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Westbury garden rooms new office

26 Sep

Elegant style and dramatic florals – we reveal our newly decorated office

If there is any time for an interior makeover, it's Autumn. We decided to embrace the changing season with a brand new look for our head office in Essex…

Over the summer, we were delighted to achieve an Investors in People Gold Award accreditation, improving on the Silver Award we have held for the last few years. This Gold award means a lot to us because our exceptional products are down to having the right team of experts, and a culture based on reliability and honesty. We understand the importance of attracting talented professionals to come and be a part of our company, and we want them to stay, so creating an attractive and comfortable environment for them to work in shows the dedication we have to our people. 

Westbury’s Founder and Director, Jonathan Hey, has built a strong reputation in the market over the last 30 years for his talent at helping clients to transform their homes with skillfully designed and proportioned garden room extensions. Fascinated by the fine nuances of perfectly balanced architecture, he is a naturally creative individual and this is reflected in his interiors both at home and at the office. With new flooring being high on the agenda, Jonathan also wanted to give our headquarters an update with a style that embodies our personality as a company and inspires our clients when they come to visit.

Here is what Jonathan did to create a stunning new look for our office and showroom… 

Bold and beautiful blooms… 

We always say, never be afraid of bolder colours and this certainly rings true with our new oversized feature mural. Jonathan was immediately drawn to this dramatic, enlarged version of Jan Davidsz de Heem’s Vase of Flowers that was painted in 1660. De Heem’s work reflects his great interest in botany, featuring exotic plants and flowers imported from magical and exotic lands, like the Tulip that was brought to Europe from Turkey in the 1550s. 

Our oversized feature wall displays a full-length print of De Heems 1660 masterpiece, Vase of Flowers

De Heem was one of the most talented and influential still-life artists of his age, portraying a great range of textures including reflective surfaces. Our new wall mural has become a real talking point as soon as visitors walk through the door, bringing a flamboyant but edgy look to our new interior. We love the way it captures the intricate beauty of nature while reflecting our appreciation for fine design and scale. 

Embracing autumnal aubergine tones… 

For the walls, Jonathan opted for a dual-tone effect with Amber Gris from Fired Earth and Cordoba from Little Greene. Perfect for embracing the new autumnal colours, Cordoba’s ‘distinctive aged wooden aubergine tone’ ties in perfectly with the colours in the floral wall mural, continuing the colour palette throughout the interior. 

Walk this way with new flooring… 

When we think back to the old dark-grey carpet tiles we had in the office, we can hardly believe how cosy, bright, and stylish the new flooring looks! Wanting to pay homage to our elegant timber garden rooms, Jonathan went to speak with his friend, Andrew, at Andrew Banks Wood Flooring Specialist. Using Andrew’s wooden blocks in a Herringbone pattern to virtually refloor the whole office, Jonathan has created a space that flows beautifully into the stunning Garden Room showroom, which features our Sherbourne Tumbled stone flooring. 

We love the way that Jonathan has incorporated a range of natural, beautiful materials into the office’s new scheme, celebrating the best of sustainable home furnishings. By including products from our Westbury Stone Flooring collection, we can inspire our clients on how to use these stunning materials in their new garden rooms and orangeries. 

We have put together a carefully curated flooring collection that is ideal for these kinds of extensions, featuring the finest stone and porcelain tiles sourced from all over the world. Most are specifically for indoor use but some tiles can be used externally and in pool houses too.

Mirror mirror on the wall… 

One of the other tasks was to improve the functionality of the ground-floor kitchenette, which needed more storage to result in a tidier, minimalist look. Additional storage was included to clear away the clutter of coffee machine components, glass latte tumblers and boxes of herbal teas. Wanting to add more of an impact to this area, Jonathan specified a magnificent 3m high distressed antique-style Versailles mirror, which brings a touch of grandeur to the office. 

Under the sink, Jonathan had a bespoke rug designed by the floor-covering specialists at Crucial Trading, opting for a Small Boucle from their Sisal Collection in black, with a leather binding in aubergine. 

Visit our showroom in London, or take a tour of our factory and head office situated in the heart of the Essex countryside. Contact us today to book your appointment.