Show Home Style Stealer – Quercus Green
We get a lot of comments and enquires about the interior design of our show homes, which has led to our new blog series, Show Home Style Stealer. Each blog will focus on one particular show home and the ideas behind it.
Every Miller show home is truly quite unique. The process starts from a dedicated brief which is set well before the first brick goes into the ground.
To kick start this new blog series we’ve focused on our Quercus Green show home, which is on one of our developments in Harrogate, in the Yorkshire region.
Our regional interior design, Jeanette Holmes, talks us through her process and items she picked for this show home. Many were created from her own interiors range, Interiors by JH, but similar products can also be found at stores such as Casafine, Oka, Homesense, TKMaxx, Next or John Lewis.
Jeanette explains: “The Area Sales Manager for Yorkshire and I sat down with a cuppa and from one little Emma Bridgewater teapot the interior design started to come to life…
“Imagine a country loving couple with two kids at a local school, who enjoy long walks in the lovely leafy market town of Knaresborough… and that's where the story started.
“Also, around the time we were coming up with inspiration for the show home the Tour de France had just started in Yorkshire which played an enormous part of the design scheme for the second bedroom.”
The lounge has a luxurious yet homely feel. The bespoke seating arrangement was designed exclusively by Interiors by JH and is available in any size and choice of fabric. The fabric used for the sofa for this combination was from the Warwick Bronte Collection. The Chester sofa from Oka is similar. The Albany Console table and the Oval Brindleigh distressed wall mirror are both from Interiors by JH, but you can also find something similar on Casafina’s website. Large clocks are a feature throughout this show home. Old town wall clock is another item from Interiors by JH - Joss & Main and Casafina.com have a similar clock. The other accessories in the show home lounge were purchased from Homesense, TKMaxx, Next or John Lewis
The wallpaper selected for the lounge is from BN Wall Covering’s Elements range. We picked the Royal Wood design for the feature wall (product number: 46523). The other wall paper we used was plain contrast (product number: 46556). These particular designs are approximately £28 per roll.
The Valente Dining Table and six Lauryn Chairs are from JH Interiors, Oka, Marks and Spencers and John Lewis offer similar styles. The Plantation Shutters in the show home fit in with the overall theme and are a home décor trend this year. We bought them from Custom West finished in Sail White, available through Wendy's Carpets and Curtains.
The outdoor seating was supplied by Lakeside Furniture Direct. The outdoor stone wall clock is from Interiors by JH or you can find similar at notonthehighstreet.com, The Range or TK Maxx.
We wanted a relaxing, restful theme in the master bedroom. To create this we choose neutral tones. The bed is from DBL Antionette Bed also from Loaf.com with bedsides available from JH Interiors, however you can find similar on Achica.com or Casafina.com. The luxury hotel style bedding, which again is very on trend, is available from the Dorma Collection, exclusively for Dunhelm Mill. The fabric used for curtains and contrast cushions is from a collection by Clarke & Clarke called Medina in Pebble from Global Luxe Collection. The wall emulsion for master bedroom is Oak Apple by Fired Earth teamed with a custom made wall transfer purchased from eBay.
The Cycle themed bedroom has wallpaper from Andrew Martin Engineer Collection called Atlantis in Cement available from Andrew Martin wall coverings. This is teamed with The Smoke Upholstered Bed from Loaf.com, with matching MIMI Bedsides, also available from Loaf.com. The cushions are from Amara, with some cycling inspired cushions from eBay and Amazon.
We hope with the expert advice from our interior designer you have been inspired to bring a little of our showhome into your home and picked up some tips on how you can personalise your home with some brilliant bespoke pieces but also get some great alternatives on the high street or online!