Big jobs are nice, but we also focus on the small details too.
We won an award for this project!
We have long-time customers who were transferred to China several years ago. While they we there, they fell in love with the style and design of the Chinese culture. Their employer was paying for them to move back to the states, and they had an entire shipping container they could use to ship items home. Our customers decided to fill it with Chinese furniture, art, and decorations. They called us because they did not want the furniture to look out of place in a traditional American home and wanted a dining room and office to look as if it were in Asia.
The customer’s favorite restaurant in Hong Kong had unique red lighting over the communal table. They wanted the same look in their dining room at home. We created a custom ceiling to incorporate the lights. Inexpensive bamboo shades covered the colonial trimmed windows and the entire wall while still letting the light through. We also installed pin lights to accent the art and statues in the room.
The office was a challenge. We decided to make our own shelves on-site to save the cost of custom cabinetry. Several items had to be sized to fit between the furniture that was in a container in US Customs. Fortunately the customer had taken measurements of the items before they shipped the container. We found the design for the shelves in a book of Chinese architecture and re-created it on a smaller scale. Instead of the rattan that was used on the doors, we used inexpensive wooden dowels to give a similar look. When my wife and I were on a random trip to New York City, we stumbled upon a Chinese antique store and scored two matching locksets for the doors for only $20.00. They tied the new cabinets we built to the furniture they had shipped home.
The furniture cleared customs just as we finished the project. We installed several hand carved brackets on the walls, hung pictures, and set the Terracotta Soldier. We think he feels right at home.