#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – FOUR FLOORS OF LUXURY LIVING IN THE HEART OF YORKSHIRE

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a character filled family home in Burn Bridge, North Yorkshire. This six bedroom house offers beautifully designed space over four floors and an enviable position in the highly sought after village of Burn Bridge. The whole house has been decorated and beautifully refurbished whilst retaining the impressive features the property has to offer, including high ceilings and open fireplaces.

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We asked one of our Interior Designers, Karen Draper, to take a look at this property and here’s what she picked out.

Karen loved the use of vibrant fabrics in this house, particularly in the cinema room. “I think a lot of people underestimate how much of a difference a fabric can make to the overall appearance of a room. The footstool has been covered with a stripy, multi-coloured textured fabric, along with the lime green cushions which looks fab adds an element of fun to the entire room.”

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“The kitchen is a lovely space with the high ceiling and lots of open worktop space available. I would probably add come colourful blinds to the windows in this room just to make the space seem less clinical. But then being a lover of beautiful fabrics, I would say that!”

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

This beautiful property is on the market with Myrings Estate Agents, if you are interested in viewing this house get in touch with them and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton’s #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 DREAMY HOME FOR A MODERN FAMILY

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

This week’s Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a stunning property in Scotton, between Harrogate and Knaresborough. On the market with Hopkinsons Estate Agents, Mill House is a Grade II listed family home with great design both inside and out. With approximately 1 ¾ acres of private landscaped grounds, it would make a fantastic family home.

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We asked our interior architect Sarah to take a look at this stunning property, and here’s what she thought:

“This is the ULTIMATE socialising space. With the dining table at the heart of the room and adjoining seating area, this takes open plan living to the next level. I love this space and the use of white throughout gives it a luxury holiday villa feel.”

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The contemporary galleried landing above the kitchen is a fantastic feature and really makes the most of the high ceiling and exposed beams. Overall the use of glass in this property really adds to the wow factor, opening up the space and letting the light flood through, it’s a beautifully designed home”

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

This beautiful property is on the market with Hopkinsons Estate Agents, if you are interested in viewing this house get in touch with them and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton’s #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 – BRINGING YORKSHIRE’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS ADDRESS TO LIFE WITH BEAUTIFUL INTERIORS FROM RICHARD GRAFTON

Posted on: June 11th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek provides an ‘exclusive’ preview of the St Leonard’s Place development in York, an imposing, grade II* listed crescent that was once the most prestigious address for York’s high society set.

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This meticulous restoration will return these stunning properties back to their former glory and we are delighted to have been involved in the transformation.

The development comprises 29 luxury apartments, 6 distinctive mews homes and 5 palatial townhouses, with a beautiful interior scheme designed by our very own talented team of designers.

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Richard Grafton explains what makes St Leonard’s Place the most sought after address in the region:

“The St Leonard’s development is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive addresses in Yorkshire and the properties wouldn’t look out of place in the heart of Chelsea. York is a fantastic city with its rich heritage and architectural influences so we had to make sure that the interior reflected the majestic exterior of the building and the setting.

Keeping the palette quite neutral with an overall luxurious and classic/contemporary feel we were able to create opulent open plan living that showcases the space beautifully.

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St Leonard’s Place offers buyers a unique opportunity to own a very prestigious property and the level of quality when it comes to the design and materials used is truly exceptional.”

If you are interested in finding out more about the St Leonard’s Place please contact the agent Savills and don’t forget to mention that you spotted in on #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek!

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – BEAUTIFUL FEATURES HOUSED IN THE HISTORIC SKELTON HALL

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a beautiful property, seeped in history.

During World War II the Hall was requisitioned by the RAF which no doubt saw this fine building at its lowest point. After the war, the building was considered too large to live in so was divided into two homes. Sometime later, the two owners individually decided to sell their homes and Skelton Hall was bought by one buyer who then undertook the challenge of reuniting both wings and bringing the Hall back to its former glory!

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We asked our designers to take a look at this stunning property and here’s what they had to say:

Our staircase expert and interior architect, Andrew picked out the hallway and staircase to focus on “Small details can really make a huge difference when refurbishing a staircase. The detail of the metal balustrades and the dark wood handrail against the neutral staircase, is so elegant and timeless and the wallpaper brings the whole area to life.”

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Andrew continues “I love what the owners have done with the panelling and use of colour in this hallway. Not only does it elongate the corridor, it also links to the wallpaper in the staircase without making it seem too busy.”

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If you would like to see more pictures of this stunning property and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek features, head to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration! This beautiful property is on the market with Croft Residential Estate Agents, if you are interested in viewing this house get in touch with them and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton’s #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.

Richard Grafton Leeds Half Marathon donation brings happiness to deserving families

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

A few weeks ago four members of the Richard Grafton team took part in the Leeds Half Marathon and completing it was a huge achievement for Richard, Milly, Andrew and Sarah. Knowing that we were raising vital funds for the amazing charity, Harrogate Candlelighters is what kept us motivated in our training and helped us cross that finish line!

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Candlelighters helps children who are suffering from cancer and their families by providing support where they need it and blessing them with a touch of normality with their ‘home away from home’ environments. Thanks to the generosity of our friends, colleagues and customers we managed to raise a whopping £2,150 which will help provide support and a little bit of happiness to many families when they need it the most.

We sat down with Noemie Salvaudon to talk about how the money will be used and we were amazing about how much of a difference our donation will make.

It could pay for….. 4 Candlelighter’s Family Holidays, caravanning in Bridlington or holidaying at Centre Parks. These destinations are within driving distance of treatment centre, giving families a safety net, and can be cancelled or re-arranged at no cost, giving the families peace of mind. The children always enjoy these trips and it allows both themselves and their family to have some breathing space away from the hospital.

Or the money could go towards … 86 ChemoDucks. ChemoDuck is a soft toy offered to each child on treatment. ChemoDuck can have a feeding tube or a Hickman line, so treatment can be explained using them and they help the children be brave and reassured as they have a friend who will go through everything with them. After each chemo session, the child gets a sticker, and with 10 stickers they can get a new outfit for ChemoDuck. We’ve been told that Batman outfits are especially on trend at the moment!

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We’d like to take this time to say a huge thank you to everyone who kindly sponsored us for the half marathon, we are already in training for our next challenge and will continue our commitment to raising funds for this wonderful charity.

Noemie Salvaudon, Event Fundraiser at Candlelighters “I’ve realised lately how much I smile when I talk about Candlelighters and childhood cancer. Out of context, it may seem strange. What I smile about is the support we’re able to give each member of the family and the special moments we’re privileged to witness as we are based at the hospital, like an end of treatment day or a last day of chemo. Today at The Square, our support centre, we’re hosting a grand-parent tea party, and in a few weeks we’ll have another sibling’s day. These are the things that make me smile.”

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – A SPACIOUS HOME IN A TRANQUIL AND SECLUDED LOCATION

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This week’s Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is a lovely four bedroom home on Thorner Lane in the desirable village of Scarcroft. With interesting architectural features and high spec finishes, this remodelled house has plenty of space both inside and out!

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We asked our designers to take a quick look at this property, and here’s what they picked out:

Andrew focused on the windows and the impact they have on the rest of the house. “I really like to see houses that have chosen to do something a little bit different with something that could just be a standard feature. The arched windows along with the addition of two roof lights add an interesting twist to this room, and really maximise the light.”

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Moving upstairs, Sarah took the opportunity to comment on the bathroom. “Some would steer away from having dark stone tiles in the bathroom, but I think it works really well in this room. I love the contrast between the tiles and silhouette of the freestanding tub, showing off its elegant shape.”

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

This beautiful property is on the market with Hunters Estate Agents, if you are interested in viewing this house get in touch with them and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton’s #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 BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN MANSION WITH EXCEPTIONAL OUTSIDE SPACE

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

Prepare to be amazed with this week’s Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek. On the market for £3.5 million, ‘The Mansion’ is one of West Yorkshire’s most impressive private homes.

This property is set in a beautiful location in the village of Kirkburton near Huddersfield, with eight bedrooms and numerous outbuildings, coach house and adjoining cottage.

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We showed this stunning Georgian Mansion to our design team, and here’s what they had to say:

The dining hall caught the eye of Sarah “This room is truly amazing. From the height of the ceiling with the exposed beams, to the beautiful views out of the floor to ceiling windows; it would be a great place to entertain. The large windows bring so much light into this room which opens the hall up to the beautiful gardens and lots of original features in this room make it a very impressive space.”

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Kim picked out the twin bedroom to comment on “I love the playful aspect of this room. The stripy wallpaper, canopies and mixture of colours creates a fab fun and adventurous space for little guests.”

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Sarah also commented on one of the seven ensuite bathrooms “Perfect for a relaxing evening in the rolltop bath, the sumptuous velvet drapes paired with the candelabra make this bathroom a luxurious space.”

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Don’t miss out on seeing more pictures of this stunning property, and our previous #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek features, by heading to our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

This immaculate property is on the market with England Residential Estate Agency, if you are interested in viewing this house get in touch with them and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton’s #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 – AN ILKLEY BEAUTY WITH AN ELEGANT AND CLASSIC DESIGN

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

Many thanks to Hunters Estate Agents for nominating this fabulous property as this week’s Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek.

One of the area’s finest properties, this five bedroom home is perfect for a growing family located in the sought after residential area between Ilkley and Ben Rhydding.

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We asked Richard to cast an expert eye on this wonderful property and give us his thoughts. Here’s what he had to say.

“Starting off with the kitchen, I love how the owners have selected a couple of colours and have really committed to not veering off the colour palette. A simple step like this can make a room look timeless and classic. The lights above the kitchen island are a fab feature and give this room a sense of elegant sophistication, I bet they look great on an evening!”

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Richard continues “The sitting area in the adjoining room is stunning and continues the timeless and elegant theme. The velvet armchairs and matching sofa both mirror the colour palette in the kitchen, and are very similar to the classic/contemporary theme we have chosen from our showroom.”

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Kim, another of our interior designers, took the time to comment on the staircase

“This staircase is so elegant and the furniture and accessories complement its Victorian features perfectly, from the fabric on the blind, to the chandelier and beautiful console table, with symmetrical lamps, it’s a lovely entrance to this gorgeous home.”

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

This beautiful property is on the market with Hunters Estate Agents, if you are interested in viewing this house get in touch with them and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton’s #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 – THE RICHARD GRAFTON SHOWROOM, YORKSHIRE’S PREMIER INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN HOUSE

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

Okay so it’s not actually on the market but we are so proud to have opened our new extended showroom in Harrogate’s Montpellier Quarter, we couldn’t resist making it this week’s Richard Grafton Yorkshire Property of the Week!

After opening our interior design showroom three years ago we wanted to extend it and show off more of the full range of interior architecture and design services that we offer to our clients.

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The showroom has always showcased the range of fabrics, wallcoverings, furniture and accessories that our designers use but only offered a taster of our bathroom, kitchen, cabinetry and AV installations expertise.

The new extended showroom takes customers on a journey, from intricate stonework, detailed timber finishes and innovative sound and lighting systems, which bring the vision for their whole interior scheme to life in one space.

Our talented and diverse team of interior designers and architects have sourced all of the décor and interior finishes from the walnut wood flooring to the beautiful bespoke furniture and artwork, providing an inspirational setting in which to sit down with a client over coffee and discuss their vision for their home.

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Founder Richard Grafton explains “We are so proud of our Yorkshire roots and whilst we wanted to create an environment that matched the quality and service you will find in any of the high end, London showrooms, we also wanted to make sure that it was a place where our clients felt comfortable and ‘at home’.”

The three storey design hub now houses Grafton Freestone on the ground floor, where our team of interior architects will walk you through the whole process of how to make the best use of the space available in your home, using beautiful materials and innovative sound and lighting, to bring it to life.

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Andrew Freestone explains “People often feel like they have to work with the space they have in their home and don’t always see the possibilities that moving a window or a wall can create. We project manage everything from the initial design and installation of cabinetry, flooring, kitchens and bathrooms right through to the decoration and finishing touches.”

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If you are interested in viewing our new showroom, please do pop by, we’d love to show you round!

#YORKSHIREPROPERTYOFTHEWEEK – ‘ZERO HOUSE’ WITH SERIOUS WOW FACTOR!

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by rginteriors No Comments

This new Richard Grafton #Yorkshirepropertyoftheweek is an ultra-sleek contemporary home in York. ‘Zero House’ has the perfect location for ease of access to the centre and also prime location for local prestigious schools; St Peter’s and Bootham. The super modern exterior design is a continuous theme throughout the entire property, with the rooms kept clean and simple.

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We asked Andrew Freestone, Grafton Freestone’s interior architect to take a look at the property and here’s what he had to say –

“The owner obviously had a particular style in mind with this house, the exterior is so beautifully striking and sets a tone for the rest of the property. It’s interesting that they’ve chosen to have the inner frames of the windows in a natural wood rather than the slate grey used on the exterior, this combination of materials gives the property a much warmer feel inside.”

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“The floor to ceiling windows in the office, fill the room with light, creating a feeling of height and space. The Barcelona style leather furniture nods to the owner’s sense of style and appreciation for classic design and gives this work space a more relaxed feel.”

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

This beautiful property is on the market with Carter Jonas, if you are interested in viewing this house get in touch with them and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Richard Grafton’s #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.