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New project: creating a bespoke art deco space for Charlton Hall

New project: creating a bespoke art deco space for Charlton Hall

Posted on the 18/04/2020 by Karndean Designflooring

On a secluded 150 acre estate in Northumberland sits Charlton Hall, a speakeasy wedding and private party venue with beautiful views looking out over the coast.

Looking to create a stunning place for couples to say, “I do”, entrepreneur and owner Richard Shell turned to Karndean’s versatile Opus range to create an extraordinary bespoke floor design for the ceremony hall, housed within a Georgian barn, and throughout the venue’s guest dining and social areas.

Richard Shell explained: “We wanted to add an element of surprise by choosing a design that guests wouldn’t expect from a traditional building built around the late 18th century. Charlton Hall is a very courageous venue in terms of interior design, so we felt it was important to carry this eccentricity into the ceremony hall and throughout the guest areas.


Above image features Opus Luna SP111 and Nero SP115

“When selecting the floor design, it was absolutely essential that we created a floor that was both luxurious and somewhat off the wall. For functional reasons, it also had to be durable and suitable for underfloor heating.”

In the ceremony hall, an unusual art deco floor design has been hand cut from Opus Luna and Nero by Shaun Baston from Total Flooring and partnered with a romantic floral canopy suspended from the ceiling, decorative lights and contemporary acrylic chairs.

Richard said: “The ceremony hall is a very important consideration for couples who are choosing their wedding venue. The design truly captures the imagination and has become quite a talking point. We believe this is because the special cut floor is so striking; it really makes those wedding photographs stand out.”


Above image features Kaleidoscope

Keen to continue a quirky geometric theme throughout the wedding venue, the dining and bar areas also feature a spectacular bespoke monochrome design, uplifted with bright pink chair cushions. As guests then enter the cloakroom areas, they experience an imagination running riot with a series of fantastic eclectic designs. Graffiti art from the artist Lynsey Jean Henderson and bold wallpaper has been paired with unique geometric floor-to-wall patterns and brightly coloured design features for an unforgettable ‘out of this world’ experience. Guests will also appreciate the contrasting Kaleidoscope Tripoint design in the Looking Glass loos with its equally impressive handcrafted bespoke cut Kayne West wall art, made from Karndean flooring.