No.15 Great Pulteney
No.15 Great Pulteney has just opened as Bath’s newest boutique hotel; three Grade I listed Georgian buildings that have been completely transformed on Bath’s grandest street.
The building has been bought back to life by owners Ian and Christa Taylor along with Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson of Martin Hulbert Design, one of the UK’s star interior design firms – known already for their work at Coworth Park, Chewton Glen and The Grove, Hertfordshire. The result is a truly enticing hotel – a quirky yet elegant private townhouse – full of stories to tell through plenty of original artwork and collections of objects.
Full of character and tales of the past, No.15 Great Pulteney’s love of art and of storytelling is clear from the first steps into the hotel. The ‘Lost Earring Chandelier’ in the main sitting room doesn’t look unusual, until you take a closer look. Made from 5,000 lone earrings, as well as necklaces and crystals, this piece of unique artwork was commissioned by Martin Hulbert Design and bought to life by artist Lauren Sagar – renowned for her art projects based on storytelling and shared experiences – alongside Zoe Rigby and her team at Agapanthus Interiors. During the summer of 2016, residents of Bath were asked to donate their lone earrings to be part of the project to create a unique piece of furniture that represents thousands of personal stories, memories and gifts.
December 22nd 2016