Style spotlight We take a peek at Sydney guest house Little Albion
LOCATED IN A HERITAGE-LISTED FORMER CONVENT IN INNER SYDNEY, THE LATEST GUEST HOUSE FROM 8HOTELS IS ALL CLASS
DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED IN collaboration WITH DESIGNERS CONNIE ALESSI AND CRESSIDA KENNEDY, THE LITTLE ALBION GUEST swayed HOUSE HAS BEEN BY THE STYLE OF THE 1920S AND 1970S
5 PENTHOUSE APPEAL The Big Albion room is a ’70s-inspired designer suite, complete with a grand four-poster king bed, an open ensuite-style freestanding bath, beautiful arched windows and two original decorative fireplaces. Curtains designed by Kerrie Brown introduce a colourful twist.
HOLLY BYRNE 1 ONE OF A KIND Custom brass tapware, a bespoke vanity frame and mirrors designed as a nod to the Art Deco era bring old-world opulence to the bathroom in the guest house’s Big Albion Suite.
2 LOW DOWN Herringbone oak timber floors are an elegant feature throughout the suite, with original heritage elements such as fireplaces and arches retained and refurbished to pay homage to the history of the 1900s building.
3 WARM WELCOME A sunken leather lounge wraps around the reception area to provide ample seating, while spotted gum timber cladding on the walls and ceiling offer warmth against the polished concrete floor.
6 OLD AND NEW A modern glass lift shaft with steel and black trimmings adds contrast to the history and warmth of the original building’s inconspicuous red brick exterior.
4 CLASSY COUPLE Solid walnut bedheads appear in all 35 rooms and are paired with handsome brass wall lights.