NOOK alcove furniture is a great way to make use of the storage potential in your home

whilst also making attractive features in your room.

We often combine cabinets and shelving to create a range of solutions from

media-units and cupboards to bookshelves, wardrobes and kitchen dressers.

In every case we manufacture alcove units to  precisely to fit the space and in keeping with the style of the room.

NOOK alcove furniture can be spray painted in any colour or made with hardwood veneers.

With a range of finishing options, door & drawer styles, dimmable lighting, glazing

and clever touch release fittings, there are options for every situation.

As with every project undertaken, as much of the work as possible is produced off-site in our workshop;

with the least time possible spent on installation to minimise any disruption to your home.


Prices include design, manufacture, finishing & installation, electrical works and decoration if required.

Mrs H from Northumberland could not find an arrangement for the feature wall in her living room that equally made the large fireplace the focal point, but also allowed space for the TV, and hated the sight of the electric wires that spilled around the area. Three different TV stands had come and gone and much loved DVDs were piled in a corner.
NOOK Design removed the existing rather tired oak mantle and replaced with with a continuous
extra thick shelf running from wall to wall across the chimney breast.

In each alcove large double cupboards were installed the left hand with shelves sized for the DVD collection,
the right hand for family games and spare storage.

Electrics were altered to accommodate a table light and the new TV position all with completely hidden cabling and display lighting hidden behind the furthest ceiling beam.

Between the left hand cupboards and new mantle shelf with a space exactly matching the television a Vogel TV wall mount swivel and tilt bracket was installed,
allowing the TV to be pushed back out of the way when not in use, and extended and angled as required for easy family viewing.
The furniture and continuous mantle shelf were painted in Farrow & Ball Old White
and the top alcoves in Little Greene Heat.
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“I’m absolutely delighted with the new lounge look, clever design and lighting

and the TV fits superbly in the alcove, thanks to all concerned.”

Mrs H, Northumberland

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The room is used as Mr R from Gosforth study to work and also to listen to music.

With an adjoining wall to a neighbour he was occasionally interrupted by noise from next door.

NOOK Design not only fitted the alcoves library furniture but also installed behind an acoustic barrier professional sound proofing system ensuring he will never be disturbed again.

Using the existing picture rail pulled forward to break the two areas of the new book cases it appears that the furniture is original and always been there, and now houses Mr R’s book collection.


Painted in Fern Green and Satinwood White to exactly match the room decor.

"Nook designed and installed two matching bespoke library units for two alcoves on either side of a chimney breast. The workmanship was excellent.

Everything was carefully planned and finished off and the place was left spotlessly clean.

We observed at first hand how much care was taken over the details. The units fitted in perfectly and it was only really at the end that the excellence of the design became apparent.

Very happy indeed."

Mr R. Gosforth

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Mrs B’s lounge had no fireplace.
NOOK designed and constructed a chimney breast to accommodate a false log store and stunning PGF20 Opti-V Electric Wall Mounted Fire with High Definition LCD Screen, realistic sound effects and remote control.

The TV and sound bar were incorporated prior to final decoration.


‘Nook design have done a wonderful job with our alcoves and fitted bedroom wardrobes.


Throughout the design phase they listened to our wishes particularly our desire to ensure the alcoves and wardrobes complemented the Edwardian features of our house.


They brought that design to life with both craftsmanship and attention to detail during the installation phase.

The team are perfectionists.


On top of all that at the end of each day you wouldn’t know they’d been working as

they left everything incredibly tidy. Delighted.’ 

Eleanor, Ponteland


Three large deep storage cupboards at each side of the fireplace, hiding video equipment and electrical wiring to the right hand side with TV above.

Display shelving up to picture rail height which now continues across the top of the shelves and fireplace, giving the impression that the alcove units have always been there.

Finished in classic white to match and blend with the existing skirting, da-do rail and traditional cornice..

“Great service, from beginning to end. The installers are to be congratulated, fantastic work”


Wanting to convert her basement into an office and private consulting rooms, NOOK design were commissioned to create a new open professional space, with plenty of storage  and display areas at either side of the chimney breast to soften and stop the room looking too clinical.

Painted in Satinwood White to match the room decor.

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"Fantastic service from the start to end. Organised, professional, skilled and friendly. Great workmanship. Couldn’t be happier with the work that I had done.

Thanks Nook"

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In a large alcove to only one side of an open fireplace.

Log store, storage cupboards with touch opening doors.

Wall mounted TV with all cables hidden.

Display to either side of TV, with bookshelves above.

Finished in white with only a 10% sheen.


False chimney breast to accommodate wall mounted TV and real flame gas fire.

Contemporary design with simple floating shelves to either side and touch opening recessed cupboards.


A traditional alcove furniture installation in Haltwhistle, Northumberland,

either side of a cast iron fireplace with a living flame gas fire.

Floating shelves to ceiling with cupboards below, TV and games equipment

built in with all electrics hidden to the left hand side.

“Quick, easy, no mess - happy to recommend.”

Mrs G. Haltwhistle