Time for a Change – Creating Space

Our Interior Designer Tony Jones shares his secrets on making the most of the space in your home and trying something new…The way in which you decorate your apartment can help you to have your new start while still feeling at home.

Monterey - Interior Design - Platinum Skies


We decorate our properties using pale colours such as white, cream, pale greys and blues to ensure a light and airy feeling. Adding a mirror is a great way to create a statement wall if you would rather not have the fuss of putting up wallpaper.  Or consider some new cushions and throws or perhaps a new bed set to inject bolder colours.

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Space & Storage

The key to making the most of your space is storage; discreet ottomans or blanket boxes that look good but are large enough to hide away what you don’t want on show. Shoving furniture against the wall doesn’t guarantee more space. Try angling your bed or our favourite trick of floating the sofa in the living room with a skinny console behind it.


‘Breathing room around your furniture lends the appearance of more space.’

Monterey - Interior Design - Platinum Skies

This could be an exciting project and you may even take up interior design as a retirement hobby. Tony’s experience designing aspiring environments that are equally as desirable as they are functional has meant our beautiful Monterey development in Christchurch achieves interiors of a timeless elegance, taking inspiration from the Art Deco period.

About Tony

Tony Jones - Interior Designer - Platinum SkiesWith over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality and residential sectors, Tony achieved a BA Honours degree in Interior Design and works across all Platinum Skies properties. Book an appointment now to view our beautiful show home Monterey, open, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Feel free to enquire online or phone on 01202 471 461.