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The Marches showhome est magnifique!

21st June 2012 Print
Bannerman Kitchen

Bellway Homes’ arresting new Bannerman showhome at The Marches in Stepps, which is twinned with Les Marches in France, est magnifique - displaying an vibrant palette of cool blues and incandescent aquamarines, perfect colours for the summer months.

Fraser Conn, Sales and Marketing Director at Bellway Homes, says: “We’ve incorporated a completely new colour scheme within the Bannerman showhome. We wanted to generate an uncomplicated and minimalist interior, interspersed with statements of bold colour. There’s no doubt that we were influenced by the development’s French connection when planning the design, which I’m sure visitors will pick up on when they view the property.”

The four-bedroom detached Bannerman is a delightful family home in every sense. The spacious lounge features an elegant bay window, flooding the room with natural light and also highlighting the effervescent interior design.

A sumptuous, soft gray chenille sofa, with a mixture of aquamarine and blue scatter cushions, is perfect for relaxing in front of the state-of-the-art Plasma screen on the opposite feature wall. The TV hangs against a striking block of turquoise wallpaper and the feature wall is cleverly broken up with a 21st century take on a traditional wall unit, as two ebony cabinets fixed to the wall sit in perfect symmetry below the plasma screen and one is also positioned above. Each unit displays a tasteful array of ornaments, creating an art gallery vibe within the room. A slick, high-gloss black coffee table takes centre stage in the middle of the lounge; while a velvet azure chaise longue under the bay window provides a haven for curling up with a good book.

The Pièce de résistance of the Bannerman showhome has to be the kitchen. The rectangular shaped white marble floor tiles, crisp white walls, mixture of high gloss beech effect and ivory kitchen units, chrome integrated appliances and pebbled granite work surface fashion a sophisticated and calm interior.

The kitchen provides a large social space, given the adjoining dining area and family room, whether it’s for fine dining, family dinners or entertaining. A circular glass dining table is surrounded by six luxurious chairs that each pick up the accent colour of aquamarine. This colour is also displayed on the main wall of the family area and contrasts perfectly with the comfortable L-shaped smoky coloured sofa, which is just the place to sit and enjoy the view of the rear garden via the French doors. A separate and thoughtfully decorated utility room and downstairs cloakroom complete this level of the showhome.

On the upper floor of the Bannerman, the en-suite master-bedroom presents a flawless interior. Completely removed from the colour scheme dominating the rest of the showhome, the master-bedroom is a fusion of champagne, soft mochas and subtle creams. The white leather headboard is a grand affair, running the full height of the wall, from floor-to-ceiling, and harmonising with the ivory leather bed frame and white lacquered oval shaped chest of drawers. The deluxe satin champagne bed throw and array of plush coffee, cream and calico scatter cushions create a bed chamber befitting Marie Antoinette!

The second and third bedrooms are sure to be just as appealing to French nobility or otherwise. In bedroom two, the Egyptian, white cotton bedspread and leather headboard are injected with colour via the royal blue bedsheet and matching bolster cushion. Brass bedside lamps match with the gold scatter cushions and the soft, muslin curtains ensure plenty of solar gain whatever the season.

Royal blue continues to feature in bedroom three, with its chequered duvet cover and blue and silver shaded headboard. The bitter chocolate and silver embossed wallpaper, combined with the retro bedside lamps on top of cube shaped bedside tables, fashion a look that will be equally appealing to both male and female residents.

Bedroom four has been dressed with le petit prince or princess in mind, but still maintains the same colour palette. Fun wallpaper of blue, indigo and yellow birds and owls works well with the bold lime, silver, aquamarine and sapphire stripes of the Roman blind. The playful bed covers match the wallpaper and the white furniture provides the perfect balance of light and shade within the room.

Twinned with Les Marches, a village in the Savoi area of France between Chambery and Grenoble, Stepps provides an extensive choice of local services and amenities; from shops, restaurants and hotels to nurseries and primary schools. For secondary education there is the option to attend schools in nearby Chryston, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld or Lenzie.

Only a mile from The Marches is Hogganfield Park, with its woodlands and loch. Just three miles from the development is one of the west of Scotland’s premier shopping outlets, Glasgow Fort, home to over 70 leading high street brands.

Links to the M80 and M8 from Stepps make Glasgow, Cumbernauld, Edinburgh and Stirling highly accessible. The development is also close to Stepps train station, which has a regular service to Glasgow’s Queen Street Station.

Offering an extensive collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes, prices at The Marches are currently released from £179,995. Visit for more information.

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Bannerman Kitchen