David Hutton Interiors was delighted to be invited to tender for the Plymouth restaurant and bar. As a small studio, working with a large company can have its challenges but it was also an honour to be included and showed a confidence in us to deliver this project that had been on the horizon of a refurbishment for a while.
One of the advantages of working with a small studio like us is that you get the lead designer working on the project along with all the expertise and passion that a small team can bring.
The hotel was in need of an injection of personality so the previous restaurant features which had become very dated needed stripping out and starting again. The restaurant was a large elongated room, so we instantly wanted to make the space more inviting and achieved this by breaking it up into sections with fixed seating; adding lamps and screens to divide the areas and create privacy.
We applied the same concept to the bar area; creating different zones with a mix of carefully selected furniture and lighting. One of our strengths as a studio is mixing colours and fabric and to add texture and warmth, we don’t like to ‘over match’ colours and styles. Our design ethos is to mix different styles as the resulting look is then far more interesting and timeless. Whilst we are always on the look out for inspiration from new sources, we never follow trends – we just look at what works for each project and create the best solution with the budget in mind.
As is often the case, there were a few items that needed to be amended to keep in line with the allocated budget. However, we ensured the overall look and feel was the same as our initial design and therefore we are extremely pleased with the end result at the Millennium Copthorne Plymouth and looking forward to working on more similar projects in future.
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