27 Jan 2018
Traditional Handmade Dining Room Kitchen Cabinets

Project Description

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.

Cat Dog Bed within cabinetry

DESIGN SOLUTION

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.

27 Jan 2018
Traditional Wardrobes

Project Description

The project – These handmade wardrobes, were commissioned after we had finished their library. The breif was to a variety of storage options with a traditional laid back appearance.

Cabinetry – The clients chose the “Delvet” range of cabinetry from the “C&R Signature Collection”.

Colour & materials – F&B off white was used for the solid hardwood in-frame and doors. Solid oak drawers, fronts and internals all finished with a traditional stain.

Additions – customised jewellery insert with adaptable parts, housed in concealed drawer.

 

A bespoke solid in-frame design from the C&R signature collection sits unassumingly within its context. with solid oak dovetailed drawers and linings. This handcrafted scheme is hand-painted in All White and is beautifully finished with reeded handmade brass handles and hinges finished in chrome.

 

“Cedar and Rose were recommended to us, by golly we are glad of that introduction, we are so thrilled with the workmanship”

Solid oak drawers handmade wardrobes

27 Jan 2018
Bespoke TV Surround

Project Description

Cabinetry – Bespoke Modern Living Room Cabinetry, Staffordshire. Internals finished in dark walnut, with wide planked oak floating shelving, bay window seat and bespoke TV surround.

The project – To modernise the front living room of this 1930’s property, maximising the storage and seating potential of what was a small room..

“Cedar and Rose exceeded our expectations on what could be achieved with this room and brief. We are delighted and spend lots of time in there now with the fire on”.

Live edge oak shelf

DESIGN SOLUTION

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.

24 Jan 2018
Handmade Bespoke Traditional Library Study Cabinetry

Project Description

The project – This bespoke library, was commissioned to accommodate some of the clients vast array of books. There was a need to incorporate a television and some display areas for ornaments. They chose “Brock” cabinetry from the “C&R Signature Collection”.

 

A bespoke solid in-frame design with solid oak worktop and shelving. This handcrafted scheme is hand-painted in Oxford Stone, with  the shelves and worktop being finished in a traditional oak wax finish. Subtle beaded face – frame is beautifully finished with reeded handmade brass handles and hinges finished in a chrome.

 

“Cedar and Rose were recommended to us, by golly we are glad of that introduction, we are so thrilled with the workmanship”

Book storage

26 Nov 2017
Luxury Bootroom Coppenhall Staffordshire

Project Description

The project – This Luxury bootroom in Coppenhall, Staffordshire, was commissioned to accommodate all of the clients coats bags and shoes. In order to free up space in the formal entrance way and organise items so they are easily accessible. Whilst also acting as the main valve of the house day to day.

Their home – A four-bedroom traditionally built property thoughtfully renovated with a modern oak conservatory.

Room size – 3.0m x 3.9m

Designer – David Giles at Cedar and Rose, in collaboration with clients designer.

Designed for a renovated and extended home, this custom crafted bootroom features “Brock” in-frame cabinetry from Cedar and Rose’s signature collection handpainted in Farrow & Ball Down Pipe. The design combines modern Shaker style doors with the drawers having a recessed finger detail to save banging legs on handles. Tall cabinetry doors feature mid rails giving a unique, highly individual finish. The bootroom features solid oak internals throughout, including stunning deep dovetailed drawers to accommodate a menagerie of items. The luxury look continues to the work surfaces where full stave solid oak has been specified, complementing the cabinetry perfectly. Stunning polished handles and hooks complete the look

 

“Having met and discussed an initial brief with David, we knew we wanted to work with Cedar and Rose. Now the project is finished and we can see the design realised, the attention to detail and how the project looks far exceeded what we thought was possible. Thank-you so much”

DESIGN SOLUTION – Clients explain…

How did you find working with Cedar and Rose?

We both have demanding jobs so we needed someone that could listen to what we needed and interpret this for us. After an initial meeting we knew this to be true and so enlisted the help of Cedar and Rose with curating the project.

 

Was the colour already decided or did it evolve as the project progressed through the design stages?

It was a colour we had already used in another part of the property, but we were playing with different options for a good few weeks. Ultimately we were reassured that it would work well with the paired back look, and the oak really stands out now which was a really nice touch.

 

What surprised you the most looking at the project as a whole?

When we visited the workshop mid way through the build to have a look at things, it looked really overpowering. But now its installed it makes the room feel bigger, and its a room we find ourselves in a lot more now.

 

Would you change anything about the project now looking back?

No, not at all. We’ve actually asked for a full height mirror to compliment the cabinetry to be added.

 

Finally, were your expectations met with the finished project?

“Oh yes we are absolutely thrilled with what David has delivered for us. The workmanship and attention to detail has exceeded our expectations, and the practicality and usability of the space is great for our family”

Luxury Boot room Staffordshire

15 Feb 2017
Handleless modern bespoke kitchen

Project Description

The project – Handleless modern bespoke kitchen in waterfront apartment in Stone, Staffordshire. The brief was to turn what was a very small unusable space into something that not only looked visually pleasing, but was also functional.

Their home – A two-bedroom modern penthouse waterfront property, in Staffordshire.

Room size – 2.6m x 2.4m

Designer – David Giles at Cedar and Rose

Cabinetry – Bespoke kitchen units with true-handleless doors, magic corners and integrated W/M, and F/F, price on application. Cedar and Rose.

 

The client contacted us early in 2016 to indicate his intentions for their kitchen overhaul. They both had some ideas on what style they wanted and the requirements of being more functional but staying true to a modern looking kitchen, but without the gloss look of most modern kitchens.

Having worked with them before a few years previously, I knew their style and quickly came up with some ideas which was the spring board for arriving at the final design.

One thing was made clear from the outset, that because of the confines of the apartment, all the works would be carried out and completed whilst they went on holiday.

DESIGN SOLUTION – David, Kerry and Lee explain …

How was your working relationship with Cedar and Rose?

We’ve worked with David before, so we knew he’d get what we wanted to achieve. He’s always very professional, he respects our home when working and always leaves it tidy – hence why we went on holiday. He also knew how to deliver in reality what we were conveying in words to him for the overall appearance, with everything being made at their workshops really showed in the delivery and execution of the project.

You mentioned you went on holiday, during the project?

Yeah we left everything in their hands, and let them surprise us with our new kitchen when we got back. It’s safe to say that we absolutely loved what David had delivered for us.

How did the colour scheme come about?

“it took me about a month to finally decide on a colour, we’d narrowed it down to two but in the end I am glad I took the extra time to think about it as it sets the room off”.

What makes the layout work?

David Explains – The clients had a vague idea of what they wanted their new kitchen to look and function like. Initially they was a bit apprehensive about having just two large drawers, but now they both love them as they are so practical.

Also we managed to squeeze a magic corner in and extending the wall units to the ceiling really helps maximise storage. Even by just adding a shallow wall unit between the boiler housing and fridge freezer to store coffee, all helps to organise and manage their lifestyle and use of the kitchen more efficiently.

What do you like most?

Client –  We really like how the design makes our small kitchen seem much bigger, the clean lines and the end result.

David – I really like how this one turned out, with smaller spaces its much more difficult to achieve all of the clients brief, but we managed it and more on this one.

28 Jun 2016
Bespoke handmade shaker kitchen, Wexham

Project Description

The project – Bespoke handmade shaker kitchen and dining room furniture. Internal wall removed to open up the kitchen diner. New French doors to lead out to new landscaped garden. Complete home automation installation in conjunction with refurbishment of the rest of the property.

The owners – Nathan a company director and his partner Sarah a managing consultant.

Their home – A three-bedroom mock Georgian farmhouse with attic gym, in Stoke-poges, Wexham, Buckinghamshire.

Room size – 3.2m x 8.5m

Designer – David Giles at Cedar and Rose

Cabinetry – Bespoke kitchen units with traditional shaker in-frame doors, price on application. Cedar and Rose.

Project Budget – Undisclosed

Having driven past this property for a number of years when the for sale board went up Nathan and Sarah jumped at the chance of owning it. “We’d been on about what we’d do if it ever came up for sale”, Sarah recalls, “then it did. So it was all systems go”. Once they had the keys, they wasted no time in appointing a contractor to undertake all the heavy lifting and moving they needed. Once it was time for considering who to appoint for the finishing aspects of the work, Nathan contacted us at Cedar and Rose having seen previous work we had done. “Once I had spoken to David and had the initial meeting, I had no problem in instructing him to carry out the works we needed”.

The main body of the work was in the kitchen/diner but we have also had him compete other cabinetry through-out.

DESIGN SOLUTION – David Giles explains …

How did you begin the project?

One of the first things was to remove the internal wall between the kitchen and dining room, enabling more flow between areas and giving the feeling of more space and light.

How did the layout evolve?

This was a collaborative project. Nathan had lots of ideas and knew what he wanted. He needed Cedar and Rose to take his ideas and interpret them into a workable cohesive scheme, which didn’t dominate. There wasn’t a massive area to work with either so every cabinet was made and placed to exactly the way Nathan wanted to store and use the whole space. Hardboard templates were also used to enable them to see the footprint the units and dining table would create.

Tell us about the materials?

We wanted a cohesive flow from the kitchen/dining room, to the hallway and outside space. Natural limestone in a hued beige finish kept the pallet light, with underfloor heating allowing no obstructions with radiators. For the cabinetry we used birch ply, which is so robust you can build planes and boats. The contrast of this material against the painted in-frame doors, adds some warmth and depth when they are open. Stralata granite worktops and upstands were chosen for their colour hues from the door colour and durability.

Was it essential to include plenty of storage?

Yes it was. We were presented with a list of storage needs, from the concealed Vitamix, to exactly where the tea and coffee were to be stored. All the units are unique and the most important aspect to get right was all the tall bank of units having exactly the same size door. This threw up a few design challenges, with what was required to be housed in them, but we achieved it and stops your attention being drawn to them when entering and sat in the dining room.

What do you like most?

Now that we have finished the rest of the cabinetry in the dining room – I love the way the whole space, just works. We were limited on space to achieve all the elements, 6 seating dining space, spacious practical kitchen, casual dining and entertaining. But together with Nathan’s input, everything just sits right.