Spaces designed by Champalimaud
London’s Dorchester in Mayfair hotel has unveiled 22 new suites created by Champalimaud. The designer says the new spaces at the 250-key luxury hotel blend classic English residential style and contemporary styles.
“I have always been fascinated by the way the English live in their homes and wanted to capture that certain quirkiness found in beautiful English properties, while building on the history and quintessentially British nature of The Dorchester,” says Alexandra Champalimaud, the design firm’s president/principal designer.
In the hotel’s 14 Dorchester Suites, large marble lobbies open into spacious living rooms that include fireplaces with opaque crystal logs. Each suite’s three bedrooms feature custom carpeting, which Champalimaud designed based on an antique mirror at the hotel. Rooms also include amber-topped side tables, Versailles panel flooring and signed prints by The Prince of Wales.
The eight Park Suites feature black marble-topped Irish side tables; oak plank flooring; chimney pieces, with bronzed flame sculptures; hand-forged wall sconces; and white marble tables, designed by Champalimaud.
Other design details include embroidered bed linens by the designer’s daughter-in-law, Sandrine Champalimaud; a mini-bar finished with verre églomisé, a technique of gilding the reverse side of glass with gold or metal leaf; and bronzed lamps pressed from single pieces of coral.
Champalimaud previously designed The Dorchester's three contemporary Roof Suites, and her portfolio also includes such high-profile locales as the 103-key Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
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