An armoire looks as decorative as it is useful.
INTE RIOR DESIGNER JUSTINE HUGHJONES believes armoires have developed from being merely storage furniture to a focal point in the home. “Armoires were named and created centuries ago by the French as a large cabinet used for storing weapons and armour. Today they can be fabulous centrepieces in a room and are a beautiful storage alternative to built-in joinery. Adaptable to different living spaces throughout the home, they are used for a multitude of storage needs – disguising unsightly TV and entertainment units, storing linen and crockery, concealing office equipment and, more romantically, as open bar units. They are best positioned centrally against a wall or opposite a fireplace. The armoire should be selected for its beauty and how it sits aesthetically within the room space and with the rest of the furniture and decoration. The shape, size and finish of the armoire is as carefully curated as a piece of artwork and belies its true functionality as useful storage furniture.”