Hello, I’m Diane
I am the designer of Zebedee Hanging Rail
"My bedroom is in a loft conversion with sloping ceilings. Large, freestanding wardrobes took up the tallest part of the room, meaning my bed was shoved to one side under the sloping ceiling. A bedroom is supposed to be a place of relaxation, but mine wasn’t! Everything was unbalanced and I needed more space!"
My bedroom is in a loft conversion with sloping ceilings to each end of the room. For years, I lived with large, freestanding wardrobes, which I’d brought from my previous home. They did a very good job of taking up the tallest part of the room, meaning my bed was shoved to one side under the sloping ceiling. Not ideal. A bedroom is supposed to be a place of relaxation, but mine wasn’t. Everything was unbalanced and I needed more space!
Okay, I must admit, I did once pay for pricey, bespoke wardrobes for my son’s bedroom, which has sloping ceilings too. I thought they were an awkward space solution, but it was a complete waste of money. They just didn’t work so when it came to revamping my own bedroom, I was reluctant to do the same.
I completed the rest of the house and then turned my attention to the problem. I realised that what I needed was hanging rails, which followed the angle of the ceiling. I could then devote one end of the room to hanging space and a walk-in wardrobe area, leaving most of the room for my bed.
Fabulous idea except for one thing… I couldn’t find angled hanging rails anywhere! and I looked worldwide!
I just couldn’t understand why they didn’t exist!
Now I am quite a practical person. I have an on-line retro-industrial furniture business.
I am a bit of an amateur restorer and love rescuing furniture and lighting, and making it good. In addition, my current home is the second property I have restored, completing much of the work myself, with very little professional help. I love a challenge and if I don’t know how to do something, I find out.
So, faced with the problem of wanting angled hanging rails and not being able to find any, what could I do but design my own?
Three versions later, Zebedee was created. Built to my own design, I fitted them to the angled space, and they really worked! I was thrilled!
With the awkward wardrobes gone, my bedroom has now doubled in size! It’s organised, with oodles of hanging space in half the area that the wardrobes had taken up. My bed is centralised with a lovely big headboard and plenty of room to either side. There is so much more room! My clothes are no longer squashed away and forgotten. They are easy to see and access, saving me time and money too, considering the items I forgot I even owned. No more clumsy wardrobes, no expensive, bespoke cupboards, just Zebedee Rails!
And what’s even better – I designed a totally new and an original product – almost by accident! Take a look for yourself. I love what Zebedee did for me and I’m sure it will work for you too.
“The rail is absolutely brilliant… I fitted it in the attic room of a Victorian cottage – lots of sloping ceilings everywhere and lots of wasted space… as well as lots of clothes that needed hanging up! It’s perfect as there is no room even for the smallest of wardrobes. Product is faultless.”
“I have a 70’s house with an open 70’s hallway and staircase. The banister was always covered in coats. We fitted a Zebedee rail to the underneath and it works a treat! All the coats now have a home and hang nice and neat. The hallway is now so much more presentable when we answer the door! Love it! X.”
“Love my new, under eaves walk in wardrobe! It was a dumping ground and now it’s a very special space!”