Bringing holiday chic home
HOTEL DESIGN HAS become increasingly influential in interior decoration – and never more so than at this time of year, when we might be inspired to bring the feel of a summer holiday back home. Tropical decor doesn’t always translate well to a British interior, however, and the paint colour that was perfect in your rented Provençal farmhouse might not stand up so well in a Victorian terrace. Channelling the look of a Cotswolds cottage or a Cornish coastal retreat – or even a luxury London hotel – is more achievable, and several companies are now offering ways to get that staycation feel at home.
Bedding brand Coze was launched just over two years ago by brothers Ben and Dan Roston, whose family business supplies bedroom and bathroom products to hotels including The Savoy, The Dorchester and The Ritz. Its crisp white sheets, towels and throws, made from sustainably sourced materials, will give your bedroom a five-star feel, and a new collection in collaboration with interior designer Sophie Paterson offers the option of monogramming in a choice of 13 colours.
On the Cornish coast, Bon Bon Fistral is a lifestyle boutique owned by Harriet Briant, who previously worked in the antiques industry. It offers a beachy, bohemian look in the form of shell pendants and wall hangings, chunky ceramics and blue glassware.
Also in Newquay, the Watergate Bay Hotel, styled as a modern beach retreat, has partnered for several years with the country-living brand Joules, which has designed a suite (above right) at the hotel’s sister property Another Place, in the Lake District. With an inspiring palette of greens, greys and mustard, the suite is furnished with the brand’s bedding, kitchenware and pet beds, along with a collection of sofas and armchairs, which are available to buy through DFS.
Similarly catering to a stylishly rustic look, The Room Service was set up specifically to sell homewares by independent designers and makers, as used in hotels. Recent additions include botanical prints by Lucy Augé (spotted at the Beaverbrook in Surrey), and silk ikat lampshades by Samarkand Design, as seen at Somerset’s Babington House.