Two Cornish Beds chosen for hotel redesign
We were delighted when Beadnell Towers, an 18th Century hotel bar and restaurant, chose two beds from The Cornish Bed Company to be part of its £3 million refurbishment programme. Located in the seaside village of Beadnell, Northumberland, the refurbishment took 18 months to complete and offered stunning results — with two Victorian-style beds from The Cornish Bed Company featuring in their boutique bedrooms.
Beadnell Towers proudly reopened its doors to showcase a modern open kitchen, a spacious bar area and terrace, and 18 bedrooms. Each area was tastefully designed to reflect the era in which the grade II listed building was constructed.
Dynargh Design, an interior design practice specialising in hotel, commercial and residential work, handled the entire project. Throughout the process, they made the most of the building’s authentic stonework and timbers, typical of the construction materials used during the 18th Century, while prints and accessories allude to Northumberland’s dramatic coastline.
The overall style of the hotel’s new interiors is of a country house next to the sea. Steering clear of coastal clichés such as deck chair stripes and model sea birds, Dynargh’s choice of fabrics, décor and accessories added a bespoke aesthetic to Beadnell Towers’ rich heritage and architecture.
Our Maud and Tetbury beds perfectly complemented the vision for two of the hotel’s refurbished bedrooms with their classic yet timeless feel.
“Hotel rooms inevitably experience high levels of wear and tear,” said Barry Riddle, our factory manager. “With so many guests staying over the years, it’s no surprise that these rooms end up with some occasional damage.
“But with the robust nature of our Cornish Beds, handcrafted using traditional Victorian methods, there’s little to no maintenance needed, providing durability and a beautiful finish which lasts a lifetime.”
The Maud is located in one of the hotel’s deluxe bedrooms. Set against an exposed sandstone wall and with original beams, the style of bed provides a simple design reminiscent of utilitarian beds from the Industrial Revolution. Little details in the hand casting of the bed link with some of the patterns in the fabrics of the room, such is Dynargh’s attention to detail.
The Maud is a classic, understated, cast-iron bed. It is a brilliant choice for those seeking to add a traditional feel to their bedroom. Its minimalist style makes it suitable in any setting from rustic country to modern attic living.
A super king-sized Tetbury bed was chosen for Muckle Hoose, a heritage suite which features exposed stonework and twin freestanding copper baths. The antiqued bronzed details of the bed’s top rails link perfectly with elements of the William Morris mural wallpaper.
The Tetbury bed is bold, sophisticated and makes a statement. With solid brass top caps and brass balls on its frame, the Tetbury promises decadence and stately elegance.
Matt Hulme of Dynargh said, “Both the Maud and Tetbury beds make the two bedrooms at Beadnell Towers individual and unique, and fit in well with the history and authenticity of the building.
“Myself and my client were so impressed by the level of service provided by The Cornish Bed Company, and the quality of craftsmanship shown in the production of the beds. I’d happily use The Cornish Bed Company again for future projects.”
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