Paris Influence On Transformed Pocklington Show Home

Posted 18 February 2021 by Keith Osborne

A pre-lockdown visit to an interior design trade show in Paris has inspired a redesign to the Wilberforce Park show house...

Europe’s fashion capital has become the inspiration behind an exciting show home transformation in East Yorkshire. 

Interior designers working for Linden Homes have created a fresh, new and on-trend look at the five-bedroom show home at Wilberforce Park, creating a professional and boutique feel, with some imaginative surprises along the way.

Carefully chosen fabric, designer wallpaper, custom-made functional furniture, bespoke accessories and exceptional attention to detail now has the home riding the crest of a wave with its naval blue colour scheme teamed with accents of ochre and gold.

From a new kitchen with its two-metre dining table, attractive study for home working, space-saving wall-hung bookcase in the forest animals theme child’s room, to a headboard with pocket for phone, tablet and other gadgets in the ‘teen girl’ room – no detail of modern living has been overlooked.

Wilberforce ParkKaren Vincent-Ernst from Open Door Interiors said: “We were lucky enough to be able to travel to one of the big trade shows in Paris just before the lockdown last year and were inspired by the fabulous naval blues which work beautifully with tones of ochre, mustard and gold. This theme has been incorporated throughout the home to give it a really professional feel – whether working from home, enjoying your own retreat or making guests feel extra special; while still being a functional family home with some great little touches.”

Buyers with an existing property to sell can use Linden Homes’ Smooth Move or Home Exchange incentives to ease the financial strain; as well as reaping additional benefits of the Stamp Duty holiday with reservations before the end of March 2021.

In addition to the interior design, the ‘Lutyens’ house type – which has a price tag of £349,950 – includes:

  • Landscaped garden
  • Window dressings and light fittings
  • Carpets and flooring 
  • Up-to-the-minute integrated kitchen
  • Energy efficient bathroom and ensuite
  • Double garage

Wilberforce ParkRegional sales manager Melanie Parker said: “Most visitors are inspired by show homes and do imagine themselves living there – which is a wonderful complement to our interior designers who take great care over themes and attention to detail.

“This makeover of our fantastic three-storey ‘Lutyens’ show home is breathtaking! Whilst our developments continue to operate in accordance with government guidelines, COVID-19-safe viewing appointments can still be made by contacting our sales team. 

“Buying a show home is much easier than many people think – and there is a unique opportunity to own what is arguably the best positioned home on the development.”

A selection of 225 two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom properties make up Wilberforce Park, with access to the development from the West Green side of the town. Prices currently start from £234,950.

A popular self-contained market town, Pocklington offers the best of both worlds; for those who enjoy a gentler pace of life while being within easy commutable distance of York and Hull.

Find out more about current Linden Homes developments in the region.


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