The Waterside Inn’s in-house designer, Laura Roux, and facilities manager, Shane Spiers, were overseeing the refurbishment of four of its unique guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, all of which have their own distinct character, inspired by the Thameside setting.
Each room has been designed with comfort and luxury in mind, from quality beds and linens to elegant furniture and soft furnishings. The main challenge of the refurbishment was to harmonise it with the overall design and décor of the restaurant and the hotel environment.
Hamilton Litestat was recommended as the preferred supplier of stylish decorative wiring accessories by Stephen Hogg of Maidenhead-based H&H Electrical Contractors. A frequent specifier and installer of Hamilton’s solutions, he was confident in Hamilton’s ability to deliver quality products, while finding a suitable design and finish to perfectly match each room and provide a cohesive theme throughout.
Hamilton’s Perception CFX, a high-quality transparent design with concealed fixings, was chosen for the guest rooms. With snap-on clear front plates in a minimalist design, the solution allows for a section of the wallpaper design to be inserted so the plate discreetly blends with the interior décor.
“The beautiful Perception CFX clear plates enhance rather than detract from the impact and design of the spectacular wallpapers and paint treatments we’ve used in each room,” explains in-house designer Laura Roux. “We have carefully chosen outstanding designer wallpapers to make strong statements in each room and set the theme. This is why the choice of Perception CFX and Sheer CFX sockets have been so integral, since they do not detract or spoil the impact at all.”
Hamilton’s switches and sockets complement and enhance the room from both a design and function perspective, rather than detract from the breath-taking design scheme.
Additionally, from a functional point of view, Hamilton’s production flexibility meant that it was able to create bespoke plates tailored to The Waterside Inn’s exact requirements. Positioned at either bedside in all four rooms, eight Perception CFX single sockets with USB charging were created specifically for this project at Hamilton’s Bristol-based manufacturing facility. Hamilton also created ‘blank’ Perception CFX plates that could be adapted on-site to accommodate third-party temperature control sensors for the room’s heating, ensuring design continuity throughout the guest rooms.
“We are delighted with our choice of Hamilton sockets and switches,” praises Laura Roux. “Their sleek, contemporary lines harmonise with each room’s design rather than obscuring or clashing with them. Importantly, the sockets are also easy to keep spotlessly clean with their light reflective qualities adding a new dimension.”