Style secrets: Harwal Waterside

Are you buying a new home or needing some ideas for your own home? Did you like our Show Apartment at Harwal Waterside in Silsden, West Yorkshire? If the answer is yes, read on…we’d like to share our sources with you.

When Caroline (our Creative Director) briefed our interior designers at Eye Candy Interior Design she asked for a scheme that would reflect the developments close proximity to the canal. She wanted a focus on natural materials with neutral tones and hints of blue.

At Harwal Waterside, where we have high ceilings and a large living area, it was important to get a light and airy feel. Whilst brainstorming this space Caroline looked to apartments in New York that tend to have these types of high ceilings for some ideas on how to design the kitchens and create areas within the space for different uses.

If you’re nervous about colour, which Caroline often is, our first recommendation is to start with a neutral palette – ensure your furniture cream, light grey or beige and add touches of colour by using items that can easily be replaced such as cushions or flowers. As you can see in the image above this is exactly what we have done at Harwal Waterside. Some of the cushions used on the sofas are watercolour prints which work perfectly when considering the developments proximity to the canal. The sofas pictured were made by our upholsterer however you will find the coffee table here.

When you have a lot of room to play with it is advisable to create a little office corner as we have. If you don’t have enough space in your living area but have a nook under your stairs create it here instead. The desk we used can be found here.

A dining table should not only be beautiful but functional. When purchasing a dining table consider where the table legs will go, the last thing you want is a table leg in the way when dining! We found this dining table on We use Made a lot on our schemes – they make pieces that are design led yet affordable.

Every bedroom needs a great chest of drawers, we found ours at Atkin and Thyme. We love the industrial yet delicate design of this piece. A studded bed adds a touch of glamour in the bedroom and can be found here.

We hope the above has been helpful, we’ll be back next week with the details of our Show Home at Spring Mills in Fence.



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