Walk-through wardrobe reveals luxury and craftsmanship
When it comes to interior design, a walk-through wardrobe speaks of luxury and style.
That’s exactly what our clients ended up with after we fitted such a feature as part of a refurbishment of a stunning Victorian apartment block in Kensington, west London.
Clever design and craftsmanship
The Creative Woodwork team were involved in work throughout the substantial property, from installing wooden flooring to fitting studded walls in the bathroom. But it was the walk-through wardrobe that best shows what’s possible with clever design and craftsmanship.
The wood used for the exquisite wardrobe doors is fumed eucalyptus. It’s a material that is becoming increasingly popular because of the rich, chocolate brown colour it exudes. The effect is caused by heating the wood in a specialist process, which not only brings out the dark colours but also emphasises the lovely crowns and arcs in the grain.
The light grey veneer used for the trim and drawers was sourced from a British company called Mundy, who are the exclusive UK distributors for Tabu, a world-class Italian veneer mill which specialises in dyeing natural wood veneers in a vast range of colours.
Stainless steel bars were used throughout the wardrobes as clothes rails while the design also features a slim pull-out tie rack that stands full height, displaying all the items, so the owner can peruse them at his leisure.
Creative use of space
The space where the fitted wardrobes are located is a narrow corridor between the master bedroom and an en-suite bathroom, and because of the restricted space we had to be creative in some areas.
One example is found behind another sliding door that reveals a wonderful set of shelves where all the client’s shoes are neatly set out. Because of the shallow space available, the shelves had to be fitted at a steep angle, and the finished result is first class.
When the shoe display is opened, a spotlight illuminate shelves. In fact, spotlights are placed throughout the walk-through wardrobe, as are as motion sensors so the lights come on as someone enters.
The lights are integrated with a timer, so they will go out after a short time.
Currently, the timer is set for two minutes but we feel the space is so luxurious that most people would want to spend considerably longer admiring the workmanship.
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