Take a look at the interiors of this carefully restored hotel in Bath, UK
An iconic architectural achievement, the grandiose Royal Crescent was the brain-child of architect John Wood the Younger who was tasked by the British monarchy to remodel medieval Bath in the 18th century. One of the greatest examples of Georgian and neo-Palladian architecture in the United Kingdom, the Royal Crescent is a row of 30 attached townhouses laid out in a majestic curve with sweeping views of manicured gardens and the Somerset hills.
Spread across two central townhouses, No 15 and 16, is the famed The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, replete with carefully restored honey-coloured, Georgian stone façade and interiors. While about half of the elegant 45 rooms and suites are located in the crescent townhouses, the other half along with the restaurant, bar and spa are located in the outbuildings behind the hotel’s peaceful garden. Sticking firmly to its Georgian roots, the interiors are dominated by a pastel colour-scheme of beige, powder-blue, pink, mauve and pea-green.
Chandeliers, antiques, oil paintings and classical busts that dot the hotel add an air of genteel opulence. Though individually designed, luxurious furnishings and fabrics are common features throughout, from the palatial suites to the cosier rooms on the higher floors. Period features like dado rail mouldings, sash windows, ornate cornicing and stuccoed ceilings and fireplaces are complemented by sleek marble bathrooms, Roman blinds and glass lamps that add a touch of the contemporary.
To bring this look into your home, pick a few classic pieces like an accent chair in a period inspired pattern, a simple four-poster bed or an upholstered headboard with a matching ottoman. Make use of a subdued patterned wallpaper in a complementing hue to tie in this look. Take a cue from these interiors and keep the colour palette muted to allow for fabrics, texture and patterns to take centre stage.
The interiors of the dining space at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.
The Royal Crescent was the brain-child of architect John Wood the Younger.
A view of the interiors of one of the bedroom suites at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.
A view of the Master Suite at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.