Marking the latest development in the partnership with Joules, Another Place has launched the Joules suite. Now available to book.
Curated by Joules’ art director Hannah Coates, the design is shaped by nature and the striking landscape of the Lake District. The spacious suite spans over 50 square metres and offers views over Ullswater and the surrounding fells, and beautifully appointed interiors.
We asked Joules to talk through the inspiration begin the new suite. Here’s their guest blog.
At Another Place you’ll find many rooms, but only one has a brass knocker on the door, in the shape of a hare. So, come on in, we’re going through the door and behind the design of the Joules Suite…
It was six years ago, after sponsoring a Polo on the Beach event that Joules first struck up a partnership with Watergate Bay Hotel (sister hotel to Another Place) and it’s a relationship that has gone from strength to strength.
When visiting Another Place and Watergate Bay, take a look at the clothing worn by the staff – from the front of house and front desk to maintenance, housekeeping and even the wonderful people in the Kids’ Zone teams – each member will be looking effortlessly stylish, thanks to our classic and timeless pieces.
So, when we were approached by Another Place to give one of their hotel suites a breath of fresh air, we jumped at the chance. Led by one of our Art Directors, Hannah and our Partnerships Manager, Vicky, we started to wonder just how our design ethos would transfer from dresses and wellies to walls and bathrooms.
– Hannah, Art Director at Joules
At Joules, we design clothing, footwear and accessories for the seasons, spring-summer and autumn-winter, and we wanted the suite to reflect this. We also wanted to create a bespoke experience that Joules’ customers, both new and old, would love.
What better place to start than by leafing through our mood books for Spring Summer 19 and Autumn Winter 19? We revisited the colour palettes, textures and imagery that had inspired our collections and carefully considered how they could influence and enhance the space we were working with.
After much deliberation, we settled on Inchyra Blue paint from Farrow and Ball for the walls, this dark-blue-grey felt very contemporary and gave the space a feeling of real intimacy – it also provided a perfect background for many pops of colour.
Where possible, we salvaged some of the original furniture within the room, we changed handles on drawers and reupholstered an old stool in yellow velvet to complement some of the real stand-out pieces of furniture in the Joules’ Suite. Of course, we had to add some bespoke fixtures and fittings, too. In the bathroom are some handmade shelves that we’re particularly proud of.
Dealing with such an old space however isn’t without challenges, the uneven floor meant that many of the pieces of furniture within the room needed levelling out (rest assured they are extremely sturdy) and an old vase suddenly decided to develop a leak.
– Vicky, Partnerships Manager at Joules
When the walls had eventually dried (along with radiators and woodwork) it was finally time to add some finishing touches and unexpected details that Joules is famous for. Our seasonal mood books were brought to life on the walls of the suite. Fabric swatches, prints and tears from the pages of the book can be seen hanging elegantly from the brass bulldog clips. These mini installations also provide a sneak peek into our future collections. They’ll also be updated seasonally, to help bring a little of the outside in.
We like to think of the Joules Suite at Another Place as a room that will never really be finished. It’s part of the Joules story and as each season passes the room will help us tell the tale.
It really is all in the detail – but we don’t want to give away everything just yet, you’ll have to wait until you walk through the door to discover all the delights – the door with the brass hare knocker.