SPOTTED HORSE with Style Library Contract

Located within a conservation area on Putney High Street, The Spotted Horse is a 250-year-old traditional pub with mock Tudor detailing to the façade. Fusion by Design were commissioned by Young’s Pubs to update the property and create a roof terrace bar, as an all year round al fresco space.


Selected as a Finalist in the Casual Dining Awards 2018 for ‘Best Designed Pub/Bar of the year”, Style Library Contract caught up with Fusion by Design to understand their approach on the restoration and modernisation of this much loved British pub.


The client’s brief was to create a destination pub, by offering something extraordinary compared to the rest of the high street. Fusion by Design perfectly balanced
heritage with a contemporary twist:

“We introduced traditional details, such as chesterfield sofas and wingback chairs, which were emblazoned with bold fabrics and exotic botanical prints to add a touch of modernity. The internal colour palette is a mixture of rich deep greens clashing with teals and turquoise, highlighted with splashes of mustard and burnt orange.  Botanical foliage and exotic creatures add interest and intrigue, juxtaposing with the traditional style.”


Warm exposed original timbers, open fireplaces and exposed brickwork are reminders of the history of the pub, softened with rich plush velvet fabrics and large
scale floral patterns. Dark heritage paint colours create a warm and relaxed setting with soft amber lighting.

“Harlequin’s Amazilia Velvet from Style Library Contract was the perfect fit for our rich and vibrant verdant colour scheme, paired with Zoffany’s Curzon on bistro chairs and scatter cushions. We needed fabrics that were durable and sumptuous, the multi tones of colour enhance the overall effect we wanted to create”, explain the team at Fusion by Design.

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