Hotel Le Toiny is known for luxury, privacy and 5-star service. The goal of the refurbishment by Osborn Interiors was to bring a hint of glamour to the public spaces, without compromising on the comfort which is the focus of this hotel.
The new elegant reception includes a unique commissioned ceramic swirl artwork made on a Belgium linen canvas. Adjacent to this is a fabulous bespoke piece of furniture constructed out of aged teak with blue inlaid resin. The neutral colour palette leaves the attention on the extraordinary materials within the space and ensures a sense of calm. Sky high bookcases constructed of leather, echo the reception desk, upon which sit the totally unique sand filled lamps. These lamps are the only ones in the world, made especially for the hotel, and contain a blue sand stripe, mimicking the horizon.
An adjacent cosy, chic library space continues the neutral palette with the addition of mirror and chrome highlights, trunk tables and linen sofas, for a comfortable yet fun contemporary feel.
Moving into the restaurant a pop of the hotel’s signature blue links with the sea and sky beyond. Guests are surrounded by unique items such as centuries old fossilised giant clam shells, and materials including 18th century barn wood and natural limestone. The bespoke coffee table encases a champagne bucket for the very necessary glass on arrival. New cosy corners of seating give each table it’s own unique feel, relaxed and intimate.
Overlooking the pool the new bar is the high point of the glamorous transformation of the space. Natural oysters sunk into resin, with a marble top, make up the unique bar with mother of pearl joinery behind. Dramatic lighting ensures that the space sparkles night and day. Finished off with the bespoke pink bar stools, this is a fun, interesting space.
Moving down to the area surrounding the pool, the focus here is really on calm and comfort. New elegant bespoke oversized loungers, constructed of bleached teak and other furniture chosen to encourage guests to lounge long past sundown, next to the atmospheric firepit.
In the guest rooms a neutral colour palette, achieved with acres of Belgium linen, and a range of natural materials and textured accessories encourage relaxation. Attention to detail with unusual rope handles, and hand-made stools out of sandblasted wood and leather handles, sit next to petrified wood tables. A mix of modern and more traditional Gustavian furniture ensures the scheme honours the spirit of St Barth’s whilst being contemporary enough for the sophisticated clientele.
Bee Osborn is an internationally respected interior designer, who has a long association with the island of St Bartholemy.