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Showhome inspiration

Take a peek inside the stunning Greyfriars showhome at our Buttercup Fields development on the outskirts of Cardiff

We’ve cut the ribbon on our brand new three-bedroom townhouse-style showhome at Buttercup Fields, part of the vast St Edeyrn’s Village development currently being built to the northeast of Cardiff.

The house, a Greyfriars, offers prospective buyers a glimpse of what life could look like at this exciting new community – and for the rest of us, it’s a fabulous source of interior design inspiration!

Let’s take a look inside…

 

 

Work smart

The property opens into a bright hallway, off which there’s a handy WC and storage cupboard. The front room is a versatile space that could be used as a dining room, playroom – or, in the case of our showhome, a home office. A neutral colour palette forms a great base for this room, with a patterned feature wall adding interest without disrupting the calm and contemplative atmosphere.

While the desk is set up to optimise home working, positioned perpendicular to the bright front window and with air-giving plants adding some greenery, the space is prevented from being too business-like thanks to a comfy sofa and soft carpet you can sink your toes into. As with any workspace, lighting is key, and there’s plenty here thanks to the window, stylish ceiling lights and useful desk lamp.

(For more tips on creating your ideal home office, click here)

 

Light and airy

Continuing along the ground floor, you reach the spacious open-plan kitchen/breakfast room. The light which floods in through the French doors and window above the sink is bounced around the room by white reflective worktops and a pale stone-effect floor – a classic style that will last through numerous redecorations. Clean lines and a cool, sophisticated colour palette throughout the cabinetry mean you can accessorize to your heart’s content – or let the food do the talking.

 

Cosy and stylish

Another great example of how light plays a key part in any room is the living room, which resides on the first floor of the Greyfriars. There’s certainly no shortage of natural light, with the large, front-facing Juliet balcony proving a great focal point to the room and giving the effect of a higher ceiling. This means you can get away with some dark statement furniture like this charcoal grey sofa and armchair, along with heavy, luxurious curtains and a medium-toned wall colour which provides a lovely cocooning feel. A pale yet cosy carpet, plus a coffee table and side table with light surfaces, ensure that all that great natural light doesn’t get absorbed. Lots of warm-toned lights, stylish accessories and of course greenery provide the finishing touches.

 

Add some personality

Also on the first floor is bedroom one, a good-sized room which benefits from an en suite. In any home, striking the right balance in your own bedroom is a tricky thing to master. You want it to showcase your own style and personality, offer a soothing sanctuary to drift off in, and fulfil storage needs.

This room gets it just right. A neutral base with three pale walls, simple wooden furniture and a luxurious carpet, creates a great canvas to which you can add splashes of personality. In this case, a beautiful statement wallpaper has been used on one wall to create an effect that is both on-trend (dark, dramatic wall colours can stay forever as far as we’re concerned), and playful. The playful side continues with an eye-catching headboard (scour Facebook marketplace for bargain beauties), funky bedside lighting and colourful geometric bedlinen. Keeping the statement elements largely decorative means this is a room that can be easily changed and will evolve with your style for years to come.

 

Warm and welcoming

Finally, we're up to the second floor of the Greyfriars, where you’ll find a family bathroom and two further bedrooms – and an excellent lesson in creating a dreamy guest room.

It’s all about comfort in here. The warm, neutral choice of wall colour, which stretches across to the matching blackout curtains, has the comforting, enveloping feel of a hug. The same feature wallpaper technique has been used here too but in a much more subtle way, with colours complementing the neutral scheme and a beautiful pattern adding style in spades.  

And what’s more inviting than a bed piled high with soft, sumptuous textiles? The contrasting textures but complementary colours of the blanket, throw cushions and bedlinen strikes just the right balance between hotel luxe and home comforts - perfect for your guests.

 

To find out more about Buttercup Fields, take a look at the development page

 

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