Northern Design Awards
3 November 2015
The Northern Design Awards brings together designers, retailers and property developers in a glittering celebration of Northern design and style. This year the black tie awards dinner was held at the iconic Titanic Hotel in Liverpool on Friday 30 October.
‘Room of the Year’ is one of the categories within the ‘Design’ sector of the competition and a David Salisbury orangery is one of 4 short-listed projects. It was designed by Oliver Steer Interior Design (OSID).
The clients are a retired couple living in a detached house in an up-market enclave on the outskirts of Liverpool. Oliver Steer designed the orangery extension for them at the back of the property and it was manufactured and built by David Salisbury. It has two feature lantern roofs and compromises of three key elements. The first is a domed vestibule which connects the garage to the main house and also has doors to the garden. The second largest area flows through from the kitchen making it a much more generous space including soft seating; and the third smaller element, built out to the side, houses a dining area.
The timeless exterior design is reminiscent of traditional orangeries. This is echoed in the choice of two paint colours: a deeper shade to highlight what would have been stonework in days gone by and a lighter shade for the joinery.
OSID has created a refined and elegant interior for the clients, with one stand-out feature being the decorative églomisé glass that runs along the house wall of the kitchen. The colours and patterns from this have been picked up in the fabrics to create a luxurious, co-ordinated look.
Project Manager, David Horton, comments, “The couple have been lovely to work with and have sent us a letter to say how happy they are with our team of fitters and how delighted they are with the finished result. They are also spreading the word locally.”
The award winners will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges including George Clarke, Linda Barker, Nick Munro and Wayne Hemmingway.