Cornish designer, Matt Hulme from Dynargh Design, made his mark at Watergate Bay when he created the interiors for the continental bar, Watchful Mary. As well as looking good, Matt’s projects have to work as functional spaces; bedrooms, bars and restaurants, so he was our first choice when it came to redesigning our two sea view suites.
The inspiration for the new bedroom suite design was to create spaces that felt homely and inviting for guests. As they have some of the best views in the hotel we didn’t want include obvious nautical or seaside touches. The focal point of the suite is still the sea view in front of the bath. Allowing the interior to reference the hotel’s location in a more subtle and sophisticated manner, including touches through the curated artwork pieces and photographs on the walls.
To create a home-from-home, various different pieces of furniture, lighting, accessories and artwork were sourced which all work in a cohesive manner, whilst not being identical to each other. A collection. The aspiration is for the suites to have a feeling of individuality, and a different experience for guests, with each room.
The colour and overall scheme palette was used to create a space that feels calm and inviting during the summer months, yet a warm and cosy during the darker winter months.
Facing directly towards the ocean with baths in the bay window, and a snug lounge area, our sea view suites are our very best rooms in the hotel. Suites 1 and 21.
The new designs mix texture from the timber walls with patterned cushions and vibrant colours. Soft lighting and key pieces of furniture all focus towards the floor to ceiling view of the beach. Suite 21 has retained its roll-top bay-window bath. Suite 1 has two slipper baths.
Take some inspiration from Matt’s design notes and create a similar style at home. Pieces have been sourced from HK Living, Designers Guild, Garden Trading and Nkuku.
Fabric: Designers Guild - Eriska - Rose
Multicolour Aztec Weave cushion. Supplier: HK Living
A key feature of the suite. It’s large. During the day the shade gives texture to the ceiling and at night it creates a beautiful warm glow and shadow.
Hangbastring XL. Supplier: tineKhome
Farrow & Ball - Inchyra Blue No.289
Metro - Black Industrial Mirror. Supplier: William Wood Mirrors
Basket Pendant. Supplier: tineKhome
Brooklyn Armchair. Supplier: UHS
Supplier: London House Rugs
From £390 a night bed and breakfast, our sea view suites are on the first and second floor of the Victorian part of the hotel. We have two sea view suites, they sleep two adults and have space for a cot. They are not dog friendly.