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As modern life progresses into 2022 and the boundaries between our homes and the outside world continue to blur, the importance of creating a space to retreat, relax and switch off is more important than ever. Cultivating a sense of peace can be a challenge for many, signaling the rise of emotional escape rooms in the home.
The emotional escape room is set to be a necessity in the contemporary home. Be transported to a place of calm with a dedicated space to switch off; providing an escape, where you can immerse yourself in uninterrupted experiences.
It’s no doubt our homes are needing to become more multi-functional, and at Neville Johnson we’re seeing an increased demand for living spaces outside of the traditional sense. Home cinemas, reading nooks and music rooms being a popular choice. A corner or dedicated space for ‘me time’ that brings calmness and an opportunity to recharge.
Our newest client design, this wonderful music library with bespoke vinyl storage, is a perfect example of how a well-designed solution can achieve exactly this. A unique space has been created to house, display and offer a place to enjoy a treasured vinyl record collection.
The main brief for this space was not only to create a relaxing ambiance, but to custom-build storage for the vinyl collection. The pandemic forced all of us to find tranquility at home, and a resurgence in vinyl sales occurred in response to many of us using music to switch off and relax.
The studio release of ABBA’s voyage in November 2021 triggered a surge in LP sales across a multitude of generations, making 2021 the highest level of record sales since 1990. Up 11% on previous years and in its 14th year of growth with no sign of slowing, a passion for records has truly been reignited.
As any collector will know, vinyl and busy family life is not the ideal combination, and enjoying them is best experienced in quiet conditions, away from the bustle of everyday life where you can truly escape.
The design of your music library should be practical, allowing for easy access to your favourite records, as well as elegant and organised. Consider how you will function in this room, taking into account the height of shelves, cupboards and where equipment will be placed.
Picture where you will be sitting so that you can place speakers accordingly for optimal listening and position your turntable and amplifier with the intention of creating a seamless experience.
This room should encompass all that brings happiness and calm. A true art-form in its own right, designs can be tailored to showcase your favourite album art, an instrument or picture, further elevating your experience.
Adding spotlights to your shelving will tastefully display your vinyl as well contributing to the overall ambiance of the room. Creating pockets of warm coloured light will give the room a cosy feel to which you can retreat. Soft furnishings in line with the style of the room will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible, listening to your best-loved tracks with that perfect tipple.
Constructing a truly, restful space in your home means observing the small things that bring you peace and incorporating them into a bespoke, handcrafted design that is just for you.
For more information on how to create your very own bespoke music library, request a brochure or book a design visit today.
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From contacting the company to the point where the cupboards were fitted I was impressed by the whole process. The initial salesperson that visited was knowledgeable and helpful. I would certainly use Neville Johnson again and highly recommend this company.
Mrs S. D, Lincolnshire
From the initial meeting with the senior designer to discuss our needs, to the surveyor and then the installer, we were extremely delighted with the end result. The installation process went without any problems. All the staff were very professional and we would recommend Neville Johnson without hesitation.
Rosalind Tunnicliffe, Solihull
Our new staircase looks fantastic. We’ve had lots of compliments and it has transformed our hallway. The whole experience was great from beginning to end, from discussing our requirements to the finished article.
Mr & Mrs Begbie, Hampshire
A real easy process, I would really recommend Neville Johnson to anyone. From the first phone call through to a very skilled fitter (who had to go above and beyond with our old house not having one straight line in it) it was all so easy. We couldn’t be happier that we chose to use Neville Johnson.
Richard Smith, Surrey
From the initial contact with the company to the completion and installation everything was utterly professional; we have no hesitation in recommending the company to anybody. We are so pleased, that Neville Johnson is returning to install a new staircase!
Mr and Mrs Thorpe, Radcliffe
From the moment the brochure was delivered, I was optimistic that we were buying quality. I wasn’t disappointed. All contact made was courteous, polite and clear, with phone calls confirmed by email. In short, we’re really thrilled with our library and it was effortless from start to finish.
Alison Cole, Swinton
The room is transformed and has been hugely admired by family and friends. I was pleasantly surprised by the attentive and courteous client care – everything went according to plan and nothing seemed too much trouble. They were in regular contact before and after the installation. I would highly recommend Neville Johnson to anyone wanting to transform a room.
Cherry Murdoch, London
From our initial enquiry to the completion of our staircase, we have found all the members of the team at Neville Johnson to be very helpful, courteous and professional in all our dealings. The staircase has transformed our living space. We have been very impressed with this company from start to finish and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Pauline Treston, Northumberland
From the outset of our contract with Neville Johnson, we were supported with design choices, given expert advice and all deadlines were met. Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. The craftsmanship is superb; our staircase is now an outstanding feature of our open plan lounge.
Judith Scorer, Stockport
I cannot recommend this company enough. From first contact we received very high quality service. We were informed as to everything that was going on, which was backed up by the necessary paperwork, plans and phone calls. The fitter was competent and the work he did we can’t fault.
Mrs K Holroyd, Wrexham