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Real home: a pair of floating beds and an open-plan kitchen redesign

Nope, it's not magic - just a very clever construction...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 26-07-2022 08:34am


When a prestigious property in the heart of beautiful and history-soaked Bath needs fresh life injected into it, you know it's going to be a rather impressive transformation.

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This wow-worthy makeover, conducted by architects Red Button Development and featuring wow-worthy wooden furniture by William Garvey, combines a twist of history with endless lashings of modern detail: think floating beds, savvy storage and careful incorporation of every inch of space.

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Inspiration by William Garvey

The project in a nutshell


Who lives here? 
A single male homeowner

The style: 
A historic property with a thoroughly modern twist

Architects: 
Red Button Development

Photography: 
Recent Spaces

The William Garvey team thought it was incredibly important for the bespoke furniture designs they created to match the historic settings, with a need to be 'sympathetic to the architecture' of the property, as well. 

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Inspiration by William Garvey


Understated yet luxe wooden details run through the whole of the property; a plank-style headboard in the bedroom below, for example, and simplistic benches providing both seating and storage.

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Inspiration by William Garvey


Let's talk about those beds! Both the master and secondary bedrooms feature stunningly designed floating bed, created by Nico Rensch at Red Button Development and breathed into reality by the William Garvey team. How were they made? "The bedframe is hidden on a pedestal to give the floating illusion," explains the team; integral LED lighting adds extra klout to the floating illusion. 

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Inspiration by William Garvey


A carefully combined mix of woods - oak, teak, smoked eucalyptus and walnut, to be precise - is effortlessly blended throughout the space. In that open-plan cooking-dining area, for example, wooden columns add extra interest to the airy, glass-lined space.

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Inspiration by William Garvey


On the subject of the kitchen, cast your eye over this super-smart table option.

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Inspiration by William Garvey


The multi-tasking oak countertop acts as both a worktop and a table; just add chairs to create a dining space like no other. Clever, no? See more pictures of this kitchen redesign, including the open-plan entertaining area, here.

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Inspiration by William Garvey


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   Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (Instagram, not coffee), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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