Congratulations to Michele Hilton Design who have been shortlisted for Restaurant Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2016

design et al are delighted to announce that Michele Hilton Design have been shortlisted for a Restaurant Award  in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2016.

This interior design and transformation project of the iconic “Rockmount” Restaurantʼs former staff quarters on first floor of this listed building, has been transformed into a ”high style” restaurant in Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Michele Hilton Interior Design - Fine Furnishings. La Reunion Restaurant Cobo

The designer created a stylish, up-market destination restaurant and bar design including terrace areas for RW Randall seating for 90 covers, overlooking coastal views. The approach Michele Hilton Design Ltd wanted to illustrate were the seating arrangements which were oriented to benefit from ocean views and featured bespoke curved dining benches. Loose furniture was employed to maximise versatility and private parties.

Michele Hilton Interior Design - Fine Furnishings. La Reunion Restaurant Cobo

The palette of understated glamour features greys, golds, ochre and pearl inspired by Guernseyʼs skyscapes, westerly sunsets and marine lichen. Michele Hilton Design Ltd clad the interior shell in Victorian-styled wall panelling and textured vinyl seagrass wall covering to exude luxury and recall the propertyʼs former heritage. The flooring finishes featured stonewashed timber plank, mosaic tile and Bolon vinyl textile laid to a bespoke “wave” pattern. Antiqued brass, mother of pearl mosaic tiles, and matte gold plaster “impasto” finishes added a luxurious patina to the bar frame. Layered lighting featured iconic fixtures from Niche Modern. Bespoke furniture lent a nod to regional sea-life through scalloped fluted benches upholstered in shagreen textures, mohair or coral patterned velvets and teal passepoil.

LMichele Hilton Interior Design - Fine Furnishings. La Reunion Restaurant Cobo

Michele Hilton Designs Ltd was the sole Guernsey interior design firm pitching against London firms for this project. As a small firm under 5 employees, they won the commission in October 2013 and completed in November 2014. The high specification project was their first of this scale, and was executed successfully.