The Flora and Fauna Wardrobe
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First of the Flora and Fauna Collection exclusive to Rubar and Scandi
I’m so pleased to finally bring you the first piece in the exclusive Flora and Fauna collection from Rubar and Scandi.
I have had the desire to use real flowers for a few years now so last April, having just moved to Devon (the lushest part of the world I’m sure) I started collecting flowers, foliage, grasses, leaves and even the odd insect with the view of incorporating them when redesigning pieces of vintage furniture.
This wardrobe was destined for landfill, I bought it (and my recent, very colourful, GPlan sideboard) just in time. I immediately knew it needed to be the first piece in my Flora and Fauna collection.
The wardrobe had good “bones” but needed some serious love. The walnut veneer is spectacular but was begging to be restored to its natural beauty. The design wanted to compliment and highlight this. A whimsical blossom tree felt like the perfect design. Hand painted and textured branches and the use of dried hydrangea petals as the blossom works beautifully, the range of colours is stunning. Adding ferns and a selection of grasses allows the main part of the wood grain to shine whilst still enabling the design to stay cohesive. The external parts have been painted in a beautiful charcoal grey which allows that front and the inside to really be the focal point of the design.
Internally, I really wanted to achieve as much of a ‘wow factor’ as I did externally. It was only ever going to be one finish, brilliant gold! As you open the doors you are met with a lustrous gold glow, it’s such a subtly bold impact but suits the piece magnificently.
I hope you will agree with me in saying this bespoke wardrobe really is a statement piece of furniture. Pushing the boundaries with artistic techniques to create those one off statement pieces is what we do best at Rubar and Scandi. I do hope you like it as much as I have enjoyed creating it.
As always I welcome your thoughts, if you feel the need to show it some love or shares it would be hugely appreciated.
Height - 197cm
Width - 122cm
Depth - 55cm
Vintage wardrobes are often not as deep as modern wardrobes, therefore to ensure your hangers of clothes fit the depth we have included 20 satin padded clip hangers.
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