Neil and Marion’s Libraries
We were delighted to have been involved with building two very unusual projects for Neil and Marion, both respected academics they had amassed a very large book collection.
For the sitting room of their period house we designed and built a very unusual “saw tooth” library, which Neil had requested. For the library to fit in with the room we suggested building a framework with a partition wall either end. We continued the room cornice across the framework and had the walls plastered and painted to look original whilst opposing wall lights built in to the framework gave the new wall some authenticity. For the library cabinets we used Southern Yellow Pine which was chosen to match the floor in the room, Southern Yellow is almost completely knot free and mellows with age to a warm golden colour.
In one of their upstairs rooms we built an unusual library, Marion had asked that the room was set aside as her sewing room with no bed to dominate the room. Working with their idea of a foldaway bed we designed cabinets around their system and the room now features a fabulous and much talked about library which slides aside and converts to a bed.
Thanks so much to Neil and Marion for asking us to be involved- it was a hugely enjoyable project.