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Excellent communication is the key for producing bespoke kitchens

13 December 2016

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 installin...

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The height of luxury entertainment – literally!

24 October 2016

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...

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Simplicity is key

28 July 2016

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 e...

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Adding space to your guest bathroom

07 June 2016

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...

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Why have a wooden bath?

05 May 2016

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, plea...

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Unique teak spas & Hot Tubs

04 April 2016

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...

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Boutique Teak

09 October 2015

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 Buddh...

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Incorporating Wood Baths into Your Bathroom

09 October 2015

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 f...

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Why choose a wood basin?

09 October 2015

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 g...

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Interior yacht design, yacht or home?

09 October 2015

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, th...

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How to choose the best yacht furniture

09 October 2015

When decorating your yacht, furniture is the foremost thought in most people's minds. Of course the furniture you choose must be practical; sturdy, durable and able to withstand movement and changes in temperature, as well as moisture. But appearances are a prime consideration as well. A yacht is somewhere people come to relax, get away from it all and feel absolutely comfortab...

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A wood basin is a thing of beauty

09 October 2015

Wood basins are often chosen when redecorating, for both aesthetic and sustainability reasons. They have a wonderful natural look, which adds a certain warmth to a room and if sourced from sustainable forestry, wood basins are a great way to create an eco friendly room. Using wood in a room can create many different types of looks. If you love rich, deep colouring which will...

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Smaller spaces can be enlivened with bespoke furniture

09 October 2015

Attempting to decorate and furnish a small room in both a tasteful and practical manner can be a frustrating task, to say the least. You want the room to maintain its functionality, but of course the aesthetics of the space are just as important. A studio is the perfect example of a small space that can be difficult to work with but has great potential if furnished correctly...

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The ins and outs of contemporary furniture

09 October 2015

The appearance of contemporary furniture changes from decade to decade; unlike traditional pieces, contemporary furniture tends to have a short shelf life in terms of style. However, by choosing a piece that can be repainted or reupholstered, you can ensure that the chair, table or other piece that you've purchased stays on trend as styles and decorative fashions evolve. Mos...

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Decorating a bedroom with contemporary furniture

09 October 2015

What does your bedroom look like? Is it a place where you enjoy spending time? A bedroom should be designed to suit your lifestyle, your tastes and your budget. This is a room where most people spend a lot of time and so it makes sense to invest in the design of it. If the look of your bedroom isn't meeting your expectations, then it may be time to rethink and redecorate. It...

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Colour choices for bespoke kitchens

09 October 2015

One of the most challenging, yet enjoyable aspects of creating bespoke kitchens is choosing the right colour scheme. The colours need to be in keeping with the overall style of the space as well as bright and cheerful. Choosing the paint colours for the walls and the materials essentially boils down to a process of elimination. Once the unsuitable colours have been filtered out...

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Bespoke furniture makes for a beautiful living room

09 October 2015

Creating a luxurious living room is one of the first things that many people choose to do when they move into a new home. After all, the living room is where most people spend a great deal of time, so it makes sense that the decor in this space would be foremost in their minds when they are decorating their new abode. If the living room is spacious, it can sometimes be a cha...

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Bespoke furniture in the home office

09 October 2015

Many people today work from home. When doing so, it is vital to have a space that is specifically work orientated so that the person has somewhere in which to concentrate solely on their job. When creating a home office space, many people initially think that it must be purely functional and practical. However, with the choices of decor available today, it is entirely possible ...

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Bespoke furniture in the dining room

08 October 2015

When shopping for new dining room furniture, it can be difficult to follow the current trends whilst staying true to your personal tastes and preferences. A combination of both is usually best. A dining room furniture set is a big investment, so it's important that what you purchase today will still appeal to you a couple of years from now. Bespoke furniture has become a popula...

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Bespoke furniture for the dressing room

08 October 2015

A glamorous dressing room is something that many women dream of. It is the epitome of indulgence and fun. If you have the space, time and the budget, then why not add this touch of luxury to your home? The best room to pick is usually one closest to the bedroom. If possible, a door should be installed that joins the dressing room to the bedroom, as this will make it easier to a...

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Layouts for contemporary kitchens

26 August 2015

In the world of interior design, contemporary kitchens with sleek, minimalistic features are a favourite with many. However, the general public may be less inclined towards this style of kitchen, believing it to be lacking in warmth or personality. However, there is a middle ground, in which you can create a modern looking kitchen which is still inviting and full of character. ...

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Make the most of home offices with bespoke office furniture

26 July 2015

Working from home these days has become quite commonplace. However, for those who are lacking in space, this can often mean sitting at the kitchen table with a laptop. This set up is not particularly conducive to concentration and can make it difficult to get any work done. By creating either a home office in a spare room, or taking over a 'nook' in some corner of the house, yo...

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Creating a beautiful en-suite with bespoke furniture

26 April 2015

In an en-suite bathroom space is often very limited, which can make the decoration of the room challenging, to say the least. In order to create a room that is as functional as possible, you must keep practicality in mind, in addition to making the space as visually appealing as possible. An en-suite bathroom can add a significant amount of value to the home...

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Bill’s Blog

On these pages you will find some of Bill’s musings on what we have been making in the workshop recently, what research and development we have been undertaking, and several ideas for contemporary and traditional furniture from a craftsman’s mind.

William Garvey create beautiful objects with the greatest care and attention to detail and their unique pieces of furniture are without doubt, the antiques of the future’.
Jonathan Lovett -  Association of Ideas.

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