Interiors blogger Alex discovers more…
Imagine having completely free reign on how to decorate your new home, what colour scheme would you choose, what would be beautiful yet practical for your situation? I think I for one would be totally overwhelmed which is why people often choose to get an interior designer involved.
Earlier this week I was asked along by CALA homes to go and visit their flagship show home at Grendon Underwood. This four bedroom detached house has been put together with practical family living in mind. The house is from CALA’s new light and space collection which features properties with higher ceilings, more light and more space (and let’s face it who doesn’t need that!)
CALA use interior designers Claude Hooper based in Redditch to showcase the home at its best. I met Emily & Polly from Claude Hooper Interiors to chat about what goes on in the process of choosing the interiors for the homes.
For this particular family home they chose to go with a warm and inviting blue/green colour scheme. They used a variety of colour and texture from the wallpaper to the furniture and the soft furnishings to give a real sophisticated pulled together look. Let’s start with the kitchen/snug area.
Custom built slate blue furniture including a cabinet, bookshelf and radiator cover give the room a stylish and unique edge.
The Living Room
The beautiful living room is a cosy lived in room continuing the blue green theme. The fireplace is the focal point of the room with large french windows allowing the light to flood in. I could happily settle down here for the afternoon with a book and a glass of wine!
Not sure that our garage ever has been or ever will be this tidy but there’s space for the things you need to store when you live out in the country, bicycles at the ready.
The Dining Room
If you want to entertain there’s also a light, bright dining room. I particularly love the mirror and the wallpaper, by Casamance, in here, helping to make the room look even larger and brighter.
I’ve never seen a landing so large in my life. This is real usable space not just somewhere to dump your laundry basket. It makes the house feel so open and roomy.
The master bedroom has been designed with a boutique hotel in mind. Quite masculine in its colour scheme it feels luxurious yet comfortable. I was amazed when they told me that this was a super king size bed because usually developers use a small double to make the room look bigger but even with this huge bed in it, the room was so spacious. The fact that there is a dressing room rather than having wardrobes in the room makes a big difference to the usable space and storage options. This master bedroom also has an en suite and double french doors that look out over the garden bringing in that wonderful light again.
The children’s room is delightfully decorated with wallpaper by Rebel Walls and holds a double bunk and a desk. More than enough room to play as there is a built in wardrobe and it also has it’s own en suite bathroom.
Bedrooms 3 & 4
In this house they have mixed up the space because not everyone wants to have the traditional spare room which goes unused. Bedroom three at the front of the house has been converted into a ladies dressing room.
Bedroom four has been converted into a study.
It was really nice to see a developer who is actually thinking about the space and how it gets used by the family who could potentially live in it coupled with the beautiful design by Claude Hooper Interiors. There’s only one question left to ask. When can we move in?
If you want to find out more about about this beautiful home or some of the other projects that CALA are working on you can visit this link.
This is a sponsored blog post for CALA Homes. All opinions are my own.