A fully glazed front elevation gives the Accent a fabulously light, bright living area. French doors open onto your decking, although in the model in the photos there are two sets of patio doors, an option that we love! And there’s more. Triangular glazed areas are above the windows, reaching up into the apex of the roof. This all combines to create an exceptionally light and bright living space.
The Accent is an established park home, designed for affordability, and now with a fresh new interior design scheme for 2020, incorporating shades of sand, oatmeal and linen, and with Scandinavian-style light oak furniture.
The home is available in three standard layouts; the one we review here is the 45ft by 20ft version with a study. There is also a 50ft version with a study and a 40ft version without a study.
Although this is very much a park home, its exceptionally light and bright aspect gives it a holiday vibe; a home, then, in which you’d always feel as if you were on holiday.
It’s also a home very much designed for entertaining. The dining table position, directly forward of the kitchen, brings all of the elements – dining, lounging and kitchen – together, so that everyone can be involved in conversation. This is open plan with a twist, though; a part wall, running close to the centre of the living space, creates a distinct kitchen area, yet it’s integrated with the dining area.
The open plan aspect is emphasised by the delightful bleached white oak laminate flooring that extends throughout the lounge dining and kitchen area – and then on, into the hall.
The kitchen’s partly secluded aspect gives it a suggestion of a galley style, with ample storage space running along both sides. Plain, matt cream drawers and cabinets have equally plain neat black handles. The whole look is smart, elegant and ultra-modern.
Kitchen equipment is a combined oven-grill at waist height, a four-burner hob, a washing machine and dishwasher, plus a fridge-freezer of course. The U-shape of the kitchen means that there is ample working surface, in several areas.
The charming, plain décor of the kitchen extends to the wall covering; a fine vertical line of fawn on white. The same wallcovering is in the lounge and dining area, again emphasising the open-plan aspect.
The lounge seating is an interesting design, there are two L-shaped sofas, one in a corner, the other in the centre of the room. This sofa has a footstool extension, so you can either recline here or perch on the footstool section. Two big floor cushions are in the corner alongside the massive front window. We love that idea!
We also love the fireplace. This is a stunning log-effect design, with four logs sitting in an open section in front of the illuminated area, all framed by a cream stone-effect fireplace. It’s super-modern yet injects a cosy feel to the Accent. It melds nicely with the hint of classic styling in this area of the lounge; the chimney breast is papered with a bold geometric design in warm fawn shades.
Three enormous basket-style pendant lights hang over the lounge dining area; one above the table and the other two above the lounge, injecting a natural country look.
As you walk from the lounge into the hallway and side door you notice something really different. There is borrowed light, again adhering to the open-plan theme. To the right of the side door is the study. The desk, plus the low double doored cabinet that is recessed into the wall, continue the style of the kitchen, with plain cream cabinets and black handles.
In the hallway opposite the door is a cupboard with three hooks and a separate cabinet of the same size with three shelves. That nicely takes care of the outdoor garments and shoes. And there’s more. The double-doored central heating unit cabinet provides space for a vacuum and ironing board.
On, now to the bedrooms and bathrooms; the fawn décor theme continues here but gets an injection of mustard, for the beautiful quality curtains in the main bedroom and bedhead, plus Roman blinds to the small vertical windows on each side of the bed. The second bedroom’s curtains, bedhead and Roman blinds are the same delightful tactile quality fabric, in cream. Both bedrooms have an interesting window design of slim vertical windows on each side of the large bedheads. It’s a sophisticated and very luxurious look.
The main bathroom has an over-bath shower with a neat, four-section folding screen. The basin is top-mounted, circular and very large – we love that. And the clever idea of the low cabinet recessed into the wall in the study links with the bathroom; here there is also a recessed cabinet, this time at waist height. This is clever use of space in both rooms.
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