Tigers inspire creative young interior designers

Competition winners Elliot Axell and Daisy Jai Kelly receive their prizes from  Cheryl Pilborough and Rachel Harwig, Taylor Wimpey Taylor sales executives.
Competition winners Elliot Axell and Daisy Jai Kelly receive their prizes from Cheryl Pilborough and Rachel Harwig, Taylor Wimpey Taylor sales executives.

Two Biggleswade schoolchildren have been inspired by the jungle to create designs for a showhome interior.

Daisy Jai Kelly and Elliot Axell, both aged 8, took inspiration from the Amur tigers at Woburn Safari Park – which are sponsored by Taylor Wimpey – to come up with their ideas for the new tiger-themed bedroom.

Daisy Jai designed a leafy jungle habitat complete with stripy rug and animal print bedding, while Elliot created a fabulous tiger bed as the centrepiece for his room, which can been seen at Taylor Wimpey’s Saxon Fields development in the town.

Their designs have been combined by expert interior designer Amie Reeves from Show Business Interiors to create a fun and functional children’s bedroom in the new Langdale showhome at Saxon Fields.

Daisy Jai and Elliot were given a tour of the showhome at a special visit to the development on Saturday, October 17, when they were also presented with their winning prizes – four tickets to Woburn Safari Park each – as well as meeting the Taylor Tiger mascot.

Daisy Jai says: “It was really good fun creating the design. When I heard that I’d won it felt amazing – me and my sister are so excited!”

Elliot said: “It was really nice to see my drawing made real. I liked the different tigers.”

Taylor Wimpey has teamed up with Woburn Safari Park to sponsor its tiger house, which is home to four Amur tigers from the European Endangered Species Program. The pioneering partnership was launched in 2014 and earlier this year Taylor Wimpey renewed its support, pledging to sponsor the tiger enclosure for the next three years.