Here we take a tour of the luxurious and incredibly spacious Bradgate show home just launched at Stokes Rise in Great Easton, Leicestershire by Mulberry Developments.
More people than ever are choosing to live in the Midlands and commute into London, due to a better quality of living and lower house prices. The ultimate family homes at Stokes Rise are proving popular with London commuters due to the neighbouring towns of Corby and Market Harborough providing links into the Capital in less than an hour. Nestled in the heart of the village, Stokes Rise is a collection of just 22 three and four bedroom expansive family sized homes modelled on the lasting character of this highly regarded and thriving Leicestershire village.
The Bradgate show home has been interior designed by Jane Clayton & Company and reflects the beautiful rural surroundings and how families live together.
What influenced the interior design?
We were very mindful of the Summer launch, a time of year when the weather is warm, evenings get longer and the countryside becomes awash with colour and greenery. We really wanted to capture that feeling of freshness and new beginnings.
Over the last few years there has been a growing desire in the design world to reconnect with nature; everything from an increased use of natural materials right down to the colours we’re choosing to put on our walls. By mixing bold clean lines in the furniture styles with natural wood finishes and offsetting subtle geometric prints with soft meadow flower accents we were able to produce a scheme that incorporates some of these key trends, whilst retaining a classic and enduring feel.
Kitchen / Family room
The kitchen/family room is a key area of any home and we wanted to create a multi-purpose space that could easily adapt to the ever-changing needs of a family. The aim is for people to walk into that room and really see themselves living in the space; sharing breakfast in the morning, unwinding or working in the afternoon and cooking together in the evenings. Colour has been subtly introduced through fabrics and styling, whilst the introduction of wood finishes balances the more contemporary inline kitchen.
The wood burner is such a lovely feature in this room and we wanted to make it the focal point. We picked out the oak mantel as a cue to introduce warmer, more earthy tones in the styling and artwork.
Warmth and texture has been introduced through key furniture pieces such as the gorgeously sculpted wooden dining table. Details like this really work to balance the more contemporary details of the house. The product is a harmonious scheme that balances the current trend for natural materials with a contemporary family home that is sympathetic to its rural environment.
We really wanted to emphasise the space and light in this room with a soft colour palette and elegant furniture shapes giving this room a luxurious feel. The classic proportions of this room are underpinned by the subtle geometric prints picked out in the wallpaper, rug and cushion fabrics.
Generous proportions make this space perfect for a visiting family or weekend guests. The guest room is an appealing contrast to the master suite. The bolder, more masculine furniture paired with metallic details give this room a real boutique feel.
Great Easton is considered to be one of the most attractive Welland Valley villages in highly accessible and yet unspoilt countryside. The village contains a public house, shop and primary school on its doorstep and sits within the district of Market Harborough. The nearby towns of Market Harborough and Corby provide a fast rail link into London St Pancras plus an array of shopping facilities and excellent schooling alongside the neighbouring towns of Uppingham and Oakham.
Homes at Stokes Rise range in price from £389,950 – £750,000. For more information call 01582 797562.