Viewforth Phase 1 is Homes For Scotland Development of the Year: Small 2024
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Whiteburn Viewforth - The Oliphant Show Home

Welcome to our Oliphant show home

One question we are often asked is will my furniture fit? This is often asked by those looking to move home or downsize. We believe that a new home is the perfect place for loved furniture which has been part of people’s life.

At Whiteburn we love to give things new life. We love to work within the communities we build. We wanted the show home to demonstrate that a new home can give new life to existing furniture and that you can furnish your home from the many local suppliers and shops in your area.

Our concept started as we wanted to bring a piece of MacIntosh of Kirkcaldy furniture into our show home. Kirkcaldy has a rich history of furniture manufacturing through McIntosh of Kirkcaldy. The high point of McIntosh design was in the 1960s when their mid-century modern style furniture was essential for the chic modern home. We have carefully curated McIntosh and mid-century pieces together with several contemporary pieces to create a home influenced by this era, including pieces by Stag, G-Plan and Barcelona chairs. We believe that this re-use and occasional upcycling of furniture is both sustainable, affordable and contextual.

We have worked with many local shops, charities and artists to furnish our show home. We believe its important to reduce waste, embrace the joy of upcycling as there are many pieces of great furniture looking for a new home. It is equally important to support local makers and creative talent. We have aimed to source art, furniture and soft furnishings from within the 30-mile radius of the development to showcase the local network available to new home owners.

We always design our homes to be contextual to their location, consequently we felt it was appropriate to carry this into the show home. Our colour schemes, floorings and textures are all chosen to compliment the mid-century modern theme. We have selected colours from the Dulux Heritage Range to givecontemporary pops of colours into rooms, together with wallpaper from UK designer Mini Moderns.

The ground floor open plan spaces are floored throughout  in herringbone flooring to showcase the flow of the homes design and the flexible spaces . This demonstrates optional flooring upgrades available to purchasers for flooring, carpets and entrance mats.

Tiling choices in the home demonstrate both standard tile ranges and upgrade options available to purchasers.  The proximity of the development to the sea has been brought into the ground floor cloakroom with the use of Capietra’s Lily Pad tiles in Peacock blue and the local Fife cost tidal map.

Option choices have also been showcased in the bathrooms, with use of standard chrome fittings in the family bathroom and stylish mat black upgrades in the master bedroom ensuite, together with fitted vanity units. Whiteburn aim to provide ‘on trend’ design options to discerning purchasers.

Work from home spaces are essential in todays homes, the show home has been furnished to demonstrate the flexibility of the show homes layout creating both incidental and dedicated work from home spaces. From a nook designed for a bureau, to a double door design for the fourth bedroom to give a flexible bedroom/ office. The show home is Wi-Fi connected giving purchasers the chance to try fibre to the home Wi-Fi speeds for themselves.

The master bedroom benefits from large, fitted wardrobes and features an en-suite shower room, showing our Hansgrohe upgrade matt black finishings in a clean and contemporary style.

Bedroom two and three are good size double bedrooms, and Bedroom four with double doors could be your perfect home office and when open light fills the spacious landing.

The family bathroom has back to wall white porcelain sanitaryware and chrome fittings. We offer a choice of tiling and countertops, to give a sleek hotel bathroom feel with a shower fitted over the bath. There will be tiling to all walls around the bath area to the ceiling as standard.

Our houses have a dual control heating system for the ground and upper floor – with the control for the upstairs in the master bedroom.

We have furnished our Show Home with choices from high street suppliers, pre-owned furniture and local makers who upcycle and create lovely new unique items. We all have a piece of beloved furniture, and not everyone can or should buy everything brand new, when there are so many great ways to incorporate older pieces and memories into your new home. We all know that buying a new home is probably the biggest financial commitment you will make, and we wanted to show that you can furnish your home simply and to a budget, and then just fill it with love.

Our Suppliers and Makers:

Happy Retro Furniture –  happyretro@hotmail.co.uk

Wallpaper – www.minimoderns.com

www.dunelm.com

www.ikea.com

www.johnlewis.com

Home | An Independent Zebra

Curr & Dewar (curranddewar.com)

East Coast Eclectic UK (@eastcoasteclecticuk) • Instagram photos and videos

Home – Furniture Plus

Cult Furniture – Shop Modern Furniture & Home Decor Online

Fife Coast Tide Chart (sharonlee.co.uk)

Furniture and electrical charity shops | British Red Cross