Article image Interior design can make all the difference, whether you’re trying to turn your house into a home or moving on to pastures new and needing to wow potential buyers. To help you achieve this season’s look, award-winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has teamed up with Claude Hooper, the expert designers behind the stunning show home interiors at its Denby Bank development in Ripley.

Andy Richardson, Sales Director from Claude Hooper designs commented: “Much like keeping up with the latest fashion trends, the interior design of your home is crucial. It can create personality, a sense of space and completely transform you perceptions of a room. With this in mind, it’s important to keep the look of your home revived, and there are lots of ways to do this, without breaking the bank.” 

Bold colours
Whether it’s a block bold colour, or a seriously bright graphic on a feature wall, injecting colour into the home is a big trend at the moment. If you are on a budget, buy cushions, flowers and pictures in your chosen colour to add life into the room.

When deciding your colour scheme, decide on a group of colours and stick to that theme throughout your property. Working with lighter and darker tones of the same shade can give a room real added drama, and keeps the look together.

Vintage styling is everywhere and is so easy to incorporate into the look of your home; you can add a few simple pieces into your existing furniture collection to achieve this trend, whether it’s a pretty jewellery stand for your dresser, or a sumptuous mirror.

This look is all about mixing the old and the new so head to the car boot sales and the flea markets and see what you can find! You can also up-cycle the pieces you already have, whether that’s heading to your local DIY store for new door handles, or adding a white wash to your chest of drawers - saving you money without scrimping on style.

Commenting on the design of the show homes at Denby Bank, Amanda Benjamin, Senior Sales Manager for Crest Nicholson said: “The show homes at Denby Bank are designed beautifully, taking some of the biggest trends in interior design and creating looks that are really achievable. 

“Many of the people who have toured the show homes have commented on the interior design, and regularly ask where items are from. If you are looking for a property in Marehay, come along and see for yourself, and you may even get a little design inspiration along the way.”

Situated on the outskirts of Marehay in Ripley, Denby Bank is located in the beautiful Amber Valley area, which is within close proximity of a number of larger towns and cities making it a popular location to live. 

For more information please visit the on-site Sales and Marketing suite (open daily, 10am to 5pm), call 0870 754 1095, email or visit