Case study: Metal bed in Paul Ainsworth's Padstow Townhouse

Case study: Metal bed in Paul Ainsworth's Padstow Townhouse

If ever there was a perfect setting for one of our hand cast beds, it has to be Paul Ainsworth’s 18th Century Padstow Townhouse in North Cornwall.

Once a derelict Georgian townhouse, a stone’s throw from the chef’s Michelin-starred restaurant, the Grade II listed building has been lovingly and painstakingly converted into a sumptuous six-bedroomed hotel.

It’s a masterclass in sheer opulence, having undergone an ambitious 16-month renovation whilst remaining sympathetic to its heritage.

Recently crowned Restaurant with Rooms of the Year at the AA’s B & B Awards, the Padstow Townhouse is designed to feel like a luxury home from home.The Daily Telegraph’s Travel Guide agrees, writing that guests are “cocooned by luxury”.

Each suite has been decorated by Paul’s wife, Emma Ainsworth, and interior designer, Eve Cullen-Cornes. An expert in high-end bespoke interior design, Cornes also fashioned the suites at the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, owned by top chef Tom Kerridge.

The pair avoided the obvious seaside styling often favoured by hotels on the coast, opting instead for unadulterated, unashamed indulgence.  Each suite at the townhouse in Padstow has been named after fairground sweets, giving lie to the splendour which awaits guests.

 The Honeycomb Suite is heady and sensual, rich with texture, warmth and colour. It’s an ideal canvas for our bespoke, hand-cast Cornish bed with its distinctive brass rings at either end.

Emma Ainsworth enthused: “I couldn’t have found a better bed to suit the theme of our Honeycomb Suite.

“It’s the wow factor in the bedroom and it makes you want to dive on it! It has to be my favourite bed of them all.”

The bed is dramatically framed on a feature wall decorated with Zoffany’s smokey grey and gold gossamer wallpaper, which, like our beds, works perfectly in both contemporary and period settings.

Attention has been lavished on every aspect of the Honeycomb Suite, from the quirky items of restored handmade furniture to the distinctive black and white artwork and custom-made suede sofa. It’s a perfect foil for our bed, handcrafted using traditional methods by artisans at our foundry in Par.

All of our beds can be made bespoke to our customers' needs, ensuring you get a bed you love which will last a lifetime. 

Photography by Chris Hewitt & David Griffen.