The Ambiance Interior Design team always try to exceed expectations when it comes to creating stunning show homes.
And their most recent project, set by Scotia Homes, is no exception.
Based in Charleston, The Terrace is a three-bedroom property that oozes luxury throughout.
It’s the perfect place for couples and growing families to put down roots, while also feeling both gentle and spacious.
The person who created the look of the show home was Aberdeen interior designer Karen McKimmie, from Ambiance.
Using a variety of textures, accessories and soft colours, The Terrace gives potential buyers a flavour of the kind of lifestyle they could have in Charleston.
Karen said: “The Terrace is a house that’s adaptable as a family home and for couples alike.
“With the fabulous connection between the kitchen, dining area and lounge, it really suits family living.
“However a couple would equally find it a great entertaining space.
“Because of this, the team and I wanted to show the options for prospective clients and buyers, but at the same time create a contemporary yet timeless interior that would suit all tastes.”
The home’s inspiration from Victorian and vernacular design architecture is evident throughout, especially in the lounge and kitchen area.
“We incorporated current trends without losing sight of the longevity of the design,” Karen added.
“It has a slightly Scandinavian feel to it with subtle use of pattern and texture throughout, including in the lounge, which I would consider the hub of the home.
“This is because of the connection it has between the stairs and the kitchen and dining area.
“We all wanted the room to feel spacious, yet cosy and comfortable. Therefore, we used a subtle palette but created a bit of drama by using black accents and interesting accessories.
“And as for the kitchen diner, it was decided to echo the light provided by the patio doors by using fresh grey tones and white-painted furniture. It makes the open-plan area more spacious!”
The rest of the show home feeds off of this open-plan area, including the upstairs accommodation which boasts three stylish bedrooms.
Karen said: “It was important for the remaining rooms to flow seamlessly from the lounge, so we continued to use soft colour schemes.
“Each of the bedrooms maintain the soft, gentle colours but each has their own personality. Using a variety of interesting accessories really helped with this.”
“We used a striking geometric pattern in the master bedroom and juxtaposed it with a geometric rug in a different pattern.
“Because the team and I opted for soft monochromatic colours, it allowed the varying patterns and textures to sit comfortably together.
“We contrasted the soft tones with darker greys in the wall lights, accessories and throw to add a bit of drama.”
The Ambiance team then switched things up in the two remaining bedrooms, utilising a variety of different textures, geometric patterns and colours.
“In bedroom two, we swapped the pattern to stripes and used stripes with different scales to add the interest,” Karen added.
“The final bedroom was made into one suited for a child.
“Here, soft hues of duck egg and ochre but the tones sit with the overall feel of the house.
“Again we used a mix of patterns sitting together but the gentle colours allow this.
“Finally, the bathroom was given some added texture by featuring a wood-effect wallpaper.
“It contrasts with the simple, classic white tile and makes the space softer.”
Once a bustling North Sea fishing village, Cove is known for its fresh air, open surroundings and breathtaking coastal scenery.
A short drive away from Aberdeen, the area has plenty of amenities to enjoy, meaning it’s perfect for a host of future home buyers.
Karen said: “We loved the finished showhouse. It actually exceeded our expectations.
“The team and I managed to get some really exciting accessories – when we shop for accessories, we are very much relying on what is available at the time. “Everything purchased just seemed to gel so well together and created a really coherent, balanced design. It was a proud moment to have created a home that flowed, giving a spacious-yet-comfortable look.
“The Terrace has the wow factor because it’s both sleek and contemporary, yet doesn’t lose sight of modern family living.”