As the New Year approaches, we thought we’d make our final Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek a little bit different and give something back to all of our loyal property loving supporters.
We get lots of feedback from our social media fans on how they love peeking through the keyhole of some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful properties on a weekly basis so thought it was time for a bit of a showcase of some of the top interior features as seen this year in #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek, along with some top tips on how to achieve them in your home in 2015, from our team of expert designers.
#Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek interior highlights
It’s all about the space!
- One feature that many of our #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek 2014 favourites had in common were excellent and often imaginative use of space, to really maximise every inch of the property.
Our spatial planning expert Sarah explains: “The first thing I look for when I start any home improvement project is how the space is currently being used and how I can really improve it. Over the years, the way in which you live in your home evolves and as your family grows and your lifestyle changes, sometimes you find that you are not really maximising the space that you have available. My top tip for aspiring #YorkshirePropertyoftheWeek homeowners is to really think about this before you start any interior design project and seek the advice of a spatial planning expert to make sure that you get it right.”
- 2014 has also been an impressive year for lighting in our chosen properties and clever lighting can provide serious wow factor when used in the right way.
Karen, our lighting specialist, has a vast amount of knowledge on transforming rooms with beautiful lighting and shares her top tip for making the most of the light in your home:
“Lighting comes in many different guises, from ambient, to accent and decorative lighting which all bring something different to a room. My top tip is to factor lighting into your plans early on in the design process. Lighting should be at three levels in any room, the floor, walls and ceiling and if you’re having electrical work done, make sure the sockets are fitted where you want your table and floor lamps to be. Don’t leave it as an afterthought, but instead think about how you can really show off the design of your room, to make lighting a key feature of your home in 2015.”
- Creating bespoke pieces of furniture is something that many of our customers love to do to add individuality and original charm to their homes and we’ve seen lots of lovely examples in our Yorkshire Property of the Week feature.
Kim our interior designer can transform any piece of furniture, given half the chance and shares her expert tips for creating beautiful and timeless pieces for your home:
“Aesthetics and comfort are the two most important factors in how long you’ll love your furniture, so save your pennies for the very best in padding and fabulous fabric. We have a massive selection of show stopping fabrics in our showroom and 2014’s printed designs featuring everything from geometric prints to Venetian backdrops helped our customers create some truly amazing pieces. Top tip from me – when it comes to fabric don’t be afraid to go bold, particularly if the rest of the room is quite neutral.”
Richard Grafton Interiors new showroom launch
We hope you find our tips useful and if we have inspired you into starting your next interiors project, please pop into our showroom, we’d love to help you bring your ideas to life. We are also very excited to be launching our new extended showroom early in the New Year featuring examples of the beautiful kitchens, bathrooms and bespoke cabinetry from the interior architecture arm of our business, Grafton Freestone. Watch this space for further details.
Finally, many thanks to all the estate agents who have been involved with the #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek, we hope to continue sharing your beautiful properties in 2015, so please don’t forget to nominate them!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!