Anne's Story

The Brief

Since moving into their delightful three-bedroom 1950’s bungalow in 2008, Anne and her partner Roger have completely renovated the whole house. It’s been a real labour of love. Anne’s passion and hobby is interior design and the couple are both keen on DIY, so they have done most of the work themselves.

Anne had always wanted a dressing room, so while renovating the house, she decided to incorporate one in the unusual shaped
master bedroom, which is built into the roof space in the front elevation of the house. Having used Sharps many years ago,and knowing that the design for the dressing room would be far from straight forward, the couple decided to call on us again.

Anne Phillips

Anne Phillips
Interior Design and DIY Enthusiast

Job Summary

  • Three-bedroom, 1950's bungalow
  • Dressing room area in awkward shaped room
  • Back sloping wall behind wardrobes
  • Deep wardrobes with single hanging and shelving
I was really impressed with the Sharps fitters, as it was by no means a straight forward job – no walls are square! At Sharps
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I love my bedroom, with all its quirky nooks and crannies. The area where I wanted my dressing room had a back sloping wall and only one small circular window so it was important that the space felt light and bright. Anne Phillips

The Solution

Anne’s designer worked closely with her to transform her awkward shaped room into a contemporary dressing room space that she loves getting ready in.

Unusually, the wall the wardrobes are set against is back sloping, but as awkward spaces and sloping ceilings are Sharps’ specialities, this proved no problem for our expert fitters – and Anne is delighted with the result. We were able to add shelves behind the hanging rails for extra storage as the wardrobes were so deep.

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  • Deep wardrobes allow for extra shelving storage at the back
  • Single hanging rails with a shelf at the front for small cosmetic items
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How we did it

The Sharps designer helped Anne choose a fitted wardrobe from our Sliding Door Collection. Recommending a run of four, one-piece,
mirrored doors that would reflect light around the room from the small round window. 

The contemporary style of the sliding doors complemented the look of the room perfectly, and Anne, with her keen interior design sense,
then opted for low line furniture and a dressing table in a distinctive urban olive finish. All in all, the dressing room is a great success – and Anne says it is now probably her favourite space in her beautifully renovated home.

How we did it
How we did it
  • One piece doors from the Sliding Door collection
  • Contemporary design to match the master bedroom
  • Low line chest of drawers in Urban Olive finish
  • Four mirrored doors reflect light around the room
  • Dressing table to match chest of drawers in Urban Olive
  • Decorative Window

    Decorative Window

  • Harlequin Lucido Wallpaper

    Harlequin Lucido Wallpaper

  • Dressing Table with Sharps Stool

    Dressing Table with Sharps Stool

The Finishing Touches

Here’s a list of the finishing touches and suppliers Anne utilised to complete the look:

Wallpaper: Harlequin Lucido from
Lighting: Elstead Lighting
Handles: Sharps, low line Madrid handles
Dressing Room Lighting: John Lewis
Stool: Sharps Damask Floral Wedgewood fabric
Flooring: Winchester Hardwood Flooring Ltd

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