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Design guru Suzanne adds a splash of colour to Kirkham houses

January 2016

A top interior designer has used her expertise to give two Kirkham show homes a touch of Fylde style.

Suzanne Webster, who has worked with a string of national and international companies including Next, Harpers, Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, was tasked with styling show homes at Story Homes’ new Kirkham development, Brookwood Park.

The new development of 117 homes features a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom properties all finished to a high specification.

Suzanne, who has 20 years’ experience in the homes industry as an interiors editor, art director, set designer and writer, says she took inspiration from the local area to fit out four-bedroomed detached houses, The Durham and The Taunton.

“All the Story Homes houses have their individual styles, which are suited to their demographic. In Kirkham the two show rooms I have styled are both very different,” said Suzanne.

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Durham show home

“The Taunton is very classic using greys and soft pink, whereas the Durham is more vibrant. At the moment there is a trend for orange shades, which I thought  would be perfect for the Durham houses.

“I wanted to reflect the local area in my designs. Given the vicinity to the coast, I wanted to give elements of this and the stylish and vibrant nature of the region.”

Suzanne added: “When I am styling a Story Homes house I work closely with their sales team. I start by visiting the site and also the wider location, it helps to inspire the mood boards that I put together which are then approved by the Story Homes Team.

“What we’ve put together is a really nice high-end finish using a lot of items from online retailers that are affordable and accessible including Next and John Lewis as well as Barker and Stonehouse furniture, JMF Interiors and a mixture of Harlequin/Zoffany and Scion wallpapers.

“I like to use products that people could buy themselves, so they could recreate the look if they wanted in their new home. Once the show home is operational we can effectively offer customers a full service. If people come in and are inspired by the house we can tell them where to get each item.”