b'The perfect fitOur experts will design your fitted furniture with a space for everythingeven a dog bed under the stairs! WE TALK TO DESIGNER MIKE SHAPLAND TO FIND OUT MORE.MIKE SHAPLAND, HAMMONDS DESIGNERMike, who has been with Hammondstucked into an alcove. Whats key isin their home, designing the perfect for five years, is an imaginative andmaking the most of even the smallestfurniture for their space. We take the confident interior designer. He lovesspace and meeting the customerstime to talk to them to find out what working with challenging spaces tobrief. And because all our designsthey need, measure up the space and unlock hidden storage solutions. Mikesare made to order, they add uniquecreate a design, there and then, on the style is contemporary and sleek. character to a home. computer. We then talk them through Mike explains: Ive been asked toFlow is the secret of good fittedthe design and they can tweak it until create spaces to house all sorts offurniture designits all about howits absolutely right. The reaction is quirky things from skis and snowboardsthe different pieces connect. In ausually, Wow, is that my room?. They to personal safes and even dog beds,bedroom, for example, youll haveare amazed that we can create such its part of the fun of being a designer.floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, bedsidebeautiful design solutions so quickly. But however unusual the request, cabinets, a dressing table, drawersBefore the order is put in, we send at Hammonds we believe theresWe encourage people to join thema surveyor so the room is measured always a solution. together for a seamless look. Its again - our motto is measure twice, Were best known for our bedroomswhat gives rooms that luxuriouscut once. And the customer can get and kitchens but our furniture willboutique hotel feel. their dream design fitted within weeks. work anywhere in the home, from theOnce a customer books a designIts very satisfying to be a part ofangled eaves in a loft to a home officevisit we spend three hours or morethat process. THE LOVE YOUR SPACE EDITION|VOLUME 16'