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Access all areas – Behind The Scenes With Langton Homes

29 January 2021

Based in Uppingham, Rutland, Langton Homes is an award-winning developer, committed to building homes that are both beautiful to look at, but also a joy to live in. A family business, they pride themselves on attention to detail and strong after-sales care, combining robust family values, with a vast wealth of experience across the property spectrum.

Our team at Artisans of Devizes have been working closely with Langton Homes on the specification of stone and tiles for their latest project, offering advice on the perfect surface solutions, both in terms of look and style as well as practicality, maintenance, and client lifestyle requirements.

Chosen based on our excellent range in both natural and porcelain products, as well as being the perfect match for their company principles of high-end design and attention to detail, we are proud to have collaborated with Langton Homes on their Butlers Yard development in Weston by Welland.

To reflect on our partnership, we recently caught up with Claire Simpson Interiors to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the choices she made for the development, and the decision process behind her impressive picks.

Claire said, “Butlers Yard is a rural based development set in the heart of the picturesque Welland Valley, Leicestershire.  Surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside and natural beauty, the materials chosen for the exterior of the barns were paramount in ensuring the blend of new build and established ancient landscape blended seamlessly. This is also my approach to the interior; I wanted the prospective buyers’ sensory journey on the approach to the development to continue when seeing the interior for the first time”.

Claire was keen to ensure that these homes felt close to nature whilst being practical for future homeowners. “For the ground floor throughout, Artisans of Devizes’ Nimes Porcelain has been chosen” says Claire, whilst it’s a practical porcelain tile, Claire loved it, as it felt “inherited thanks to the colour palette, which makes it look like it has natural wear and tear”.

When it came to the bathroom Claire said, “when designing a bathroom, I always try to give this much used space the attention any other principal room in a home deserves, not just a functional and practical approach but I like to introduce texture, tactility and warmth”, something that Claire can achieve with our Nimes stone-effect porcelain tile. “We have chosen a muted, creamy, milky colourway” remarked Claire, “which looks beautiful when mixed with the smoky off-black wood lining the walls. It really is the perfect juxtaposition between old and new”.

When it comes to the other bathrooms Claire has chosen an incredibly versatile porcelain plank, “Artisans of Devizes’ Franklin wood-effect plank is impressively realistic, it has a grain-like touch, is warm underfoot and incredibly low maintenance.  I will be using this in the other three bathrooms for the floor but also to clad the shower areas for a seamless finish.  I chose the dark colourway for added depth, a lovely compliment to mid hued painted panelling used to line the walls. Franklin fits the natural rustic surroundings perfectly”.

Follow us as we showcase this project as it evolves on our journal, we can’t wait to show you more.

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