Ulster Carpets – Druids Glen Resort

Magic Carpet at the Mythical Druids Glen Resort

Set in magical Co Wicklow woodland, Druids Glen is one of Ireland’s most luxurious destinations. It is not surprising then that preceding a recent refurbishment, the 5 star hotel and golf resort called upon Ulster Carpets to design bespoke woven axminster for five different areas.

Ulster Carpets Druids Glen bar rug

Ulster designers worked closely with Ciara Ni Laoi from CLR Design to achieve a design which would match the natural ethos of the refurbishment, inspired by the mature woodland setting of Druids Glen.

Ulster Carpets Druids Glen Lobby

The guestrooms, suites and corridors featured a relaxing palette of purples, greens and neutral tones with a woodland design reflected by the scenery right outside the window.  Background textures add an earthy depth and sophistication to the design.

Ulster Carpets Druids Glen Corridor

The organic shapes and natural theme continues into the bar area with stronger reds, greens and golds being added to the colour palette to reflect the vibrancy of a social area.  The swirl design mimics the hotel logo which takes it inspiration from the mythical Celtic druids of the hotel’s namesake.  A contrasting bold stripe outlines the bar rug and gives definition to the space.

Druids Glen is just one of a number of prestigious projects for Ulster in Ireland, with their unique PSLYO™ weaving technology and Northern Ireland location affording both a design and logistical advantage for UK and ROI customers.  Most recent projects include the popular Burlington Hotel, the historic Shelbourne Hotel and Castle Bellingham.


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