Our Marylebone townhouse, Dorset Square Hotel will reopen its doors for the first time in 8 months on 2nd November, we could not be happier. During lockdown, we gave the Drawing Room a little facelift and we are very excited to give you a sneak peek!
The Drawing Room is set on the ground floor, which has wonderfully high ceilings and large Regency windows overlooking the leafy garden square opposite. The walling is a peachy terracotta in one of our favourite paint colours, ‘Ointment Pink’ by Farrow and Ball, which reflects the Regency heritage of the area. Other areas of the room pay homage to the cricketing history, as the hotel is situated on the original site of Lord’s Cricket Ground.
To dress the windows, we have used a Hazelton House fabric called ‘Hatfield’ which is a beautiful traditional floral pattern. The thread colours of the design were reworked and modernised to give it a fresh and contemporary finish, in blues, teals and soft lilac greys.
My new ‘Romany Weave’, which I designed for Christopher Farr, has been used on the sofa. This is the first time I have seen this fabric upholstered and I am so pleased with the result. It oozes playfulness and sophistication at the same time. I almost feel like if Dorset Square was a fabric, this would be it!
By the window is a chunky antique writing desk which is set within a small nook. All the best desk areas should be beside a window or in a nook; it creates such a lovely working space.
On the desk chair I have used another one of my new designs, called ‘Live it Up’. On the top third of the chair is dark teal leather, which draws out the ocean greens within the curtain fabric. To split the two materials is a contrasting orange leather pipe by Samuel and Sons.
This design has also been repeated on the tub chairs on the opposite side of the room, and even picked up in the other fabrics throughout the room with colourful accents from the red and orange crosses flecked across ‘Romany Weave’ on the sofa, to the red threads that run down through the grey wool slipper chairs opposite the sofa.
In the recent months, I have also collaborated with Porta Romana to design this glorious porcelain pendant light which we’ve called ‘Rocking Robin’. When switched on, the eggs give out a soft warm glow while a little sculpted robin sits on the mobile structure.
We have been inundated with wonderful messages from guests old and new about when Dorset Square Hotel’s doors will open again! We can’t wait to welcome you back from November 2nd.