Dream Home of the month

Dream Homes

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting a gorgeous dream home with stunning interior design, located on the coast - fancy a trip to the seaside with me now?! Ocean View is a new homes development by David Wilson Homes on the coast of the Vale of Glamorgan, in Ogmore by Sea – a sweeping beach with sand dunes, nice pubs and even its own small ruined castle!

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Ocean View by David Wilson Homes definitely embraces its coastal location, from the frontage of the  different exterior designs to the light and airy interiors. From the design choice of the outside light to the external boarding and choice of vibrant blue exterior paint, this development is unique and stunning.

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The two show homes have contrasting interior design styles inside.

The Moorcroft is a very elegant and sophisticated five bedroom home, the interiors aimed mainly at the empty nester or childless couple. Metallics, expensive furniture, lots of space for entertaining and even a side balcony off the mastersuite.

The four bedroom Holden totally sets sail on the coastal theme interior design ship, but it is done with flair and taste and is aimed at the family market, with bedrooms staged for teenagers and a coastal mural on the wall of the study.

We’re going to look at The Moorcroft in more detail. The kitchen-diner is very spacious – with breakfast bar and room for a full dining table to seat up to 8. Clever use of metallic feature wallpaper and art work at the end of the dining table draws the eye to the far wall to give the room a sense of space, plus beautifully breaks up the expanse of cream wall. Reflective surfaces and the use of glass and crystals not only brings contemporary elegance to the design, but also adds to the light and spacious atmosphere of the room.

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The wall feature draws the eye to the far wall, making the room appear wider

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The living room is situated at the rear of the property, with bi-fold doors over-looking the garden. At the time of day that I visited, the sun was at the front of the property, but clever interior design techniques ensured the room still felt light and spacious. A mirror placed strategically on the back wall, so that it catches the light from two windows, lamps that illuminate upwards and downwards, a ceiling light that creates a pool of light on the ceiling as well as glass crystals cascading light down into the room, sparkling texture on some of the soft furnishings and the light sofa, carpet and walls. Dark accents are kept to wall positioned furniture and accents, and give the room a sophisticated feel without a darkening effect.

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The study’s interior has a dark feature wall and accessories befitting a place for work and study, but the style is kept light and simple by the transparency of the desk and the white chair, light carpet and remaining walls – they allow the feature wall to take all the attention!

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There are five beautiful bedrooms, two with en-suite and all oozing class and style. The interior style ranges from striking metallic to feminine florals and chandeliers.

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Are there any negative features of the Ocean View development? Well, it is built on the top of, and into the side of a hill, so some properties are looking down into other gardens (and it’s a bit of a hike up the hill to the development if you are walking home from the beach), but it does mean that you get the most amazing views like these, and that makes it totally worth it.

Simply stunning!

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A Place In The Sun

Holiday Home of the Month

Overlooking the Atlantic and La Gomera Island on the west coast of Tenerife, the Abama Luxury Residences residential development features amenities of the highest calibre and an unrivalled lifestyle. Purchase options at the 160 hectare luxury estate range from fully furnished apartments to custom designed villas with detached villas and plots also available. Each property has been designed to meet the highest aesthetic and construction standards and is set on the hillside of the Teide volcano with beautiful views over the Atlantic and subtropical landscape.


#RightmoveCrush Property of the Week

This spectacular former Pembrokeshire Lighthouse has been tastefully converted to a 4/5 bedroom property with the added extra of a 3 bedroom annex. This property has one of the most spectacular, breath-taking views of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastline. On sale with coasty.co.uk

Stratton Manor a new build home with stunning interior design

Check out this beautiful home, Stratton Manor – a new build home just outside London, with interior design by our friends at Quirke McNamara Consultancy… here’s the story…

Offering the privacy of a secure gated location that is surrounded by trees, Stratton Manor belies the fact that central London is less than 1 hour away, making this an ideal combination of country living with excellent city connections.


This is a brand new house, contructed by Willowside Homes and displays ideal proportions and exquisite contemporary detailing to every room, including a high degree of security incorporating wiring for externally mounted CCTV and tablet/smartphone technology, for control whilst away from the house.

We were commissioned by the Developer to come up with a scheme inkeeping with the feel of the area creating a luxurious feel for the house. We worked with a palette of chocolate and cream from the luxury carpets to the bathroom tiles and wallpapers.

The lighting is controlled by an AV system and luxury chandeliers hang throughout.

The bathrooms have been designed with an elegant, modern feel with wet room showers and feature egg baths.

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There is also a media room and library where you can relax at the end of a long day with stunning views of the landscaped lawns.

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The master bedroom is an elegant space with feature headboard and luxury dressing room attached all finished in walnut to complement the feature stairs.

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Arranged over three floors, the property boasts a magnificent kitchen and breakfast room, with a unique feature being the full width curved wall overlooking the private garden, this being mirrored in the main bedroom suite.

There are four reception rooms to choose from, ideal for entertaining, whilst to the first floor is a magnificent landing with ample space, overlooking the front and a south easterly aspect. There are 6 bedrooms on the first and second floors, all with bathrooms, as well as a media room and library.

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In summary, from the wide entrance hall to the expansive master suite, Stratton Manor is a true inspirational masterpiece, where no detail has been overlooked in the pursuit of excellence.