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8 bed hotel refurbishment

Brief: to transform a budget bed-no-breakfast into a cosy respite hotel with a luxury feel

A rather uninspiring budget bed-no-breakfast property needed to be transformed into a cosy, welcoming hotel with a luxury feel. The budget was 'as little as possible'!

The plan was to use what existing furniture was fit for purpose, upcycling (painting and recovering) some of it, and to buy new furniture from quality budget retailers. We also found some lovely pieces second-hand such as the dining table and 10 chairs (all antiques). The dining chairs a fab success - although the 10 was made up of two sets of four and two carvers they were all recovered in the same William Morris fabric and looked even better than if they had all matched!

Quality textiles were used for soft furnishings, all made in-house, and quality, hard wearing paint chosen (colour matched to Farrow and Ball colours). Four blue William Morris fabrics were used throughout, with two coordinating paint colours and a William Morris look-alike wallpaper in the communal areas. This was especially effective in the long downstairs corridor which was originally stark and unwelcoming - one side was wallpapered and it made the space seem less cloed in, warmer and more welcoming.

All headboards were covered in extra wadding and fabric and coordinating cushions gave each room an individual look, whilst fitting the theme of the property.

The refurb was completed on time and to the budget estimated at the beginning of the project.

The owners were delighted and said 'that in my 20 years of doing business you are the best contractor that I have ever worked with'.

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