Bespoke fitted wardrobes: it’s all in the detail

Bespoke-fitted-wardrobesBespoke fitted wardrobes handcrafted by Claude Clémaron are defined by their impeccable looks, effortless functionality, and distinctive detail. One of the pleasures of investing in bespoke furniture is selecting the finishing touches, like handles.

Handles are an important aesthetic decision for doors and drawers, whether you prefer an understated or more ornate design.

As a leading designer and furniture maker, Claude Clémaron takes great care when advising clients on their choice of wardrobe and cabinet handles. Not only the style, but because the size and placement of a door handle has a big impact on the look and feel of bespoke furniture. You should also consider a handle’s functionality. Some doorknobs are a little trickier to handle (excuse the pun) than others. Small knobs might not be a wise choice if the ability to grip is a concern, for instance.

With bespoke furniture you can add your own personal touch.

solid-oak-wardrobe-doorsAccessorising bespoke wardrobes with the right handles

For a traditional design or period property, timeless, tried-and-tested handles or knobs will work best. While sleek handles, with clean lines and crisp detailing will suit a contemporary interior. Or you could even forgo handles and have customised, handle-less cabinets for a streamlined, minimalist finish, or easy to open inset finger pulls which can be handcrafted to be smooth and lovely to use.

Cabinet knob handles

Knobs are popular for both contemporary and traditional bespoke wardrobes and are particularly suited to classic designs. They are ideal if you want to refresh your interior style too, as they can be easily replaced. Knobs come in all kinds of materials. Simple wooden knobs for traditional oak wardrobes always look right and feel warm to the touch. Porcelain knobs come in the widest range of colours and patterns, such as pretty porcelain Shaker-style-chest-of-drawersknobs with a crackled finish which add a country-style period look to wardrobe doors. A modern bedroom suite could feature glossy stainless steel knobs or be painted in the same colour as the wardrobe. For a period property we can source fine quality, antique-style wardrobe door handles such as exquisite brass knobs.

Classic cup handles

Cup handles are the perfect choice for traditional wardrobe doors and drawers. Cabinet cup handles introduce curved lines to the furniture. The rounded top with the gripping section on the underside makes them visually pleasing, comfortable to use and less likely to catch on clothing – so important for a wardrobe or clothes drawers. They also add shine or texture and look best in a metal material, such as vintage pewter, copper, or brass.

Bar handles for bespoke wardrobes

Made-to-measure-fitted-wardrobeDoor and drawer bar handles are the perfect choice for both minimalist and classic fitted bedroom furniture. Sleek, easy to use and elegant, bar handles are ideal if you want to combine practicality with a distinctive style. There are many different bar options to choose from too, from size to design. Chrome bar handles have a modern, straightforward look. Acrylic bar handles in a bright colour are great for a child’s bedroom. Or an ornate drop-bar handle combining metal with porcelain will add interest to a period bedroom.

Claude Clémaron bespoke fitted wardrobes are handcrafted in Horsham, Sussex, by some of the country’s finest cabinetmakers, for clients in Surrey, Sussex, London, and Hampshire. If you are planning to invest in bespoke fitted wardrobes for your home, please call us 01483 201080 or email us and we will be delighted to discuss your ideas.