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It’s been a busy year for show homes !

Date: 06 Jan 23

2022 bought 5 more new show homes into the fold. It’s been an extremely busy year working with the Blakely Interiors team.

We started the year off with a show apartment move in January. A short trip around the corner into the new block of 9 apartments at Oakfield Park in Jordanstown.

Our beautiful Oakfield Park original show apartment was expertly finished and featured on BBC ONE NI’s Beautiful Interiors Northern Ireland in March 2022. With more than 30 years experience Stephen Blakely and Stephen Sharpe are old hands when it comes to tackling design dilemmas and revealed during the show how soft furnishings can be used to create visual interest and connect spaces together. Now affectionately known as ‘the 2 Stephens’ the pair showed the transformation from building site to beautiful home on our TV’s in March.

In May 2022 our Ashgrove show home in Comber was given the VIP treatment by the guys. We were absolutely delighted with it. They also kitted out our first ever marketing suite, which has created a lovely space to chat to customers and the ability to work up on site comfortably.

(Ashgrove-Image credit: Phantom)

In June we decided to change the plan for the apartments in Carrickfergus. Originally meant to be ready towards the end of July and fit nicely into the schedule, however we saw the opportunity of moving the show apartment across the hall which meant we could have it open 4 weeks earlier. The Guys were already busy working  on the scheme for Rushfield in Ballyclare which was also opening early July. Like troopers they set to work to fit the apartment and communal areas in and turned it around on time to our new schedule, looking fabulous.

(Stephen Sharpe , Blakely Interiors (Image credit: Phantom)

We then moved our attention back to Rushfield in Ballyclare. With a launch party already planned the pressure was on to get these two projects done back to back, but as usual the Blakely team did what they do so fabulously well and delivered another stunning show home and marketing suite.

(Rushfield  – Image credit; Phantom)

With a new show home needed for our new development in Banbridge, we had to get straight in to the design of the scheme for Edenbrook. It’s always a pleasure to go to the design studio. Beautiful fabrics to look at and touch that have been pulled together with colours and ideas for each room. And always a cuppa on hand from Julie.

(Edenbrook – image credit: Shutterstock)

At the end of October the new Edenbrook show home and Marketing suites were ready. We kicked of the opening with a Pre launch party on the 3rd Nov. It was a fantastic evening shared with all of the soon to be Edenbrook home owners. People met their neighbours, friendships were formed and it was a really lovely evening had by all. Stephen Blakey was on hand to answer any interior design questions while people enjoyed the hospitality.

(Pre launch event – image credit Phantom)

The official opening of the Edenbrook show home was on Sunday 6th November. People came from all over Banbridge and further afield. It was a very busy show home opening. There were compliments and smiles everywhere ! A very proud moment for both the Lotus and Blakely’s teams! Another great year working with these guys!


(Stephen Blakely, Samantha Shannon, Lotus Homes marketing manager & Stephen Sharpe – Image credit, Phantom)

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