Marleigh, Cambridge

Hill Residential briefed us to create a memorable scheme for their 3 bedroom 'Birch Show Home' at their Marleigh development in Cambridge. The scheme was somewhat inspired by the new working from home trend which has developed in 2020, with more than one working space option. We wanted to create a space which offered a balance between work and home, with a wellness area for fitness or yoga. The target audienmce was young and aspirational which dictated a contemporary style, with bold and fresh colour statements. 

The colour pallette for this three bedroom show home is bold and memorable, with striking yellow accents and deep teal blues, offset with different shades of grey. We used brass accents and black metal, with charcoal woods, white marble and glass to create a sleek and contemporary style.  This was softened by warm textured cushions and accessories such as baskets, throws and plants to create a lovely homely feel. 

Colour blocking within the scheme was a predominant theme, with a large block of grey behind the sofa and contemporary geometric grey patterned wallpaper in the living room. This was also carried through in the dining / kitchen area, with deep teal colour blocking that adds a warm but contemporary feel. For the artwork in the dining room, we hung coat hooks and threaded through a brass curtain pole which the artworks hang from, which is a unique and creative way to showcase art. It is cost-effective and it is inspirational for potential buyers.

The master bedroom is particularly bold, with chevron black and white wallpaper and a dark charcoal grey bespoke headboard, which also reflects the chevron pattern within the 4 panels. We incorporated white lacquer furniture which is warmed with brass feature lamps and accessories. 

Bedroom 2 is designed as a statement guest room, which is brightened with a central yellow panel to the headboard wall, running past into a little alcove area that we have designed as a work from home area. The bespoke upholstered headboard has 3 panels in light grey fabric, which is subtle against the yellow feature paint. The furniture has a contemporary, young feel which is a light grey oak and black metal, softening the feel of the space. 

The aspirational size of the property meant that we could design a third bedroom, which includes a single bed and a desk space. We designed this room so that potential purchasers would visualise the different ways to utilise the space, whether it is a work from home space, a guest room or a children/teen bedroom. We incorporated dark indigo feature paint to two walls, wrapping the area of the single bed, which has a feature upholstered headboard in black and cream geometric fabric to create a contemporary, young feel. The walnut desk and bedside adds warmth to the area, creating a cosy vibe. We decided to accessorize this space with artwork that can be suitable for both male and females, and can be suitable for either teens or young adults.

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