We have recently unveiled our new scheme in room 505 at The Whitby Hotel. The headline fabric is my brand new colourway of ‘Chain Stitch’ for Hazelton House on the headboard and the little sofa at the end of the bed.
This fabric is such a beautiful statement piece on the tall ornate headboard, yet the heavy weight linen is perfect for upholstery too. On both the headboard and the sofa, we used a red piping to create impact and frame the floral design.
To play on the raspberry red tones seen in ‘Chain Stitch’, we used this beautiful Jane Churchill fabric on the curtains, bed cushions and mannequin.
The soft geometric pattern reads as a plain against the busier headboard. When combining patterns, it is always important to play with scale and ensure there is differentiation between the two designs. We finished the bed cushions with a pale blue leather piping for a tailored extra detail.
Since this room is such a generous space, we decided to use two walling fabrics. This ‘Wave’ design from Fermoie has so much movement and the beautiful vibrant red harmonises with the rest of the scheme.
We used this fabric again on the desk chair to keep the continuity between the entrance where we used ‘Wave’ on the walls and the main bedroom space. To ensure durability and to add a new texture, we added a strip of leather to the top third of the chair. It’s an age old trick of ours and it never fails to disappoint.
The two Leo chairs in front of the tall Crittall windows are covered in a textured striped embroidered fabric. The gentle and subtle embroidery brings together the red and blue of the scheme in one fabric.
I always try to ensure a scheme has at least one fabric that brings all the main colours together to create a sense of cohesion. The vertical stripe works perfectly with the vertical repeat of the curtain fabric behind, creating balance and continuity.
With so many playful patterns, we calmed the scheme down with a plain soft blue linen wall and a block of red for the valance.