Bespoke Home & Office Cabinetry Oxfordshire


Langstaff-Ellis have designed and built unique kitchens for all 34 homes at the Laureate Gardens development in Henley on Thames. A number of the new owners have been so impressed by the quality of work in the kitchens they have commissioned the company to create bespoke interiors in other rooms.

In their new home in the Wordsworth building of the development, one client recognised that working from home is now a fact of life. Therefore we were asked to design two separate offices, one to be fitted into a bedroom space and the other in a walk-in cupboard.

In the larger office, the main feature is a striking bookcase with spacious storage cupboards fitted beneath the antique beams of the end wall. The bookcase constructed from solid oak dovetail boxes is finished in a bold Royal Navy Blue from the Little Green Paint Company and a clear satin lacquer with industrial style handles from Buster + Punch.

In the same style the bespoke desk with side return fits cleverly into a corner, maximising the use of space. For extra comfort and a touch of luxury, the solid oak worktop has a tactile Forbo linoleum inlay, making it a comfortable setting for all those Zoom calls.

In the smaller office, the Rock Maple doors, frames and full height cabinets with ovolo molding are finished in a light colour to generate a feeling of space, while the cabinets and shelving maximise storage space.

Adjacent to the master bedroom the developer had left a blank space designed to be a walk-in wardrobe. To maximise the potential of the space we designed full height cabinets in a wood grain laminate, with a combination of push-to-open drawers and contrasting half and full height hanging spaces. To complete the dressing room we integrated lighting into the hanging rails and made life easier with pull-out trouser racks.

In the living room we designed and built a full height classical style bookcase and AV cabinet with hidden recesses for cabling, integrated lighting and, specific shelving for their DVD collection.

Within the existing kitchen we designed a simple elegant bar comprising dovetail drawer boxes for storage with a small Caple wine fridge and a beautifully executed oak wine rack, completed by a Carrara marble worktop.

“We are absolutely delighted with the quality and aesthetics of the cabinetry…the staff were a delight to work with, and were very polite and thoroughly professional throughout the project.” Mr & Mrs M Henley-on-Thames

The full story can be found in the project case study.