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Catherine Park Estate residents celebrate their first Christmas together

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Santa made an appearance, the champagne was sipped and the laughter filled the air at the very first Residents’ Christmas Party on Friday 1 December. The pioneering residents of Catherine Park Estate came together to celebrate not only the festive season, but their new community. It was a chance to learn neighbours’ names and backgrounds, to bond over new addresses and shared experiences of moving into this growing community.

Residents enjoyed the historical Catherine Park House in all its spectacular glory, taking in the beautiful decorations that truly sang with the Christmas spirit. They also enjoyed canapes, finger food, drinks and plenty of laughs, making the first Noel one to genuinely remember.

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Welcome to Catherine Park Estate

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Catherine Park Estate is a community that residents relate to and identify with – and simply a place where people love to live. It is designed around the desire to live somewhere clearly distinctive, where quality underpins every street, home design and landscape.

Proudly restored to its historical finest by Harrington Estates, the beautiful 1857 Catherine Park House sets the tone, with its Georgian Revival elegance and stylish gardens.

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100 little things series: Top 5 tips for decorating your home for Christmas

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Decorating your house for Christmas can be easily overlooked with all the other things to organise, but adorning your home with the season’s aesthetic gems ensures that it will truly be the most wonderful time of the year. Below are some tips to decorate in style this year.

1. Consult the colour wheel Choose a colour spectrum and carry it from your Christmas tree throughout your entire home. By selecting either contrasting or complementary colours and textures, you will create a sophisticated aesthetic. Don’t be bound by the traditional Christmas colours either – choose hues that resonate with you.

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The Art Of Feng Shui: Positively Impacting Design

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Feng Shui has been practised in China for well over 6,000 years, and played a significant role in shaping the country’s architecture. Despite attempts to supress it during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960’s, Feng Shui has done more than just remain a prominent method of design. It has broken the borders of its country and become well known throughout the Western world too.

Feng Shui was developed over 4,000 years, and during that time practitioners developed a map-like device known as a Bagua. It has eight sections, each relating to a point on a traditional compass and are connected to specific areas of life, as follows:

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Better by design: less energy usage through clever design

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A new design method within the housing industry aims to enable you to live comfortably with minimal use of air-conditioning throughout the summer months, or heating in winter.

These smart designs could save home-owners a lot of money on electricity bills, as the design method combines and harnesses the natural elements with total-home insulation. This means you can greatly reduce use of air-conditioners and heaters.

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