Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Study in Progress

A few pics of a study currently being installed on one of my jobs. 

The client has a great collection of antique furniture pieces so we decided a dark custom designed and made wall unit would be the ideal back drop for their many varied timber pieces, not to mention books and curios from their travels.

Just need the joiner to finish off the skirting and paint it dark and to get the right timber desk for the room!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Cut From a Different Cloth

BEFORE - The blue vinyl had to go!
It's amazing what a new coat of paint can do for an old house.  Likewise, a fresh fabric used to re-upholster an older piece of furniture can absolutely rejuvenate it.  Take these two quaint armchairs for example.  My client had seen them at an op-shop and despite the horrendous blue vinyl and missing buttons, at $30 each he couldn't pass them up.  He brought them to me and I thought their rustic charm and informal style would be complimented beautifully using a patterned fabric in an organic patterned fabric.  Sydney based Cloth Fabrics seemed a perfect fit.  To keep costs down we upholstered the back of the chairs in a textured plain fabric from Warwick Fabrics in a dark charcoal colour.  Voila! These two chairs are now an inviting feature of his living room and completely unique - not to mention a lot more comfortable than before!
AFTER - Two beautiful new armchairs awaiting delivery

Monday, February 18, 2013

Steel Yourself, Part II

I spent a good chunk of Friday on site in Essendon arranging a clients impressive collection of china and porcelain into her new custom designed and made display cabinet (the one with the steel doors). Here are a few snapshots of the cabinet - the glass had only been installed that morning, so the glass needed cleaning and the gaffer tape to be removed but otherwise it looks fantastic!
Industrial steel doors, timber bench tops and plenty of storage space.
Impressive china collection!
An enormous TV and custom designed unit for speakers, subwoofer, sonos, dvd, amplifier etc