Like every rose has its thorn, every home has THE CUPBOARD: you know the one. I’m referring to the one you open and close at lightening speed before an old rugby boot or a golf club topples out and knocks you unconscious.
Every home requires a storage solution, and we believe the inside of your cupboards and wardrobes should be equally as beautiful as the outside. Everything needs its place and you just need the right place for everything you need, whether it’s shelving for books, cupboards for brooms or a just the right wardrobe for designer gowns. Creating fine, bespoke furniture is the foundation of the Griggs and Mackay company. We are here to make furniture that you need, that works for you and your lifestyle, and at the same time reflects beauty and style.
John Mackay began helping his mother, Dorothy, restore antique furniture over 40 years ago. He took the time to appreciate fine design and craftsmanship while sanding, stripping and restoring lustre, patina, elegant structure and intricately carved details.
So it’s no wonder he has brought this appreciation for classic beauty into his own work designing furniture. Creating bespoke furniture is an inspired process. No different to the dressmaker who sews the fine, tailored suit, a piece of bespoke furniture should fit perfectly, feel luxurious and serve its’ purpose, all the while reflecting the style and attitude of its owner.
Get in touch to discuss what you need from your home. We can design and create beautiful pieces of furniture that meet your needs. All of our handcrafted furniture is made in our Oxfordshire workshop. Everything is designed and created by the same people who fit each piece into your home, so you can be reassured they understand how both the concept and the physical creation make the perfect fit.
Please visit our Handcrafted Interiors page to view our gallery of hand made pieces of furniture from storage cupboards, closets, wardrobes, window seats, shelving, boot storage, staircases, to wood panelling and more.
Here are a few examples of our bespoke furniture design created for clients in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
The soft curves of this piece are classic. Inspired by an apothecary cabinet, the contrast of the painted and exposed wood of these drawers conceal a family’s seasonal accessories; gloves, scarves, sunglasses, dog leads.
This sitting room’s drinks cabinet conceals a finely crafted drawers and a granite worktop, the perfect hiding place for the Nespresso machine and the wine cooler, never far from reach of its reclined guests. Pocket doors slide out from either side of the worktop and close over the front.
These oiled oak drawers glide effortlessly and are a dream to touch.
The hat box store sits neatly into a sloping wall.
We like to ensure the design of a kitchen flows seamlessly into adjoining spaces. We’ve carried this through to the living area as well.
Floor to ceiling shelves and cupboards add drama to this focal point of this family’s room.