Marius Fitted Bedroom Furniture Case Study
12th July 2016
A bedroom made beautiful with contemporary fitted bedroom furniture from Custom Creations.
Original design appointment: December 2015
Fitting Dates: 22nd– 26th
The room was a bare, empty room with an ensuite leading off. The customer wanted fitted bedroom furniture designed around his television and sound system, but stressed that he wanted a seamless look with clean lines and a glossy finish but not to look too clinical. He also wanted a very specific look to his bed, and wanted to get away from the traditional bedside unit and headboard.
James worked from the starting point of the television with a bespoke TV unit, and the position it needed to be in for the customer to view the television comfortably from the bed and then designed the run of the fitted bedroom furniture to come from each side, to give a seamless look. James recommended the fitted wardrobe carcase to colour should be in contrast to the doors, but should be picked up in the TV surround, to give some interest and depth to the overall look.
Underneath the TV is a cleverly disguised pull down front that allows the customer access to the controls for the sound system, whilst keeping them covered and free from dust.
The bed was created with the underside supports set back to give the illusion of a floating bed. The backboard was then over-sized to give a unique, contemporary look allowing the padded bespoke headboard to create a softness to the overall look.
By incorporating the bedside unit into the matching side panels of the bespoke headboard, James created a beautiful contemporary look with the practicality required for holding books, drinks etc.
A pelmet was fitted along the top of the bespoke headboard to incorporate the wires that fed down behind the side panels to a dimmer switch that fitted neatly in the panel, easily accessible to the customer. The unique pendant lighting created a dramatic effect to the backboard hanging form the pelmet to above the bedside units.
The whole colour scheme and effect was carried subtly through with fitted bathroom furniture to the en-suite, picking up the carcase colour to create a wall framed mirror with a contemporary lighting effect. The matching bathroom storage units were fitted on top of a box that was covering the bathroom pipes, which the customer had tiled to match the rest of the walls, maintaining that seamless look that had been so important in his brief.
It is always a challenge when designing around a specific focal point, such as a television, as it is easy to lose the overall effect of the furniture if the balance is not right. With this room, the seamless look that the customer required was cleverly achieved by the contrasting colours and the clean, mitred angles of the streamlined bespoke TV unit that was created to house the TV and sound system. The light pelmet designed to hide the wires and pendant light fixings at the top of the bespoke headboard is another example of how to maintain a neat result without compromising on style.
The “floating” bed gives the illusion of more floor space, which combined with the gloss effect look gives the room a light and spacious feel.
With such specific design requirements, the installation can create its own challenges and it is a credit to our exceptional in-house fitters that the overall result is exactly the clean and seamless look that the customer was very specific about in his brief.
The customer was absolutely delighted with the overall finish and look of the fitted bedroom furniture and to quote,” was overwhelmed with the finished result that went beyond the expectations of his brief.” He also commented that the room always seemed to feel small, but even with all the furniture in it now, it looks a much bigger room and feels more spacious. He felt that every box had been ticked and the combinations of the bedroom storage above and below the TV for his DVD’s, media games and music sat perfectly alongside the storage for clothes and shoes all hidden behind a beautiful run of fitted bedroom furniture.
His only complaint – that he didn’t want to leave the room in the mornings!!
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