Inspiring Interiors
Tips from our homeowners to help you make your brand new retirement property uniquely yours.
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Make your home your own with McCarthy Stone

McCarthy Stone retirement apartments, cottages and bungalows are designed to be light, spacious and packed with thoughtful modern features, like underfloor heating and walk-in wardrobes, combined with beautiful contemporary fixtures and fittings and stunning fitted kitchens and bathrooms. The fresh white walls provide the perfect blank canvas for you to create your ideal retirement home. A home that is as unique as you are.

Minimalist, Maximalist, Modernist, Traditional, Industrial, Nautical, Scandinavian, Bohemian, Farmhouse or something else?

While you probably already have a strong vision for your dream interiors and an inimitable collection of prized possessions, artefacts, artworks or photos to show off – wouldn’t you love a bit of expert help to bring your vision to life – as well as some extra cash to splash on finishing touches like picture-perfect plant stands, feature-wall wallpaper, stylish shelving, soft furnishings, mirrors, floor lamps, and luxurious bedspreads? With this exclusive interior design prize the exceptionally creative designers at John Lewis will help you to truly make your home your own.


More design inspiration from our homeowners

Mr and Mrs Gordon sitting on their couch
The Gordons
Meet the Gordons
Meet the Gordons
Gilly Tilden in her McCarthy Stone apartment
Gilly Tilden

Gilly Tillden’s McCarthy Stone apartment is as eclectic as she is. “I’d describe my space as warm, comfortable and happy. When people see it, they instantly say, ‘oh yes this is very Gilly!’"

Meet Gilly
John in his office at his McCarthy Stone retirement apartment
John Pritchard

John was determined to put his own stamp on his new apartment so when his family and friends walked through the door, they would immediately know it was his. “Every man needs a man cave!”

Meet John
Bill Davies playing Xbox
Bill Davies

Visitors to Bill Davies’ McCarthy Stone apartment are often surprised to find he has such a natural flair for design. “Men can have a great eye for design too. Just without the cushions!”

Meet Bill
Homeowner Margaret shocked and overjoyed on first seeing her newly-designed retirement apartment, with interior designer Emma in the background.
Margaret Kingsley-Smith

Margaret was offered the chance to put her own stamp on her apartment at McCarthy Stone’s Hewson Court in Hexham with the help of John Lewis. "Carpe diem is a rule I live by."

Meet Margaret
John passing Geraldine a glass of rosé wine
The Harrisons

John and Geraldine Harrison were offered the opportunity to make their McCarthy Stone apartment as individual as they are, with the help of John Lewis. “I'm in my element when it comes to interior design.”

Meet the Harrisons
Ann Carroll in her apartment
Ann Carroll

Ann Carroll’s cheery McCarthy Stone apartment is as colourful as her character. “I couldn’t live in an apartment with no colour. When I walk in, it uplifts me, I feel different. Life’s just better in colour!"

Meet Ann
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