Crafty Nicola adds to retro style at showhome

Date: Thursday 06 February 2014

Nicola Vernon

Taylor Wimpey employee Nicola Vernon has helped add some finishing touches to a stunning craft-themed room in one of a pair of new showhomes at Countess Manor in Northampton.

The two new showhomes have been kitted out with two opposing decorative themes – old and new – to give very different looks. 

Nicola, a Sales and Marketing Administrator at Taylor Wimpey East Midlands in Leicester, runs a craft company in her spare time and created some chintzy bunting, cushions and bed runners to go in a haberdashery-themed bedroom in the ‘Bramford’ showhome.

The patchwork cushions Nicola made were created using various fabrics as well as pieces of old curtains, which fitted perfectly with the ‘Make Do and Mend’ theme of the old-fashioned bedroom.

Nicola also created fabric bunting bearing the names ‘Saffron’ and ‘Rose’, the two names which make up her firm’s name Saffronrose, which is hanging in the room.

Nicola says: “I call my style of working ‘free-flow patchwork’ as I don’t follow patterns, which gives each piece an original look so they are all a bit different.

“I was really pleased with the finished pieces, and I hope visitors will agree when they come to see these two beautiful showhomes at Countess Manor.”

Mariana Knight, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “I asked Nicola to create some pieces for the themed bedroom as I have seen some of her lovely pieces of work in the past and thought that her style would perfectly complement the look of the bedroom.

“The bunting, cushions and bed runners which she made look fantastic and have really helped to bring the old-style look of the room to life.

“Property-seekers will be impressed when they step inside the two fantastic new showhomes at Countess Manor.”