The HUX Report Vol 15: It’s All About Storage Solutions
Q: YOU RECENTLY WORKED ON A CLIENT project IN ZACHARY CT, LONDON. PLEASE TELL US WHAT THE CLIENT’S BRIEF was AND WHO YOU WORKED with ON THE PROJECT?
A: We joined forces with BD Design Studio to create bespoke joinery for the client. Maximising storage space was the main focus for the client and we created bespoke wardrobes, cabinetry and bathroom storage.
Q: What part of the project was the most challenging?
A: For the living area, the client wanted a storage unit designed around the television. However, she wanted something truly unique and a colour and finish that could lift the room but not be overbearing. Working closely with our specialist veneer suppliers we created a few different finishes to choose from.
BD Design Studio loved Mundy’s Carbalho veneer with its grey green colour. The pattern is inspired by the ocean and seashells; when the daylight reflects the cabinets it really does shimmer like the deep sea. Paired with dark bronze waxed pull handles, it is a very unique piece of furniture that we are proud of.
Q: ANY TIPS FOR STORAGE SOLUTIONS IN SMALLER APARTMENTS?
A: London apartments can be a challenge in regards to space, but that’s the challenge that we love the most. We understand that if you are surrounded by clutter it can affect your mental wellbeing so creating innovative storage that is in tune with the client’s lifestyle is what we do best.
For example, the spare bedroom was on the small side, so we decided a built-in wardrobe, with sliding doors would be the most effective solution, which limits the space needed by doors being open.
We added in automatic LED lighting inside the wardrobe to make sure that visibility was perfect. Eccentrically spaced panel doors in off-white add height to the room and gives the illusion of space.
For the master bedroom we used a gold-effect antique mirror on the doors to add more drama to the room. By using a mirror it also creates the illusion of more space but with the antique gold-effect it is not as harsh as a normal mirror and creates a more harmonious feel for the master bedroom.
An additional bespoke wardrobe was designed for the bedroom with a beautiful fabric finish as an inset on the panel doors, framed by a brushed brass inlay. The contrast is stunning and combined with gold brass pull handles creates a luxurious addition to the room.
Q: Please tell us about the bathrooms
A: Bathrooms often do not have windows and natural daylight, especially ensuite. This means that effective, integrated lighting is key for the room to function.
The built-in shelves above the toilet, display perfectly how lighting can make such a difference. Here, it highlights the beauty of the patterned mirrored tiles and the figured sycamore veneer shelves add balance and strength to the design.
The second bathroom was designed with a monochrome look, natural white grey marble was balanced with dark cabinetry, made with a figured anere tabu veneer for a more masculine effect.