When Household were designing the rooms in the existing house, they instinctively knew that it was important to retain some of the charm of the old Georgian residence, creating a blend of old and new. With this approach, they set out to update the bedrooms with some of the beautiful classical furniture pieces that already belonged there, offset with elements that would bring a contemporary edge to this Lake District hotel.
The first Suite to be decorated, originally named ‘Ullswater’ and probably one of the biggest Suites in the hotel, has a grandeur to the room that is difficult to ignore. The scale of the room called for something dramatic, and deserved to have the four poster bed retained. The drapes have been stripped back around the bed and refreshed with crisp, white bedlinen. The wallpaper sports a fantastic print that is at once heritage and bold. The golden hues work beautifully at sunset or sunrise.
Some of our better rooms in the Georgian building have been completely redecorated and almost unrecognisable. The mustard curtains and cushions bring a fresh feel to the traditionally furnished room. Household chose the pattern because it feels classic but also has a graphic modernity. New, sleek headboards have been paired with antique bedside cabinets and the chairs reupholstered in soft contemporary weaves. The introduction of the Farrow & Ball ‘Card Room Green’ wall finish and a fresh approach to lighting bridges the room with the design of the new wing bedrooms.