Sparcstudio, an independent, creative design studio with a reputation for excellence in the spa, wellness, hotel and resort sectors has developed a new design concept for bedrooms in the mansion house at Sopwell House, Hertfordshire, UK.
Following on from their design for the Sopwell House Mews Suites (an earlier Sparcstudio project), the creative team were enlisted for this new project, to create a new room category marketed as the ‘Chic’. Inspired by the natural themes and palette that Sparcstudio developed for the Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House, the team has incorporated bespoke furniture and features stunning panelling and lighting all designed with comfort in mind.
The brief was to create rooms with a contemporary glamorous country house feel that were both welcoming and restoring. The soft palette features a bright fresh feel with a lighting scheme designed to ensure that the rooms are still cosy on a winter’s night. Bespoke seating furniture is soft and curvaceous and includes lounge a chaise lounge with mohair cushions in pastel hues. This design note is also reflected in the backlit upholstered headboard.
The furniture includes fluted timber detailing and contemporary panelling on the feature headboard and wardrobes. Sparcstudio commissioned bespoke lighting for each of the rooms which was manufactured by Northern Lights. The rooms also boast concealed LED fittings which softly illuminate the customised vintage tree mural wall coverings.
Beverley Bayes says: “We are proud to continue our close partnership with the team at Sopwell House. Having successfully completed projects in the Mews Suites and the Cottonmill Spa, it was natural for us to infuse this style into the new bedroom category. We developed this bedroom concept with the aim of creating a relaxed tranquil atmosphere that is all about comfort. Soft lighting and bespoke furniture create an element of contemporary luxury, which can offer cosy comfort on a cold winter’s evening.”
Rafi Bejerano, FIH MI, Owner, Sopwell House says, “When we decided we wanted to create luxurious bedrooms within our historic mansion house there was only ever one design company we would possibly use, and we love their work. Sparcstudio have worked with us very successfully with the creation of the Mews Suites followed by the multi-award winning Cottonmill Spa. Perhaps just as importantly their attention to detail, patience and ability to understand our market and customers is as valuable. This was a complicated refurbishment with most bedrooms requiring bespoke design and creative use of space and furniture, and we are delighted with the results – as are our guests.”
While Sparcstudio is better known for designing award-winning spa and wellness retreats, they also apply the same thinking and expertise to their guestroom designs in order to create relaxing luxurious retreats for hotel guests. Projects have included Scandi style waterside lodges and spa suites for Center Parcs, 400 lodges and Cottages for Village Nature Paris, and quirky cottage rooms at Castle Combe for Exclusive Collection, to name but a few.
Bespoke design case goods and joinery: Wreake Valley
Bespoke lighting: Northern Lights
Custom murals: Hovia
Reading lights Chelsom Lighting
Caesatone – soild surface stone tops
Fabrics: Vesom, Designers Guild & & Sanderson