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  • Andy Thornton at Littlecote House Hotel

    Daniel Fountain
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    Warner Leisure Hotels recently completed the full refurbishment of the bar and cabaret room at Littlecote House Hotel, sourcing the full furniture package from contract furniture suppliers Andy Thornton Ltd.Littlecote House is a Grade 1 listed 16th Century Tudor mansion set amidst 113 acres of gardens and rolling parkland in the Royal county of Berkshire, offering a wealth of history and regency within its grounds. It has played host to occupying Romans, a Tudor tryst and a Civil War army in its various guises over the last thousand years.

    Andy Thornton worked closely with in-house interior designer Sophie Robinson to provide the total loose furniture solution, supplying standard chairs from the range, as well as sourcing special designs from Italy, all upholstered in a wide selection of high quality contract fabrics. These were combined with elegant contemporary cast iron table bases with a mix of solid and veneered tops.

    Around the main dance floor, Andy Thornton supplied 234 of their popular Loris side chairs, featuring a single central button detail and upholstered in a Sunbury weave with faux leather seat. These have been coupled with over a hundred Cruciform table bases fitted with circular, square and rectangular beech veneered tops stained dark oak.

    For the bar area, Andy Thornton supplied 40 ‘turned’ cast iron table bases and high table bases painted dark grey and fitted with solid 25mm-thick solid beech tops in assorted sizes of square, circular and rectangular to suit all applications. These have been matched with elegant Lina and Loris side chairs, Soho and Tosco armchairs and Dijon bar stools, upholstered in textured chenilles and faux leathers from Sunbury and Panaz.

    The palette of carefully selected fabrics comprises of dark grey pewters and golden neutrals to create a warm, sophisticated interior, which has to function as a day time bar, as well as the bar to the lively evening entertainment.

    Client: Warner Leisure Hotels| Designer: Sophie Robinson (in-house designer)

    Daniel Fountain / 30.05.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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