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The living area of the suite of Martin Brudnizki’s Four Seasons Hotel. Yellow, blue and red heritage scheme

Explore Martin Brudnizki’s Four Seasons Hotel

The renowned designer has brought a new look to the space.

Jon Sharpe
By Jon Sharpe, Chief Creative Officer
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Situated in the picturesque Hampshire countryside, a short distance from London, Four Seasons Hampshire is a country getaway for those seeking to escape city life. Martin Brudnizki, known for his flair and penchant for the spectacular, was asked to reimagine the existing space. Inspired by the pastoral scenery, Brudnizki designed the hotel to transcend a feeling of a traditional English country house, all with an elegant, contemporary twist.

The drawing room of Martin Brudnizki’s Four Seasons Hotel |
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On entering the high gloss marble Reception, guests are met with the Drawing Room, with its wooden panelled walls, original fireplace and traditional rugs, offering a warm welcome. A variety of seating and cosy nooks provide the perfect spot to relax whilst art work and objects inspired by country sports and pursuits tie together the overarching theme of the hotel. Here, it is Brudnizki’s use of bold colours that sets it apart. Blue, red and mustard combine for a scene of elevated tradition, bringing warmth and life to the classic space. Rich patterns and fabrics like mohair, velvet and leather add dimension and the impression that this space has existed for decades. Further eclecticism is found in the foliage wallpaper, bringing the freshness of the countryside into the relaxed and luxurious ambience of the room. “It’s all the small details that make the whole,” Brudnizki explains, “and I think that’s the most important thing as there’s no whole idea without the details that support it.”

The Heritage Collection

Turlington Medium Table Lamp, Antique Brass
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Turlington Medium Table Lamp, Antique Brass

Occupying one side of the hotel, the Royal Suite is bathed in the natural light of french windows, accentuating the eclectic collection of artwork. A blue and yellow colour palette brings the traditional space to life whilst the classic materials of the oak bookcases and the marble bathrooms provide a sense of elegance that will never date. 

For Brundnizki, “That’s how people today connect with my work. Whether it’s modern or classical, they say to me, ‘Oh, it feels like it’s always been here’. I think it’s crucial so it doesn’t feel like some sort of UFO that’s landed and has nothing to do with anything.”

Outside, the terrace exudes the natural lushness of an English garden. Plants and trees grow throughout the space with a trellis draped with green foliage and flowers above. Entwined with a statement pendant light fixture, the space embraces the home’s charming country character. Under foot, the encaustic floor in an Edwardian patterned tile compliments the brick fireplace to create a rustic glamour in the outdoor space.