Deck The Hall

If interiors excite you then Christmas provides the perfect backdrop to dress up your house and add to the bauble collection. This year I decided to select white, gold, green and wood as my theme for the tree. In a departure from tradition I also went and bought a fake one, tree that is not Christmas.

Yet my small contribution to festive cheer was ‘nowt’ compared to the beautifully decorated show home of Antler Homes at Claygate in Surrey. The house was decorated for This Morning when a section of the show was shot here. The Christmas decorations were fantastic.

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The Christmas Wreath

Of course I wished I could make off with the wreath given it fitted it with my chosen theme for the festive season. As splendid as the door looked dressed with the wreath, the hallway and the two tress in the living room and kitchen were beautiful.

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Perfectly positioned!

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Not only perfectly wrapped presents but the most delightful present guard!

If the splendour of the decorations weren’t enough, I was also able to admire a superior interior styling of a show home. As a stylist I was impressed with the attention to detail and how each room was completed. The overall sense of styling was calm, neutrals with either stark graphic emphasis or blended patterns and injections of colour.

However I was pleased to spy a light shade that looked expensive and dramatic and realised if was from Next!

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The hallway needed an extravagant shade and this would translate to a living room or master bedroom when opulence is called for.

My favourite element of detail in respect of the design of the rooms, was the master bedroom’s walk in wardrobe.

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In my dreams!

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The quality of the house built by Antler Homes is clearly a cut above given that its value is £2.1m. The layout, use of space and finishes are excellent. Even down to detail such as a sun hole in a windowless en-suite.

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Being the sort of person who prefers plain over patterns: (except when it comes to stripes) the wallpaper selections were bold and dramatic, but used minimally on only one wall, which gave the right injection of flourish to the room without overpowering.

img_7395The context of this wallpaper was a single room suggested for a young girl. The style was dreamy and enchanted.

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Next to stripes are stars in my wardrobe indulgences and now  I have this wallpaper to covert!

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The New York wallpaper was another one added to the interior wish list.

Even though I’ve not got the budget for a £2.1m house I could really appreciate the fact of how one could scale the effort into your own home. Of course Pinterest affords us lots of living space oggling and this was a step up from the gaze to the actual reality of what a company like Antler Homes delivers. It was a splendid way to spend an afternoon appreciating quality.

Kate Battrick was invited to a community event in the Antler Home show home. The community event is undertaken as a thank you to the local community for tolerating a new build within brown belt land. 

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