme in the floating dressing table which also had two pull out drawers.
To craft the curved doors we used a vacuum press. The process involved laminating thin layers of wood around a Styrofoam mould. This was then placed in the vacuum bag press which sealed the layers in place and enabled the glue to dry properly.
Another challenge was the type of storage available. The client needed a lot of hanging space in the wardrobes, and we included several differently spaced rails in the interiors to accommodate for this.
Both the wardrobes and the dressers were crafted with hardwood fronts, which we spray painted in house, and birch ply interiors. The ‘layered’ look interiors added a really modern touch to the very classic Shaker exterior. A nice little twist. The dressers featured over sized frames, slab fronted drawers, flush skirting and shadow groove detailing.
We also utilised Armac Martin handles throughout the design. These beautiful doors knobs are made from solid brass forgings, with a polished nickel plate finish, and are expertly crafted and hand finished by the company in Birmingham.
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