Although we returned without spotting any whales we are very happy to have delivered yet another beautiful Natural Retreats project ‘The Inn at John O’Groats’.
Following on from our previous work with Natural Retreats, The Inn at John O’Groats has been designed with the same ethos as the residences bringing in an all British designed offering, with a special focus on Scottish makers.
Our stable collective remains with the likes of Award winning names, Naughtone, Another Country, Pottinger & Cole, &Then design and Anorak. However, new talent has been included featuring designers James UK, Design by Alex and Ellen Thomas.
The team worked closely with local trades to deliver details within the design that reflects on the inn’s seaside setting, using local fishermen to tie fishing knots for key-rings as well as sourcing Creels (Lobster pots) to create bespoke lighting including a 5 metre chandelier.
Continuing with the nautical, seaside theme we have introduced a specially designed hand painted way-finding scheme throughout the Inn, teaming up with an Illustrator from Manchester to create a bespoke font called ‘The Whale Tail’. A special focus on child friendly details has featured keenly across the Inn, creating treasure hunting and fact-finding ventures for all ages.
We are very much looking forward to the official opening in a few weeks time, where we will hopefully return having spotted some whales!
Keep your eye on the blog where we’ll have full details and official images of the project coming soon.