Furniture should be beautiful, functional and fit elegantly into a space within a home, office or any type of environment.
I love re-purposing furniture, various pieces within my home have had at least two different lives. This particular one was originally half a sideboard, it had a dark wooden top contrasting with the gloss white doors. The two sections were fitted into a window alcove, remaining in that role for a number of years until being split to create two separate pieces of furniture. The other half is fitted into another, smaller alcove in the dining room.
For some, this next statement may be controversial, but I love IKEA. I would build furniture completely from scratch or commission a hand made piece, but time and budget constraints have prevented this. Also, IKEA produces so many well designed interior fittings (I love drawers) and you can buy shelves, drawers, doors, hinges, drawer runners, almost anything separately. You’ve probably guessed this was originally from IKEA.