Ellenborough Park Hotel, Gloucestershire’s only five-star country house hotel, has unveiled a major renovation. The new, quintessentially English interior design scheme has been created by designer Ilze Reinke…
Sheltered inside a magnificent 15th century English country house, surrounded by 90 acres of parkland in the Cotswolds, Ellenborough Park Hotel has just unveiled its ‘next chapter’ following an extensive renovation.
The new interiors, which includes a refreshed brasserie and bedrooms, have been imagined by South African-born Ilze Reinke. It has been, as the designer described, “a dream job that has required much careful thought and consideration to capture the history and elegance of the building, ensuring that it reflects the same grandeur in these modern times.”
All 61 bedrooms are undergoing an affectionate refurbishment with lavish fabrics, elegant wall coverings, plush carpets, and country chic furnishings. Brimming with personality – Reinke’s designs are masterful and beautifully capture a graceful homeliness.
Reinke’s starting point for each room was something existing – a chair, a piece of wallpaper, or a colour. One of her biggest challenges in working with the existing rooms is the deep research necessary to match or find complementary colours for heritage schemes – allowing the designer to keep as much as possible and avoiding throwing out the existing elements for the sake of novelty.
At the heart of the hotel guests will find the Horse Box, a stylish brasserie that has undergone a complete transformation that now features soft leather brocades, low lighting, tartan flooring and countryside tweed fabrics.
Every room tells a different story with a chic country comfort, and reflects leading suppliers, such as Colefax & Fowler, Nina Campbell. Skopos, Panasse; Brintons, Warwick Fabrics, Lighting from Coach House. Adding apt personality, the rooms have been given their own identities with Cotswold appropriate colour-scheme names that include Blossom, Wildflower, Countryside, Tudor, Chrysanthemum, Gingham and Rustic.
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