Rachel McLane Ltd were appointed to work with Harrogate Restoration & Gem Construction to advise on the interior aesthetics for the redevelopment of the Old Police Station in Harrogate.
The property and beauty of the natural architecture speaks for itself and it was important that the interior design elements were desirable to prospective buyers, yet understated enough to allow them to visualize the space as a blank canvas on which to stamp their own mark. This in turn included selecting floor finishes, wall treatments and lighting throughout to enhance the architectural feel as well as creating a show house to act as a marketing suite.
The building itself with its impressive façade, retains wonderful period architectural features both in the original property and the adjacent extensions. These elements are retained, wherever possible, within each property. Materials and colours chosen are carefully selected to maximize the elegance and architectural nature of each space.
The interior design ethos was that of elegant simplicity and is in empathy with the recognizable Queen Anne Revival style reflected in the architecture and popular during the last quarter of the 19th Century and early decades of the 20th Century.
A Classic interior style was used throughout, but is adapted within each apartment depending on its location. The fenestration changes between the magnificent central façade and the adjoining wings; accordingly apartments behind the front façade feature a slightly more traditional design than the ones situated in the wings which were given a more contemporary twist in keeping with their location.
Natural, real materials were specified wherever possible, using local craftsmen and traditional methods of manufacture.
- All apartments have engineered solid oak flooring.
- Hand-made & hand painted kitchens are bespoke to each property. They are a mix of contemporary fittings with simple classical door styles with Corian worktops.
- Subtle Lighting is located to maximum effect and to give a warm welcoming feel.
- Paint colours are from the Farrow & Ball range and true to the original era.
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