Steal our style
We often get asked about our idiosyncratic design, who painted which piece of art, where we found the jewellery for the tables in Bar 15, what paint colours we use and where we source our wallpaper… to mention a few. While some pieces are very definitely one-offs, bespoke or sourced from antiques fairs, degree shows and far-flung auctions, we do have some top tips for getting the No.15 look at home.
Be brave, show your personality
The curious collections throughout the hotel act as a reminder to be brave and display those quirky things you really love on the walls of your staircases, think items from your travels to vintage cameras. Don’t take yourself too seriously, it’s an opportunity to have some fun.
Just add colour
We’ve used Edward Bulmer heritage paints in gorgeous restful shades in our bedrooms, from patent yellow to lavender, turquoise and verdigris. Not only is the paint eco-friendly and the colours mixed by hand but Ed is an experienced, architectural historian and so the paints are carefully researched to tie in with the history of your home, perfect for any Georgian Bath townhouses.
If you’re feeling creative, you can stipple stippling paler colours together (you can observe the desired effect in Bar 15), or paint blocks of neutral colour directly onto stripped-back unfinished walls, as in many of our bedrooms.
Let there be light
A statement chandelier or two make brilliant focal points and are the perfect addition to high-ceilinged Georgian homes. Some of our favourites at No.15 are the really colourful ones (the Lost Earring chandelier in The Foyer and coloured glass number in The Pulteney Room are must-sees), the top hat light above the front door and the vintage gramophone horns on a first-floor landing. Scour online and at vintage fairs to see what you can find. Oversized items in any room will make a real impact, whether a chandelier, giant pots and urns or lavish light fittings.
Bring wallpaper back
If you’ve paid a visit to the Ladies, you’ll have noticed that wallpaper is making a resurgence in a big way, and wallpapering whole rooms is very much in vogue again. We love the vibrancy of Rhian Beynon’s botanical floral prints, while local interior designers Woodhouse & Law have used Tracy Kendall’s inventory print wallpaper to reflect the history of the building in one of their bedrooms and Rossiters of Bath, another local interiors store, has gone so far as to wallpaper the ceiling in bird print in their ‘Good Evening’ room.
Want to know more? You can discover more about our unique interiors here.