We’re back with another carriage update! Sorry it has been a long time but we have been very busy at KSEL this year with work on HS2, Digital Railway, The Greater West Project, Siemens and work related to bidding and business development.
This blog brings an insight into the internal layout of the carriage, showcasing some final design ideas which we think could complete the look.
In previous blogs we have shown the office part of the carriage in the guards van, this blog is looking at the passenger part of the carriage. The intention of the passenger part of the carriage is a seating area for clients and meeting area for KSEL as well as a social area for the family.
Our interior design engineer (Ms. Kimberley Harding) has come up with three concept ideas which could complete the carriage’s look whilst ensuring key, add-in features such as an LBSCR suitcase and chest remain in the carriage to maintain the traditional appearance of the carriage.
As some of the carriage originally contained furniture, along with bits and pieces from the renovation, the engineer has hand-drawn the carriage again and has superimposed some examples of furniture that will complement the carriage’s interior look.
Concept one (left), the first of these concepts boasts a cosy home-like approach. With a comfy chair, a large interior clock and hanging plants. This concept showcases a social, relaxing, lounge-away-from-lounge feeling or a calm countryside book reading corner of the garden. With summer approaching, this concept will encourage the family to go out and sit in the carriage; watching the world go by.
Complete with an exterior patio and potentially a pizza oven, this design will bring everyone out on a warm summer’s day.
Concept two (right) shows more of a cosy sit-in cinema approach. With a wall mounted flat-screen display TV and comfy beanbag, evenings can be spent chilling in the carriage eating a bowl of popcorn while watching a good film with friends. The added bonus of being in an old carriage in the middle of the countryside adds another dimension to horror movies. Adding fairy lights and black out blinds provides the optimum environment for a movie day any time of the year.
The last concept (left) focuses more on a minimalistic, modern approach. This design, complete with a modern, electric log burning stove and hanging plants provides a contrasting design to the period interior of the carriage. The minimalistic approach provides users with the ability to use the carriage for whatever they please, making it susceptible to change with time and style.
This concept would provide a beautiful summer house, or somewhere to sit of an evening and watch the sun set in the garden with a glass of wine. On the contrary, the added floor space provides lots of extra space for dog beds.
This being said, here at KSEL we are unsure which design we like most and have dabbled with other designs to come up with these three, very different, concept ideas. Feedback from readers will be greatly appreciated as to which design you like most and think we should take forward.
From all of us here at KSEL, we’d like say a massive (if slightly belated) happy new year and a huge thank you to all of our readers for still reading our blogs. Please give us feedback on the blogs and which design you like the most.