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Decorum Interiors

Behind the scenes with Decorum

Case study: furnishing an entire development in Central Oxford. Bishops Gate is a development of 27 1- and 2-bedroom apartments converted from an authentic industrial style building in a fantastic location.

Due to build-completion, the delivery and installation of furniture commenced in the middle of the December. This required serious planning and organisation due to factory shut downs over Christmas. One of the tightest time frames to date for Decorum Interiors as all apartments had to be ready for tenants by 9th January.

Two distinctive schemes were selected: one contemporary and one traditional. Within this, colour, fabric and texture were used to create individuality - no two apartments are the same. As always, quality, and durability were key factors in selecting the furniture; it needs to be robust enough to meet the demands of the rental market. A total of 21 wholesale British-based suppliers were used - all tried, tested and trusted.

A team of 13 were recruited to move the furniture into the apartments. As the lift had not yet been commissioned, all furniture had to be carried up the stairs. The largest vehicle (a 45-foot lorry) had to reverse the entire length of Mill Street in Oxford. Thanks to the careful planning (and a lot of manpower), the project was seamless and the deliveries dovetailed perfectly.