gen­tle­man's club

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take styling inspiration from London’s grand­est ho­tels, such as the Savoy, the ritz and the Ned, and chan­nel the ed­war­dian gen­tle­man's club de­sign. Moody and mas­cu­line, this look cham­pi­ons wood (typ­i­cally ma­hogany, wal­nut and dark-stained oak) and crafts­man­ship. ‘Dark tim­ber pro­vides a rich­ness that can make a more for­mal space feel very spe­cial,’ says in­te­rior de­signer Suzy Hood­less. ‘Un­der­foot, we love to use par­quet in a rich fumed oak fin­ish. there are some great geo­met­ric de­signs that feel quite con­tem­po­rary, bring­ing ed­war­dian style into the 21st cen­tury with­out ig­nor­ing the her­itage.’ el­e­vated an­tique de­tails, such as taps with porce­lain lever han­dles and free­stand­ing brass towel rails, will keep ev­ery­thing feel­ing smart and tai­lored.

Project de­tails this is an an­tique Art Nou­veau cast-iron bath – called the Doul­ton – which was re­stored to or­der by the Water Mo­nop­oly. ex­pect to pay around £4,200 for sim­i­lar.

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