31 January 2020
Following the success of CALA Homes’ first phase at Kings Barton, the second phase features a selection of contemporary two bedroom apartments and three, four and five bedroom family homes.
The new showhomes on the development have all been thoughtfully designed to the highest standard, both interior and exterior, to complement the natural surroundings.
‘The Austen’ showhome, a five-bedroom detached home which evokes a sophisticated yet elegant style, was intrinsically put together by interior designer, Lani Bhoyroo-Sandy at LM Designers.
The impressive family home is set over two floors and measures 2,278 sq. ft.
Here, Lani explains the inspiration behind the design of ‘The Austen’, and how different colours, textures and fabrics were used throughout the showhome.
1. Which plot number on the development did you most enjoy designing and why?
I loved designing the scheme for plot 172, ‘The Austen’, as this house had a family-feel to it and a great layout to work with. The first floor landing area is one of my favourite areas of the home as we were able to incorporate some stunning features, including a statement ceiling light and gold bronze mirrors. Plus, the large windows with the Juliet balcony flood the spacious gallery landing with light.
2. What were you inspired by for the design of ‘The Austen’ showhome?
I wanted to make this home feel comfortable and relaxed to really paint the picture of an idyllic family home, but with a touch of edge and sophistication at the same time. We want visitors to feel a sense of desire from the moment they step through the door.
3. Was there a specific colour scheme and theme that you wanted to follow throughout the showhome?
I used a varied palette of blue tones throughout the home to create a continuous flow, but also kept some areas more neutral to create interest from one room to another. In the dining room, I incorporated these blue tones through the modern, midnight blue velvet dining chairs which were further complemented by the decorative wall art and contemporary pendant lighting. Similarly, the study and hallway also feature blue-toned statement furniture with complimentary finishing touches.
4. How did you achieve specific themes for the bedrooms?
It was important for us to create different vibes in each room so that it felt like it belonged to a modern day family. The master bedroom evokes a refreshed atmosphere achieved using cool tones of blue and silver cushions and throws. The second bedroom has a more masculine feel using deep navy blue, and the third feels spa-like with the use of soft whites and ivory tones. For the children’s bedroom we wanted to achieve a space that would be suitable for a young girl but that still had a mature touch to it. We chose a palette of blush pink and contrasting blue to inject some fun into the room, whilst also keeping it appealing to a broad age range.
5. What is your favourite piece of furniture in the home and why?
My favourite piece of furniture is definitely the coffee table in the living room! I love the statement, shape and texture that it brings to the centre of the room, and the oak adds sophistication whilst still remaining classic.
6. How did you use textures and fabrics to achieve certain looks in the different rooms?
Combining different textures is something I do in almost every project that I work on. The variety of fabrics create interest and allows each piece in a room to speak for itself and stand out. We used a variety of textures in ‘The Austen’, such as wall art and large plants, to create different looks and feels throughout the home. Additional texture was added by using feature wallpapers, which were subtle, timeless and created a warm, homely feel.
Alison Deakin, Sales and Marketing Director at CALA Homes Thames, said: “At CALA, we pride ourselves on our homes being designed to the highest standard, and Winterbourne Meadows is no exception. The showhomes on the development have all been beautifully designed, making the best use of natural light and open spaces. If you are looking to make the move to your dream home in Winchester, we encourage you to take a tour of the showhomes and see the luxury lifestyle that Winterbourne Meadows has on offer.”
Kings Barton at Winterbourne Meadows is situated just over a mile from Winchester, which is home to an assortment of popular shops, cafes and restaurants.
The development has a number of good schools nearby, and is ideal for commuters, with the local train station reaching London Waterloo in around 58 minutes, whilst the A34 is within close reach providing access to the A303 and M3.