THE ALEXANDER HOTELS GROUP with Style Library Contract

Design Insider’s material focus this month is paint.  One project where selecting the perfect paint tone was paramount to the success of the interior scheme was Barnett Hill, part of The Alexander Hotel family.

The Alexander Hotels family comprises of boutique hotels located throughout the Southern counties. Beautiful, historic, and individually designed destinations make for the perfect countryside escape.


Barnett Hill, a Queen Anne style Mansion dating back to 1905, sits on its stunning hill top location with views of 26 acres of lovingly maintained gardens and woodland within an area of outstanding natural beauty in Surrey.  The perfect hotel for a countryside escape.  Peter and Deborah Hinchcliffe, joint Managing Directors bought Barnett Hill in October 2016. Attracted by the gorgeous grade II listed building, and its beautiful gardens set in the Surrey hills, this latest addition fits in well with the already impressive Alexander Hotels Group.


Deborah shared her first impressions and the approach they took on this remarkable refurbishment, ‘when we purchased the hotel, it was looking quite sad and uncared for. I think all the public rooms were painted yellow, despite having stunning mouldings and plaster features as well as an impressive stair case, it just looked neglected and institutional.

Choosing the right colour paint was a big decision as it needed to sit well with the grade II listing style, be durable and bring the public areas back to life with a smart 21st century look. Sanderson Crystal Grey achieved all of this and more, the colour compliments the whole look and guest love it.’


Style Library Contract were able to provide the design choice needed on a project of this scale, in uncompromising contract specifications.  The bedroom required a complete remodel and new look, the Callista Collection by Clarissa Hulse for Harlequin was chosen. Deborah explains why, ‘it seemed the perfect range for a lot of the bedrooms. The cow parsley and grass designs using vibrant energising colours were just the perfect collection, it sat well with the garden theme and magnificent range of colours you find in our herbaceous and hot garden, ensure that all the bedrooms had a memorable look. I also loved the Cestino design with the multitude of colour and fun, yet very smart looking, this was used on arm chairs.’



With a hushed hint of grey Crystal Grey will help you recuperate and refresh by adding some calm and tranquillity into your home.



Callista, which means ‘most beautiful’ in Ancient Greek, is a striking collection by Clarissa Hulse. This enticing range of fabrics and wallpapers draws inspiration from Clarissa’s passion for plants, flowers and landscapes, to create a truly beautiful range.

Angeliki Wallpaper is an enchanting wallpaper design, featuring giant fennel silhouettes, in seven richly exuberant colourways.

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