MARLEIGH

THE BRIEF

Working with the client L&Q, we were asked to design a modern and contemporary showhome to appeal to everyone from first time buyers to older families.

INSPIRATION

Our inspiration for this project was centred around L&Q’s olive green brand colour, which we used in the living area of the property.

We also took inspiration from the local area; situated on the outskirts of Cambridge, we wanted to create a tranquil and welcoming home.

THE DESIGN

This property needed to appeal to a wide range of ages and demographics, so we had to ensure our design choices reflected this. We chose a colourful and bright colour palette that felt welcoming and relaxing, as well as fun and playful.

 

In the living room we used a statement dark green velvet sofa and paired it with an olive green feature wall for a fresh and tranquil feeling. We complemented this with a tan leather armchair and subtle artwork.

We used light woods and sleek designs in the dining room to create a light and airy space for all the family.

The master bedroom boasts an elegant and luxurious feel with its charcoal velvet headboard and black bedside tables and brass handles. We added sophisticated black and white photographs of Cambridge above the bed to offer a nod to the local area. And, in order to ensure the second bedroom appealed to a wide range of buyers we created a fun and colourful scheme that incorporated an aviation theme to reflect the old airfield nearby.

For the third bedroom we were asked to provide a space suitable for working from home so included a daybed to demonstrate how the room can be used as spare room as well as a home office.

“INVESTA was fantastic to work with on the design and fit out of both the Marketing Suite and showhome at our Marleigh development in Cambridge. The delivered concepts are contemporary, well designed and of a high quality, appealing to our target audience within budget!

The design process was enjoyable, and it was a very collaborative process from start to finish. Working with Gemma and Craig was great, they were contactable at any time and took our feedback on board, amending their design to work alongside our comments and requirements. They were able to give us solutions and alternative suggestions efficiently to enhance the space we were working with.

Thank you to the team for your work on this project and delivering it so well and to our timescales! Everyone, including L&Q and our customers have given brilliant feedback.”

Louise Naggs

Head of Regional Marketing, L&Q