Last month we completed an English Wardrobe Company installation in a period property in Wiltshire, and I’m posting a couple of photos…because it’s a fine example of how even in old houses (parts of this one date back to the 13th century) with extremely uneven floors, no plumb walls and crumbly lime plaster, fitting furniture which maximises storage but still looks good can be done. Congratulations to my marvellous English Wardrobe Company fitters who made it all seem easy when actually it was anything but!
Even before all the finishing touches have been added (blinds, bed throws etc.) the wardrobes have already made quite a statement at this end of the bedroom, and the Revival mirrored doors have created more light.
By contrast, we installed this fully fitted dressing room in a contemporary setting in London last month, as part of a master bedroom suite comissioned by a prestigious London property developer.
If you’re a lover of Vintage and Shabby Chic, you might be interested in making a visit to The Old Flight House, Weston on the Green (Oxfordshire) http://www.theoldflighthouse.co.uk/. I pop in from time to time as it’s a great place to find old French furniture and accessories which can be used as bold statement pieces in contemporary spaces if they’re left in their old and distressed state. Here are a few shots of what they had on offer when I was there last week, I love the 1920’s torso of an unusual metal construction, and the set of six Louis XVth chairs: