The Bridge: The Show Home

Love our Show Home? Emma from Eye Candy Interior Design explains her process…

The Bridge is the latest development from Skipton Properties and is situated in the heart of Bronte country, a picturesque setting at the bottom of a hill in Haworth, hidden behind a grade II listed building that is soon to be restored to its former glory.

With this in mind, we wanted to create a Show Home that mixed old & new, timeless design that appeals to all. A feature of The Bridge is the stunning double height aspect in the main living area, as you walk in it feels very spacious, open and bright and we wanted to make sure our design reflected this.

We created a soft neutral palette throughout using an assortment of Farrow & Ball paint colours. The key to designing a neutral scheme is to introduce lots of different textures so it doesn’t look ‘flat’. We used linen fabrics for the sofas & curtains, deep pile rugs, soft feather cushions, wool throws and velvet for the bed in the master bedroom. We mixed this with Karndean wood effect flooring and a few key pieces of metal furniture to give an Industrial edge to the design (a nod to the site’s industrial history). These elements work together to create a beautiful light, airy , contemporary show home.

We always like to keep the paint colours to a soft, neutral palette so the backdrop to the rooms don’t fight for attention with anything else in the room, rather they complement the furniture we put in and the specification Skipton Properties install. We want to make the rooms feel light and airy but we always need to make sure the colours we use are soft , warm tones. Greys and whites are still very popular and work very well in a contemporary scheme but our key piece of advice is avoid whites with a blue undertone as it is very easy to end up with a cold looking room. One of our favourite, warmer colours to use is ‘Cornforth White’ from Farrow & Ball. It is a very versatile neutral colour that goes with everything.

Recreate the look…

We list where we found some of the furniture in the Show Home so that you recreate the look yourself….

Coffee table – Novocastrian

Sofa and Chair – handmade by my upholsterer. If you would like to enquire about this service you can email me here.

Media Unit – Dwell

Rug – Cox & Cox

Dining table – Made

Dining chairs – Only Home

Bedside Tables – Made

This blog post was written by Emma from Eye Candy Interiors. If you’d like to get in touch you can reach her here.


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