#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – A CHARACTERFUL HOME THAT’S PART OF THE YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

Nominated by Myrings Estate Agents, this week’s Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is an idyllic five bedroom house that nestles perfectly into Knaresborough Crag, with wonderful views across River Nidd valley.

This home is fully equipped for the modern family with its own cinema/games room, electrically controlled venetian blinds and the comfort of underfloor heating.

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If this home isn’t quirky enough for you, there is also a wild card feature; for purchase under a separate negotiation there is also the option to buy an acre of woodland with two caves!

We asked our designers to comment on a few of the features in this property, and here’s what they picked out.

Sarah our interior architect, focused on the use of space in the kitchen/dining area: “As the property backs onto a crag, the dining area is an unusual shape, but the owners have worked with it to create nice living zones, for cooking, dining and relaxing and the neutral flooring, white walls and clever lighting all add to the feeling of space and light.”

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The games room caught the eye of Kim, our senior interior designer:

“This room is like the ultimate ‘man cave’ or teenagers hang out, with the large leather sofas, pool table and giant screen! Cinema rooms are a popular choice for homes with spare reception rooms and add a really nice, playful element to a home – a place the whole family can get together and relax.”

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The outdoor terrace is a great addition to the house, although it does have a private garden the balcony brings the outside in and provides a lovely spot to enjoy a drink during the summer.

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If you would like to see more pictures of this property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Once again, thanks to Myrings for nominating this beautiful property, if you are interested in viewing this house get in touch with Myrings 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 2015, and how you could apply them to your home.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – BECOME LORD OF THE MANOR AT THE GORGEOUS GATEFORTH HALL

Posted on: February 18th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is situated near Selby is and is in a league of its own! Not only would you be getting an amazing stately home, you would also acquire your very own title as Lord Of the Manor Of Gateforth And Lund. When the house was originally sold 200 years ago it included the manorial title, which is still part of the package in 2015!

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We asked our interior design team to take a look at this grand property, and this is what they had to say:

The kitchen caught the eye of Andrew our interior architect: “It can be quite difficult to renovate a property with such a wealth of history like Gateforth Hall, but the owners have done a superb job of keeping the rooms tasteful and furnished appropriately.

The kitchen is very simple but I love how they have made the most of the height with the suspended lighting and period colour scheme. Simple is most certainly best in this case as the architectural features are allowed to take centre stage”.

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Janet, one of our interior designers, focused on the entrance hall “I love the symmetry in this room created by the large windows either side of the door. The lovely dark fire place, antique pieces and the chandelier give a real feeling of old school grandeur.”

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Andrew, also an expert in staircases, couldn’t resist commenting on the stairway: “Very reminiscent of Downton Abbey, this staircase is a great statement piece to restore in a property like Gateforth Hall. The large pillars and intricate cornicing are both elegant and sophisticated and overall this entrance has serious wow factor!”

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If you would like to see more pictures of this property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

If you are interested in this property get in touch with Croft Residential 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 2015, and how you could apply them to your home.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – PICTURESQUE GEORGIAN FARMHOUSE BURSTING WITH CLASS AND CHARM

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a charming Georgian farmhouse in Helperby, just North of York. With a prime location offering the best of both city and rural life, this six bedroom home is a peaceful retreat for a large family.

The interior design of the property is classic and traditional with a neutral palette and statement pieces of furniture.

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We asked our designers to have a look at this property, and here’s what they came up with.

Kim, one of our Interior designers, picked out one of the bedrooms “Keeping the colour palette neutral shows off the French style furniture which adds a sense of glamour and luxury and is a lovely focus of the room.”

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We love to talk about kitchens here at Richard Grafton and our interior architecture team picked out this gorgeous hub of the home as a room to comment on.

“The kitchen in this #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is certainly a room I can picture being the focal point whenever the owners are entertaining. The abundance of work surfaces in this room is great, the space has been planned to make the most of the light and make travelling round and working in the kitchen as logical and easy as possible.”

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We couldn’t possibly miss out on mentioning the gorgeous wine cellar in this #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek! This room has plenty of character and is ideal for any wine connoisseurs. We love to help our clients design creative spaces just like this that are not only for storage, but also provide a real hidden treasure in the house!

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If you would like to see more pictures of this property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

If you are interested in this property get in touch with Buchanan Mitchel 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 2015, and how you could apply them to your home.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – STUNNING BARN CONVERSION WITH THE ORIGINAL FEATURES TO PROVE IT

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This week we have another fantastic property from Hopkinsons Estate Agents, situated in Beckwithshaw, a beautiful village on the outskirts of Harrogate. This Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is an impressive barn conversion, packed with charm and originality.

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Janet loves the unique features this property has to offer “The exposed beams and heavy farmhouse doors against the neutral décor work really well throughout this property. I love the mix of old and new in the sitting room. Although it’s open plan, the roaring stove in the large fireplace makes the space feel like a cosy haven. Accompanied by the sumptuous velvet sofas, the room has a serene and relaxed vibe.”

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Sarah, our senior designer at Grafton Freestone, is a big fan of the classic and traditional bathroom “I love the individuality in this room. The roll top bath is a lovely statement and slightly raised up like this really shows it off as a fab feature.”

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If you would like to see more pictures of this property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

If you are interested in this property get in touch with Hopkinson 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 2015, and how you could apply them to your home.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – CHARMING COUNTRY PROPERTY WITH IMMACULATE INTERIORS

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

Many thanks to Hopkinson Estate Agents for nominating Stang Grange as this week’s #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek! This beautiful period property is situated in Farnham, with easy access to Harrogate and Knaresborough and this home really does have it all. Behind the electric gates, this immaculate house sits in extensive gardens and it would be pretty hard to find a property with views to beat this one!

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We asked our designers to take a look at the property and give us their thoughts on the features that caught their eye.

Andrew, director at Grafton Freestone, admired the farmhouse kitchen “Focusing on the architectural features of the property, the wooden beams works really well in this room. No farmhouse kitchen would be complete without an AGA, a subtle addition in this cream colour, blending in perfectly with the neutral cabinets and flooring.”

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Sarah, our senior designer at Grafton Freestone, picked out the bathroom as one of her favourite spaces in the house. “Continuing the neutral colour scheme, the bathroom has been decorated in a very simple way with a wooden floor and half panelling to add to the country ambience. As the second bathroom is long and narrow, the twin sinks help to elongate the room and maximise the space available.  I like how the owners haven’t tried to make the home ultra-modern, the ongoing theme of exposed beams and natural materials are features that make this house a home.”

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While we focus on the interiors of the house, it’s hard to ignore the beautifully manicured gardens this house is surrounded by. When decorating your home, it’s important to make the most of views and our designers would definitely be drawing attention towards the windows in this #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

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If you would like to see more pictures of this property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

If you are interested in this property get in touch with Hopkinson 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 2015, and how you could apply them to your home.

 

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – EXCLUSIVE NEW BUILD IN SOUGHT AFTER SPA TOWN OF HARROGATE

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a fabulous new build in a sought after area of Harrogate.

Perfect for a large family, this six bedroom home, on the market with Beadnall & Copley has all the space you might need along with the gadgets to ensure a luxurious and hassle free life!

With underfloor heating, multi room audio and a top notch security system to make sure your home a safer place, this brand new property has all the gizmos for the tech savvy homeowner.

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After showing our designers the property, we asked them to comment on a handful of features and here’s what they picked out.

Sarah, our senior designer and kitchen specialist chose to comment on the vast contemporary kitchen “We’re seeing more and more kitchens that combine different colours, textures and finishes on the units. The wooden unit on the wall links nicely with the solid wood internal doors and is a lovely contrast against the white marble granite and pale grey doors. The grey tiled floor is perfect, tying the whole colour scheme together and the pendant globe lights are a fab feature.”

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 Andrew our interior architect and staircase expert loved the fact that the staircase is such a feature in this house “Not many people pay that much attention to the staircase, it’s my job at Grafton Freestone to show just how much ‘wow factor’ it can add creating a real focal point in the home. A lot of people make the easy choice of carpeting the steps, but I love the mix of materials used here.”

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Karen, our interior designer was a big fan of the dressing room upstairs, “This is a fab use of space in quite a narrow area and having a dressing room, away from your main bedroom is a lovely luxury. The mirrored area is great for keeping all of your products and accessories out of view and the exposed shelving means you can easily get to everything, a shoe lovers dream!”

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If you would like to see more pictures of this property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

If you are interested in this property get in touch with Beadnall Copley 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 2015, and how you could apply them to your home.

 

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – A GEORGIAN DREAM STRAYSIDE IN HARROGATE

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This magnificent home is this week’s Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek! On the market with Strutt and Parker, its Georgian charm has been beautifully refurbished in way that perfectly complements the original features of the property.

Ensuring that exquisite pieces of furniture are showcased and each room is given its own character is something that the owners have done very well here.

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After showing this property to our design team, we asked them to pin point a few of their favourite details.

Rosie, our interior designer, loves the use of colour used in the drawing room. “Adding bright colours to a room is quite difficult to do well, but shouldn’t be something to be scared of. As this room shows it can add a fun twist to what is architecturally a very traditional room. The patchwork armchair and footstool ties all of the colours together nicely. Creating bespoke pieces of furniture is something that we offer at Richard Grafton Interiors and we love getting involved in helping to select fabulous fabrics to ensure that our customers walk away with a truly special piece.”

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The kitchen caught the eye of Andrew, our director of Grafton Freestone and handmade kitchen specialist. “The large patio doors leading out into the garden at the far side of the kitchen are a great way of opening up the space in this room. The light floods in and in summertime the space can extend into the garden, perfect for BBQ’s! I like that the owners have gone for a contemporary classic style not too ultra-modern and combined with the lovely hardwood flooring throughout, it’s very in keeping with the age and style of the property.”

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If you would like to see more pictures of this property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

If you are interested in this property get in touch with Strutt and Parker 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 2015, and how you could apply them to your home.

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – KICKING OFF 2015 WITH A CONTEMPORARY AND CHIC NEW BUILD

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

Situated on the outskirts of Sheffield in Fulwood, this five bedroom newly built home is the first Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek of 2015! The perfectly proportioned rooms have been decorated with a simple, chic and classic design and the use of high quality materials throughout ensures that the whole house has a timeless and luxurious feel.

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We asked our interior design and architecture team what they thought of this property, and here’s what they had to say.

Sarah, our senior designer and spatial planner particularly liked the open plan kitchen/living area

“Full length bi-folding doors like the ones featured here were a key property trend last year and I’m sure will remain so going forward. Practically, they are a fab way of really optimising space and when the weather is nice bringing the outdoors in, they also fill the room with natural light. When paired with the white flooring and lightly coloured furniture, this large open space offers a sophisticated and sleek living area that can be adapted to suit any lifestyle.”

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Karen picked out the sitting room as one of her favourite spaces in the house “The soft grey colour scheme is a popular choice at the moment and the simple design of this room, featuring the symmetrical console tables, low coffee table and sofa in varying shades of the same palette, creates a calm and tranquil space.”

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One of the bathrooms caught the eye of Andrew, head of Grafton Freestone. “The bespoke design of this bathroom with the double shower and matching sink units will definitely appeal to lots of buyers. The neutral colour scheme, clever use of space and high quality fittings makes the bathroom a real feature of this home.”

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If you would like to see more pictures of this property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek’s, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

If you are interested in this property get in touch with Redbrick 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 2015, and how you could apply them to your home.

 

 

Our favourite interior features as seen in #YorkshirepropertyoftheWeek 2014!

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

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.

 

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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.”

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#Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek March 6th, Lotherton Lane, Beadnall Copley

 

Illuminating lighting
  • 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.”

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#Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek September 18th, Walton Head Farm, Pannal – Myrings

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#Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek May 28th, country cottage in Hampsthwaite – Hopkinsons

 

Bespoke furniture

  • 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.”

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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!

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – SIMPLE CLASSIC DESIGNS WINS AGAIN IN THIS GORGEOUS HARROGATE HOME

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

This modern 5 bedroom house on the favoured Duchy estate in Harrogate is this weeks’ Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek.

With a stunning interior and a private secluded position, this home would be great for a growing family and is within a short distance of excellent local schools and amenities.

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Our spatial planning expert Sarah focused on the light in this property and how it had been cleverly used to maximise each space

“The skylights incorporated into the single storey rooms like the family lounge enable as much light as possible to flood into the space. I love how the adjoining lounge and kitchen are so bright and spacious, not only good for entertaining but also for everyday family living. The white colour scheme with small injections of fresh and vibrant colours like lime green create a fun, fresh and inviting space”

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Sarah also admires the design and layout of the kitchen to comment on “The kitchen is often regarded as the heart of the home so ensuring that its design is suitable to your lifestyle is key. I like the arrangement of the breakfast table adjoining the kitchen island at a T-junction, it’s a clever use of space and means that everyone in the kitchen can be a part of the action, whether it’s the kids having breakfast before school or a formal dinner party, it’s a very social space.”

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Our interior designer Rosie thought the simple design in the children’s rooms worked really well: “The baby pink tones in this little girl’s room, the made to measure blinds, soft furnishings and accessories complement each other perfectly.

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The cabin bed in the little boys’ room is fun and functional, opening up a lot of storage space so that toys and clutter can be tucked away neatly. Both rooms can easily be adapted as the children grow by adding new accessories but the classic designs won’t date.”

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There is so much more we could say about this property so be sure to check out our #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek Pinterest board to marvel at even more photos of this gorgeous house!

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!

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.