At the pinnacle of luxury design and representing some of the world’s finest brands, Gregory Croxford Living has one of the world’s best collections of luxury home hardware. Company Director, Gregory McGrail, uses discerning taste and his superior industry knowledge to curate their extensive collection, at the forefront of which is their range of Armac Martin products exclusively available in Australasia through Gregory Croxford Living.
Embracing the elegance and sophistication of the preexisting 1930’s home, the owners sought to preserve its legacy where possible and, where the original features had been removed or ruined, replace them with period-style pieces. Paired with the gentle cream and white background, the selected hardware and brackets from Armac Martin create a unique true to form character in the home.
Striving to demonstrate livable luxury, the homeowners have achieved beautiful storage arrangements throughout the home. The home features cabinetry and drawers that align in uniformity like a puzzle containing exciting spaces such as the period-appropriate secret bar. This harmonious visual required a similarly striking and symmetrical handle system, this is seen in the selection of Armac Martin’s Digbeth collection.
“We had quite a clear idea of what we wanted in terms of the look of the cabinetry. It’s kind of a double shaker style with a hint of Art Deco. We kept the kitchen while and opted for furniture and decorative items to add a splash of colour.” – Homeowners Hollie and Joe
The home is an excellent example of blending modern and classic themes, and this is evident in the kitchen. The simplicity of the kitchen sees modern minimalism infused into the space. The added clarity of this theme doesn’t stray from the general accent of the other rooms, nor does it compromise the authentic historical narrative the owners were writing into the design. Allowing for these values it provides the practicality of a modern kitchen, providing ample bench space and a clean, welcoming environment.
The Art Deco character of this room is largely determined by the Digbeth collection. The symmetrical lines that make up the industrial-inspired pieces are well suited to a modern take on art deco. The stark contrast they hold against the white cabinetry immediately draws all eyes to them, and the satisfying geometric patterns of the cabinetry hardware complete the Art Deco vibe, carrying it consistently throughout the home.
The Digbeth collection includes a range of handles, knobs and appliance pulls made to order in 23 colours and finishes. Beautiful Digbeth T-Bar Handles and Pull Handles are finished in an antique brass lacquer in the South East London renovation. This style selection adds a refined tone to the rooms, complementing rustic natural greens, browns and beiges that make up the walls and decor in spaces like the Utility room. In this project, the Digbeth collection has been designed with a backplate and in its smooth form. The series can be widely customised in tones and style, available in a ridged form and fixed with or without the backplate.
Designing and manufacturing the world’s finest brass cabinet hardware out of Birmingham, England, the Armac Martin has consistently delivered outstanding products since 1929. Emerging around the conception of the infamous Art Deco era, the range of hardware finishes they have produced for the last century have followed and often helped shape the styles and trends modern homes have been finished with. Their Digbeth collection manages to breathe new life into the classic art deco style and is perfectly suited to this recently completed remodel in South East London. Secured by Gregory McGrail’s close, personal connection with the brand Armac Martin is available exclusively through Gregory Croxford Living.