The Inn on the Square competes with several traditional style hotels all within walking distance, so we wanted it to be unique and to become a destination hotel, rather than just somewhere to stay in the town. The carpet design played a major role in the entire scheme, remaining contemporary but featuring natural and organic influences, perfect for a hotel set within England’s largest national park.
Matthew developed numerous sketches for us, making the leaves all different sizes and colours, some with fills, some outlined and with different backgrounds to the carpet until we were happy with the overall feel. We then worked together on the layout, deciding how it would sit on the basement and ground floors, how it would flow over the stairs to the corridors and round corners. The apparently random nature of the design, without any repeat through the entire layout, is carefully planned, not only to look absolutely striking but also to combat the challenges of the period interior while simultaneously making the most of its distinct features too.
We’ve worked alongside Wilton Carpets for many years now and had no hesitation in introducing them to the Lake District Hotels group. Since then we have refurbished many bedrooms throughout seven of their hotels in the National Park, with the Inn on the Square our largest project to date. They are delighted with the end result, as we are too.