At Stanley House hotel and Spa, we are committed to providing a venue like no other. Our bridal suites are in the process of a makeover. You will be hard pressed to find a more exquisite space to retire to after your picture-perfect day and enjoy time together as man and wife.
We are proud to reveal the first pictures of our new Manor House bedrooms, giving you a sneaky peek of what’s to come.
The vision of the new suites is personal, comfortable and hugely inspiring in line with the enchantment of the Grade II listed building in which they stand. Here we speak to our award-winning interior designer Sarah Jane Nielsen, who has worked with the finest hotels in the UK.
“Stanley House is unique because it offers three very different areas in the main hotel, the Woodland Suites and the Manor House. I wanted to inject a contemporary design edge to the older property to excite the guest, but still hold on to its sophisticated intrigue with elegance in this age of building. I hope brides will be truly excited at the options becoming available for their special, bespoke suite.”
Each of the new rooms are described in detail below.
Room 11 – “The Orchid”
The repeat wallpaper from Cole & Son produces a striking entrance and mustard yellow hues provide a contrast to a soft grey and fresh white scheme. The room benefits from high ceilings and cutting-edge curtain fabric from Elitis, drawing the eye upwards and dramatically framing the windows. The bed is a focal point and dressed through patterns and tangible textures.
‘Stockholm stitch’ is paired with the panelled bed throw appealing to both bride and grooms. The furniture adds stripes and metallics to enhance the customised dressing and wardrobe area in the room where the girls can share the excitement of getting ready for the day.
This stylish and luxurious bedroom takes its influence from travels around the world; full of geometrics and pattern, yellow on cream and navy blue on ecru for the curtaining. The printed velvet for the bed end chest is inspired by Mulberry. Wallpaper is sourced from “Thibaut” and features neutral tones but with bold linear lines in navy blue and ecru. The furniture is ebony in colour and the chest of drawers is an inspirational piece from manufacturers in France. Herringbones, linens and velvets add even more luxury. This room feels very much period classical with the modern twist.
The room has been transformed from dark and austere to light, pretty and soft. It is a reflection on a Spring palette, perfect for the bride-to-be. The archival hand printed wall covering called Beech from Lewis & Wood is a key feature. This archival take on nature is just so at home in the Manor House. Pale baby blues with warm velvets and sateen accents in creams and ivory feature too. It is magical in itself and needs very little over embellishment so simple woven curtain fabric and a soft sheer has been added to hide the bride from outside. This allowing her to cocoon with her friends and family in blissful feminine luxury. The Rococo furniture has been refurbished to add an enchanted vibe.
Bedroom 7 – “The Garden Room”
The theme of the room stems from GP & J Baker printed velvets and linens which have been selected for the bedhead upholstery. The palette is bold and rich in colour but naturally softened by duck egg. Contemporary damask from Zoffany frames the window. It is rich in texture and pattern and adds opulence. The fine wool sheer adds privacy and protection from the sun’s glare. Velvet plains provide the accent colour and are picked out from the prints, deep aubergine, forest green and dove grey all play a part in the winter garden feel to the scheme. A traditional, Zoffany wallpaper holds the scheme together
The hotel will complete the renovations by the end of April. Mood boards and information on the changes to the Manor House bedrooms will be available at the forthcoming wedding open day on Sunday, April 23. Two of the completed rooms will also be available for guests to view.