A total transformation for a six-storey Notting Hill townhouse

The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms were all over-hauled in this impressive London property It’s not every day that a six-floor Notting Hill townhouse needs to be redesigned. The project saw the William Garvey team collaborate with leading architects Brian Ma Siy and ABA International Architects to make-over the property from top-to-toe, with everything from the master bedroom to the staff quarters given a fresh new look. The project in a nutshell Who lives here? A family with live-in staff The style: Modern and minimalist, with a family-friendly twist Architects: Brian Ma Siy and ABA International Architects Photography: Recent Spaces The …

Wood furniture helps relieve stress!

Did you know that wood is said to have positive effects on the emotional state of people? For example, wooden interiors are reported to promote: • Improvements to your emotional state and self-expression • Reduction in your stress levels • Decrease in high blood pressure and heart rate • Better air quality by controlling humidity • Helps to combat climate change Bringing you closer to nature, the effects of wooden rooms and furnishings really show that “wood is good”. You can also improve wellbeing through a selection of ergonomic furniture and accessories that offer you added comfort and posture support. …

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 …