Form and function: utility and boot rooms
As kitchens get smarter and the popularity for open plan living continues to grow, the utility room takes on an ever-greater significance as the engine room of the house. Its purpose straddles pragmatism and the very purpose of the home. Getting that balance right is about intelligent use of space, an integral understanding of your lifestyle, knowledge of the best technologies, and a flair for design and craftsmanship.
Alongside the utility room, boot rooms are the domain of luxury country living. Sitting separately from utility rooms and pantries, they allow for evermore purposeful detail from dog showers to boot racks, sinks to storage benches. They are the bridge between indoor and outdoor life, eminently practical and creating elegant harmony between your different domains.
Vintage style: wine rooms
Wine rooms, wine cellars, wine fridges and more – from spiral cellars to subterranean display cases, wine rooms are the integral luxury feature of a five-star home. Modern technology and engineering means that whether you’re located in a chic city apartment or a vast country estate, the options abound when it comes to installing your wine room. The domain of the stylish, the well informed and the passionate, you can store your favourite bottles at the perfect temperature and showcase prize possessions with flair and style.
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Home deli: chic pantries
Food might be a necessity, but it’s also a great joy, and in much the same way a pantry doesn’t just have to be about function – it can be about style and sensory experiences. Incorporate artfully placed hooks for cured meats, custom made open shelving for showcasing spices, overhead racks for home drying herbs, engraved silver tins for teas and coffees, and built-in wine fridges with glass fronts.
A pantry has to make it easy to find and access your ingredients; it has to store them at the right temperature and the space has to be maximised for optimum use. Design is an intrinsic part of that functionality of your pantry, adding enjoyment and creativity to each meal and moment.Read Article
Showcase pieces: media units
If life’s a cabaret, entertainment should have all the makings of a piece of theatre. Modern technology is an immaculate and impressive thing, and when we feature it in our homes – from televisions to sound systems – we want to maximise its benefits and sleek beauty, and place it with intent.
For some, we want technology to take centre stage in a room – the piece de resistance in a home cinema. For others, with multifunctional spaces, we want it to blend in one moment and stand proud on command. Through smart design, custom features, feature walls and seamless storage, modern media units allow us to make the most of technology and its role as part of our lifestyle.
Professional inspiration: home studies
The digital revolution means more of us work from home more of the time, requiring dedicated spaces to garner professional inspiration. This ability to create a working world of our own is an opportunity to envisage an environment that enhances our productivity and creates a sense of balance and wellbeing within our work day.
Chic furnishings combined with carefully selected colours, optimal lighting design and ergonomic features allow us to take control of the space in which we spend so much time, improving the way we work and enhancing the pleasure we get from each day.