All Things Yorkshire Influences Latest Showhome

All Things Yorkshire Influences Latest Showhome

Counties across the UK offer a diverse range of culture, industry and things for which they are renowned including art, food, accessories and furniture.


In support of this, and to highlight that so much can be sourced from within county boundaries our Yorkshire team decided to make its latest show home, at Shires Grove in Boston Spa, a homage to the county incorporating accessories, furniture and interior décor from suppliers and producers only from Yorkshire.


Here our expert interior designer, Jeanette Holmes, explains the concept behind our Yorkshire show home…


We use so many Yorkshire suppliers that it seemed only natural to take it a little further and incorporate other products that are made, designed and created by people and businesses from across the region.  We’ve all worked hard to ensure the Yorkshire theme was evident in each room and that we also retained the focus of the brief; which is to ensure this home offers timeless elegance.


The five bedroom executive family home is stylish and sophisticated whilst highlighting the adaptability of the space available and how it can be utilised.




Our suppliers once again pulled out all the stops to ensure the home has a real ‘wow’ factor. Bringing to life the size and stature of the ‘Shakespeare’ show home, a furniture maker D & M interior in Bentley near Doncaster, created a focal point in the master suite which is a magnificent headboard designed to showcase the space available.


Much of the fabric and wallpaper used in the master suite as well as around the house is available from Furnish and Fettle in the nearby town of Wetherby. Whilst the sumptuous curtains, blinds and cushions are made to measure by myself and my seamstress in Doncaster.




The art of delivering a show home is to provide interior design that bring the home to life so that visitors can see how the space could work.


To that end I have ensured that all rooms have a Yorkshire influence ranging from Mason’s Gin on the drinks trolley in the dining room, Ryedale Vineyards Yorkshire Lass and Yorkshire Lad wine in the kitchen, Yorkshire Soap Company soaps and toiletries in the bathrooms, Harrogate Candle Company diffusers and candles, a cushion in the study from The Little Button Co. featuring popular Yorkshire sayings to name just a few.




In addition to accessories, well chosen artwork can really define a room scheme and there is some stunning art work featured in the property.


A print by award winning, official Tour de Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway is to be the focal point of the kitchen. The hallway features reproduction prints of old Boston Spa, kindly loaned to us by Val Hunter Clerk to the Council in the village.


In the fifth bedroom there is a stunning wall mural which provides the focal point for the cricket inspired room – Boston Spa is after all home to Yorkshire cricketing legend, Geoffrey Boycott, and the county is very proud of its cricketing heritage.

This show home is truly wonderful and the tasteful integration of Yorkshire accessories, tradespeople and artists gives a subtle but proud representation of all that is great about Yorkshire. It highlights perfectly how a home can be created from within a county to great effect and it is something that people across the country can enjoy achieving.


We are all immensely proud of it and hope you enjoy visiting