River views influence interior design of Trent Basin show apartment

Laura Davies of Territory Interior Design

Specialist regeneration developer, Blueprint, will open the first show apartment at Trent Basin this month (Jan) to give prospective buyers a feel for the new neighbourhood under development at Nottingham Waterside.

At the show apartment event on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January, potential home owners will be able to view the newly designed 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom show apartment and will get a chance to explore the streets and public areas of the wider development, guided by agents FHP Living and Royston and Lund.

The interior design of the apartment is sure to ‘wow’ visitors, having been intricately planned and developed by talented designer Laura Davies, from Territory Interior Design, who has drawn inspiration from the architecture of the new properties and the stunning riverside location for her designs.

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She said: “The look in the apartment aims to recreate the river vistas outside, creating a feeling of calm oasis. I’ve styled the apartment to create an effortlessly chic feel, with its combination of tactile surfaces that make for a cosy yet stylish scheme.

“I’ve also focused on references to the water through the use of painterly prints such as dip dye effect fabrics or wallpapers with the effect of bled watercolours, which link the interior to the view in a way that is subtle and uncontrived.

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“The furniture and lighting hint at the industrial past of Nottingham in places, with touches of steel and metal combining with reclaimed wood for a pleasing visual contrast. There is also a reference to the history of Nottingham lace with a bespoke feature headboard in the master bedroom, which lends a decorative element to the otherwise contemporary scheme.

“I’ve also focused on styling that has a handmade or hand painted appearance in the apartment, giving an artisanal look – such as dinnerware with a splatted paint effect. The use of woven textures in unique ways such as the chunky weave woollen area rug in the living space also adds to the contemporary yet artisanal feel.”

As with all the properties at Trent Basin, the homes are designed with ‘fabric first’ principles to promote sustainable low energy living and maximise the use of natural light.

The show home kitchen at Trent Basin
The show home kitchen at Trent Basin

Laura added: “The sustainable, eco element is hugely important to the design. The fabrics are all made from natural fibres, there is a focus on wooden furniture and cork flooring in the bedrooms which is highly sustainable and stylish. An indoor-outdoor living feel is also enhanced with the colour palette and flowing sheers at the windows which frame the river views whilst maximising natural light.

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“The ceiling height in the apartment is excellent and we have made the most of this with floor to ceiling contemporary curtains in all of the main rooms to emphasise the large windows.”

Laura has also designed the development’s Sales Office, which will officially open its doors to the public on the weekend of January 28th and 29th.

She added: “The Sales Office is a bright, open plan space, which is gives a welcoming first impression to visitors.

“Cork wall tiles give texture and a natural element along with the large trestle tables in wood and steel and the large shelving unit which acts as a space divider between a customer seating area and the kitchen. This is going to be a multi-functional space so there is plenty of seating and most of the furniture can be easily moved for community events.”

Read: Public Invited to Trent Basin Show Apartment for Exclusive First Look

Property prices at Trent Basin start from £225,000, ranging to £400,000.

The show apartment will be open for viewing between 10am and 4pm over the weekend of 28th and 29th of January. For more information, contact the sales agents FHP Living on 0115 841 1155 and Royston & Lund on 0115 981 1888.