#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – GORGEOUS EDWARDIAN HOME WITH A FINELY TUNED ATTENTION TO DETAIL

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

This week’s #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a fantastic Edwardian country house perfect for the larger family, comprising nine bedrooms and even has its own ‘chauffeurs flat’ above the triple garage block! Surrounded by 6.5 acres of terraced lawned gardens, vegetable patches and two separate paddocks, this property would be ideal for someone with green fingers. We asked our designers to comment on their favourite interior features in this stately home and here’s what they had to say…

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Andrew our interior architect loves how the kitchen has been updated to complement the rest of the house. “The contemporary kitchen is a fantastic asset to the home, the extra space and large island is perfect for entertaining. The simple colour scheme makes the room feel spacious and light and the contrasting dark handles add a simple pop of colour lifting the otherwise neutral colour scheme. The double glass doors also perfectly frame the fantastic views that this property has to offer.”

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The beautiful solid wood furniture in the office also grabbed Andrew’s attention: “You can really see the attention to detail in the bespoke office cabinetry which fits in perfectly with the exposed beams. The grand matching desk provides the perfect working from home environment or sofas could be added to make it a snug hideaway library room.”

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Our lighting expert Karen likes the use of the chandelier in this room adding a quirky touch that softens the overall look. “This room appears quite masculine with the heavy drapes, wood panelling and leather chair, however the owners have chosen a quite delicate chandelier to light the room adding to its splendour with a touch of old school grandeur.”

Andrew loves the idea of living in the Edwardian home whilst renovating the boiler house: “If the nine bedrooms, games room, inner hall and chauffeurs flat aren’t enough for you, this property also has a separate boiler house that provides an exciting renovation project. We would love to add in a cinema room or other recreational area that a family could enjoy, away from the main house.”

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 There are so many rooms and details in this country house we haven’t had the chance to comment on, if you would like to arrange a viewing, please contact Carter Jonas and don’t forget to mention you saw it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

We announce our #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek every Thursday on Facebook and Twitter, along with a commentary from our expert design team on its key features – so if you’re looking for home inspiration, you’re in the right place! 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 – CONTINUE THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE SPIRIT IN YOUR VERY OWN FRENCH INSPIRED MAISON

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

Tour de France (TDF) fever took over Yorkshire this weekend and it wasn’t just the cycling and the stunning scenery that took centre stage. The world’s largest sporting event also showcased some of the best properties Yorkshire has to offer and gave us all a taste of how chic French style can be mixed with rustic Yorkshire charm for a winning combination!

There were many stunning properties for sale along the Tour de France route like this gorgeous cottage on the market with Dacre Son & Hartley, which sits right on the Stage 1 route in Cracoe, between Skipton and Grassington. But, instead of focusing on just one, we have decided to dedicate this week’s Yorkshire Property of the Week (#YPOW) to a selection of ideas from our design team on how you can keep the ‘je ne sais quoi’ of the Tour alive in your home, long after the cyclists have sped past and the bunting has come down!

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Scene-setting artwork

Adding a beautiful piece of art to spark the overall theme is a great place to start. Welcome to Yorkshire commissioned Yorkshire artist, Alister Colley, to produce an official painting for the Grand Depart, and prints of this fabulous modern painting are available to order online – http://bit.ly/1qNzfxX . However, if you are looking for something slightly more traditional, we can help you find perfect timeless French inspired prints to include in your home like this limited edition Jeremy Barlow, currently featured in our showroom window in Harrogate.

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Yellow was the key colour for all TDF branding and paraphernalia and we loved using it as the key accent in our showroom window featuring homemade, bespoke bunting, using fabrics from designers that we stock including Colefax & Fowler, Jane Churchill Osborne and Little amongst others. We added beautiful Abraham Moon- wool throws, a Little Greene Paint Company grey backdrop and Jeremy Barlow limited French scene prints to complete our fabulous TDF look!

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There is nothing like a fresh floral arrangement to brighten up your home (thanks to the wonderful Val at Garden Room Flowers for helping with our TDF inspired window and showroom) and the Grand Depart was certainly a source for inspiration when it came to beautiful flowers. Try combining French and English country classics in both vases and fabrics to bring the continent and the countryside together.

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If you are looking for ways to inject French flavour into your home, pop into our showroom and have a chat with one of our designers. From chateau inspired furniture to fabrics, prints and wallpaper we have everything you need to transform your home with extra added oooh la la!

 

Next week’s #YPOW will resume to usual format so if you are a Yorkshire based estate agent with an amazing property, don’t forget to nominate it via @rginspiration on Twitter or our Facebook page (LINK).

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – ARTS AND CRAFTS MANOR HOUSE WITH BEAUTIFUL ASPECTS OUTSIDE AND IN

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s search for our #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek takes us to sunny Scarborough where we found this beautiful ‘Arts and Crafts’ style country house – Irton Manor. On the market with Carter Jonas and sitting within approximately 16 acres, this stunning property has its own 6 hole golf course and guest lodge, along with a large wildlife pond and perfectly manicured gardens. To say this property is spacious is an understatement, it’s vast and brimming with interior features that our design team couldn’t wait to explore.

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It was difficult to choose which of the numerous reception rooms to comment on as they all have impressive features but our interior designer Rosie particularly loved the Orangery: “The light in this room is amazing and the use of neutral colours on the walls, furnishings and flooring gives the whole room a very calm and serene feel. I love the big bold artwork above the fire, using a statement piece like this really lifts a room, creating an interesting and vibrant focal point.”

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The property boasts six bedrooms in total, three of which have en suites. Rosie loves the feel of this garden bedroom, with its double doors leading out onto the picturesque gardens: “This room feels like a country house hotel room and fully takes advantage of its glorious Yorkshire setting. The matching chairs either side of the statement mirror create a lovely spot for taking in the views and the heavy curtains will help the room feel cosy on colder nights.”

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The classic contemporary bathroom in this property, uses timeless, bespoke materials and fixtures. A bathroom should be a perfect sanctuary. A space to relax, unwind and cleansed mentally as well as physically, cocooned in glorious isolation. With a handsome selection of contemporary and traditional bathroom suites and accessories on hand in our showroom, we can work with you to find your own personal definition of perfection.

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If you are interested in seeing more of what Irton Manor has to offer please contact the agent Carter Jonas to arrange a viewing and don’t forget to mention you spotted it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek

 

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – TRADITIONAL MEETS CONTEMPORARY, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

Posted on: June 26th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a fantastic six bedroom contemporary home based in Stillington on the outskirts of York. The free flowing design allows every space to be utilised and furnished with statement pieces. We asked our design team to comment on their favourite aspects and features and here’s what they came up with.

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Sarah, our spatial planning expert, loved the open plan kitchen, living and dining area. ‘By not installing boundaries between the three areas it makes the space ideal for day to day family living. The two storey windows are a brilliant way of not only letting light in, but also act as a statement for the room and maximises the abundance of space.  I really like the way the small stove in the corner of the room has a tall chimney which frames the side of the window, it’s a very creative way of introducing character into the room.’

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Although the home is very contemporary with its furnishings, Andrew our Interior Architect was impressed with how the owners had mixed traditional and contemporary elements. ‘Combining the use of modern technology with traditional materials , including clamp bricks and stone sills, in the structure of the building makes the property very versatile. Sometimes owners have to compromise when buying an older property as they want the traditional features but don’t want the hassle of making repairs, so this home is ideal for those wanting the best of both worlds.’

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One of the bathrooms included a feature that Karen, our lighting expert, was keen to comment on. ‘Most people might not notice at first glance that this bathroom contains a feature which enhances the overall bathroom experience. Other than the gorgeous freestanding bathtub and huge wet room in the corner, this bathroom has integrated mood lighting creating a warm, relaxing glow.’

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Rooms really come to life when you install the right lighting, whether it’s a single lamp or bespoke intelligent lighting, we can help. If you want the lighting in your home with added wow factor, come and have a chat with one of our designers we’d love to show you the broad variety of lighting options we have available.

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There is so much more we could say about this property and if you would like to arrange a viewing please call the representing agent Carter Jonas – 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 expert design team on its key features – so if you’re looking for home inspiration, you’re in the right place! 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 – ONE OF HARROGATE’S FINEST, SLEEK, STYLISH AND CONTEMPORARY MODERN HOMES

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is situated on the desirable south side of Harrogate and on the market with Verity Frearson. The five bedroom property is immaculately presented and perfect for a lively young family with plenty of nearby schools and local amenities to choose from. From the outside it’s perfectly symmetrical features make a bold statement and the sleek, simple design takes the curb appeal of this property to another level.

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Andrew Freestone our Interior Architect, comments on the use of ‘wow factor’ high quality materials that create a winning first impression: “The reception area inside the property has an American Walnut flooring paired with dark matching bespoke doors which together create a stunning entrance. It’s easy to see the materials used within this property are all of fantastic quality, the owners clearly understand the importance of adding value to the home by making investments in premium, high quality materials and finishes.”

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Our spatial planning expert Sarah loves the way the kitchen leads through into the dining/entertaining area “By not separating the two rooms, it allows the light to flood through making the most of the bi-folding doors spanning the entire length of the room – very impressive!”

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The en suite bathrooms also caught bathroom connoisseur Andrew’s attention: “The egg shaped bath is a statement piece in this bathroom, paired with the sleek walnut vanity unit  and wash-basin, would make getting ready in the morning a very stylish affair.’

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

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If you’re looking to achieve stunning flooring as featured in this week’s #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek then pop by our showroom and check out our very own range of beautiful solid oak flooring available in eight styles with unique surface finishes. All boards in the range are hand-selected from kiln dried oak available in different widths and can be engineered for us with underfloor heating or to go on top of concrete floors.

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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, you’re in the right place!

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. If you need a hand applying these looks to your own home, pop into our new warehouse showroom in Harrogate for a coffee and a chat with the design team.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – ONE OF YORKSHIRE’S FINEST PROPERTIES, A GRAND, ELEGANT AND TIMELESS CLASSIC

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Situated just 5 miles North of Harrogate, Stainley House is an outstanding property situated at the end of a picture perfect tree lined road, originally forming part of the Mountgarrett Estate it also homes stables, a cottage, coach house and outdoor swimming pool.

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With a price tag in excess of £3million this property is brimming with wow factor and beautiful interiors that our designers couldn’t wait to comment on! It’s also an old friend of Grafton Freestone, the interior architecture arm of our business as the team the pleasure of working on two beautiful bathrooms within the property.

Our interior designer Kim comments:

“The property has a colonial feel from the front and is almost Spanish villa-esque from the back. The interior boasts high ceilings throughout and the entrance with its mosaic tiled floor, sweeping staircase and oak panelling feels very grand and is perfect for a property of this stature.

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Our interior architect Andrew comments: “The neutral colour palate in the kitchen, along with the contrasting island and Nero granite works really well here. The beautiful long bespoke cabinets support the feeling of height and adding appliances that match the colour of the kitchen rather than introducing super-modern chrome, gives a real feeling of warmth that won’t date. The stunning chandelier adds a surprising touch of old -school glamour and the huge canvasses featuring family images suggest this room is the heart of the home.

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The stunning bathrooms were designed and installed by Grafton Freestone. Andrew explains: “We added two classically contemporary bathrooms, one ensuite (pictured) and the house bathroom. Tiled in Brushed Jerusalem Grey Limestone with mosaic detail in the shower with the addition of a bespoke hand-made basin cabinet with solid Limestone surface and under mounted basin and not forgetting the stunning free-standing Ashton Bentley bath.

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There is so much more we could say about this property and if you would like to arrange a viewing please call the representing agent Strutt & Parker – 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 expert design team on its key features – so if you’re looking for home inspiration, you’re in the right place! 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.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOF THE WEEK – PURE YORKSHIRE GRANDEUR WITH A RICH HISTORY TO MATCH

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s #yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is perhaps one of the grandest houses we have commented on so far. On the market with Knight Frank and originally an Auxiliary Military Hospital and Magistrates Court, the six bedroom Manor House in Stokesley oozes luxury living in every room.

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Our interior designer Rosie loved the impressive reception hall: “The beautiful period features in this room set the grand tone for the rest of the house from the detailed coving to the full-height, wood panelling. As soon as guests arrive, this is the room that welcomes them and screams luxurious splendour from the start. I particularly love the grand piano sat in front of the large mirror, what a statement!”

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MD at Richard Grafton Interiors, Richard Grafton was particularly impressed with the living room: “With larger properties, people often think they need to ‘fill’ the space, but it can be difficult to do this without it becoming cluttered. Although there seems to be quite a going on in this room, it all ties in and complements the same period theme. The home accessories including the cushions, rugs and lighting make this room homely and inviting.”

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“The colour scheme in the kitchen is right on trend, featuring greys and pops of pale blue it is certainly much more modern compared to the rest of the house, our interior architect Andrew adds, “as the cabinets are so sleek, it provides more opportunity to include a larger feature elsewhere in the room. The installation of the large mirror to reflect the light into the room is very eye catching and highlights the size of the room. If this kitchen is too modern for your liking, this property also has a second ‘Butler’s kitchen’ which is more intimate and a nice extra luxury for guests.”

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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, you’re in the right place! 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. If you need a hand applying these looks to your own home, pop into our new warehouse showroom in Harrogate for a coffee and a chat with the design team.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – COUNTRY COTTAGE ON THE OUTSIDE, ULTRA CHIC ON THE INSIDE

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This gorgeous family home in the beautiful North Yorkshire village of Hampsthwaite not only has its own cinema room, gym and stable but also an outdoor wave/trainer pool for the more active aquatic family members! With the garden extending to 1.8 acres with further countryside on its doorstep, this week’s #yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a perfect home for an energetic young family.

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We asked our design team to comment on the wow factor features that caught their eye this week and our interior architect Sarah Mcintosh was quick to jump in…

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‘Although from the exterior this property looks like quite a quaint countryside cottage, with its shuttered windows and rustic feel, many of the interior features are ultra-modern. The open plan design of the living and dining area encourages light from the bi-folding patio doors to flood in and makes the perfect space for entertaining.’

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Karen Draper, our interior designer and lighting expert, particularly liked the chrome globe chandelier above the dining table: ‘It’s such a statement piece and a guaranteed eye catcher when you have guests over. This property includes numerous larger and unique lights, which when paired with spotlights in each room are a great way of including arty features without having to compromise on functionality.’

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The children’s room posed an interesting feature for our designers: ‘For the younger members of the family the graffiti wall adds a statement and certainly outlines how versatile this property can be. As the room is of a good size and has a lot of light flooding in, the wall can take a darker more vibrant tone to the usual pastel colours we see in bedrooms. Our recent blog on our very own Richard Grafton’s house featured some Mr Perswall Walllpaper designs in his teenage daughter’s bedrooms’

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This property includes a detail which we have not yet come across in our #yorkshirepropertyoftheweek feature, a fabulous glass walkway! Sarah comments: ‘The glass corridor creates the illusion that the office is tucked away from the rest of the house, making it perfect for those who work from home’.
What do you think of our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek? If you’d like to arrange a viewing, contact the representing agent Hopkinsons – 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 – LUXURY LIVING IN HARROGATE!

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a detached, stone-built family home set in 8 acres of land on the Yorkshire Dales. On the market with Beadnall & Copley for a cool £1.7 million, Timble Grange boasts beautiful countryside surroundings and a high quality, bespoke interior. Our spatial planning expert and interior architect Sarah McIntosh talks us through its best features – including what she loves so much about the kitchen!

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‘The kitchen is unique, with twin mirroring islands catering for family living by providing a huge amount of work surfaces, ideal for food preparation. The natural unstained walnut cabinetry has a striking grain, which creates a variety of colours on each cabinet. The splashes of colour really help bring the kitchen to life, and create a unique style that reflects the home owner’s personality and taste.’

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‘The bi-fold door larder cabinet is a perfect way to create a large amount of storage space and is great combined with a preparation space and sink area that can be disguised behind cabinet doors. Bespoke cabinetry is a great way of creating storage space in awkward spaces that might be wasted otherwise’

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‘This is a masterpiece of interior design. The Master Bedroom space connects the Bedroom, Dressing Room and En-suite through floor to ceiling wooden panelling with an integrated headboard. This then forms a central walkway of wardrobes between the En-suite and Dressing Room, Glass doors allow light to flood in to the Master Bedroom. The mixture of dark and light wood along with the green colour tones really enhances the beautiful landscape.’

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To see more pictures of Timble Grange, click here!

If you would like to arrange a viewing, please call the representing agent Beadnall Copley – 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, you’re in the right place! 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. If you need a hand applying these looks to your own home, pop into our new warehouse showroom in Harrogate for a coffee and a chat with the design team.

YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – HILL TOP HEAVEN!

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is Hill Top Farm, on the market with Hopkinsons Estate Agents. Not only does this property come equipped with all the practical amenities that you need, such as parking, a security system and a ground-source heat pump (making this home extremely energy efficient), but it’s also a stunning and welcoming family home.

We asked Rosie, the newest member of our design team, to check it out, tell us about her favourite features, and what she might do if it was her project. Take it away Rosie!

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‘The use of contemporary finishes works really well in this traditional home, especially in the kitchen. The exposed beams combined with a super sleek, high gloss kitchen with a glass splashback are the epitome of classic contemporary style. The glass splashback is a stylish alternative to tiles and an easy opportunity to bring in more colour.’

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‘The current owner has chosen to paint the vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms the same colour as the walls – good choice! Don’t be afraid to use a colour on the ceiling if it’s already on the wall.’

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‘The games room is a huge open space; not many properties have an opportunity like this. I would add some large floor cushions to make the room more playful and inviting, or bring some of the furniture into the room rather than sitting at the edge.’

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What do you think of our latest #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek? If you’d like to arrange a viewing, contact the representing agent Hopkinsons – 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.