RIVER VIEWS INFLUENCE INTERIOR DESIGN OF TRENT BASIN SHOW APARTMENT

Talented designer Laura Davies, from Territory Interior Design has drawn inspiration from the architecture of the new properties and the stunning riverside location for her designs.

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.

“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.”

Laura added: “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.

“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.”