The stunning Ormaig show home is nestled in the new, up-and-coming area of Countesswells.
Developed by house-builders CHAP Homes, the four-bedroom detached house is just a short drive from the city centre, and a perfect place for couples and growing families to put down roots.
With a play park, community orchard and forest near by, Countesswells is by far one of the most attractive areas to reside in the north-east.
Adding to the offering at Aberdeen’s new development, CHAP Homes has a number of properties available including the Ormaig.
The show house was designed by interior designer Suzanne Thomas from blocc, based in Birmingham, who has 19 years’ experience.
Contemporary, stylish and spacious, Ormaig boasts plenty of storage and rooms perfect for everything from entertaining to curling up with a riveting book.
Leading the design initiative, Suzanne relished the opportunity to create something individual that speaks to a wide audience.
She said: “CHAP wanted it to appeal to all. It’s quite edgy and very elegant at the same time. It’s very classic-modern and appeals to a lot of people.”
One of the main focal points of the home, the elongated lounge with ample seating area was one room Suzanne particularly enjoyed working on.
Incorporating core colours into the home as a whole, she opted for a darker palette with highlights of colour to accentuate its unique character.
“The sofas are velvet and a slate grey colour.
“There’s a snuggle two-seater one in the bay window, and the single chair in the corner has that gorgeous arched lamp over it and it’s a lovely area to just relax and get lost in a book.
“We’ve mixed the black furniture with gold and it’s got that slightly industrial element to it with the lighting.
“Greys, blacks, navys and mustard yellows all come together in this room and they carry on throughout the whole home.
“They’re extremely popular just now. Mustard is everywhere and grey is very much still here to stay.
“Split-level tables are also very on-trend just now and it helps break up the levels of the room.
“I guess the room itself is quite eclectic but has a collective feel. Mixing all of these trends together has really worked well.”
Double doors lead into the open-plan dining and kitchen area. Boasting a more neutral grey tone throughout, soft furnishings have brought flashes of colour into the welcoming space.
“The concrete effect on the top of the units marries in with the kitchen’s furnishings really well. “The curtains and blinds all match and bring the whole space together.
“It’s a very inclusive room and is extremely social. The breakfast bar with the statement chairs is very contemporary and it’s a lovely space to spend time with the family and with friends.
“There’s plenty of storage in the kitchen, too, to hide all of your utensils which ensures it’s clutter-free.”
Also located on the ground floor are the utility room, a toilet and a study.
Boasting unique artwork throughout, the abstract piece within the home office is just one of the items carefully selected and designed for the show home.
Suzanne said: “A lot of the artwork was actually commissioned specifically for the show home. It gives it that bit of an edge.
“We added some quirky things in the study like the lamp from Paris. It’s in the shape of a briefcase and is actually a light. Everyone loves talking points like that. It sparks conversation and gets people intrigued.
“People use artwork to bring in different elements into a room and it’s the same with the piece above the reading area in the lounge where the single seat sits.”
Upstairs are four bedrooms, including the master and its en-suite.
All feature built-in wardrobes; there is no lack of storage space.
“In the master bedroom we used a high headboard on the bed – it’s very tall and dramatic,” said Suzanne.
“We added accessories to the side of it, too, and it just gives that more luxurious and chic look.
“All of the bedrooms are very cosy and we’ve layered the beds with throws and additional decorative pillows. It’s very modern and homely at the same time.
“We used a mix of smaller mirrors for in the master en-suite to create this fun, quirky element. “It worked really well and is different to your usual one mirror.
“The little girl’s room has an oriental theme to it. I had so much fun designing it with the different heights to the accessories,” she said.
“There’s a lot going on in it but there’s a wardrobe and plenty of storage space, which is brilliant. The Japanese umbrellas are just lovely and I’ve brought in a gold element with the wallpaper and combined that with the blues and the mustard again.
“The teenage boys’ room has this cool wallpaper and the more clinical white room is one everybody loves. “We used floor lamps to give the room a different look, and the only colour in there was the yellow book. It’s a very calming room and the furniture is very natural and neutral.”
With a bus route now in operation, a school opening in 2021 and amenities near by, there’s lots to be excited about in the area. Karen Davidson sales supervisor CHAP Homes said: “Open green space is one of the first things you’ll notice about the site.
“We’re close to the community orchard and in the future there will be several parks providing habitat for wildlife, connecting to nearby woods using a network of green paths so you can easily get around on foot, bike or horseback. The development is just a short walk along the burn pathway to the new primary school and brings together the very best of urban and rural living.”