DINING CHAIRS & CUSTOM FITTED HEADBOARDResidential | SEVENOAKS, KENT
Project: Dining Chairs & Custom Fitted Headboard
Where: Sevenoaks, Kent
Who: Undisclosed Residential Client
This twofold project came in two phases as part of a residential redevelopment in a private road in Sevenoaks. The headboard was required in a specific sequence with other interior contractors, as it was built onto the wall of the bedroom suite and was required before finishing touches such as carpet and second fix electrical installation; the dining chairs were a furnishing and therefore required after all construction work was complete.
The headboard design was created by the client themselves, as managing the interiors project part of the redevelopment. The colour scheme of the room was to correspond with the ensuite bathroom; this room sits behind the headboard, so is seen beside when the bathroom door is ajar. Specific furnishings had already been pre-selected by the client, thus there were already influencers in place when it came to choosing the fabric colouring. We were able to provide a sample which amiably fit their criteria: a gold-taupe finish with slight luminescence to enhance the headboard curves and reflect the morning and midday sun from the south-east facing glass balcony doors opposite the bed. The headboard also needed to incorporate sockets (to sit behind the tables) and a light switch.
The diamond-shaped panels added a quality bespoke feel, and the walnut border really anchored the more neutral room tones, providing an aesthetic frame to the bed and bedside tables, which were to sit within the headboard width. Gold trims were matched to the bedside tables and lamps that had been chosen, and were customised to sit within the wooden border to add an elegant touch.
In terms of dining chairs, the dining room sits between the open plan lounge and kitchen, therefore they needed to echo the colouring of both rooms. Regular entertainers, the client required the chairs to be comfortable but durable – influencing our choice of interior foam and springs as well as the overall covering. After presenting a number of fabrics, with varying functional qualities, they settled for a faux nubuck that was both wipeable and stain-resistant: ideal for maintaining the quality look throughout years of frequent use. Chair legs were sprayed to a contemporary chocolate grey that matched with the décor. Buttoning was chosen to add interest to the front of the chairs, and the backs were designed with a chrome “door-knocker” style handle which both elevate the rear aesthetic and also provide a hand-hold for guests to take their seat.