Storage is one of the key elements that can make or break the way you experience your home. Ours has changed so much since we moved in 5 years ago, but we’re still getting the storage right. I really wanted to find a minimal wooden sideboard for our living room to take the heat off the shelves in my office. Sometimes I just don’t have enough space to tidily store away props for work.
So I turned to TYLKO, who helped me design a bespoke piece that suits our needs perfectly. Isn’t it gorgeous? If you’re unfamiliar with them, TYLKO rejects the idea of standard, one-size-fits-all furniture. They belie that every home should be filled with perfect-fit storage that looks as good as it functions.
With a huge selection to choose from including wall storage, shoe racks and chests of drawers, you’re in control of your own design. From the website, you can pick from a range of configurations then add in your measurements and the finish or colour. I loved playing with the tool and designing my own unit. It was so much fun!
Customising your unit
For this sideboard I chose 5 columns with alternate closed cupboard and open shelf sections. I added the elevated plinth underneath to lift it off the floor and give it a lighter appearance. You can also add options of adding a steel cable hole with a magnetic cover, colour-matched to the shelf. I did, so I can hide the wifi box.
The actual body of the furniture is made from sustainable European birch with a veneer on top – I picked oak which connects well with the other oak pieces we have in our home. Everything comes flat-packed and easily to put together yourself too.
And I’ve just seen that Tylko are launching a new collection of bespoke wardrobes too. They come in a range of contemporary colours including beige, charcoal and classic white. Oh the possibilities…