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Carpet Combinations At Wood Norton Hall

Evesham, UK
Vassen Design
Principal Bedrooms, Public Areas, Lounge, Staircase

The boutique Grade II* listed four-star Wood Norton Hotel, Evesham, is now graced with just under 2,400 square metres of fine woven axminster and tufted carpets from Wilton Carpets Commercial.

As part of a £4million refurbishment aimed at restoring the hotel’s grandeur and injecting contemporary style, Vassen Design Ltd turned to the experienced hands of the Wilton Carpets Commercial design team for a combination of bespoke and stock designs throughout the public areas and bedrooms.

Within the principal bedrooms of the hotel, a bespoke carpet featuring delicate inlaid floral motifs and borders in soft neutral shades adds calm to the space. Woven in a seven-row axminster construction, the 80/20 carpet uses Wilton’s versatile Flexiweave service which enables any axminster design to be woven in a choice of qualities and colour palettes at not much more than stock carpet prices. The Optimum colour palette was selected to offset the traditional panelled walls and ceilings and to give the bedrooms a more contemporary feel.

The same colour palette transcends into public areas with the increased durability of a nine-row construction and a contemporary design once again providing a balanced contrast with traditional fixtures and fittings.  Upon the grand wooden staircases the design has been mimicked in bespoke bordered runners to provide continuity.

Turning to Wilton’s popular Ready to Go range, the bedrooms within the Pear Tree stable block and second floor of the main building benefit from the tufted Chenille design in Cardamom and Hemp colourways. The dark beige of Cardamom was used to create a cossetting atmosphere within the Pear Tree stable block, while the second floor bedrooms use the lighter Hemp colourway, again complementing traditional wood features.

“Wood Norton Hotel has an exceptional historic interior, reflecting the lifestyle of the exiled French royals who lived there before World War One,” explains Sean Vassen of Vassen Design. “Crucially, many of the interior’s original features have stayed intact, the most notable of which is the finely crafted oak panelling. My aim was to enhance the interior spaces of the hotel by using a carefully modulated palette of textures and colours that work with the existing wood panelling, and I found I could achieve this with the Optimum palette as it allowed design flexibility in a coordinating bank of shades.”

By mixing bespoke woven carpets with tufted carpets from the Ready to Go collection and adapting qualities to suit the demands of each area, Vassen Design was able to achieve a high quality floor finish that was in keeping with the hotel’s ambience and that also kept to budget. All carpets were manufactured in the UK at Wilton Carpets Wiltshire production facility in a performance blend of 80% wool 20% nylon.

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