The interior design is critical in the creation of a luxury hotel, alongside the fixtures & fittings, the food and the service. Phil and Ed have researched for weeks on end, deciding on colour schemes, themes and quality of materials. Finally in this last week confirmation of colours, bedroom furniture, chairs, tables and lighting has been made. Now the decisions on wall coverings, carpets and curtain materials needs to be made, each room with its own design features and qualities.
Downstairs the interior design encompasses the Library will have furniture made from oak wood, grand bookcases and tables with chesterfield sofas and winged armchairs, so you can sit back and relax by the fire reading your favourite novel. The Drawing room will be furnished with ash wood, a baby grand piano, chandeliers, grand sofas, armchairs and hints of Victorian botany; a room to enjoy afternoon tea with friends or a pre-dinner drink.
To enjoy food and drink the Bar has been made by local joiners a grand design of glass, granite and oak with shelves filled with bottles of fabulous whiskies and gins. The low lighting will glow on the bar stools, high tables and ash wood console tables with cushioned plaid chairs. The Conservatory will host 60 guests in comfortable chairs adorned in plaid & leather with ash wood tables and link & nickel lamps around the room to offer a warm glow in the evenings or winter months. Relax in the comfort of modern design combined with tradition whilst eating delicious food served by lovely people.
Upstairs each of the 11 bedrooms are individually designed some with period styled furniture and contemporary features for your comfort and enjoyment.
Next week I have the opportunity to photograph progress in the last 2 months since my last visit, panelling, terracing and landscaping are some of the biggest projects in the last few weeks, whilst Phil and Ed confirm designs and place material orders.