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title. The Bonham Hotel

date. 2018

city. Edinburgh

project. Boutique Hotel

We set out to transform the acclaimed Bonham Hotel into an elegant period property sympathetic to it’s Georgian architectural heritage. Stage one of the restorative process was the bedrooms. The individually-styled guest rooms blend traditional period elements with the very best of modern fabrics and finishes. 

High ceilings and the magnificent period detailing are further enhanced with a royal blue and deep plum colour palette interweaved with gold and silver threads. 

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The room designs are as true as possible to the Georgian period. Cornice mouldings, for example, have been restored to their original form having previously been covered up or painted over with modern decorative finishes. Each room makes full use of the floor to ceiling windows, which bathe the rooms in natural light and provide exquisite views across the city. Modern touches such as the carpet and the choice of modern fabrics, help maintain a contemporary feel. 


Our client has a preference for period buildings and admires the architectural heritage of these building. Generally they are in a bad condition, they’ve been abused or modernised. His passion is to bring such buildings back to be more in keeping with their historical period, Georgian in this case, and that is what we wanted to do with The Bonham. It’s a delicate balance taking it back to something that resembles the Georgian period, because it wouldn’t have been the most comfortable of times to live in! You didn’t have modern comforts so the idea was to create something that resembles the Georgian period with the comfort of modern-day living, which would satisfy the discerning tastes of today’s hotel guests. We are now looking forward to the redesign of the ground floor public spaces - incredible spaces that require meticulous design focus.

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