And secondly a complete kitchen which featured the team’s first ever kitchen table.
‘We have called it the surfboard table,’ says Crosland, ‘because the top is exactly that shape as it had to fit neatly in a bay window and cater for the family but not stick out too far in to the room, it has been a huge success!’
The designer has three children, which has very likely influenced her practical, comfort-meets-style aesthetic and also made her a specialist in interiors for families.
‘For the surfboard table house project we also crafted a walk in dressing room, which was a stretch of wardrobes in the daughter’s bedroom with hanging space and drawers,’ she describes, ‘plus a secret cupboard behind a door that looked like a panel. There was also a special bed for the son which incorporated cupboards each end, drawers below and curtains that pulled across the length of the bed making it like a secret den, as well as a drawing room cupboards and a bookcase.’
Commissioning work from Crosland’s four strong team of joiners, which includes a specialist in stains, polishes and other finishes, begins by talking through the brief so the designer can gain as much information as possible, in order to carry out the first design process. This is then shown to the client and it is on acceptance of this that the drawing package gets quoted for.