Castle Mount – Show Home

A luxurious and elegant design for Darren Smith Homes, with five bedrooms over three storeys. Our brief was to create space for a growing family, with design features that retained privacy for the occupants.

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Ground Floor

We kept the walls light throughout most of the ground floor, creating a Scandinavian feel – and using plenty of bold, tactile textiles and wall coverings for a colourful and stylish impact. The kitchen, for example, used a relatively dark wood effect, contrasting with the whites and greys for a very natural finish.

The ground floor rooms complement each other very well despite having different window dressings and plenty of individuality of their own. The sheer rollers used at the windows give privacy and protection from sunlight, while still looking very chic.

Combined with floor-to-ceiling wave curtains that complement the furniture, and treat the large picture windows, the overall look was stylish and striking while still remaining a luxurious place to relax.

In the ground floor office, we used a contemporary geometric wallpaper design that commands the attention when entering. A simple shared desk helped the room keep with the uncluttered minimalism of the rest of the house.

Lounge and Cinema Room

With two lounges across different floors of the house, we turned the second into an intimate cinema room for relaxation. A wall-mounted TV is the focal point of the room, with a range of comfortable seating and simple cabinet being the only other furniture.

The blackout single wave curtain was made to keep the room as dark as possible, while allowing maximum light into the room when not in use as a cinema. The floor-to-ceiling windows meant the room can also take advantage of the fabulous views.


The second-floor bedrooms kept the minimalist style of the rest of the house, but with additional features such as festoon lights, a comfy window seat, and stylish end-tables. We used expose brickwork for striking feature walls, and added bold splashes of colour with soft furnishings.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom kept the overriding theme of minimalist greys and whites, but this time using teal as a highlight with a fresh unisex appeal. By subtly introducing a teal vertical band to the leading edge of the wave curtains, we gave a continuation of colour and added interest. The velvet headboard was one of the bespoke pieces made by our local upholsterer, adding a stunning finish touch and focal point to the room.