Bespoke Designer Kitchens

Excellent communication is the key for producing bespoke kitchens

The William Garvey team have completed many stunning kitchens over the last 40+ years but this kitchen installation at a house in Berkshire has really set the bar high. Working closely with Lisa Mitchell at the Interior Style Studio, the end result shows the quality and finish that you would expect from a furniture company with over 40 years of experience, making and installing beautiful freestanding and fitted furniture. The concept design for the curved kitchen was by SplinterWorks, and employed detailed design development by WG with extensive use of William Garvey’s CNC machine to create the flowing curves, and challenged …

The height of luxury entertainment – literally!

Our client had recently been travelling on business to the far east and really appreciated the Airbus A380 business class in-flight bar, so much so that he decided that he would like one in his own home. William Garvey were asked to design this curved, leather wrapped, bronzed stripped bar to be the height of luxury entertainment, if not at 40,000 feet, then certainly at sea level. The semi circular walnut counter topped kitchen bar is nearly 3 metres long with a bar flap and back cabinet end panels all leather wrapped.  The veneered flap matches the countertop which is …

Simplicity is key

Simplicity is the key in the bedroom, and as you can see William Garvey Ltd has achieved it beautifully in conjunction with Red Button Architects, the designers of this stunning apartment in Bath, Somerset. Stainless steel rods hold the timber slats of the bed together to create a seamless finish in this bedroom, with the bed being supported on a plinth and under lit. The effect of the timber slats joining directly into the headboard and wall behind produce a wonderfully calming effect bordering on minimalism.

Adding space to your guest bathroom

How to be creative in small bathroom areas. With a guest bathroom it’s often the case that space is at a premium and it’s useful to know how to create extra room without making your bathroom look cluttered. If you are putting in a teak shower grid, duck board or a teak bath and want somewhere to sit but the toilet is already taking up the space, a really useful way to create that extra seating area would be to put in a hinged teak duck board style seat that can be lifted when the toilet is needed, but when …

Why have a wooden bath?

I made the first teak bath over 30 years ago and they have stood the test of time being both functional and a stunning piece of bathroom furniture. In our workshop we have standard sized baths, but many clients ask us to make them to a size to fit their project. If you would like a one to be made to a different size or specification as we are happy to make them bespoke, please just ask. A William Garvey bath is made from a specialist marine ply core with a thick teak veneer. The bottoms of the baths, made …

Unique teak spas & Hot Tubs

Either indoors or outdoors, having a hot tub is the greatest way to relax and soothe aching limbs in your own home. Known for reducing stress, easing muscle pain, and improving circulation a hot tub will give you many, many years of enjoyment.  A William Garvey teak hot tub can be made for a single person, or up to six, all beautifully hand made and bespoke. Hot tubs can be provided with a seat to fit the tub, a teak lid to keep in the heat, with powerful jets to get the water pressure onto your body, LED lighting to …

Boutique Teak

We have been doing a little research lately to find out where our baths and basins end up and are rather pleased to discover a number of our products are finding there way into luxury spas and boutique hotels. We know our baths are long lasting and work in both traditional and modern settings but did not realise just how popular they are within commercial settings. The Buddha-bar Spa @ Hilton Evian-les-Bains features 2 teak Geo baths side by side, one filled with hot and the other with cold water for traditional style ‘alternating bathing’. London’s boutique hotel Malmaison features …

Luxury Designer Bathrooms

Incorporating Wood Baths into Your Bathroom

Wood baths are, in many cases, a departure in style and may therefore need other major changes in a bathroom’s style or other features. There are a number of options, but the two main choices are to either emphasise the wood bath, or make it blend into the rest of the room. The world does not usual work in such absolute terms and while the most obvious way of emphasising a feature may often involve making it very different to the rest of a room, often other items sharing its style can help emphasise an item. Indeed, making an item …

Why choose a wood basin?

A wood basin is a departure from the norm and this can be enough reason for many, but many may have doubts about wood’s suitability for the task. Wood is regularly used in furniture as well as a flooring material, but for some items, particularly those involving water, it is often looked on as a poor choice. Some woods are indeed not a good fit, but there are many that are great in such uses, requiring only minimal treatment. Woods such as teak are tough and resistant to chemical attack. There are limits as some cleaning agents, particularly those containing …

Interior yacht design, yacht or home?

Whether your yacht is a small, large, or even a super yacht, at some point you may wish to remodel its interior, just as you would a house or a flat. This can be a difficult task even on land. On the sea, the vast majority of the issues found on land can also be found on a yacht. Some of these can be exaggerated by the special circumstances found on a yacht and additionally, there are the special circumstances involved with a yacht. For these reasons, among others, interior yacht design is often more of a challenge. On a …