Claire and Neil have a typical Victorian terrace with a “knock though” between the living room and dinning room. We were asked to produce design that would accommodate a huge collection books and give the space a modern fresh look.
This design appears to “hover” in the alcove spaces. Our friends at Farrow and Ball Chelsea advised on colours. The project was extended to include a more complete room refurbishment.
The units and most of the room finished in “Slipper Satin” the feature wall is “Old White” both by www.farrow-ball.com
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Why use Exploit Space…
We are passionate about proportion, we build a complete 3D model of your space and will only propose designs which we feel sit well in the room. Your local carpenter will never be able to provide this level of service. A sense of proportion is something you are born with, just look at our portfolio, every piece sits well in its space, this isn’t luck, this isn’t clever photography. This is talent, this is instinct, this is a lifetime of studying art and design.
Why some alcove cupboards don’t look right…
A common mistake made local tradesmen is to allow the cupboard to cover parts of the chimney breast and the end result is a cupboard which looks squat and breaks up the lines of the room. We do what looks good and not what is easy.
Panel doors where the stiles and rails are the same width will invariably look squat. Any fitted furniture should come with a lifetime guarantee: A lifetime is s long time to be looking at seyong which has been badly designed.
If you want to see some examples of how NOT to design alcove storage have a look at this rogues gallery we’ve assembled…