Ulster completes National Trust restoration project
Cliveden’s story has been described as « 300 years of power, politics and parties. A house built for entertaining ». Now a National Trust owned property and leased to the Livingstone brothers as a 5 star luxury hotel, Cliveden House’s story continues. Set amid a vast 376 acres of National Trust managed Grade I listed formal gardens and woodlands, Cliveden has been delicately restored to its former glory so anyone can enjoy its opulence.
It was therefore paramount that every element of restoration to this grand property was executed perfectly to truly capture its huge personality and history. Our experienced designers teamed with our innovative PSYLO™ technology allowed us to deliver breathtaking carpets befitting of this magnificent stately home.
Working closely with designers London & Regional Property (LRP) and 3 interiors, a Northern Irish refurbishment specialist team who had previously worked with us on Claridges Hotel, Ulster provided over 3000sq ft of bespoke woven axminster carpet for the project.
Ulster’s role was to help weave a story through carpet design. Once the designers understood the huge design flexibility they had, the project came to life. All of the rooms are completely individual, each of them donning a name of a key figure from Cliveden’s history such as the « Lady Astor » room.
Keen to respect the original Georgian architecture and traditional interiors, it was crucial that our designers worked closely with the rest of the restoration team to protect aspects of the rooms and reflect the period it was built. It is this choice of style however, that sets this restoration project apart from other projects Ulster have done before such as Avebury Manor, where each of its rooms was restored to reflect four different historic periods – Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and 20th Century.
Ulster’s unique PSYLO™ weaving technology offers total design freedom with no restraints on pattern repeat or scale of design from a palette of up to 25 colours, making Cliveden the perfect PSYLO™ project. Ulster are proud to have worked on such a prestigious National Trust heritage site. Collectively the carpet designs have created a look of opulence and quality, befitting of this 5 star hotel’s enduring reputation.