Cabinetry – Handmade traditional dining room kitchen cabinetry, Staffordshire. Internals are all oak with a white patina finish. Fully customised internals to house the drinks cabinet crystal and alcohol.
The project – To tie the formal dining room to what will later become the new kitchen. Drinks needed to be situated within close proximity and readily accessible at all times whilst entertaining and relaxing. Special attention needed to be taken in order to correctly store and display the crystal ware.
Cabinetry – Chosen from the Cedar and Rose “Signature Collection” “Simpkin” cabinetry was chosen, for its traditional charter and modern aesthetic.
Colour & materials – Vardo was chosen as the colour for the cabinetry, and a patinaed white finish to all the oak internals.
This beautiful scheme was the harmonisation of traditional atheistic and detailing, coupled with functionality and practicality. Making use of the recesses either side of the chimney breast was an ideal place to house these cabinets in what is now the formal dining room. A fully itemised and custom designed internal to the drinks cabinet ensures that all the crystal glasses are stored correctly and displayed beautifully. Drinnks are easily accesable, and the rest of the cabinet ensures there is plenty of space for further purchases.
The soft ambient down lights enhance this cabinets internal aesthetic.
Not forgetting the left hand cabinet, which has practical storage in the upper cabinet with drawers beneath with a bed espeacially devoted to the two cats that live there.
What was the inspiration for the design?
The brief was to ensure that all available space was utilised as the room isn’t overly large. The aesthetic was to be modern traditional with a slight Scandinavian element.
How did you put a modern twist on the project?
Handleless cabinetry either side of the chimney breast sits seemingly in its place and is unobtrusive on the eye. Thick 40mm solid plank oak shelving with the live edge left on softens the look whilst adding texture. The playful fabrics also tie into the colour scheme.
Why the bay window seat?
Part of the brief was to allow as many people as possible to be able to sit in the front room comfortably. A window seat was a no brainier there just wasn’t enough room to get a sofa in. Now it comfortably sits three adults or four children. So now 8 people can sit in this room which is pretty impressive.
How was the colour decided?
The client had already decided on colour at the first meeting so that was one less thing to talk about.
Tell us about the fabrics?
The client sat down with both our upholsterer and curtain maker and decided upon what you see.Both items were also handmade and heavily influenced by the drawing room blue colour of the room.