Audrey Gaffney Associates were approached by the owners of The Carrigart Hotel to provide a new brand concept and design for the hotel starting with the ground floor public areas. Being very conscious of the beautiful but isolated location, the function of this area was key to the layout, design and scheme. During the refurbishment old Victorian tiles were discovered in what would have once been the entrance to the old house, and balustrades which had been replaced with modern railings in recent years were returned to their former glory. Decorative antique radiators
were sourced and commissioned for use throughout the ground floor, while simple contemporary details like square painted panelling was used to contrast against the more decorative Victorian details of the coving, plasterwork and ceiling roses. Existing floor boards were oiled and sealed, beautiful framing detail around windows left exposed by using simple roman blinds, and chalky white paint gives the rooms a fresh, crisp yet warm feel. Colours such as lime, lavender and rich purple have been used against soft whites and putty greys, colours you might just find on your walks around the northwest.