Inspired by CALA

We've been working on a really exciting project with CALA Homes this month. The UK's most upmarket home builder brought us on board to design two exclusive location-inspired showhomes, which were unveiled last weekend at its newest Edinburgh hotspot, Liberton Grange. 

Inspired by CALA

It was all hands on deck with a fairly quick turnaround as we were tasked with bringing the five bedroom detached showhomes to life with each one featuring different yet complementary colour palettes. We've ensured that the homes have a luxurious yet affordable feel with eclectic touches, layering textures, natural finishes, scandi-style furniture and distinctive mid-century inspired pieces.

With design, the inspiration comes from many aspects, the style of the house, the location and in this case, the heritage of the site which was the former Scottish Water Treatment Works. The development has amazing open views over the Edinburgh skyline and Arthur’s Seat, so we've combined a stylish palette of cool blues, greens, teal and aqua to reflect water and sky influences.

We had a number of the team expert designers working on this project and you can see how each of our different styles and creativity has influenced the interiors. 

We’ve created feature walls in both showhomes with innovative paint features such as a dramatic circular wall mural in one of the Crichton’s main bedrooms and bright coral stripes in the study. Jessica Zoob wallpaper and Elitis cushions bring a pop of colour to the Cleland and our Velvet Toucan lamps add a quirky, stand out touch.

Local artists including Jenni Douglas’ work, which is inspired by the city scape, graces the walls and we've used our own bespoke Jeffreys pieces such as our custom upholstery with beautiful plush headboards, which are really on trend and make a dramatic statement. The stylish floral armchair in the Crichton home is a particular favourite of mine- it’s a standout accessory, which creates a real summery focal point in the room.

The homes have spacious layouts with lots of light-filled interiors and we've had lots of fun designing these spaces. If you fancy a look from either a design perspective or you're looking for a new home, you can visit the Crichton and Cleland showhomes at the Liberton Grange development daily.

Miriam Carr