Hotel Gotham & the Crowne Plaza

Interiors not only need to captivate and inspire but perform. Style Library Contracts fulfilled this brief when they were asked to supply the interiors for Hotel Gotham in Manchester and the Crowne Plaza in Northwood. We take a look at these two exciting projects.

With no less than five in-house design studios, Style Library Contract is fast becoming the one-stop international resource for interior designers and specifiers seeking distinctive style which delivers outstanding performance. The home of iconic interior brands Anthology, Harlequin, Morris & Co., Sanderson, Scion, Zoffany and FR One provides inspiration for bespoke commissions internationally. Whether it’s a recolour of an existing design or developing something completely new, Style Library Contract provides its clients with the creative freedom to curate a product that’s uniquely theirs. Possible because Style Library Contract manufacturer their own wallpapers and print fabric, so are able control every stage of the process.

Here are just two examples, where its brands have provided the inspiration for delivering contract specification interiors:


Style Library Contracts 1Hotel Gotham is located at 100 King Street, Manchester in the central conservation area and is housed in one of the city’s grandest listed buildings – a former premises of Midland Bank, designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1928 in the Art Deco style of the time.

Everything at Gotham, from its magnifi cent architecture to timeless décor, is there to ensure all expectations are met for its guests. The team at Gotham believe that luxury is as important as location and history, and that style should complement substance.

Responsible for the interior scheme, Oliver Redfern describes the process, “from the moment I first saw the Ebru town wallpaper I knew it could be perfect for the monotone palette of Gotham. Working closely with SLC meant the original paper design could be redeveloped for commercial usage making it reality!’’

Zoffany, Ebru Town and Country wallpaper design was specially printed on a vinyl base for the 60 guestrooms, providing authentic design in the contract specifi cation needed for this historic project. Sanderson feather cushions and FROne curtains complete the look. Style Library Contracts, Carolyn Mitchell is delighted with the end result, “Gotham is a great example of Style Library Contract delivering luxurious design and uncompromising performance. We can manufacturer to individual client specifi cations whilst maintaining design integrity”.


Style Library Contracts 2Located in 85 acres of the mature woodlands of Northwood Park, Santry, the Crowne Plaza has 204 bedrooms and is located just minutes away from Dublin Airport. A contemporary family friendly airport hotel with an Asian fusion restaurant and bar.

The Harlequin Palmetto design was specially transfer printed onto a panama FR fabric, ensuring curtains were inherently fire retardant. The interior was finished with Harlequin Palmetto cushions in the Demoiselle design.

Yvonne Clarke of interior and architecture firm Clarke & Whiteman shares the creative approach they took, “located in lush parkland, the Crowne Plaza Northwood rooms have been designed to set an ethereal scene with botanical references in a soft warm palette of corals, taupes freshened with a hint of mint green. Style Library Contract worked with us to develop the Palmetto range into bespoke finishes that suited our specifications.  Our Client, Tifco Hotel group were delighted with the results”.

Style Library Contracts, Carolyn Mitchell adds “the curtain design is based on a cheese-plant leaf, with drama heightened through the use of a negative print accented with colour, resulting in a shadow effect. The graphic detail dragonfly motif creates a striking effect on the cushions. The design inspiration came from wild foliage, graphic botanicals and delicate flora and fauna. An interior scheme perfect for this location, developed to a
contract specification”.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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