#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – THE PERFECT PLACE FOR ENTERTAINING!

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a 5 bedroom barn conversion in Rotherham with approximately 3 acres of land, on the market with Brown & Co.  It’s unfurnished at the moment – giving our design team a blank canvas! We asked our spatial planning expert Sarah to talk us through Woodhouse Dairy, so let’s see what she has to say!

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‘This spacious barn conversion has been tastefully designed using neutral tones and a mix of natural wood, stone, granite and contemporary stainless steel fittings and glass doors. It would be perfect for a family, in particular one who enjoys entertaining as it boasts four open-plan reception rooms downstairs.’

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‘The shapes used in the kitchen create a free flowing space that would enable you to entertain whilst preparing for dinner parties, especially as the curved sections create softer lines, allowing people to sit and socialise. The ice bucket sink in the centre of the island is a great use of cabinet space and is ideal for entertaining. The open plan kitchen really gives a feeling of the scale of this property!’

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‘The en-suite bathroom really is a huge statement, with its finely engineered sliding pocket doors that open up into a large bathroom space. This really accentuates the beautiful roof line within this property. The great thing about this room is that although the bath and sinks are exposed, the double ended shower and WC are hidden creating some privacy within an open plan bedroom/bathroom.’

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‘The solid angular staircase sits so neatly within the exposed stone work, guiding you up the stairs. This staircase beautifully combines natural and man made materials, and this theme continues throughout the property.’

What do you think of our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek? If you’d like to arrange a viewing, contact the representing agent Brown & Co – and don’t forget to mention that you spotted it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

We announce our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek every Thursday on Twitter and Facebook, so stay up to date with the latest interiors trends and the best buys on the Yorkshire housing market by following @RGinspiration and liking www.facebook.com/RichardGraftonInteriors.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN LINTON

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Tucked away in the affluent village of Linton, near Wetherby, is our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek, The Warren. Fantastically located, as it’s easy accessible from Leeds, Harrogate and York, it’s on the market with Carter Jonas for £975,000.  We asked our designer Rosie Ackroyd, to talk us through this property – take it away Rosie!

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A large open-plan living/dining room is a great feature in a modern family home, as it creates a space with multiple functions and plenty of room for the whole family to spend time together.  The vaulted ceiling works really well, and the windows lining the walls take advantage of the surrounding views.  One way to inject a little bit more life into the view would be to add some colour to the garden.’

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‘The angular furniture & colour scheme are quite masculine, which looks great in a space defined by clean lines.  However, for family living the lines could be softened by adding textures or colour to the sofas, and zoning the living area with a rug – I would suggest Swirl by Paul Smith or Squiggle Blue by Vivienne Westwood. ‘

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Squiggle, by Vivienne Westwood

Split levels, such as in the bedroom, are great for adding dimension to a room.  The white plaster walls and large window letting in lots of natural light are simple and classic, plus a great foundation for the buyer to make it their own.  You could give the room a more personal touch with some artwork, or maybe even some wallpaper to bring the space in a little.’

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For more pictures of The Warren, click here!

What do you think of our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek? If you’d like to arrange a viewing, contact the representing agent Carter Jonas – and don’t forget to mention that you spotted it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

We announce our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek every Thursday on Twitter and Facebook, so stay up to date with the latest interiors trends and the best buys on the Yorkshire housing market by following @RGinspiration and liking www.facebook.com/RichardGraftonInteriors.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – A SWEEPING REGENCY STYLE HOME ‘AT ONE’ WITH ITS PICTURE PERFECT SURROUNDINGS

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

When you’re designing the interior of a wow property like Crankley Grange, as well as looking fabulous we think it’s important that it complements the outside, be that the building, the garden, or the view.  Here they have most definitely succeeded. This beautiful country home, on the market with Blenkin and Co for a cool £1,950,000 is the whole package: a sweeping, tree-lined driveway brings you to the front door, where you can enter the main house; nip across the drive and into the 3-bed barn conversion; or even just wander into the courtyard to relax in the sunshine.

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Our head of installations and design Andrew, said:

“This is a beautifully presented family home with very attractive and architecturally interesting construction / conversion. The use of contemporary materials such as the glass connection building works so well with the traditional bricks and mortar. It’s great to use two colours on the exterior woodwork, for example, all doors in a Zoffany Green Stone and all windows in Chalk give subtle contrast complementing the country surroundings and warm pallet of the buildings brick work.
 
The interior has a quality feel but the sitting room would benefit from carpet, new curtains and a better space planning by dividing it into zones. The use of console tables with lamps and accessories works well for this purpose. The kitchen is right for the property, tying in the outdoor colours into the kitchen cabinetry scheme and window blinds. Feature pendants add interest over the island and the Aga with ornate mantle above provides an up market farmhouse feel. Bar stools are great for casual eating and entertaining – our preference would be Lloyd Loom stools which fit the period features and add sophistication and style.”
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Our resident spatial planning expert Sarah added:

“This immaculate property is set in picturesque surroundings, and the regency style exterior stands proud against the many trees that frame it. The main house is linked to the out buildings sympathetically and appropriately, and without losing any of the main house’s character. The interior shows large amounts of natural materials such as stone and wood and the open conservatory allows light to flood in so that the natural green tones mixed with wood panelling help maximise the light and airy space.”

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It’s the little touches that make a house a beautiful home, and Crankley Grange is full of them, such as the elaborate corbels above the Aga and log burner which reflect the style of the portico sheltering the front door, and the kitchen units being painted the same colour as the beams throughout the property.

Our design team particularly appreciated the combination of synthetic and natural materials.  Janet loved the “contemporary twist of the décor” created by introducing more modern elements to this country house, such as the gorgeous chandeliers below and the large mirrors in abundance.

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For more photos of this incredible property, including the 52 acres of land that Crankley Grange is set in, click here!

If you would like to arrange a viewing, please call the representing agent Blenkin and Co – and don’t forget to mention you spotted it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

We announce our #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek every Thursday on Facebook and Twitter, along with a commentary from our design team on its key features – so if you’re looking for home inspiration, look no further! Our weekly dose of beautiful properties will keep you up to date with what’s hot on the Yorkshire property market, the key interiors trends of 2014, and how you could apply them to your home.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – OUR SPATIAL PLANNING EXPERT WAXES LYRICAL ABOUT WINDSOR FARM!

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a real character property – an old farmhouse in Holmfirth, outside Huddersfield. On the market with Simon Blyth, the interior has been designed to a high standard, with exposed stonework, Villeroy & Boch bathroom fittings, and a well-proportioned kitchen with granite worktops.

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As this is a character property with a quirky layout, we asked our spatial planning expert Sarah (read her tips on designing a baker’s kitchen here) to talk us through the best features of Windsor Farm.

‘This quaint farmhouse has a picturesque exterior; I particularly like how the greenery covering the main stone walls reflects the countryside surroundings.’

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‘The open plan kitchen, living and garden space really does bring the outdoors in with light flooding in to these main rooms, giving a real feeling of space. The oak doors and timber framework present a structural outline of the building, and I think that framing each view with a chunky natural oak panel has worked really well within the surroundings.’

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‘The neutral colour scheme and exposed beams create a calming and restful atmosphere in the bedrooms. I love the unusual features – the open plan bedroom and bathroom space really add to the quirkiness of the property. This property mixes modern concepts with a ‘Shabby Chic’ Interior really well and is an ideal living space for any family.’

To see more photos of our gorgeous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek Windsor Farm, click here!

If, like us you love looking at beautiful properties to get inspiration for your own home, the next #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek will be announced next Thursday on Facebook and Twitter with a commentary from us on some of its key interior features, so watch this space! If you’re an agent with an amazing property please tweet us your suggestions @rginspiration.

If anything in our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek caught your eye, be it a cushion, a chair, or a colour scheme, pop into our Harrogate showroom and chat to our design team about implementing it in your own home.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – COMBINING THE CONTEMPORARY WITH THE COUNTRYSIDE

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is Hebden Lodge, this gorgeous stone-built house in Dacre Banks, which is on the market with Harrogate – based Verity Frearson.  For £700,000 this 2600 square foot property is an absolute steal, with a productive kitchen garden, tasteful statement baths, and natural stone flooring – not to mention that special stained glass window! With 4 bedrooms, this would make an amazing home for a young family, as there’s lots of safe places for little ones to play, including a magical walled garden, and the interior is classic, contemporary and stylish.

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Our design team thought that the living room was one of the masterpieces of this property.  The walls are an unusual colour, and although they’re darker than you normally see in living areas it works because the windows let in so much natural light.  The woodburner is a great feature, and is really complimented by the statement lightshade and variety of small decorative accessories.

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This is a great example of how to get a statement bath right. Lilac is a bold colour to use in such a big block in the bathroom, but the white walls and tiles mean that it isn’t at all overpowering.  The contrast between the crisp white tiles and the vintage style toilet and radiator add to the classic-contemporary feel of the room.

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We love this stained glass window! It’s such a quirky feature to have in your home, and this one is fantastic because it frames an incredible view of the Yorkshire countryside.  Windows are one of the most important things to look for in a home, and they’re something we always make the most of when we’re redesigning a house.

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To see more pictures of this beautiful property (including an open-plan kitchen that is definitely worth a peek!) click here.

We announce our #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek every Thursday on Facebook and Twitter, along with a commentary from our design team on its key features – so if you’re looking for home inspiration, look no further! Our weekly dose of beautiful properties will keep you up to date with what’s hot on the Yorkshire property market, the key interiors trends of 2014, and how you could apply them to your home.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – A PICTURE PERFECT RURAL PROPERTY

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is Prospect House, this picturesque home in Burton Leonard – which is just outside of our home town of Harrogate!  It’s on the market with Knight Frank for a cool £1.5 million, and once you see the statement bath, manicured gardens and huge bedrooms, you understand why! This really is a beautiful property, perfect for a family who would like lots of outdoor space for the children whilst being close to a bigger town like Harrogate, for its individual boutiques and fine dining.

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Our spatial planning expert, Sarah, liked that the interior is both traditional and sympathetic to the house’s countryside surroundings, and particularly liked the staircase leading up from the ground floor.

‘The neutral colours are calming, and their use through the entire house gives a sense of consistency and flow as you walk around the property.  To prevent it from being overly neutral they have used accent pieces in all of the rooms to give them a splash of colour, such as artwork and rugs, which has worked really well.  The staircase presents a sweeping design that opens up on the bottom steps, presenting a curve at the bottom of the stairs. It is inviting, simple and sophisticated, without being too dominant within the room.’

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With six bedrooms, a games room and three reception rooms, the 3500 sq ft property certainly has lots of space, and nowhere is it more noticeable than in the large, breakfast kitchen.  The large dining table fits comfortably in the window and the island adds extra working surfaces.  However, our favourite part of the kitchen has to be the statement white Aga!

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For more photos of Prospect House, click here!

If you would like to recreate any of the looks from this property, why not get in touch with us to talk through ideas. Richard Grafton Interiors and Grafton Freestone together offer a full ‘turn key’ solution from spatial planning, bespoke cabinetry and bathroom/kitchen design and installation to flooring, lighting, furnishings and upholstery.

If, like us, you love looking at beautiful properties to get inspiration for your own home, the next #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek will be announced next Thursday on Facebook and Twitter with a commentary from us on some of its key interior features, so watch this space!

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – LUXURY ON LOTHERTON LANE!

Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

It’s hard to say what our favourite thing about the latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is – it could be the breath-taking water garden, the Italian tiles, the eco-friendly (but hidden) solar panels, the panoramic views…or any combination of the above! This gorgeous, contemporary home is on the market with Beadnalls & Copley for £1,195,000 – and despite the unashamedly rural location, you’re only a 12 minute drive from Leeds city centre, making it perfect for a style-conscious, professional family.

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Sarah, our spatial planning expert, loves the spacious, open-plan layout that creates the clean and contemporary space:

‘The open fire in the centre of the living room and kitchen creates a hub connecting the two spaces. The consistency of the tiles makes the space feel even larger and more spacious, which is further accentuated by the huge amounts of natural light that come flooding in through the windows.’ 

The team all thought the consistent use of oak for the internal woodwork was a great choice – it’s a true British classic for both construction and furniture, and offers a warm and homely feel to any property.

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Karen, a member of our design team, also liked the property layout, as the open-plan design combined with the large windows gives the feeling of ‘framing a picture’, and thought that the decorative accessories were really complementary:

‘The well-chosen artwork and cushions bring the colours outside in, making the most of the beautiful views, while the flowers and accessories help to give the mostly white property a homely feel.’ 

We love how the windows have clearly been designed with the idea of ‘bringing the outside in’, particularly in the kitchen with the large portrait windows in the corner and the smaller landscape view window over the sink.

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We asked Kim, another member of our design team, what she would do with the ground floor space:

‘The materials used across the property are high quality, so this may be an opportunity to add some iconic pieces of furniture, and statement lamps or central lighting that complement the modernist approach. It’s a great space that you could definitely have some fun with!  The scheme is fairly white throughout so some accent colours or dramatic artist pieces could give it the wow factor, alongside those fabulous slices of Yorkshire through the windows.’

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 And it’s not just the interior that stands out! As Andrew, the head of Grafton Freestone pointed out, the garden is equally well designed.  The minimalist lines create different spaces for different uses but it doesn’t look haphazard because the materials used in each area are similar, and “talk to each other” perfectly.

To see more photos of this fantastic property, click here!

Special thanks to Beadnall & Copley for drawing our attention to this week’s chosen property, if you are an agent with an amazing property and contender for #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek, tell us about it, we’d love to hear from you!

We announce our #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek every Thursday on Facebook and Twitter, along with a commentary from our design team on its key features – so if you’re looking for home inspiration, look no further. Our weekly dose of beautiful properties will keep you up to date with the key interiors trends of 2014 – and with what’s hot on the Yorkshire property market.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – A BARN CONVERSION WITH SOUL!

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a stunning barn conversion on the market with Blenkins and Co!  It was the design team’s favourite house on the Yorkshire property market this week because of the clever layout, high ceilings, and the obvious love that’s clearly gone into designing the interior.

Here’s what Andrew, the head of Grafton Freestone, the bespoke kitchens and bathrooms arm of our business had to say about Elm Tree Barn.

‘For a barn conversion it is light and airy.  They have created this effect by lifting the ceilings up to the roof, choosing light coloured paint and careful lighting’

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‘Each room’s layout has clearly been well planned, ensuring the best use of space possible. This is particularly clear in the bedrooms, all of which also have an en-suite and two of which have dressing areas – making it a large and practical family home. We love the quirky mezzanine level below!’

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‘There are so many different lighting options available, and we are finding an increased demand for Distributed Lighting Control Systems, as in use in Elm Tree Barn. There are now products available that work using the conventional house wiring, but use wifi to control the lighting – therefore making even retro lighting installations compatible with this type of system.

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‘The décor compliments and bridges the gap between the period building and modern-day living. As much attention has been paid to the outside as to the inside; I love the simplicity of the green box trees and potted topiary highlighted by directional lighting.’

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To see more photos of Elm Tree Barn, click here!

If, like us you love looking at beautiful properties to get inspiration for your own home, the next #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek will be announced next Thursday on Facebook and Twitter with a commentary from us on some of its key interior features, so watch this space! If you’re an agent with an amazing property please tweet us your suggestions @rginspiration

If anything in our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek caught your eye, be it a cushion, a chair, or a colour scheme, pop into our Harrogate showroom and chat to our design team about implementing it in your own home.

 

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – SHABBY CHIC AND PROUD!

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek, tucked away between Otley and Harrogate, would make the perfect rural family hideaway.  The extensive gardens to the South and West are perfect for little ones to run around in, especially as the electronic gate adds a level of security, and the  Gustavian-style interior is as on-trend as ever.

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As you enter the ground floor, you’re first treated to a hall with gorgeous stone flagged floor, which then leads into an underfloor heated kitchen and living area – something which is becoming increasingly popular amongst our clients.  Sarah, our spatial planning expert, was instantly captivated by the unusual curved chimney breast breaking up the ground floor.

She said: “This Shabby Chic interior presents a space that is sympathetic to the cottage-like exterior, and I love how they have created features out of the unusual elements – such as the curved chimney breast that sits centrally in the kitchen/snug space. The exposed beams continue the cottage feel and the mauve colour scheme helps to modernise the property.”

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Andrew, head of Richard Grafton Interiors’ sister company Grafton Freestone (the handmade kitchen and bathroom arm of our business), also appreciated how the colour scheme and original features have been combined:

He said: “This property has a fantastic layout, and neutral tones in the majority of the rooms.  This gave them the opportunity to use accessories for accent colours, which is a great way of introducing texture, drama, and colour into a room.  Keeping the period features such as the exposed beams and stone detail works really well with the combination of antique furniture and modern materials – this mix of classic and contemporary is what turns this house into a home for me, and keeps it looking lived in, rather than being too ‘designed’ from new.”

And if that’s still not enough…did we mention that there’s a wine cellar?

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See more pictures of our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek, on the market with Carter Jonas, here.

If, like us, you love looking at beautiful properties to get inspiration for your own home, the next #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek will be announced next Thursday on Facebook and Twitter with a commentary from us on some of its key interior features, so watch this space!

 

RICHARD GRAFTON INTERIORS HITS THE HEADLINES AGAIN!

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Check out this fab feature from The Northern Echo Homes supplement. We are delighted to hear that our showroom was such a hit! Thanks to Ruth Campbell for such a great write up.


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