Ashford Castle, Ireland
This 800-year-old castle is the former home of the Guinness family. The Medieval castle interiors are heritage-heavy with a more is more approach. Rich red and deep green tones, sumptuous fabrics, period furnishings, ornate decoration and antique artworks are all in abundance at the luxury hotel.
Lime Wood Hotel, New Forest
Set amongst the woodlands of the New Forest, Lime Wood Hotel’s interiors are playful and comforting. Floral wallpaper, open fires and wood-burning stoves lend the hotel a traditional country-cottage feel. The impressive art collection includes works by Tracey Emin and Jean Cocteau.
The Standard, London
The interior design scheme for this urban hotel in London’s Kings Cross has garnered plenty of attention. Within its brutalist exterior, The Standard is bright, bold and colourful. Designed by Shawn Hausman, there is heavy use of primary colours alongside curved door frames and clashing tiles feel both contemporary and retro.
The Mandrake, London
Opulence, hedonism and sensuality are the main themes at this West End luxury boutique hotel. Sumptuous fabrics and ultra-luxe surfaces were generously incorporated into the interior design scheme, including an all-white penthouse suite that’s entirely encased in white Veronese marble, complete with a marble sofa.
Heckfield Place, Hampshire
This grand Georgian retreat set on a 430-acre Hampshire estate is joyously bright and contemporary while maintaining the traditional heart of an 18th-century manor house. The interiors, by British designer Ben Thompson, are quintessentially British with plenty of antique and rustic pieces and a rich colour palette of ochre and dark brown.
The Prince Akatoki, London
Tucked away on a quiet Marylebone street, The Prince Akatoki is an understated hideaway where East meets West. Aspects of mindfulness and tranquillity that are synonymous with Japanese culture are communicated through featherlight interiors incorporating low beds, timber furniture and traditional fusuma panels.