Luxury Dressing & Boot Rooms, Cotswolds
Our client renovated a beautiful Manor House close to Stow-on-the-Wold deep in the Cotswold Hills and having seen our plans for the kitchen asked Langstaff-Ellis to create room enhancing cabinetry for other parts of the house.
Just off the main bedroom, we created a functional yet beautifully realised dressing room. Encompassing one whole wall is a run of custom-made panelled floor to ceiling height fitted wardrobes containing automated internal lighting and lacquered veneer shelving.
The centre of the room is dominated by an impressive island unit. This statement piece of glass-topped bespoke furniture measures 2.3m x 1.4m and provides copious storage within its 18 precision finished oak drawers.
While the finished piece of furniture is perfect, the installation took patience and dedication due to the very uneven nature of the original floorboards. Anyone with a keen eye will see in the image below how we’ve cleverly adjusted the height of the plinth to accommodate the slope of the floor.
Downstairs our finely detailed Boot Room is an elegant solution for storage and cleaning.
Following the Shaker design of the kitchen, the ceiling-height cabinets allow outdoor boots and clothing to be stored, with graceful oak shelving and large wicker baskets providing easy access for everyday items. Butt-hinges are used throughout with pewter handles offering a traditional feel to cupboard doors
To make life easier for pulling boots on and off we designed a bespoke bench to run along one wall, finished with an oak seat and v-groove back. In keeping with the historic nature of the Manor House the whole room is finished with moulded skirting including the bench’s plinth.
Completing the room is a deep polished concrete double sink with aged brass mixer tap.
It is always a joy helping to bring a historic building back to life, and while they bring their challenges they are amongst the most satisfying of the projects we work on.