Writer, broadcaster, producer, mother, and wife to Ben, Marina Fogle welcomes us into her Oxfordshire home.
With renovations almost complete on their country cottage, Marina wanted to find the right solutions for her kitchen, bathroom and summer room. She called in Thomas Sanderson to see if we could help her create a shutter look that suited her needs. We had the perfect solution.
With a mix of windows and doors across this whole wall, tracked shutters allow full use of the doors and utilise the light flow.
Our expertise ensures we can make a shutter to fit even the most awkward shape and size of windows no matter the setting.
Vinyl shutters withstand the rigours of a busy kitchen, particularly near a cooker, and a simple wipe of a damp cloth will dispel any culinary mishaps.
“you can control how much light you let in, so if it is really strong sunlight you can keep a room nice and cool but without completely blocking out the light, it will also give you a little bit of privacy”
With a window in such close proximity to the shower, a shutter provides much needed privacy, while still allowing natural daylight, while the vinyl louvres shrug off water with no warping.
“you want shutters to work well there's no point them looking good but actually ten years on they don't work, they need to function, they need to be able to open and close ... in 20 years time they'll still be looking as beautiful as they do today”
The seamless look and neutral tones of our shutters allows them to blend well in any setting, letting any artwork and artifacts still be bright, beautiful and eye- catching.
Marina appreciates the seamless uniformity that shutters bring to any room, while displaying a relaxed style of decor throughout her home, with eclectic artifacts from travels and a love of bold colours. There's lots of different colours in each of the rooms, from the mixed kitchen units to the decorative bowl sinks in the bathroom, so the soft white shutters bring a sense of calm to the decor.
Authentic and natural are bywords for the Fogles, both in life and in decor, and Marina was surprised by how wood-like her vinyl shutters were. With the perfect combination of practicality and good looks, Marina can just use her shutters without any worry over warping or cleaning, leaving her free to enjoy her busy family life.
Design consultation: Working closely and collaboratively with you, your designer creates your bespoke window solution.
Technical consultation: Our installer conducts a technical survey, checking all measurements and any unusual angles.
Production: Your bespoke shutters will be made using high quality materials and techniques by our skilled craftspeople.
Installation: Our installers precision fit for an exceptional finish. Our shutters are guaranteed for five years.