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When it comes to home design, we frequently turn established ideas around. In so doing, we create opulent living spaces, where we marry function and form perfectly. Sometimes structural change is the answer, often we implement a simple juxtaposition to improve the whole scheme. At One Way, we challenge perceptions with new thinking, methods and materials. Our mantra is design excellence in all we do and our exclusive service covers every aspect of

the home. Success in each area sees the continuing growth and transformation of our business, as we increasingly receive major commissions, to design and develop prestigious properties across the UK. We are currently undertaking the complete refurbishment of our showroom building in Southport. Upon completion, the new kitchen studios will house sets from each of our three brands, Contemporary, Architecture and Hand Made. When fully finished our multi-level showrooms will feature

every aspect of home design from sumptuous bathrooms and bedrooms to examples of our unique ranges of designer furniture, lighting, mirrors, accessories and more. Throughout our refurbishment we continue to be open and fully operational. Please check our website for opening times. Thanks to all our clients for their support during this period. Call 01704 544622 for a refurbishment update prior to visiting.

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CONTENTS 12 A  selection of the finest homes available in your region courtesy of Knight Frank and Jackson Stops & Staff. 16 We seek out a selection of investment opportunities. 24 W  e talk to Jim Evans at The Design Practice by Uber about one of their incredible recent projects – AKA the Bat Cave. 52 L egendary New York wallpaper designer Kim Parker talks to us about what makes the range so special and her passion for flowers. 74 Top Picks – Once again we round up some of our favourite products for your perusal.

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Contributors: Jim Evans Kim Parker Pictowall

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Art Editor, Simon Gale

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EDITORS NOTES Welcome to the Autumn edition of Luxury Homes & Interiors magazine. The summer is starting to feel like a distant memory as we head quickly into Autumn. It’s a time we all spend more time at home as the evenings draw in, Perhaps planning your next project whether it’s a new home or redesigning a room. We’ve sought to find the very best suppliers and designers from your region to help with any of your needs, from the legendary renovations by Uber to wallpaper designed by Kim Parker that is sure to brighten the darkest of Autumnal evenings. We very much hope you make the most of our superb suppliers and their inspirational ideas. Happy reading, see you again in the Winter.

Matthew Evans

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The investment - of more than £1million - comes after St David’s Park launched The View, a prestigious development of 14 individual lodges with breathtaking views across the coast.

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Area sales manager Ciara Davies said: “The indoor pool will be specifically for holiday home owners. The new spa will offer a wide range of luxury treatments, relaxation lounge, nail bar & pedicure section.”

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The View’s lodges are bespoke with cedar-clad exteriors that are sympathetic to each natural setting, and modern touches such as bi-folding doors and striking architectural roofs. The interiors are high-end, with options such as oak worktops, a freestanding bath, wine chiller, sound and media system throughout and, on the decked area, a hot tub.

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“...from a bland, open space I knew they would come up with something exciting. But what they actually produced blew my mind!” 24


FEATURE | The Design Practice by UBER Text: Jim Evans from The Design Practice by UBER Images: The Design Practice by UBER

Following the completion of the house and its enjoyment for a year or two the client realised that there was a fundamental piece of the jigsaw missing from the lifestyle he had created. From white box garage to cutting edge man cave.

To the Batcave... A

lthough the house enjoyed a magnificent swimming pool hall with gym overlooking it at a mezzanine level, a dining room with a wine chiller contained within some gorgeous bespoke cabinetry and a stand alone cinema complete with the latest technology, looking out onto the driveway hinted at the missing component. Our client’s collection of sports cars sat on a driveway in the affluent south Manchester suburb of Bowdon where the weather was not always as pretty as the cars themselves. The cars were isolated, hardly ever garaged as a result of an awkward entry point to the garage itself which involved reversing back up a steep driveway to get the cars out. From within there was the usual hoarding of garage paraphernalia and wheelie bins to negotiate. Our client turned to The Design Practice by UBER who specialise in creative space planning and fit out of luxurious spaces for residential and commercial properties. LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS


FEATURE | The Design Practice by UBER

“One arrives at an oversized tinted pivot glass door with huge hand made crushed metal handle. The view beyond is both unexpected and overwhelming”

The wish list evolved from housing two to three of the best cars in a plush environment that offered ease of access, to then include an entertaining space where our client could play pool in the glamour of a subterranean bar and watch the football with his mates. There were however fundamental obstacles to overcome. Not least there were two huge structural columns which were positioned awkwardly in the space. The floor to ceiling heights were already on the low side and yet we needed to get air conditioning and fresh air into the space. We then had the challenge of allowing for the cars to turn and enter and exit the space comfortably (rather than reversing up the drive) as well as providing a break between the garage space and living space that met with building regulations. The Design Practice by UBER set about to create a car ‘trophy cabinet’, to take the very finishes from inside these stunning vehicles and translate them onto the walls of the garage together with some bespoke hotel inspired materials. The space planning was critical and the task was to provide a feast for the eyes in a journey from the staircase leading off the main hallway in the house down into this space, a journey that hinted at a change of pace from the everyday living area at ground floor but also provided a jaw dropping arrival point from which to see the primary vehicle as a first impression. Combining successfully a ‘pedestrianised’ journey through the space and the practicality of housing vehicles that would be used in every day manner was only part of the challenge. Once we had decided on using a glass 26


encased car turntable for both the visual impact and also to provide that element of practicality we then had the challenge of working with engineers and a superb solution-driven builder in Joc Builders to plane out from the structural slab just enough to not undermine the integrity of the floor but just enough to give us the levels we required to successfully sink the turntable and maintain a flush floor. Once The Design Practice by UBER’s in-house space planners were happy and the layout was approved they set about detailing a very considered journey into the space from the ground floor hallway of the house itself. The key was to hint at something that would very quickly become an incredibly exciting section of the house, revealing it step-by-step and then providing at the right moment the all important ‘jaw dropping’ moment. We commenced this journey with a padded leather wall on the corridor space to the side of the staircase and introduced some low level lighting. This lighting carefully eluded to an opening in the leather panelling which discretely revealed the most glamorous of bathrooms with specialist metallic polished wall and bespoke basin finished off with a polished plastered ceiling and Italian sanitary ware. Beyond the staircase corridor one arrives at an oversized tinted pivot glass door with huge hand made crushed metal handle. The view beyond is both unexpected and overwhelming. Curved and tinted floor to ceiling glass surrounds an illuminated turntable on which sits proudly the most beautiful yet aggressive of the client’s vehicles, currently a McLaren 650S. A polished resin floor reflects the polished



“...all the settings can be customised to suit the particular driver as they drive in, from the music that greets you, to the lighting and even heating levels.�



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plaster ceiling which in turn wraps around a central turntable and leads the eye beyond and passed a climate controlled, leather floored wine cellar and onwards to a fully fitted bar with booth seating, specialised mirror TV and a bespoke pool table. The circular ceiling feature that sits above the turntable was a masterpiece in design and engineering in itself, weighing over a ton in weight and being suspended from a heavily clustered ceiling full of pipe work and cabling, it needed a great deal of thought. In the design intent it was critical that we achieved a glow from the amber back lit precious stone that we had set our hearts on using together with a smoked mirrored central section to show the car off and reflect its beautiful aero dynamic shapes across the roofline. The precious stone was also the conclusion to the pool room cabinetry, drawing the eye to a warm focal point that gave the bottles in the bar cabinetry an extra dimension. The weight of the stone was substantial and proved a problem for use in the circular ceiling detail above the car as well as the fact that the waste in non usable material would have been enormous. We managed to get the slabs of the precious stone to site and once correctly illuminated with a continuous light sheet we photographed the pieces and then printed the high resolution image onto lightweight acrylic to use on the ceiling. This was highly successful and the faux material works harmoniously with the real precious stone in the bar area, something that would have been almost impossible to achieve had we not photographed and used the same pieces. Air conditioning ducts were housed in detailed coffered ceiling sections providing delineation to the pool table area and a level change was introduced to overcome the building regulation requirement to contain flammable

liquids between the garage element and living space. The Design Practice by UBER worked hand in hand with specialist AV contractors Ultamation to bring the space to life technologically and they did not disappoint. Every single element of the garage space and its electrical possibilities were considered to the ‘nth’ degree giving the client the possibility to start the car from a touch panel, rotate the vehicle to pre-set positions or continual ‘display spin’ with floor and ceiling illumination in showcase mode together with music from all angles and at the same time controlling the temperature in the chilled wine cellar and bringing fresh air into the pool room. Floor sensors on gate entry detect which of your vehicles is entering the garage space and all the settings can be customised to suit the particular driver as they drive in, from the music that greets you, to the lighting and even heating levels. The internal walls of the garage were finished in leather panels, strategically dimensioned to house openings and floor to ceiling wands of light. Even the garage door and its mechanism was given the same amount of careful consideration and concluded the cocktail of components that make for an inspired execution of total quality and a job that The Design Practice by UBER and its team are incredibly proud of. We are always thrilled to put a smile on a client’s face but this particular customer had these enthusiastic words to say about what we achieved for him: “When I invited The Design Practice by UBER to create a lifestyle from a bland, open space I knew they would come up with something exciting. But what they actually produced blew my mind! 01565 621620 LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS


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Abitare isn’t simply one of the North’s largest furniture stores, Abitare is one of the few centres for furnishing excellence in the U.K. The latest from the Natuzzi design collection have been added to the display from Italy’s premier leather manufacturer this is the place to see the brand. One of the best aspects of Abitare is the huge 30,000 sq feet of furnishing display. Managing Director Phillip Ashworth believes that even in the internet age, quality furnishings need to be touched, tried, and sat on to appreciate the quality. “Everybody’s time is important to them, so it is important to maximise that time by being able to offer clients the possibility to see everything physically, not pictures from a brochure”. Abitare has collections from most of the top brands in Italy. Porada, Natuzzi Italia, Jesse, Calia and Tonin Casa, together with the recently refurbished Cattelan Italia studio, all have a major presence within the store. The newly created gallery of fabric sofas, with opulent cabinets has given an extra dimension to the store. These combined with some of the best of British design from manufactures such as Tetrad, Michael Tyler, Gascoigne Designs, Spirit, and John Sankey give Abitare a huge advantage in planning rooms for any home. A complete interior design service is available to help plan and coordinate client’s home furnishings from curtains and wallpaper, through to modular cabinets installed by expert installation teams. To complete the package, clients know that the dedicated teams from Abitare will be on hand with help and advice no matter how large or small a project, or how near or far. Experience home furnishings in a whole new way... experience Abitare.

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Walk into a world created just for you... A space dedicated to your individuality, a place designed with passion, skill and expertise... Custom made to your specifications and with a unique beauty that is built to last. Whether your vision is for the kitchen always desired or for that must-have walk-in wardrobe: whether you want the sanctuary of your own study or a bathroom that rivals those of the very best hotels, award-winning Mowlem & Co is perfectly positioned to bring those dreams to life. An experienced and creative team of designers and craftspeople is at your service, working from our inspiring showrooms and our own dedicated factory. We welcome the opportunity to realise your particular project, understanding the importance of your investment in the quality of life at home.

DIVERSO Bringing your dreams to fruition... Diverso are perfectly placed to provide you with the means to make a personalized property design statement. We have an extensive range of internal and external architectural glass features in our repertoire. Through the production of frameless glass doors, structural glass balconies and glass balustrades we have been delivering customer satisfaction in the field for many years.







Not just taking you from one level to another... At Diverso, we’re extensively experienced in the design, manufacture and installation of architectural features; with our feature staircases a source of particular pride. Feature glass staircases can help to maximise space and light; whilst adding a classy contemporary touch to your home or business..

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Signature Carpets has provided luxurious handcrafted and custom designed wool carpets for over 30 years. Signature’s designers are renowned for their expert use of style and colour. We offer clients any design style from the traditional to the contemporary. After an initial consultation with the customer and, in many cases with the client’s Interior Designer, Signature’s designers hand paint artwork showing the room to scale and how the carpet will look in its full glory. Once every detail is agreed; a custom made sample is approved for colour and the carpet design is considered perfect, Signature proceeds with manufacture. Signature’s carpets are made to any size and without any unsightly seams, created to fit any shape, from an awkward alcove to every curve of a sweeping, spiral staircase. Hand made elements of the carpets are made upright on vertical frames by Signature’s talented crafts people. The construction is 100% New Zealand wool custom dyed to the precise shades needed to make the design excel in itself and sit perfectly as a complement to the interior.

Wool has always been a natural first choice for carpets and the outstanding properties of New Zealand wool which is the purest, whitest wool in the world, enables it to be dyed to long-lasting, vibrant hues and clean, fresh pastels. It is soft, strong and durable, with a natural resistance to fire, dirt and crushing, so carpets made from it will be practical, safe and comfortable, with good looks that will last. The finished Signature product is created in dense velvet pile, sometimes with hand carved sculptured details and loop pile used to introduce variation in texture. For final peace of mind and to safe guard customers’ investment, Signature is involved from the beginning to end. The highest quality of installation is paramount and is carried out by Signature’s own specialist fitters. Nothing is left to chance. For more information or to arrange a visit by one of Signature’s designers please call 01422 845075.

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Celebrating a Rich Pedigree of British Craftsmanship The key to any successful business is maintaining the core values which made it a success initially – not just quality of product, but quality of service and integrity of the brand. Wesley Barrell staff are all extremely proud of the products they make and sell, with many of our highly skilled team having worked with us for several decades. Which means that our customers can trust Wesley Barrell to provide heirloom quality furniture that will last for generations. Furniture to Last a Lifetime When you invest in a genuine, hand crafted piece of Wesley Barrell furniture you are ensuring many years of comfort and excellence for the future. Whilst the initial investment may seem a little more than compared with some of the high street retailers, your choice of Wesley Barrell actually offers outstanding long term value as our products will outlast the many outwardly attractive yet inferior quality products in the market place. A pristine fabric may look the same on the outside, but can conceal lesser grade padding materials and workmanship – which may all too soon be revealed as firm seating and arm rests appear soggy and out of shape. A sagging sofa or armchair is a poor investment in the longer term! Wesley Barrell’s superior standards of 46


craftsmanship safeguard against any such concerns – with handmade wooden frames and springing guaranteed for many years of family use.* And as every home needs a place to relax, to sit or recline whilst enjoying precious leisure time alone or with friends and family, it is worth investing just a little more for the assurance of comfort and longevity that all our Wesley Barrell products pledge. Wesley Barrell – trusted by generations for generations. Customers may view the Wesley Barrell upholstery collection in 12 showrooms nationwide. Visit or call 01993 776682 for details. *Hand crafted frames are guaranteed for 25 years, springs for 10 years. See our website for more details.

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FEATURE | A Passion For Flowers

by: Kim Parker

A passion for

flowers Painting gardens is a form of storytelling. Through the motion of leaves, stems and flowers, there is an inexhaustible dialogue that takes place. For this reason, no two gardens are ever painted the same way.

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s a New Yorker, I am surrounded all the time by high energy and a rich spectrum of life and colour. For the past thirty years, this city has been the backdrop to my creative process, infusing the gardens I paint with an exuberant urban rhythm that I encounter on a daily basis. As a child growing up on Long Island, I used to frequent a small boutique in my home town owned by an elegant Indian woman whose garments held the sweet smell of fresh cottons and whose rich colours and intricate floral patterns sparkled like jewels in my memory. It was a wonderland for me; an early prophecy perhaps of a design career I would not embark upon until my early thirties.

“My mission is simple: to create gardens that bring healing and joy into the home.”

Jaipur Garden wallpaper From the Kim Parker Artbook Collection for Clarke & Clarke.

Mums and Asters designer rug featured in Kim Parker Home Interior.

My favorite childhood books were mostly of English origin; in particular, “The Secret Garden” and a small pocket-sized book called “Sarah’s Room” with a black and white illustration of floral wallpaper illustrated by Maurice Sendak. My own childhood room had a timid floral wallpaper on the walls, and bedspread with a fresh white and cranberry floral pattern and ruffled matching curtains. My Mother, whose love of the garden and own floral watercolours graced our home, were the early influences that ignited my desire for painting flowers. My design aesthetic has always been about eclecticism and layering pattern. I have been an avid flea market maven throughout my life; looking for that perfect chair anatomy to cloak in one of my floral or geometric fabrics. I am inspired by the work of Matisse, Bonnard, Vuillard and William Morris, as well as the dense patterns of the Wiener Werkstatte and The Arts & Crafts LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS


Bolero designer rug from the Kim Parker collection. Assorted embroidered cushions from the Kim Parker collection.

Ariadne’s Dream wallpaper and cushion on real sofa.



Movement. Where colour is concerned, I am more drawn to the Fauve movement, and the palettes of India and Mexico where the colors literally leap off the surface. My new wallpaper and fabric designer collaboration with Cheshire- based Clarke & Clarke, was a dream I had held in my heart for many years. I imagined bringing the joy of springtime into the home all year round, transforming dreary, long winters into joyful interior gardens. I envisioned foyers boldly decorated in hot pink flowers like “Rosina” creating the perfect “Welcome Home,” while bedrooms could become one’s private “Secret Garden” – a place to dream and lose one self amid the blooms. Toile wallpapers like “Caitlin” could grace a dining room wall; while a cherished Victorian or Danish modern sofa or chair could sport the orange- floral “Martine” or the modern, jazzy geometric “Brooklyn.” The “Art Book” collection was a total act of love, a birth of a dream. Each design was hand painted; none computer generated. For me, the

FEATURE | A Passion For Flowers

Garden of Hope on canvas.

Lush Garden on canvas.

Caitlin Blue wallpaper From the Art Book collection for C&C.

sensuality of working with pigment, the freedom to mix colors and dip my paintbrushes into a thousand greens of my own making, is just one part of the process that makes it irresistible. With an earlier career as a classical flutist, my creative process is always gently accompanied by a rich, sonic, inner- archive that makes its way into the garden both rhythmically and through the many frequencies colours emit. My mission is simple: to create gardens that bring healing and joy into the home. A home should be a place where we open the door and instantly feel embraced by positive energy. I am not interested in timidity or minimalism or rooms that are totally white or beige. That’s not the way I feel about life. I see life in vivid color! I design wallpaper, fabric, tableware, bedding, bath, rugs, wall art, and stationery with equal desire that all surfaces communicate a celebration of life with an energy that is unabashedly joyful!

Sunrise Stripe wallpaper and Rosina floral velvet cushion - from the Art Book Collection Kim Parker for Clarke & Clarke.

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PARTNERSHIP SieMatic is a premium kitchen brand with a long history and an international reputation for excellence in design, timeless elegance, and a high level of functionality. Exclusive SieMatic showrooms and quality retail specialists showcase the design principle behind the company’s three design themes – URBAN, PURE and CLASSIC – in constantly evolving reinterpretation in more than sixty countries. Since its founding in 1929, SieMatic has dedicated itself to the quest for perfection in the realization of individual interior design solutions. The company is currently headed by third-generation managing partner Ulrich W. Siekmann. Responsible, sustainable business has always been the company’s philosophy. The company’s products are manufactured in

Germany under eco-friendly conditions. SieMatic has awarded ArtHouse Creative Interiors a ‘Premium Partner Status’ creating the perfect partnership. ArtHouse has recently won the prestigious national award: KBBreview Kitchen Showroom of the Year 2016 and an innovative and extensive showroom expansion in 2014 tripled the size of their studio and in spring 2017; phase two of the ground floor showroom will be unveiled. ArtHouse also offers a full Interior Design service with their partnership with Panoramic Interiors which is a great benefit to their clients and has proven that ArtHouse is a ‘one stop shop’ for the home. A visit to the award winning showroom is highly recommended! LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS


Deena & Howard wanted to transform their three story Saddleworth home into ‘the perfect place for entertaining’.

THE PERFECT PLACE FOR ENTERTAINING From the initial design meeting the team at ArtHouse Creative Interiors created a brief maximising the potential of the open plan setting incorporating our individual family wishes, it was as if they had read our minds. The suggestion of a dining seating sofa was a fantastic addition, as we needed a space where we could spend time together as a family, whilst also being a great entertaining room. The designers at ArtHouse managed to achieve a seamless balance, where the key kitchen zones were perfectly located in the heart of the working kitchen. Alongside the Miele appliances, we love the introduction of the pantry cabinet where all of our small appliances can easily be used, but can also be hidden away in a second. As we have such stunning views of the Saddleworth Valley we wanted to pull the outside in, so the champagne trough doubles up beautifully as a herb garden. The entire process from design to installation was a breeze and a delight to be involved with. Between the ArtHouse installation team and our builder Paul of Boarshurst Building Contractors, all trades worked in sync together with an end result we are thrilled with. It was a pleasure to work with ArtHouse Creative Interiors and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to our family and friends. We have already had fantastic parties in our new kitchen with many more to come! Deena & Howard 62


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BoConcept was founded in Denmark in 1952 and has a longstanding tradition of modern design furniture with the highest functionality, design and quality. BoConcept are committed to helping you make the most out of your space. That’s why they’ve put together a NEW catalogue featuring 164 pages of inspirational rooms, innovative solutions to common challenges, key trends, handy decorating tips and essential information on how we can help you turn your home into the perfect expression for you. A NEW collection has hit the showroom, and they say ‘Hello Beautiful’ to the luxurious Hampton Sofa designed by Henrik Pedersen. The Hampton sofa is more than just a piece of beautiful design. You can include built in storage, so it’s fabulous and functional. With a wide range of Danish design furniture for the living room, bedroom, dining room and home office is waiting to be discovered in our showrooms. From stylish designer sofas and elegant dining room tables and chairs, through to practical wall systems and modern designer beds, our range offers many interior decoration ideas, complemented by modern home accessories. With showrooms worldwide and 2 based in the North West & Yorkshire our trained Design Consultants are able to advise you on subjects of living and interior design in our Manchester Showroom and our Leeds showroom in Redbrick Mill. Both our showrooms offer a FREE Interior Design Service to book an appointment contact your local store and we look forward to helping you create your perfect home.




BOTANIC AND ART DECO We will see more botanic and green tones that take us back to the Art Deco period. Retro harmony appears in the blend of colours like light grey, red, dark coffee and brushed brass. Dusty rose and dust grey paired with brass for a refined and slightly retro colour story. Heavy textiles and colours are mixed together for a rich look playing the undertones of the Art Deco style. Florals are combined with branches and stems to give a sense of structure to floral patterns, and vary from curvilinear and flowing to stiffer placements.




METROPOLITAN MOODS Do you remember your favourite hotel room? The opulent colours, the sumptuous flair? Bring home that luxury, that sophistication, that sense of city living at its most stylish.



Contact: Julie Kerner Boconcept Redbrick 218 Bradford Road Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 6JF

Contact: Nicola Wall Boconcept Manchester 109-117 Great Ancoats Street Manchester M4 5AG

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Italian Design Nuovo Living focus on offering you inspirational and design-led furniture created by the very finest in Italian Design by Calligaris Nuovo Living is located within the beautiful Victorian Mill, complex of Redbrick in Batley just outside of Leeds, which has been described as the Norths leading destination for Interiors, housing over 40 Innovative and essential names in furniture and design. Nuovo Living at Redbrick has one of the largest showroom displays of Calligaris product in the North, and has been located here within the Mill over the past 5 Years. The Calligaris furniture range features everything you would need for your home, including modular and contemporary sofa solutions, distinctive tables featuring a range of dynamic, and extending table designs, that will transform your dining area, a vast choice in dining chairs in fabric and leathers, and a beautiful collection of rugs and lamps to complete the look. . Over the years we have been building a loyal client base, through our dedication to offer our customers solutions to their Home Interiors. Having such a wide range of options in design, colours, and materials this enables us to find the perfect pieces to suit our customers homes and lifestyles

We also work closely with many Interior Designers and Contractors throughout the Region, and have been acquiring a valuable reputation for providing quality Design furniture at affordable prices for their clients. We offer our own Free Interior Design Service where we can provide a design for just one room or a whole house makeover, were we are able to create some truly wonderful designs to furnish customers homes. Visit our Calligaris showroom here at Redbrick and be inspired by the best Italian Design has to offer, and we will help you visualise our furniture in your home. To Book a Free Interior Design Visit Call or Email us.







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Once again we are proud to showcase some of the finest products and design ideas courtesy of some of the countries leading outlets to help give your home a contemporary yet timeless look.

Norbury low back sofa A good example of Wesley-Barrell’s signature classic contemporary styling. Clean lines which sweep into a low fixed back with blind buttoning give the Norbury sofa a neat tailored look. Textured plains and wools enhance the sculptural shape whilst a floral fabric makes it the perfect statement sofa. Prices from £1560

Dancer Glass Art Our gallery collection offers everything from real abstract paintings, humorous illustrations and this amazing Dancer glass art. Discover all the creations and be sure to find something that speaks to you. As shown, yellow glass £349

Duo Floor Lamp Duo floor lamp is also available in antique brass. Each light fixture is height adjustable along with the ability to angle the light to create an ambiance that is calming, adds character and gives you quality lighting. As shown black metal £569 74


Morsø Ellipse Fire Tools Set The Morsø Ellipse Fire Tools consist of a brush, shovel and poker which also doubles as a blowpipe, all contained in a bucket. The bucket can also be used to store gloves, matches and firelighters. Bucket and tool set £110.00

Morsø Cookware The rustic yet beautiful cast iron cookware from Morso allows you to extract even more flavour from your cooking. Cast iron guarantees good quality, never wears out and in fact gets better with age. Suitable for all hobs, from induction to gas, these pans, cocottes and casserole dishes would be a welcome addition to any kitchen. Prices start from £80

Barcelona Coffee Table Explore functional built-in storage as well as tabletops that can be lifted for a more comfortable position. BoConcept’s Barcelona coffee table is available in different colours & glass options to help you create a coherent look through your home. As shown, walnut veneer & charcoal grey glass £1,299

SieMatic Kitchens Each of the SieMatic style collections is a stage for its own contemporary life philosophy, which is expressed not only in the design of the furniture or the choice of colours and materials, but also in holistic room planning concepts that reflect the personality and individual lifestyle of a space‘s owners. SieMatic kitchens start from £25k - £100k+

Copenhagen Everyone’s storage needs are different, and the NEW Copenhagen can be made to fit them all. As functional and flexible as it is beautiful, the Copenhagen is perfect for every kind of storage. Copenhagen wall system is available in different colours and combinations. As shown, charcoal grey lacquered/matt ash grey lacquered/smoke-coloured glass/ aluminium £2,589 LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS


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TOP PICKS Opus Focus Fire Tools Set The Ignis brown leather wall tool rack with Stilus 4-piece stainless steel tool set with leather handles is a gorgeous edition to any fireside. All available in a range of beautiful distinctive colours - Black, Grey, Dark Brown, Tobacco, Red, Green, Orange and White. Rack and tool set £387

Adelaide Outdoor Furniture Break down the boundaries between in and outdoor furniture with the elegant Adelaide range that comes with beautiful legs made of solid eucalyptus wood and several different seats to suit your exact needs. Adelaide table, grey high pressure laminate with black inner core & eucalyptus £1,539 Adelaide chair shown in white & eucalyptus £279 76


The Synergy Kitchen by Mowlem & Co Working around certain architectural challenges, this warm, graceful bespoke kitchen offers an optimum balance of practicality and aesthetics. A fresh twist on timelessness, the scheme is a harmony of clean lines in a contemporary handle-less finish with classically handpainted and panelled cabinetry. The look is completed by fascinating accent touches, setting the tone for both family life and stylish entertaining.

Interior Accessories System SieMatic developed its own materials and design language for the “inner workings” of the kitchen, and now a number of new, intelligent and thoughtful functional storage elements will be expanded. The aluminum Interior Accessories System for drawers and pull-outs and the MultiMatic interiors for tall, wall and base cabinets are exclusive SieMatic developments, individually customizable and flexible, that together form a harmonious whole characterized by a high-quality aluminum effect.

Lindesfarne Tiles Many British homes built from around 1860 may well have had a tiled front path, porch, entrance hall or kitchen. It’s easy to replicate or restore these areas to their original glory with Original Style Geometric Victorian floor tiles, which are hard wearing, long lasting, make light of wet weather and most of all are simply beautiful. Lindesfarne Design £238.67/m2 Austen border is £39.30/LM

Mowlem & Co: The Legacy Kitchen This characterful bespoke ‘Legacy’ kitchen is an eclectic scheme that is both classically-inspired, yet very much of its time. Mowlem & Co, worked closely with the client to create a space that reflected an individual nature while maintaining an air of authentic provenance and ageless elegance. The handsome proportions of the units are enhanced by fully framed hand-painted doors, marble surfaces and decorative glass accents.

Mezzo Bed Mezzo bed is fully upholsters and available in different sizes and up to 100 fabrics and leathers you can also enjoy clever under-bed storage solutions. As shown Mezzo queen size bed upholstered in light grey Salto leather £3,012

The New ZIP HydroTap G4 Only Zip HydroTap provides Sparkling plus Boiling and Chilled filtered drinking water on tap. The whole family will enjoy the instant convenience of filtered drinking water any way they prefer it. No more waiting for the kettle to boil, or buy, carry, chill and dispose of bottled water! The worlds most advanced drinking water appliance range from £899 - £3300 LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS


A STYLISH FAMILY ESCAPE… Tenerife is a destination basking in wall-to-wall sunshine. It’s an island of contrasts enjoying both lush and barren landscapes, hidden beach coves and a soaring volcano. The island’s cuisine is as diverse as its scenery and never fails to disappoint. Tucked away on the west coast of Tenerife sits The Ritz-Carlton, Abama. It’s a luxurious, five star property, languishing in its own lush, private estate and boasting ocean views across to La Gomera. For those seeking indulgence, style, fine dining and a plethora of first-class leisure facilities, this resort offers all this and more. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama has fast become a popular choice for families with children both young and old. The family room and suite options are fantastic as are the leisure facilities and secluded beach. Families of all ages can try their hand at the 18-hole golf course, an all-new Annabelle Croft Tennis Academy and a Destination Spa with personalised treatments structured around the five pillars of wellbeing. There’s a superb, complimentary ‘Ritz-Kids’ children’s club with fantastic facilities and activities that will keep 4 – 12 year olds entertained for hours. The club is open daily from 10am until Midnight and it’s a complimentary facility until 6pm and then an hourly charge applies after that. This is an excellent service for parents in need of a child-free romantic dinner for two. For teenagers there is a range of activities during school holiday periods (three hours a day) ensuring every age group is catered for. The secluded golden beach provides a safe environment to make sand castles and relax in the sun plus there’s the option of the family and kids pools which are heated year-round. For older families, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s world-renowned gastronomic choice and excellence won’t fail to disappoint. Families can savour a choice of; haute cuisine at the resort’s two Michelinstarred restaurants; Martin Berastegui’s M.B is renowned for its stunning interpretation and authentic tastes of Basque cuisine whilst, Kabuki, enjoying a new location is the second restaurant to be awarded with a Michelin star provides a take on Japanese fusion. Families can also indulge on fresh seafood at The Beach Club, traditional Basque tapas at the resort’s new Txoko restaurant, succulent steaks at Pampa Grill and elegant Italian flavours at Verona. The resorts restaurants offer something for every taste bud both young and old, with tailored menus available for mini VIPs and early dining is available in a selection of restaurants. 78


From January the hotel will launch a new range of family friendly accommodation in the form of their two bedroom family suites. Family groups of up to nine can now stay together in ultimate luxury with large living spaces including a generous sitting room and dining area, plus additional facilities including a microwave. With children in mind tailormade touches will include children’s bath amenities, bathrobes, mini slippers and a child focused minibar, as well as three televisions and a selection of children’s DVD’s. For older children, PlayStation 4 games will keep them entertained at the end of a long balmy day. In addition to the new two bedroom suites, families also have the option of choosing the spectacular Club Level rooms on the Citadel’s tenth floor as well as connecting rooms throughout the hotel. The Club Level rooms provide exclusive access to an impressive club lounge brimming with culinary treats and breath-taking panoramic volcanic vistas. This is a fabulous, world-class resort that families will love. From October 1st Club Guests will have exclusive use of the Persian Garden Pool, serving complimentary drinks all day . Prestbury Worldwide Resorts is offering 7 nights on Bed & Breakfast with return flights from Manchester and transfers from £1965 for a family of 3 travelling in May 2017.



BOUTIQUE BARBADOS... Whilst the Caribbean islands are celebrated for their white sand beaches and azure waters, Barbados is known as the place to see and be seen. With a reputation as a luxury getaway for the rich and famous, Barbados is best known for its vibrant nightlife, dazzling array of restaurants, stylish shopping and glamorous beach life.

Two hotel gems that sit on the platinum west coast of Barbados offering an abundance of luxury, style and classic Caribbean charm are The Sandpiper and Coral Reef Club. Both properties are members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and are stunning boutique Barbados retreats. Coral Reef Club has been owned and managed by the O’Hara family for more than 50 years and sits nestled in 12 acres of beautiful tropical gardens. The hotel enjoys a quiet and secluded location next to a white coral sand beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. With only 88 rooms and suites, this much loved property is renowned for its elegance, warmth and personalised service. Little touches including exotic fresh fruit sorbets served on the beach or a tour of the stunning gardens keep 75% of guests returning year after year. The colonial-inspired Spa – set in a tropical garden paradise with waterfalls and exotic vegetation, is where you can indulge with a signature Lemongrass and Ginger Rub, or an invigorating Caribbean Calm massage, there’s a wealth of treatments to choose from. Treat yourself to a stay in a Luxury Cottage Suite complete with private plunge pool and you could spend hours soaking up the sun before heading over to the Piano Bar for an early evening pre-dinner cocktail. Sandpiper (sister hotel to Coral Reef Club) is another stunning, boutique property that sits on the west coast of Barbados and reopened its doors in November 2015 after a large renovation project. Owned and managed by the O’Hara’s and Capaldi’s, The Sandpiper is an intimate retreat that guests return faithfully to year after year. The hotel boasts one of the most highly acclaimed fine dining restaurants on the island with a menu that incorporates an eclectic mix of International cooking techniques and Caribbean flair. For many the heart and soul of The Sandpiper can be found at Harold’s Beach bar, a sociable meeting point located on the water’s edge serving possibly the best Rum Punch on the island. 80


All 50 rooms and suites are beautifully furnished and the luxurious Tree Top Suites boast their very own over-sized, wrap-around-terrace with private sun-deck, plunge pool and stunning sea views. This gem of a property oozes boutique luxury and a welcoming yet sophisticated charm. We’re confident you may never wish to return home! Prestbury Worldwide Resorts is offering 7 nights on Bed & Breakfast with return flights from Manchester and transfers from £1695 per person for travel in June 2017 staying at The Sandpiper.

Prestbury Worldwide Resorts have been tailor-making luxury holidays for over thirty years to destinations in all four corners of the world. We’re a family run, luxury tour operator based in Cheshire who endeavour to deliver first class service and excellent value. Our experienced staff provide an outstanding level of hotel and villa knowledge and are here to help you every step of the way. Whether you are looking for a beach holiday, a family escape, the perfect honeymoon, a relaxing cruise or a touring adventure we will ensure we do our utmost to create a luxury holiday just for you.



CREATING UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner in your dining room, or entertaining two hundred guests in your garden, your special occasion deserves our undivided attention. We’re experts in creating unforgettable culinary experiences and would be delighted to talk to you about your requirements for your forthcoming event.

01244 304 660



orseradish, one of Cheshire’s outside catering gems has in recent

BBQs and crêpe stations.” The devil really is in the detail when it comes to

times seen a significant rise in the demand for at home banqueting.

super stylised conceptual execution, which is why Horseradish also offers

From Birthday Parties to Baby Showers, the team are enjoying the

event stylist services. Angus Wilson, Head of Catering for Horseradish,

creative input from clients for these special occasions. Max Gnoyke,

explains: “Clients are no longer choosing us solely based on the food that

Consultant Chef at Horseradish Catering, explains: “The expectation from

we produce, but the presentation and theatre too. Whether it’s a an intimate

clients is to work together to deliver their vision, crafting delicious dishes

dinner in somebody’s dining room or entertaining two hundred guests in a

accompanied by memorable service and presentation. With us, no idea

garden setting, every occasion should be unforgettable.”

from a client is ever ruled out. We’ve loved working with some fantastically creative people to collaboratively deliver a really indulgent catering experience for guests, from five course fine dining to buffet-style Hog Roast

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Biker Bespoke Joinery has successfully built up an excellent reputation as a leading manufacturer and installer of bespoke architectural Joinery in the North of England. Originally set up over 40 years ago to supply the requirements of their own construction division, the bespoke joinery division has seen sustained growth since becoming a separate division 8 years ago to cope with a constantly increasing demand from both private clients and trade customers. We combine experienced master craftsmen with the very latest in modern technology and machinery to produce a superior product, which is of the highest quality, durability and finished with outstanding finesse. Attention is spent on detailed design to ensure our products are built with precision in both technical and aesthetical aspects, and are highly durable and energy efficient. As a progressive family business owned by the Biker family, we are continually developing our products to exceed industry standards and further enhance our reputation. All joinery items are made to measure in North Yorkshire and are constructed of quality hardwoods and softwoods through to sheet

materials for furniture items. All timber for external use is treated to protect against rot & fungal decay. Our ultimate aim is to satisfy the needs of modern living with a traditional product, and to appeal to every taste, in any type of environment. So whether it’s a contemporary apartment or a country house, new build or refurbishment, we can provide you with a tailored service that will meet your individual requirements. The specialism achieved by Biker Group has given them a reputation of being one of the leading bespoke joiners in the country and their work varies from providing joinery services to historic estates in the North, to fitting windows to period properties in Mayfair, London.

Leyburn 01969 623020 Harrogate 01423 524470 York 01904 819948

Should you wish to come and see the outstanding quality of our joinery items then please contact us to arrange an appointment. You are more than welcome to visit our state of the art workshop to see the high quality workmanship in various joinery items being made, and discuss you requirements in more detail.




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FEATURE | Unique Wallpaper

Make your wall your very own... A revolutionary new way of decorating your walls is here - 100% bespoke wallpapers that are made to measure. If you really want individuality and exclusivity, why not create your own wallpaper using your favourite photo or image?


reating unique wallpaper from your own photographs has never been easier – simply upload your image to PICTOWALL’S website, and the intuitive system will check the size of the image and offer you several room setting environments to give you a visual ‘feel’ for the finished result. Providing your image is over 12 megapixels, the results will be stunning - however PICTOWALL have also produced wallpapers from images taken on iPhones and other hand-held devices, with surprising results. If you don’t feel you possess a suitable image for your wall, PICTOWALL’S creative collections are the next place to explore. This fantastic group of image categories is growing continuously, showcasing stunning images in a variety of room settings and leaving you with plenty of ideas on how to create a wall with ultimate ‘wow factor’. With an additional image library of over 15 million images, inspiration is in abundance.

All of PICTOWALL’S products are guaranteed to be fade resistant and are environmentally friendly. The latex printing technology employed offers superb colour vibrancy and is certified safe for use in specialist areas such as receptions, museums and public spaces, right through to leisure centres & spas due to its durable, wipeable nature. Choose from a smooth, textured or super textured finish samples are readily available. Installation is simple - a full fitting guide is supplied with each wallpaper project and any qualified decorator should be comfortable with the product. Alternatively a network of approved fitters throughout the UK can be provided on request. PICTOWALL can produce your personalised wallpaper within as little as 5 working days and would be delighted to discuss your requirements in detail on 01723 654001. LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS


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Quality bespoke fitted furniture For more than 25 years Kingston have designed and installed fitted bedrooms, home offices, lounge furniture and fitted kitchens across the North West. From their showroom and workshop on Aqueduct Street, Preston, Kingston’s experienced team will help you to plan a room that reflects your life. Their personal design service is completely free of charge and tailored to suit your individual requirements. Using only the highest quality materials and components to create your furniture, whether it be a bedroom, a kitchen, a study, bathroom cabinets, a foldaway bed or sliding wardrobes. With such an incredible reputation, it goes without saying that Kingston’s craftsmen and installers are second-to-none in their skills. As recommended traders by the Safe Trader Scheme, every member of staff at Kingston is honest, trustworthy and committed to exceptional customer service. Whatever your dreams for your bedroom, kitchen or living space, Kingston Fitted Bedrooms and Kitchens can turn them into reality.

Tel. 01772 202010 Email.

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Where individuals matter...

New Headmaster to lead Cransley School on the next stage of its development journey. Richard Pollock, has been integral to the recent academic and pastoral developments at Cransley as the Head of the Junior School, and is delighted to have been appointed as Cransley School’s new Headmaster this summer. “Allowing a child to enjoy their childhood in a nurturing, safe and happy environment is key, balanced with academic success and excellence as well as developing the core values of resilience, resourcefulness and responsibility… and of course just simply having fun! At Cransley, we achieve this with small class sizes, excellent relationships, cuttingedge educational technology and exceptional experienced teachers with a passion for their subject and for the wellbeing of our pupils. Our GSCE results and KS2 results compare well with the top maintained and independent settings, and our ‘value-added’ score is one of the best in the country. As GCSE results across the country showed another downturn, we were delighted to buck the trend with 92% of Cransley students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grade A*- C. Cransley is a ‘hidden gem’ set in the idyllic rural estate of Belmont Hall in great Budworth only 5 miles from Northwich, Knutsford and Warrington. I warmly welcome you to visit our wonderful and unique school, come and join us at our open day in November, which will be coupled with our Cransley Christmas Fayre. Details of everyday Cransley life can be found on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to meeting you”. Richard Pollock Headmaster Open Day Saturday 26th November 10am-1pm, followed by the Cransley Christmas Fayre.



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