Nature and watercolour tones are set to be big in the interiors world in 2019.
Capturing these trends beautifully is The Lowther showhome at CALA’s Milltimber Manor development at Oldfold Village in Milltimber.
Part of the housebuilder’s Light And Space collection, which focuses on enhancing space and considered design, Eileen Kesson of Envision Interior Design has incorporated tones that complement and create a bright and spacious home.
The five-bedroom detached house is minimalist and features a palette of chalky whites, pale blues and azure greens. With contemporary living the focus of The Lowther showhome, the design showcases CALA’s luxurious style.
Bringing light oak furniture and natural, earthy tones into the offering, nature is set to continue to play a big role in the interior world this year.
Eileen said: “The keynote for this home’s interior and exterior design is lightness.
“In terms of the build’s layout itself, it’s quite open plan and the selected palette of chalk white, pebble grey and soft duck egg blue can be seen throughout.”
Incorporating the key colours, the open-plan kitchen, dining and family area showcases these natural accents beautifully.
Eileen said: “The kitchen, dining and living area, as well as the rest of the house, have been decorated with the Scandinavian ethos of cool design coupled with comfort. The soft matt finish of the kitchen in a pale Swedish blue is quite different and really brings that gorgeous pastel colour into the mix of the bright and crisp room.
“There are accents of green through the different plants and the accessories we’ve used are pale greens and blues or white. We’ve incorporated an island which again is streamlined with the Scandinavian-style core to the home. The geometric wall coverings in the family space area bring in softer accents of greys and blues which complement the comfortable seating.”
With dual aspect windows and bi-fold doors leading out to the garden, the area allows light to flood the room.
Continuing with the theme of light space, the living room also features big windows and natural tones that bring elements of the outdoors indoors.
“I’ve used pale wood and matt white across the majority of the furniture in the house to keep the feel of a modern and light space consistent,” said Eileen.
“This palette is going to be very popular this year and we’ve used plants, pinecones and a variety of textures to bring the feeling of nature indoors. The quality of the handmade bookcase in the lounge has a modern heritage style to it and the supersize corner sofa also encourages families to get together, or it is perfect for entertaining, too.”
Adding a touch of luxury to the room, the stylish postbox-style fireplace continues the minimalist design throughout the home.
Eileen said: “The fireplace really was chosen to create a warm heart to the room and is super modern. It’s bespoke and adds a real luxurious feel to the house. It’s a welcoming focal point of the home and is extremely stylish and goes very well with the pale ash flooring with the distinctive cross weave design.”
Upstairs, the master bedroom brings champagne and cream tones into the mix, and incorporates oak wood items once again.
“In the master bedroom I’ve used a lot of vintage oak features and the oak chandelier is extremely unusual and totally stands out,” said Eileen.
“It’s a great way to add something different into the room without cluttering it.
“By layering the large sleighbed with various linen and pillows, it created this subtle elegant-styled feel that looks super cosy and welcoming. The draping curtains are just gorgeous and the champagne hues and rich creams work perfectly with the vintage oak and make the room seem very bright.”
As well as soft textures, the bathroom features on-trend watercolours including pastel blues and light greys and creams.
Eileen said: “The bathroom is a relaxing space and boasts soft towels and accessories like the small wooden side table which adds character. The large mirror makes the room appear even bigger too.”
The additional four bedrooms also carry the colour trends throughout the house, finishing it off perfectly.
“The other bedrooms combine pale whites with satin finishings. The deco-inspired geometric wallcovering in one of the bedrooms creates that stand-out feature wall and I’ve transformed the last bedroom into a family snug with a crushed linen mural as the main feature to accentuate the organic theme of the house.”
Prices at Milltimber Manor at Oldfold Village, Milltimber start from £319,950. For further information, please visit www.cala.co.uk or visit the show home and sales reception seven days between 11am and 5:30pm.
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