Episode 10 - Mark Scott, The Design House by Interior Motives
AS The Design House by Interior Motives celebrates its one-year anniversary of having a retail space in Holmes Chapel, I had the opportunity to catch up with Mark, the owner, for our podcast series and to browse around their showroom.Their business consists of two parts that complement each other perfectly: Interior Motives, the interior design side, and The Design House, the retail space and showroom.The Design House is a wonderful shop open to the public, with a wide range of accessories such as lighting, candles, reed diffusers, furniture, cushions, dining ware, glassware, rugs, vases, soft furnishings, and furniture for all the rooms in your home. You can pop in to buy a gift for a birthday present, refresh your sofa with a set of new cushions or add a new scent to your home with a lovely candle.The Design House is set up as different rooms, including a kitchen area, lounge, and bedroom, and each section is filled with all the essentials on display that you can purchase. They have a range of furniture within the showroom, from a large comfy corner sofa to a leather-seated kitchen bench set and a perfectly dressed bed with a stunning headboard. Their links with furniture manufacturers and suppliers mean they can help you find the perfect item for your home, including sofas with a range of styles, sizes, materials, and fabrics that can be made to order on a standard turnaround. The wide range of choice allows you to have something very unique for your home.In addition to the range of accessories in the shop that you can buy on the day, they have catalogues of the latest homeware available to order, and with Mark and Max on hand, they can advise you on what could work in your home.There are items for all budgets, and I couldn’t resist a set of three Sandalwood candles and two large decorative vases to brighten up our lounge. We were also lucky enough to pick up a bargain, an ex-display large occasional chair which Mark delivered the very next day. I am currently using it as I write, curled up under a throw and sitting very comfortably.They also have a wall of fabric and wallpaper books and a large bench for you to spread them out and spend as much time as you need to go through them for your next project.Their wall covering ranges include traditional paper in rolls, murals from designers like Cole & Son, and the latest fabric materials. They can work with all budgets, offering rolls of wallpaper from just £20.Since opening the shop at the beginning of 2022, they have changed their stock for the seasons. On the build-up to Christmas, they had a massive array of decorations and gifts. They also update the showroom throughout the year to help inspire you with the latest trends and designs. They have had two large sale events with huge savings on stunning quality ex-showroom furniture, wallpaper, fabrics, and home accessories.Mark and Max are looking forward to the next couple of months. Not only are they going to be grandparents for the first time, but they are also launching a new website where you will be able to buy their whole range while relaxing at home. However, if you are like me and love to spend time browsing the shelves, having The Design House on our doorstep makes it so easy to pop out for an hour and pick up something new and affordable for my home. Their location is easy to get to as it is on the new industrial estate, next to Screwfix behind the vets, with free parking or just a short walk from the centre of Holmes Chapel. So, whether you are buying a gift for someone or treating yourself, The Design House is the perfect location.