A Space of One’s Own – The World of Bespoke by Georgia Victoria
This is a guest blog post by interior design Georgia Victoria.
Bespoke services will take the personalisation of your space to the next level. While there are plenty of off-the-shelf design solutions available, we often find our clients need something truly unique and tailored to their needs. While bespoke can seem like a luxury, you may be surprised at how great value it can be. Here we will look at some of the ways we take personalisation to the
Advances in digital printing facilities allow us to create unique patterns for our clients. Our in house textile designer will consult with you and come up with several designs for discussion. Once we have agreed on design, colours and base cloth it is sent off to our printer. The whole process takes around 6 weeks. We have no minimum order or maximum order.
It has become common place to choose a particular fabric for your new sofa or chairs but with so many items made to order we have control over dimensions, cushion fillings, wood finish or the whole design. Our product designers can create items that functionally are exactly optimised for your needs and aesthetically perfectly tailored to your tastes. Bespoke furniture also tends to be sustainable and of higher quality than off-the-shelf.
For lampshades, ceramics and artwork, platforms like Instagram and Etsy give us access to a plethora of artists and crafters. Check out local arts and craft fairs and speak to the exhibitors. While many works will be unique in themselves, if you can’t find quite the right thing then commissioning a piece in the right colours or size is a great way to support a local artist.
As anything bespoke is being specially made for you do be prepared for a lead time. This can sometimes be up to 12 weeks so it’s good to plan ahead.
I love when we can give our clients items that they love. With imagination and skill our designers can create products that are truly unique. Our ethos is ‘if we can’t find it we can make it’. So the next time off the shelf isn’t quite working for you, rather than compromising on design, ask your designer about going bespoke.
This was a guest blog post by interior designer Georgia Victoria, you can visit her website here.
You can view examples of sofas produced by Olson and Baker’s bespoke team below;