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Discover The New Khoollect HQ’s Multifunctional Front Room

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Next stop on our whistle-stop studio renovation tour is our new Khooollect HQ front room and with it, so many brilliant features we don’t quite know where to start…

Despite the kitchen being the space which is obviously centre stage, our front room had a lot expected of it too.

This is the room where Editor-in-Chief Rachel Khoo needs to sleep when she is over here in London and where the Khoollect team will be working day-to-day. So not only does it need to function as an office but as a cosy, welcoming bedroom too – with all of the extras that both of those things brings, (we’re testing minimalism to its limits right now). But that’s what we have thanks to some amazing people with talents we can only dream. of

khoollect hq front room bed

If you’ve been following along with Editor-in-Chief Rachel’s career, you’ll know that the recurring theme in all of her homes has been multifunctional space. Not just in her Paris flat but also in our previous HQ over in East London and that wasn’t going to change for this project. So for this space, we worked with the incredible Charlie from B Cabinetry to design bespoke storage spaces, including a fold-down bed complete with lamps, shelves and USB plugs, the cupboards you see below as well as that huge, totally moveable bookcase. Somehow, even with all of those cookbooks it manages to move from centre of the room to the inside wall to act as a room divider to make two smaller spaces whilst also having to cabinets that double up as desks when they’re down. Crazy, we know.

As there’s so much going on in this room, we needed it to have a calming aesthetic to soothe the madness of its everyday functions – not just visually but practically too. This is why we went with Wimborne White from Farrow and Ball (because white is never just white) and a classic herringbone oak parquet floor from Tom of Wood Floorers.

Maybe you don’t get as excited by radiators as we do – though knowing you all, you probably do – but there’s also our classic, effortless stylish radiators from Soak.com, that tie together the room. We’ve decided to keep furniture minimal for the moment but that small but perfectly formed soft blue velvet box is actually a fold out bed – more of which we’ll be showing you soon so keep your eyes peeled!

The windows previously were single pane and were in dire need of replacement with a cracked panes and wooden frames which were drafty and all round not ideal. These were replaced with these Accoya Sash Windows from London Box Sash.

What do you think of the space? Let us know in the comments below.

Shop the look: 

Wall paint: Wall & Ceiling primer and undercoat from Farrow and Ball and Wimborne White from Farrow and Ball

Bespoke carpentry: Bed, cupboards, and bookcase by B Cabinetry

Floor: Wood Floorers 

Pull out bed: Hetty bed in a box from Sofa.com

Windows: Accoya Sash Windows from London Box Sash

Radiator: White Double Panel Horizontal Colosseum Traditional Radiator

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