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The Book Case, from flooding to a new fabulous

The Book Case, from flooding to a new fabulous

It was with absolute pleasure I was invited to help with the re-design of The Book Case book shop in Hebden Bridge. The shop is now open and with a number of finishing touches still to put in place the shop is really growing back to its former glory. Kate, who owns The Book Case, asked me to help her realise her ambition. With many years of happy customers having come through the door of her shop, Kate was keen to maintain an ambience and atmosphere that lived up to people’s expectations but also represented her vision and personality in its presentation. I worked in a consultation capacity to make decisions along the way making sure that all aspects of the scheme suited each other and that the design was as clean, high quality, modern and forward thinking yet traditional (possibly conservative in a quiet sense).

High quality oak faced bookcases with moody back drops in an anthracite grey gave the books the drama and prominence they deserved whilst surfaces of a rich red gave a glow of warmth and passion. The newly laid solid floor of ceramic slate effect composite laid in a brick bond pattern gave an easy upkeep finish and a sleekness that is in line with the sharp new bookcases. The Book Case will continue to grow and be a great destination of warm tranquility on Market Street, I can’t wait to see the finishing touches but my my what a way to come from such a tragic and devastating start, well done Kate and good luck in your fabulous new shop.

Thanks go to Harp Ceramics for the tiled floor and also to BDC joinery for the oak effect laminate floor.

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