One of 4 acclaimed hospitality businesses that sit within the Beckford Group, The Bath Arms underwent a complete design overhaul in April and the team at sofa.com were brought on board to handcraft the beds that are the focal point to their rooms. Alistair Taylor from The Beckford Group gave us some insight on the process and inspiration behind the project.
How did you approach designing the space?
This is really second nature for Charlie Luxton, Operations Director at The Beckford Group. Charlie has spent years working for the most prestigious hospitality companies and British brands and has the most incredible black book of contacts. Charlie is a huge fan of antiques and, when he’s not in the pub, you’ll find him trawling the web for his next find – he hasn’t seen his garage floor in years! So, our starting point was Charlie’s garage and the collection of beautifully made antiques he’s collected.
What look did you want to create/ what was the brief?
We don’t have a brief when we start a new project! From a commercial point of view, we think of the size of the room and how a guest will use the space because without sockets in the right places, lighting and comfortable furniture so a guest can relax. All of our pubs are in such beautiful areas too, so we like to reflect the outside and give a sense of place to the materials, colours and textures of the room.