'The most important room in the house is the dressing room' were the words from the brief from the owner of this North Yorkshire Grade 1 listed country mansion set in a 100 acre estate, so Herrington Gate delivered a room befitting the title.
Two large but separate rooms were amalgamated to create a dressing room on 2 levels with cabinetry to not only house, but to elegantly display, over 100 pairs of Louboutin shoes, and a similar number of handbags, along with jewellery and other accessories. Storage needed to allow for an expansion of the shoe and handbag collection as well as to afford ample wardrobe space to the client's clothing collection.
The tinted mirror wardrobe doors conceal a host of internal features, including a retractable dressing table. Lighting is recessed into the ceiling above.
Walnut steps connect the two areas, and walnut linings to this open plan door area feature built-in illuminated hand bag display shelving. A walnut ladder allows access to higher level display.
There are 10 tall glazed mirror-backed shoe stores which are illuminated, on pull-out mechanisms; these units punctuate the art deco design of the tinted mirror wardrobe doors. An elliptical glass-topped island unit is central to the upper area.
Two curved island units encircle a central sofa, standing on a platform made from walnut with a sunburst marquetry feature. The islands are lit with lamps and a ceiling hung chandelier.