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365 Objects Of Design

Elizabeth’s Cabinet

16th April 2015
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elizabeths-cabinet

Now I’m aware that this one is going to be quite controversial. For example, I won’t be attempting to talk this one into my own house as there’s no way I’d get it past himself (or the two smaller selves come to that) but if I lived on my own I totally would.

The other thing about a piece like this is that I don’t think you should give it centre stage. It shouldn’t be the focus of the room but, rather, should almost be tucked away so that when you come across it, it’s a much more casual affair. A sort of “oh fancy seeing that there” sort of thing rather than it being the first thing you see and it shouting “look at me, look at ME” to all and sundry. That wouldn’t work at all.

So for that reason I’d stick in on a landing or in a hall – visible yes – but not in a spot where you linger. I don’t think it’s a piece you want to be looking at all the time or you would get tired of it. The spareroom is another good spot for it.

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Which adds to its controversial nature as many of you will be shouting that you aren’t jolly well going to spend two-and-a-half-thousand-quid on something to just stick it in the corner. And I am saying you should. Unless… unless you live in a very minimal apartment where this is the only piece that is going to draw the eye. Then you can let it shout. Not that it will need to if it’s surrounded by mute grey sofas and silent black chairs. It can just sit there raising one eyebrow and knowing that everyone will look at it.

It’s from Mineheart by the way (as if you couldn’t tell) and you can buy one from Limelace. There are three in the collection; Elizabeth, Maria and Catherine.

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  • Tracey Andrews Interiors 25th April 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Its superb! I had the pleasure of displaying the Elizabeth cabinet at I deal Home Show last year in my Christmas themed room set. Definitely a centre stage piece!
    https://www.traceyandrewsinteriors.co.uk/exhibitions/

  • Shruthi 18th April 2015 at 8:47 am

    Loving these cabinets…much like the ibride’s…perfect for a Liquor cabinet in the living room!

  • Charlotte Spender 16th April 2015 at 8:23 pm

    It’s £2’500 and made of MDF! Nice idea, but have people looked at the current amazingly low prices of antique solid or veneered wood furniture in provincial auction rooms, antiques centres etc? Buy a Georgian cabinet and have it painted and you would probably still not have spent half the cost of the MDF version.

  • Jaz Higgins 16th April 2015 at 11:15 am

    I do think these are rather fabulous!

  • poppy 16th April 2015 at 7:40 am

    I loved the one cabinet when I saw it in Liberty, but the price tag did somewhat put me off – although I do go and look every time I’m up on the 4th floor!

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