#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – PERFECTLY MANICURED MANOR HOUSE EXUDING CHARACTER AND CHARM

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This 5 bedroom home in the village of Blubberhouses, just outside Harrogate, is this week’s Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek.

Easy to see why we picked this one, the attention to detail in this house is fantastic, from the perfectly symmetrical tree lined approach to the installation of the very best fixtures and fittings in every room – this hidden gem would make the perfect home for those house hunters looking for a stunning rural retreat.

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Our Interior Designer Janet had the pleasure of working on this property, so we thought she would be the perfect person to comment on its stunning interior;

“The client wanted the sitting room to be a place where the whole family could relax in a luxurious yet practical space. Originally mustard and pink tones, the colour scheme in this room is now very soft and relaxing, with the addition of the large sofas and wooden floor. I especially like the bespoke blinds fitted to the arch of the windows, they frame the windows well without blocking out those gorgeous original features.”

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Janet continues: “The smooth curves of the island and the bespoke lighting add an interesting dimension and shape to this room. I helped advise on the colours of the kitchen and made sure that the layout of the room suited the family. The grey bar stools pick up the grey tones in the marble surfaces and cabinets, bringing the whole scheme together. Simple details like this can really transform a room. The beautiful detailing on the windows provide a lovely balance between old and new and the window seat is a fab use of the space. It was great to work on a project that had such architectural character!”

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Janet also worked on the master bedroom and concludes: “Due to the age of this building, one of our main objectives was to transform the rooms so that high gloss lighting was able to flood the space and convert dark and dismal corners. When finished, this property became very welcoming and a perfect family home!”

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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 Agency 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 SMART HOUSE WITH CLEVER USE OF SPACE AND LIGHT

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

If you’re looking for luxury living, a house with high tech gadgets and a fully integrated CCTV system to keep you feeling safe and secure, then you’ve found it!

Situated in the historic and pretty city of York, this week’s Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a smart house in every sense of the word. Not only is it highly efficient running from solar panels and a ground source heat pump, it even has a built in vacuum system!

If the gadgets and gizmos aren’t enough to tempt you, this property has provides almost 3500 square feet of living space and 5 gorgeous bedrooms at your disposal.

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We asked our design team to comment on this smart house and here’s what they thought:

Sarah, our spatial planning expert, loved how glass had been used in the house to help each zone flow from one to another: “By using glass in areas like the hallway and dining area, it not only opens up the space but also allows light to flood through into areas which could have been quite dark otherwise. The floating staircase is one area where the glass creates maximum impact, coupled with the dark wood, steel hand rail and dark grey flooring it creates a very sophisticated and sleek space.”

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The gallery at the top of the stairs caught Rosie’s eye “What a fabulous use of space! This looks to be the perfect place to relax, enjoy the views and get away from the hustle and bustle of downstairs. Once again the seamless glass plays a main part in creating this space, continuing the floating effect whilst allowing light to drop down the stairs. The bi-folding doors look stylish as well as providing easy access to the balcony overlooking the garden.”

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Want a free flowing living space but don’t want to move house to get it? We can help you organise your space to ensure that you’re making the most of what is available to you. Through using our experience and listening to your requirements we can help you make your house the home you’ve always dreamt of!

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with Carter Jonas Estate Agency 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 – YOUR OWN GRAND COUNTRY ESTATE WITH STUNNING DESIGN FEATURES INSIDE AND OUT

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This Richard Grafton Interiors’ #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is truly one of a kind. If you’ve always dreamt of owning your own sprawling Yorkshire estate then this palatial property with beautiful gardens will have you swooning!

Situated in Kirkburton, Huddersfield and with six acres of land and a separate side wing, this expansive property makes the most of both the interior and exterior space available.We asked our designers to pick out a few of their favourite features and here’s what they had to say.

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The plasterwork detailing on the ceiling in this room caught the eye of Karen, one of our Interior Designers:

“Although this room is currently unfurnished, the detail on the ceiling and the large chandelier reflects the grandeur in this room. I’m imagining sumptuous fabrics, luxurious chaise lounges and lavish cushions!”

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Kim, another of our fabulous Interior Designers, picked out this bathroom: “In comparison to the rest of the house this bathroom is quite modest, however, the carefully positioned amenities and lighting make use of the space well.  The dark stone colour on the walls and the tiling which picks up the same tone create a relaxing vibe in this room, perfect for relaxing in a candlelit bubble bath! The chandeliers continue the grand theme and add a classic, traditional edge to an otherwise modern scheme.”

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Although we are interior designers, we couldn’t resist commenting on the amazing gardens this property has. The formal, natural and water gardens with parkland are all decorated with sculptures, ponds and a garden house ideal for sitting out and admiring the view across the grounds.

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with England Residential Estate Agency 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 – IMPRESSIVE CONVERSION ‘BLESSED’ WITH FANTASTIC DESIGN AND MODERN TOUCHES

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

Many thanks to Beadnall and Copley for nominating this stylish Sunday School conversion as this week’s Richard Grafton Interiors #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek. As far as conversions go this property is a real showstopper, from the floor to ceiling stained glass windows to the private cinema room, it oozes contemporary chic. Situated off the fashionable Kings Road in Harrogate the accommodation is arranged over three floors and measures approximately 3,500 sq,ft.

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Our team of designers couldn’t wait to comment on this individual and exquisite property and here’s what they had to say:

Rosie, our Interior Designer, loved the design features in the living room: “There are so many interesting and quirky features in this room and I love the retro style of the furnishings against the stark white backdrop. The interior accessories from the colourful artwork to the cowhide rug give a real sense of individuality and personality to this large room making it an intriguing and inviting space.”

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The bedrooms caught the eye of Kim, one of our other interior designers: “The large glass window looking down on to the living room beneath is a fantastic way of not only letting light in, but also creating a lovely feature in the room that really makes the most of the beautiful stained glass windows at the front of the building.”

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Although this property has been modernised, many of the original features including the stained glass windows, wood panelling and arches in the bedrooms have been retained. Kim continues: “Whilst renovating this property, the owners will have had to make a lot of decisions on which details they should keep to retain a balance between old and new in the house. I think they have made all the right decisions and produced a truly beautiful space.”

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If you are interested in this property get in touch with Beadnall and Copley who nominated this fantastic conversion, 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 – SIMPLE DESIGNS AND CLEVER USE OF SPACE MAKES THIS BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE PROPERTY AN IDYLLIC HOME

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton Interiors #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a beautiful family home with four bedrooms located in the desirable village of Kirkby Overblow. Offering open plan living and four spacious bedrooms, this house also has an annex above the garage currently being used as a home office, but with the potential to be a small guest house. If you are looking for an impeccable property in a sought after village, this property has it all.

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Here’s what our team of interior designers thought of this lovely home:

The open plan kitchen caught the attention of our Sarah, our Senior Designer and Kitchen Specialist: “This large open plan space with the addition of the sunroom extension is no doubt the heart of the home. The modern extension allows the light to flow throughout the room and the granite matches the graphite door frames pulling the room together in a simple and classic way.”

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Rosie, our Interior Designer, loved the simple design of the children’s bedrooms

‘Clever/hidden storage in these rooms allows them to be kept tidy and clutter-free. I love the French style furniture, the gorgeous framed mirror and lovely little upholstered chair go perfectly with the delicate design of the floral wallpaper. Bunting and framed illustrations add a fun and playful element to a kid’s bedroom and can be changed and updated as the children get older.”

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Andrew also liked the room above the garage: “Utilising this space as a home office is a great idea, keeping work and home life separate. However, it could easily be adapted to anything from a guest house to a separate playroom for the children, it’s a real extra bonus to a property to have such a flexible space away from the main house.”

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If you are looking for good quality furniture that will last a lifetime, we can help source you those perfect pieces! Our fully stocked showroom in the centre of Harrogate is bursting with beautiful furniture and accessories and our warehouse on the outskirts of the town has lots of hidden gems for your home. Whether it’s a one-off you’re looking for or a whole room set, we use our combined experience to help you decide what will work.

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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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 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!

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.

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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Sometimes adding a new piece of furniture can really uplift an entire room, we have hundreds of swatches in our showroom and expert advice to help you pick the perfect fabric. Whether you’re looking for the old world charm or a cutting edge contemporary design, our team can show you what will work. 

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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! 

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 – 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 looking to utilise any unused space in your property, we can help. We come in with a fresh perspective and use our experience gleaned from previous projects to design something for you that we know will work.

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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!

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 – 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.