The challenge was to transform a dark five-bedroom Edwardian detached house into a colourful, light free-flowing family home, with HUX appointed to provide a full joinery package. The inspiration was modern British design with a timeless feel, and this is reflected throughout this stunning property.
Everything started with the design of the main family room / kitchen. Our D&B project partners, Zulufish, removed a corridor from the hall to kitchen and designed three sets of double doors for inter-connecting rooms to link the social spaces of the ground floor.
Bespoke joinery was designed, crafted and installed by HUX in almost all of the rooms. The overall design of the house relied heavily on having plenty of storage to hide away clutter and ensure the space flowed. Our clients were not only after something practical but also something unique and interesting.
In the kitchen and dining room we used dark walnut veneer with a contrasting satin smooth taupe spray paint finish. Additional depth was added using a bronze metal splashback in the dining room bar joinery.
The unique dining room bar joinery design reflected a square panelled design which leads on to a generous snug area for family time, an area that is used by the adults and children equally, therefore plenty of storage space was needed. Hidden push latch cupboards tidy away cocktail gear.
We designed and crafted this huge backlit bookcase which filled the back wall of the room. It provides plenty of concealed storage for the children’s toys with shelving for more decorative accessories.
At the front of the property is a beautiful and elegant formal living room, where we designed classic cabinetry, with panelling detail and melt into the wall shelving giving a more timeless finish to the room.
Here, Zulufish had opened up unused roof space and created a double height study with a mezzanine, enabling us to craft a beautiful double height floor to ceiling bookcase in a gentleman’s wenge wood finish. This was tailored to store gentleman’s books and belongings, and electronics to create a show stopping unit. We partnered with specialist metalworker Andrew Nebbett Designs on the ladder and rail.
The real show stopper of the house is a stunning and unique and bespoke 3D panelled wall for the master bedroom, which cleverly conceals the TV behind it with invisible push latch doors.
Across the hallway is a secluded dressing room, filled with elegant joinery, finished in a fresh oyster xylocleaf.
Finally, in the eaves of the house we were able to have some fun creating bespoke joinery for the children’s bedroom. Designing the joinery to house the bed against the wall opened the room to provide plenty of play space, a hidden truckle bed as well as storage at either end.