Nikki Deakin of ND Interior Design, who’s been commissioned to create the beautiful interiors for our Phase 3 show home, talks to us about how she’s sourced her ‘showstopper’ pieces for the master bedroom – fusing hints of Scandi themes with a nod to the Basin’s industrial history and sourcing pieces from sustainable, local suppliers.

The master bedroom is the calming heart of the home – the place where we spend most of our down time, where we recharge and switch off, read, wind down and relax. So, it goes without saying that it needs to feel like an oasis, with peaceful, muted tones and lots of comfy surfaces and textures.

In the Trent Basin show home, I’ve kept that luxurious and relaxing vibe at the forefront of my mind when sourcing our ‘big ticket’ items, but also when choosing the colour palette for the walls and curtains. We’ve gone for clean and calm tones for the paint, further softening the edges with long floor to ceiling wave curtains which really bring inside that feeling of fluidity and movement you get from looking out of the window at the water.


In every room, I plan to have a reclaimed piece of furniture as a focal point to celebrate the sustainable ethos of Trent Basin. In the master, this is a beautiful end-of-bed bench which we’ve sourced locally and had re-upholstered by local upholsterer, Abbey Corden. I’ve opted for a bright orange fabric to give a cheerful and uplifting punch of colour to the space, really elevating the piece so that it grabs your attention as soon as you walk into the room.

The bench sits at the end of the statement bed – a bold and inviting four-poster in a striking black wrought iron which brings the industrial vibe to the foreground. The bed chimes in with the black bedside wall lights which we’ve chosen because they free up space on the bedside tables, a conscious choice to create a functional and simplistic feel to the space. These are in turn complimented by the eight armed, semi flush bespoke ceiling light in black.

Greenery is key to the overall sense of being close to nature and part of a thriving community at Trent Basin, so I’ve incorporated living elements and earthy tones in each room. In the master bedroom the soft waves of the flowing curtains are complimented by the rustle of leaves from plants we’ll position in line of the breeze when the window is open. The core design for this room has been inspired by the water, its tranquil movement and calming sounds, to set the scene for deep sleep and refreshed mornings.

Phase 3 of the Trent Basin development is currently under construction and will compromise of 31 new homes — a mix of two, three- and four-bedroom properties to suit a range of buyers. The first homes will be ready to move into from Spring 2021. Take a look at the Find A Home page for more details.