National Design Awards Shortlist
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 'Best hotel interior design' category in the Northern Design awards 2012.
The Windermere Suites is all about sumptuous, get-away-from-it-all style, so we're really chuffed to have been recognised as having one of the best designed hotel interiors in the North.
I was also asked to share my secrets on the hotel's style for a magazine feature on recreating hotel luxury at home. Here's what they had to say about our style:
"Each suite has its own individual colour palette and styling but complements the others to produce an overall feel of contemporary luxury. From the silvers and greys of the Ambleside and Bowness suites to the white and pearlescent finishes in the Grasmere suite, this is monochromatic interior design with a clever, modern, luxurious twist of metallics, pearlescents and textures. Snakeskin sofas line up with perspex tables and chairs, and bold floral fabrics in dark and sumptuous colourways.
The bathrooms are designed to be shared and to impress, with Italian designer glass tiles, oversized double air baths, oversized showers with LED showerheads, under floor heating, LED taps, bathroom TV and ‘chromatherapy’ mood ambience lighting. Think deep, deep baths and the most romantic and soothing lighting around.
The bedrooms pack a real design punch with luxury schemes and stunning individual pieces. The Frank Hudson beds dominate the space (Wills & Kate are rumoured to sleep in one) and the walnut flooring gives an immediate impression of opulence. Crystal lighting, Tektura wall coverings, and coordinating luxurious soft furnishings complete the contemporary look, while the discrete in-room dining areas, where breakfast and light snacks are served on Villeroy and Boch crockery, glassware and cutlery, make your stay even more romantic."