I designed and created this collection of bedroom furniture for a client based in London, U.K. The wood used is solid French Walnut which came from the Dordogne and Ariege regions of France. The rugged proportions of the pieces were inspired by the impressive nature of the Ariege. The set comprises of a bed, two bedside cabinets and two chests of drawers. Prices for individual items on request.
These luxury rustic planters are made from 100% saw mill waste. Made from durable Douglas fir they are a perfect way of making use of the shorter lengths of timber which are usually thrown away. I made these for our own garden in April and lined them with geo-textile. They are ageing beautifuly and have provided us with some beautiful strawberries, lavender plants and out first crop of home grown tomato's. They'd also make perfect herb gardens.
The big one's are € 120.00 and the smaller one's € 90.00 ex delivery. They can also be made to measure on request. Order your own today!
Living in a rented house I couldn't just tear a hole in any doors or walls so I've blocked up a window in our utility room and fitted the flap into a board fixed to the frame. The only problem was, it's about 1m40 off the ground!
It took the cats a couple of days of us forcing them through (gently!), back and forth and rewarding them with treats but they're completely at ease with it now and they love sitting on their "balcony", watching the world go by.
P.S. I've fitted a Sureflap Microchip cat flap bought on Amazon for € 90.00 and it's working brilliantly so far, it reads the cats microchips and only opens for chipped animals it recognises.
1970 readers digest bed design still going strong!
I made this bed in local Chestnut (chatigner) for a new room in a client's guesthouse here in the Ariege. My client, William Ackroyd, of Rouge Guesthouse in the hamlet of Rouge ( www.rougeariege.com ) had made a version of this bed some 30 years ago. He was so pleased with it he decided to use the design again for this latest version. Sorry about the awful photos, I missed the chance at the opening of the new room to get some good shots. The bed looked great though and has adjustable reading lights mounted either side of the headboard. The wiring for these is cleverly concealed behind it.
The simplicity of the design make the bed not only practical in use but economical to make too. And that's the secret of good design...