The local team behind Windermere’s award-winning hotel

winning design team celebrate

Cumbria’s award-winning best small hotel, the Cedar Manor, threw a party to thank the creative team behind their stylish interior.

Pictured here with owners Caroline and Jonathan Kaye are the specialists, all of them local, who form a truly Cumbrian combination to help win the accolade at the recent Cumbria tourism awards..

There’s Alison Tordoff who runs Fidget Design in Windermere and has helped the hotel win international design awards. She came up with the schemes for the stunning interiors, like the Coach House suite, and the new Welcome Lounge for which she designed its “bookends” wallpaper, and the centrepiece chandelier.

Then there’s Jo Vincent, based in Kendal, the glass artist who actually made the chandelier from recycled bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin. That’s now catching international attention and is about to be featured in a new lighting magazine.

The furniture craftsman is Andrew Smith, who came straight from the workshop and hid his tape measure in his pocket before this photo was taken. He runs Lakeland Fells Furniture in Windermere, and everything he has made for the Cedar Manor has been done to very demanding specifications.

Said Jonathan: “We have amazing design and creative people who have helped us create the best small hotel in Cumbria. So we brought them all together for a little celebration.”

Picture by Richard Gill/Great Impressions


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