More than 200 people turned up for the official opening of a new design hub in Windermere.
Special Spaces brings together a number of creative businesses in the region to showcase their work.
At its heart is the fusion of smart home technology with fine design and handcrafted furniture. Visitors watched films on a home cinema screen installed by Epixx, in a room filled with Andrew Smith’s wood-carved furnishings from Lakeland Fells Furniture, including a scroll-fronted cocktail cabinet.
Special lighting and sound effects were demonstrated in the showrooms designed by Alison Tordoff at Fidget Design.
Keeping things local, the coloured glass splashbacks in the kitchen showroom were designed by Kendal’s Jo Vincent, the carpets come from John Barraclough at Wools of Cumbria Carpets, and the paintings on the walls are the work of South Lakes artist Julieanne Scott.
Special Spaces is open daily with demonstrations of light and sound techniques along with home security systems. The showroom is on Woodland Road.
Pictured celebrating on the giant sofa in the home cinema room are Ben Tomlinson of Epixx, designer Alison Tordoff, Matt Holmes from Epixx, artist Julieanne Scott, Andrew Smith of Lakeland fells Furniture, glass designer Jo Vincent, and John Barraclough from Wools of Cumbria Carpets.