Famous for the spectacular terrace view of Bristol’s River Avon and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the refurbishment of The White Lion was part of Malmaison Hotel du Vin’s ambitious investment programme into the historic property.
The re-design was carried out by Dexter Moren Associates, and the team were tasked with retaining the character of the Grade II listed building, whilst creating a contemporary and chic bar and restaurant area.
Working alongside Dexter Moren Associates, Solus produced a bespoke central mosaic feature floor using the Capital range, creating a modern standout design that adds charm to the bar, as well as a similar, if more traditional motif in the bathrooms. The distinctive gloss wall tiles from the Arcadian range also add a touch of style to the interior.
Mosaic tiles from the Capital range create a standout design in the main bar area
Anya Gordon Clark, Interior Designer at Dexter Moren Associates, commented: “The White Lion was an exciting project for us to work on as it’s a very well-known bar with such an iconic view of the suspension bridge. We aimed to incorporate the essence of this heritage in the redesign, focusing on industrial style features with a contemporary twist.
“We specified Solus for their extensive collection and unique designs. The tiles selected, perfectly captured the heritage of the building whilst bringing a modern and tasteful touch.
“With the tiles being such a prominent feature, especially in the bar area, it was important that the tiles were carefully chosen. The variation and versatility of the tiles really adds to the overall aesthetic of the project design.”