#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – A STUNNING CONVERSION WITH UNRIVALLED VIEWS

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

This impressive barn conversion, situated on the outskirts of Harrogate in Pannal is this week’s Richard Grafton Interiors #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek, with five gorgeous bedrooms, vaulted ceilings and even a home cinema, this house is truly one of a kind.

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We asked our team of interior property experts to comment on their favourite features of this property and here’s what they had to say…

The open plan living area instantly drew the attention of Andrew, our interior architect and bespoke staircase specialist:

“This is a vast area to work with and the owners have done a great job of ‘zoning’ it to create separate living areas without feeling the need to fill it full of furniture. This allows the architectural features including the beautiful staircase, beams and wooden flooring to really shine through creating instant ‘wow’ factor.”

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The lighting used in this property caught the eye of Karen, our interior designer: “Lighting in this house is not just a means for illumination, it is a work of art. It would have been very easy to fit some standard spotlights in the kitchen, however, the owners have chosen to install a modern chandelier, which creates a wonderful feature above the island. Spotlights have even been used beneath the staircase to highlight its beauty and prevent any dark/shadowy spots. Clever lighting like this really takes your interior to the next level and makes sure the key features of your home are really maximised.”

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Our MD Richard was keen to comment on the luxury cinema room: “The bespoke cabinetry and Zebrano cladding on the walls frame this room beautifully and add an element of luxury to the space, whilst also creating useful storage. We find that a lot of customers are moving away from freestanding furniture to bespoke fitted pieces such as this that become part of the fabric of the property.

When we create pieces like this, we ensure that they not only look fantastic, but are designed with the owner’s very specific requirements in mind, this is the real beauty of bespoke furniture.”

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with Myrings Estate Agents and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

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Harrogate interiors business helps restore classic VW campervan for NSPCC show garden

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

Harrogate-based Richard Grafton Interiors recently completed an unusual commission – helping to refurbish the interior of 48 year old Roxy, an iconic Volkswagen camper van which will take pride of place in the NSPCC garden at the Autumn Flower Show next week.

Based in The Ginnel, the interiors business took on the challenge of providing design advice and curtain fabrics for Roxy’s owner, customer and NSPCC volunteer Susanne Guthrie who has spent the last 18 months undertaking a complete restoration of the 1966 vehicle.  Ampleforth designer Susanne bought the classic camper van in 2008 and has completed its makeover in time for it to star in her debut garden for the national children’s charity at Harrogate Flower Show (12-14 September).

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Susanne, a volunteer for the NSPCC for over 10 years, has designed a garden called ‘Wishes for Children’ which represents a child’s journey from fear and darkness to safety and hope with Roxy symbolising a safe haven, happiness and freedom.

“As I’m a regular customer of Richard Grafton Interiors, I knew exactly where to go for expert design advice as I set about restoring Roxy to her former glory,” explains Susanne.  “I worked closely with senior designer Kim Robb who is the proud owner of a 1976 VW campervan and as a fellow enthusiast, I knew she would be able to give Roxy the perfect finishing touch.

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“I’m hoping that Roxy’s starring role in the NSPCC’s garden will attract lots of visitors and help convey the message that many children still face abuse and the charity has a vital role in providing help and support.”

Susanne, a mother of three, studied horticulture at Bishop Burton College and has a Diploma in Plantsmanship from the London Physic Garden, but is better known for designing hats for her North Yorkshire-based millinery business.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – PERIOD FEATURES WITH A TOUCH OF CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY CHIC

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton Interiors #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is in the lovely town of Barwick in Elmet on the outskirts of Leeds. Not only do you get your own beautiful period property with five bedrooms, but also an adjoining cottage with an extra two bedrooms, perfect for either guests or live in relatives. The owners of this property have carefully maintained its original period features whilst bringing the property up to date with lots of contemporary touches.

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Here’s what our designers thought of this stylish village home. 

Andrew, our Interior Architect, was keen to comment on the kitchen in the main house: “The period features within this room are lovely and the exposed brickwork and beams along with the centralised AGA give a real cosy country cottage feel. The granite worktops, hanging lights, island and smart modern seating bring the room right up to date in a way that perfectly complements the original features and layout.” 

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The symmetry in the living room was something that Rosie, one of our interior designers, found interesting:  

“The symmetrical balance of this room, creates a classy yet comfortable feel, making it a great space for entertaining family and friends. This type of design is usually found in more traditional properties like this where furniture and accessories are repeated in the same position. Coupled with the warm colour scheme and soft lighting this room is a relaxing space for its owners to enjoy.” 

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This property has something that we haven’t yet seen in previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s – a wine cellar and entertainment suite. Andrew loves this space: “This is such a fab addition to a home. There’s lots of character in this space from the black and white tiled floor to the old antique mirrors and the old barrel for a table, it’s a great retreat from the main house for socialising or just unwinding after a busy week.”  

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with Carter Jonas and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek! 

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#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – ROSSETT GRANGE, ONE OF HARROGATE’S MOST SOUGHT AFTER FAMILY HOUSES WITH NO EXPENSE SPARED

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

Built in 1907, this week’s Richard Grafton Interiors #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a truly exceptional property. Deemed as one of Harrogate’s most sought after family houses, this Edwardian residence comprises, high cornice ceilings, sash windows and oak panelled walls which sets the tone for the outstanding period interior.

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The light and airy orangery caught the eye of our interior designer Karen: “This room provides the perfect vantage point to sit and appreciate the garden, with its floor to ceiling windows and lovely atrium style ceiling. The neutral colour palette is calm and soothing and the dining and seating zones make this a very flexible space.”

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Interior architect and head of Grafton Freestone, Andrew took the opportunity to comment on the kitchen ‘The wooden kitchen is warm and modern but still in keeping with this traditional period property. The light stone flooring emphasises the size of the room and the seating at the island, around the table and sofa make it a great area for entertaining and socialising. We see more and more that the kitchen/dining room area is really becoming the heart of the home in family properties and to have this much space to work with is a real benefit.”

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This property has multiple bedrooms including this studio on the top floor which Karen also loves: “This area would be perfect for guests or older children in the family, giving them the luxury of a whole floor of private space. The light flooding into the huge dormer window, wooden floor and stylish furniture give it the feel of a contemporary loft apartment set within this very grand property.”

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with Myrings Estate Agents and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

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#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – NOTHING BUT LUXURY IN THIS WEEK’S QUILLET

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

The Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek – this week is a gorgeous seven bedroom house, with its indoor swimming pool and 7000 square foot of living space. It’s packed with special features that make it a real ‘wow factor’ property that our designers love!

Located in the desirable area of Linton, ‘The Quillet’ offers its residents a little bit of rural idyll that is just 1 ½ miles from the quaint market town of Wetherby, and a short distance from the exclusive and bustling borough of Harrogate.

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Sarah, our spatial planner finds the layout of this property particularly interesting and quite unique:

“From our experience of working on properties that have their own pool, the owners often decide to keep the living and leisure areas quite separate. Water can bring a real feeling of calmness to a room and the glass doors linking the pool and the sitting room make this the perfect place to relax and chill after a busy day.”

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Andrew, our interior architect, loves the vaulted ceiling, exposed wood and steel beams in the principal bedroom.

“The beams accentuate the very impressive height in this room and the contrast of the wood against the white gives a clean and crisp finish. With an east facing coffee terrace and a west facing evening sundowner, this property offers so many luxury features to potential buyers.”

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The luxurious en-suite bathroom also caught Andrew’s eye: “Twin sinks are really popular in bathrooms that we design and install for our clients and are perfect if you have a large space to fill like this. Paired with the symmetrical mirrors, granite tops and bespoke wooden cabinetry beneath, these sinks are a fab feature in this lovely classic contemporary bathroom.”

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 If you are interested in this property get in touch with Carter Jonas Estate Agents and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton Interiors’ #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 – A BLANK CANVAS BARN CONVERSION READY FOR YOUR PERSONALITY AND STYLE

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

We’ve chosen this gorgeous barn conversion situated between Skipton and Harrogate on the market with Hopkinsons for this week’s #yorkshirepropertyoftheweek because it is an interior designers’ dream! It has been lovingly restored to preserve its original features but at the same time left as a blank canvas for potential buyers to visualise how they would inject their own personal style into it to make it feel like home. No doubt it won’t be on the market for long!

Here’s what our experts had to say about what they would do with the space…

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Sarah, our spatial planner, loves how the owners have made the ground floor into an open plan space incorporating the kitchen, living and dining area. She said: “The neutral colour scheme may seem bland but it ensures that the three areas flow through so there aren’t any rigid boundaries, which is really refreshing. Acting as the only divide in the room, the traditional fireplace is also a statement piece that helps make the large space feel homely. I wouldn’t change a thing about the layout of the space structurally, but the new occupiers need to make sure they think carefully about where to position the furniture to ensure they don’t clutter it up.”

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The kitchen caught the eye of our interior architect Andrew. He said: “The shape of the roof in this room could have posed a dilemma for the owners, as the room is so tall it could have been made into a second storey for storage. By installing skylights instead, the room feels a lot larger and fresher. Having the appliances built into bespoke units not only saves space but gives the kitchen a premium feel that leaves room for some creative design ideas to give it a lift.”

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One of our interior designers Karen, liked how the neutral décor upstairs helped make a feature of the original beams: “Keeping a feature like this adds depth to the room and is a great compromise if you are planning on a neutral colour scheme. Adding some lavish drapes or fitted blinds to this room and complementing them with some matching cushions on the bed would be a good way of injecting warmth without taking away from the stunning backdrop.”

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with Hopkinsons Estate Agents and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

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#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – MODERN HAVEN WITH ENOUGH SPACE TO MAKE YOUR OWN

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a sleek and sumptuous modern property on the outskirts of Leeds in Scarcroft. With more space than you could ever need (and even its own pool), this property provides a blank canvas for prospective owners to really go to town on making it their own. We asked our designers what they thought and here’s a snapshot of what they had to say…

The hallway is so impressive in this property, with its elegant monochrome theme. Andrew, our Interior Architect particularly likes the way the owners have made a feature of the galleried landing: “The stainless steel and wooden staircase is so effective against the black and white, giving the illusion that it literally floats from the ground. The use of matching solid wood doors, against the black and white décor works well and the double doorway into the lounge creates a grand sweeping entrance.”

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The design and layout of the kitchen caught the eye of our designer Karen “The stark white of the units and flooring creates a real feeling of space in this light and airy room and the depth of colour in the wood provides a lovely contrast. The design makes it the perfect space for entertaining, as the host can be managing the kitchen whilst still socialising with guests in the sitting area.”

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Sarah, our spatial planner loves the layout of the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom: “The large archway frames the marble bathroom featuring the unusual central freestanding shower for wow factor and there are frosted doors if more privacy is desired. I’m sure any potential buyer would be very impressed with the quirky and unusual design of this room”.

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with Carter Jonas Estate Agents and don’t forget to mention you saw it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

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#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – A GOLFER’S DREAM! LIVE NEXT DOOR TO THE COURSE AND SCORE A HOLE IN ONE WITH THIS GORGEOUS RURAL PROPERTY

Posted on: August 7th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a pretty family home in Brough and adjoins the Brough Golf Club for those who like to have the course literally on their doorstep! With four bedrooms and around an acre of land, this property boasts a number of ‘wow factor’ features both inside and out, including its own separate games room and private bar area, perfect for those who love to socialise.

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We asked our designers to pick out a few features to comment on and here’s what they thought:

The room that really caught the eye of Sarah, our spatial planning and window expert, was the orangery at the back of the house. ‘An orangery is a great way to create a space that makes the most of a beautiful garden. The cream and pale pink colour scheme in this room really adds to the serenity of the room and the outlook of the beautifully manicured garden is stunning.’

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Our interior architect Andrew loves the use of panelling in one of the bedrooms: “Had this room been painted it could have looked quite dull and the shape of the room would have been lost, yet the panelling really frames the room, making the most of its unconventional shape. The light colour contrasts the dark wood furniture perfectly giving an overall classic and almost nautical feel.’

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A lovely feature of this property is the outbuilding that is currently being used as a games room/private bar area, perfect for those afternoons after a round of golf next door! Andrew also liked how the owners had adapted this space into a usable room ‘Some may have been tempted to make this space into a guesthouse that gets used every so often, however by installing a games room/bar area the owners have the flexibility to use this space for any social gatherings that they host. The beams, vaulted ceiling, arched windows and stable type doors add so much character to this quaint building.’

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with Matthew Limb Estate Agents Ltd and don’t forget to mention you saw it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

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#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – INTRODUCING NIMROD, A CUTTING EDGE PROPERTY WITH CLASSICAL ROOTS!

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

If it’s “wow” factor you’re after then look no further than this week’s #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek! Nimrod is a 6,000 square foot, environmentally sustainable five bedroom ‘smarthome’ that sits in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire village of Ilkley. The property incorporates the latest in cutting edge technology along with high-end architectural and interior features and breath-taking views of the Wharfe Valley.

Named after the classical manuscript by Elgar, this property is one of the most unique we have ever featured on #YPOW. Here’s what our design team had to say about its stunning interior:

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Andrew Freestone, our interior architect, who has a background in staircase design and installation loves the way that the stainless steel and glass spiral staircase cascades into the entrance hallway: “The staircase provides a stunning statement feature in this impressive circular entrance. As with many of the features in this property the owners have blended contemporary architecture with traditional interior design perfectly to create an elegant and stylish overall impression.”

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Our spatial planning expert, Sarah McIntosh, admires the bespoke room partitions, an unusual feature which appears in a number of the rooms: “Most properties have the en-suite bathroom hidden behind a wall in its own very separate space. These decorative room dividers along with the rich orange colour create the feel of a high end hotel room in a tropical location. The partitions allow the owners to create separate zones without boxing off the area which can sometimes make it feel small and dark. ”

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 “This feeling of space continues into the living room where the large picture windows allow the light to flow through the room, creating a spacious and inviting living area. The suspended wood burning stove acts as a focal point for the room and the curved edges of the grey velvet sofas and other furniture create a fluid and relaxed feel for this living area in the heart of the home.”

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Please contact Hunters of Ilkley if you are interested in this gorgeous property, and don’t forget to mention you saw it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

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#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – COSY YORKSHIRE TOWN HOUSE WITH AMENITIES ON YOUR DOORSTEP

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s #YPOW was nominated by Yorkshire estate agent Beadnall & Copley and we love this sweet country cottage, located on the High Street of the quintessentially Yorkshire village – Clifford. With cafes, boutiques and other amenities literally on your doorstep in neighbouring village Boston Spa, this town house is perfect for someone looking for quiet village life without feeling too remote. Here’s what our interior design team had to say………

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Sarah, our spatial planning expert, admires the way the owners have focused on how to get the most of the space available to them. ‘This property isn’t the largest we have seen, but it’s carefully thought through design means that space is utilised in a way which adds value to this cosy cottage style home. This can be seen in the kitchen, the cabinetry follows the natural shape of the room and the neutral colour scheme ensures that the room doesn’t look too busy and is the perfect classic style that complements the style and age of the house.’

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Sarah continues, ‘Even the choice of furniture in the dining room means that space is maximised, the benches can be neatly tucked underneath the table creating clean simple lines. The large windows let the light flood into the room and the terracotta tiling continued from the kitchen is a lovely contrast against the green walls. These fresh, calming colours are perfect for creating a feeling of space and light.”

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Interior designer Rosie particularly likes the office furniture ‘The furniture and style of this room has an industrial feel about it and the grey rug softens the wooden floor. We are still seeing a lot of grey being incorporated in to the home and there are so many shades to choose from you can be as subtle or as daring as you like. It’s a fresh alternative to the often used beige and cream shades and perfect used here against the white.’

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Thanks again to Beadnall & Copley for nominating this lovely property, please get in contact with them if you would like to arrange a viewing and don’t forget to mention you saw it on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

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