Spotlight On: Bespoke at the Head of the Bed
Making bespoke furniture for projects is exciting. It’s great being able to offer a client a special product that is individual to them and fits their home perfectly. It is also admittedly a little stressful, as all the information provided to the maker needs to be exactly right. There is a lot of planning which goes into designing and making a bespoke piece; it’s a careful process.
We had a bespoke oversized headboard made this year which went into the master bedroom of our Fitzrovia project. It was an adapted Belgravia headboard design created by Simpsons London. The headboard was made to fit the length of the whole back wall. We used the same fabric as we used for the bed and chose trim finishes which worked with the design of the room.
Ensuring the makers get the exact information is vital. On this project it was not only the right width for the space that we needed to detail. Simpsons were embedding electrical face plates into the headboard so that we could still provide the client with double sockets, a data port and light switches along that headboard wall. The information shared with them needed to be exact to fit the necessary electrics.
These sockets had to sit in the correct position for the bedside tables and in a comfortable reach from the bed. Forward planning was involved prior to installation: we had to ensure that our contractors had relocated the electrical items to the correct position on the wall, ready to be connected once the headboard was installed on site.
When installing such a large product, it’s vital the company comes to do a site visit to check access to the property. Due to this being an oversized item going in to a new build property in central London, it needed to be delivered in parts. Delivery needed to account for getting the piece it up in the lift.
Both the client and we were really really happy with the result and think it looks fabulous! To see more about this property check out our house tour.