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July 2023 | Design Inspiration

The first step in your journey towards owning your own home will be to visit the Manor Lakes Sales Centre, where you’ll discover our dedicated Inspiration Hub. Here you can immerse yourself in your future home’s design.  

Take inspiration from our design references on hand, as well as perusing and touching the colour samples, tones, and textures. Seasonal moodboards created by Interior Designer Amy Saward include tactile materials to help you imagine the many possibilities for your new home.

June 2023 | Design Inspiration

Update your home interior or get inspired about your new home build with the latest design trends.  This winter, we are inspired by four of the biggest trends hitting the world of interior design; the bold yet elegant trends of Viva Magenta, Maximalism, Elemental Design, and Dark Woods. Each trend offers a unique aesthetic that can transform your space into a cosy haven. Let's dive into these trends and discover how you can incorporate them into your own home.

June 2023 | Design Inspiration

Laundries in any busy household often serve as multifunctional spaces and therefore require smart organising solutions to keep everything in order. No matter what the size of your laundry, with some well-organised, clever and practical storage ideas, you can streamline your laundry routine and make the most of the available space.

April 2023 | Design Inspiration

Make a smart move with the Reside Collection.


There’s no better time to build your future at Manor Lakes then with the launch of the Reside Collection and the newly introduced Southampton Range.

Located within The Village precinct at Manor Lakes, the Southampton Villas in the Reside Collection combine the proven development expertise of the Dennis Family Corporation and renowned construction quality of Dennis Family Homes.

April 2023 | Design Inspiration

Blog_7-star energy ratings and building your new home

There is now a 7-star energy rating system in place, but what does it mean for your new home?

When it comes to building your dream home, new rules have increased the minimum energy efficiency standards for new homes from 6 to 7-star ratings.

February 2023 | Design Inspiration

Top outdoor furniture trends for 2023!

When it comes to making your backyard your dream destination, the opportunities to create something beautiful and unique to your home are endless! Sometimes narrowing down the best outdoor furniture can be tricky with so many trends out there. So, to make things a little easier, we've pulled together the top emerging outdoor trends for 2023! From laid-back coastal to cabana-striped everything, these trends feature classic design elements in ways that feel fresh and inspired!

Setting Up Your Outdoor Space

February 2023 | Design Inspiration

Tips for growing your own summer fruits

Fruit and summer go hand-in-hand. There’s nothing better than a fruit salad or a delicious smoothie on a hot day. You could attend your local market or grocery store and find a wide selection, but nothing compares to the satisfaction of harvesting your own crop.

January 2023 | Design Inspiration

After many months of Wintery grey skies, it’s time to open up the house, get back outside and prepare for a Summer of entertaining. And with the festive season also upon us, whilst you are preparing your outdoor space for Summer, why not add an extra touch of cheer!

Here are some tips to help you kick-start your outdoor home entertaining plans and incorporate a festive touch.


Tidy up your outside space

January 2023 | Design Inspiration


The announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year is one that many eagerly await. Designers across the globe take inspiration from this release, as we see the colour influence trends and themes throughout fashion and interiors.

The 2023 Pantone Colour of the Year is Viva Magenta, a loud, eye catching pink. Pantone describes the colour as “an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement.” But don’t be intimidated. Even the boldest of colours can be incorporated into your interiors.

November 2022 | Design Inspiration


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