Bespoke furniture, joinery and upholstery
Cinema room in private family home, Oxshott, Surrey
We worked closely with interior designer Fiona Brass to create a luxurious cinema room on the top floor of this family home that doubled up as a games room, home bar and entertainment space.
As with many homes in the UK, the large loft space of this family home had been converted into valuable living space. Over time the room had changed to fit the family’s lifestyle – playroom, games room, bedroom, guest room – but when all their children had left home, the owners wanted to use the space in a new way. With a brief to create a multi-functional space for entertaining that would work just as well during the day as in the night, we worked closely with Fiona to ensure the result was exactly what the homeowner wanted.
Once the brief had been confirmed and a site survey completed, our next step was to create 3D models of all the bespoke furniture and joinery. We used the final fabrics and materials chosen by the owner, and as all the modelling was done to scale, we were able to check the proportions were correct and to see how everything would look in the final space. We collaborated with Fiona Brass and her team on all the designs, finishes and fabrics to achieve the comfort levels that the client wanted.
Once the 3D render of the complete space was complete, it was obvious that the design had naturally developed into an ‘experience’ room rather than a home cinema. The home bar, pool table, occasional furniture, large bespoke sofas and media centre meant this would be exactly the multi-purpose space the client had envisioned and could relax in at any point in the day.
The key challenge we faced was the restricted access into the space. Despite the room being relatively large, the only access was through the house and up two sets of stairs. This determined that nearly all the furniture had to be built in sections and assembled on-site by our joinery and installation teams.
Another challenge was the complete refurbishment of the pool table to match the new joinery and look of the cinema room. It was a large-scale joinery piece with a high number of complicated angles.
Placing the cinema screen and home bar on the longest wall was the best way to use the available space and meant that the lights of the home bar would not reflect on the cinema screen when it was being watched. We designed and crafted an 8m long piece of fitted joinery to house the screen, media equipment, home bar and additional storage. The dark stained wood with a 10% dead matte finish was lifted by reeded gold-tone metal handles, delicate antique brass inlays on the bar shelf-edges, aged mirror backing to the bar and discreet recessed LED lighting.
The pool table was fully refurbished to match with the same dark stained wood, matte finish and a new playing surface in a subtle grey baize. Every team at Origins played a part in this complicated refurbishment – upholstery, metalwork, joinery and spraying.
We designed and manufactured two deep-seated sofas, three large armchairs and three ottomans for the cinema seating. Between the sofas and armchairs, we added side tables fitted with tray tops that could be lifted off to take drinks to and from the home bar. Brushed bronze handles and soft-leather lining added a luxurious touch to the trays.
Four bespoke bar stools and two matching occasional chairs sit around the bar and pool table area. Our metalwork team created two sets of side tables that can easily be moved around the cinema room.
Aside from the tray tables, side tables, ottomans, bar stools and chairs, all the furniture and fittings had to be assembled in the room. As our installation team had visited the property at the start to measure the access routes, widths of all the entryways, ceiling heights and stairways, the installation went without a hitch.
“The 3D modelling and renders are so close the actual finished project.”