Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chocolate Box Colour Proves Good Taste

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chocolate Box Colour Proves Good Taste

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Futuristic and funky, Bryant Homes' Knightsbridge development in Gosforth has used the latest architectural styles to create a fresh look in this fashionable suburb.

Both inside and out, striking colours and brushed aluminium add depth and character, giving the development a strong and instantly recognisable identity.

From the spacious balconies at every apartment, to the integrated kitchen appliances that come fitted as standard, this is a place where quality and style sit side-by-side.

And if you're wondering what living at Knightsbridge might be like for you, then why not take a look at the brand-new show apartment? The popular Chelsea design has been professionally-styled to give would-be househunters new ideas and a taste of modern apartment living.

It is contemporary yet welcoming, and designer Carrie Goodman, from Claude Hooper Interiors, said she took her inspiration for the design from the modern exterior.

"I wanted the inside to reflect the distinctive outside, but also incorporate natural structures and fabrics," she said. "Heavy weave linens and fluffy fake furs were used to add texture, and mixing these with accents of deep aqua introduced colour to act as a focus."

The aqua shades have been used to good effect in the extensive living/ dining area, where they have been teamed with cream leather as a cover for the dining chairs, and turquoise accessories have been contrasted against natural wood. Soft tones of chocolate and mocha complement the cream and highlight the modern aqua hues.

This large, open-plan room is one of the features that has made the Chelsea design so popular, providing plenty of versatile living space and keeping the kitchen ( and its associated mess and cooking smells ( separate too.

Rattan chairs and a bistro table in the kitchen provide somewhere to grab a quick bit to eat, while the luxurious sofas in the lounge are particularly inviting for spending a cosy night in. …

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