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Celebrating Raw Materials

Often, when designing an interior, the hardest thing to do is nothing. Celebrating raw materials is a wonderful way of exercising restraint. The most beautiful patinas and intricate patterns can come from the natural world.

Making the most of a raw material is a difficult task, resisting the urge to add intricate detailing is often counter intuitive but sometimes less is more.

On the Roof Terrace at Ham Yard Hotel, the simplicity of the wicker pendant lights is set against the urban backdrop of central London. Their wonderful natural imperfections are emphasised by the straight edged brick and concrete of the metropolis beyond.

At Dorset Square Hotel, the Tom Stogdon designed timber and stone tables in the drawing room contrast with their more tailored surroundings. The natural, unrefined table tops are elevated by simple architectural legs.

We love the vivacious patterning of Arabescato Marble. The monochrome stone, which is quarried in Tuscany, creates a clean yet organic feel of luxury that is perfect for the bathrooms in our top suites.

The beautiful tree root table sits outside the Reading Room at The Whitby Hotel. Created by that supreme sculptor Mother Nature, this table is at once modest and ornate and without a doubt keeps the raw in raw material!

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