Project in Brief: The Laslett Hotel
Based in London’s exclusive Notting Hill, The Laslett is a boutique hotel from Living Rooms, comprised of 51 guest rooms designed by award-winning London based architectural and interior design studio Waldo Works.
A stunning project showcasing the very best in British interior design, The Laslett has been featured on the Conde Nast Traveler Hotel List and was awarded Outstanding New Hotel at the Independent Hotel Awards.
Taking its name from well-loved London local Rhaune Laslett, a community activist and organiser of the original Notting Hill Festival, almost every element of the interior nods to Notting Hill’s cultural diversity and vibrant past. The Henderson bar is named after Trinidadian musician Russell ‘Russ’ Henderson, who is widely recognized as one of the founding fathers of the iconic Carnival.
The other ground floor areas are a nod to Notting Hill’s bustling art scene. Rows of art books from British artists and the Caribbean align the walls, while accessories follow a retro color palette, creating a relaxed creative look.
“We wanted to capture the essence of Notting Hill back in the late 1980s and early ‘90s.”– Tom Bartlett, designer at Waldo Works
With a design brief to create a uniquely British hotel combining character and comfort, Crosswater London’s Belgravia collection offered the perfect fit. Combining a monochrome color scheme, classic subway tiles and elegant chrome fittings, the bathrooms were a design created with reference to the London Underground.
With each bathroom lined with full-sized Neal’s Yard products and much of the furniture crafted by British designers, the Laslett has transformed into a hip hotel with a nod to the traditional and a truly British edge.
Images courtesy of The Laslett.