Whether your project is a new build, extension or renovation project, it can be challenging to find the right furniture for a space.

We are regularly told by clients that they have brought a piece of furniture as a temporary solution whilst looking out for the right piece to fit in a space. Often the piece of furniture that was meant to be temporary becomes a lasting solution whilst they struggle to find the right remedy.

Our Interior Design team have a vast knowledge of furniture suppliers and access to exclusive products through our trade only suppliers as well as bespoke products produced by our network of local craftspeople.

We enjoy finding intelligent, creative solutions to the challenges and constraints of a space. Whether it is a vaulted space, historic period features, awkward pipework boxing or fireplace our team will source or design furniture that fit effortlessly in the space!

A recent project where In Ex Design designed a bespoke furniture solution tailored around an existing fireplace is Exeter Villa – (https://www.inexdesign.co.uk/portfolio/exeter-villa/)

The former living room in the grade II listed property had a large fireplace. We proposed repurposing this room as the Kitchen and the existing fireplace posed a challenge of how to incorporate it into the new space. As the property is grade II listed the chimney could not be removed. We had to ensure that our design solution did not impact the existing cornice and skirting, allowing these features to be conserved.

The images below show the before and after photographs of the transformed room!

In Ex Design created the design and concept for the new Kitchen. Our idea was brought into reality by local kitchen company Sapphire Spaces who made their Bulthaup Kitchen units work to our vision.

This bespoke joinery was designed by In Ex Design and manufactured and installed by Touch Design Group, a local architectural joinery firm. The custom-built joinery fits effortlessly around the Sapphire Spaces kitchen.

The joinery piece was inspired by artwork by Ben Nicholson, who’s work has been on display at Tate St Ives as part of Modern Art and St Ives.

It was designed to look like an artwork piece but with a practical use for hidden Kitchen storage, maximising the space available in the alcoves either side of the existing fireplace.

The design is such that several of the panels open or lift up to reveal hidden storage. A tea and coffee station has been incorporated on the left side with an area set back on the right for the sink and boiling water tap.

Our team worked with Touch Design Group to ensure the joinery fitted around the existing cornice, fireplace and constraints of the Kitchen cabinatry. The result is a solution that fits seamlessly into the Kitchen Cabinetry and conceals the existing fireplace, with practical storage.

In Ex Design can offer Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) supply as part of our interior design service, be that for an interior design project or a full architectural design service project. Read our blog post on FF&E supply for more details. https://www.inexdesign.co.uk/ffe-benefits-of-furniture-supply/

Do you have a tricky space you want to work better for you? Or are you looking to renovate a property and thinking of having bespoke furniture – get in touch!

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