The Waterside Inn’s in-house designer, Laura Roux, and facilities manager, Shane Spiers, were overseeing the refurbishment of four unique guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, each designed with comfort and luxury in mind.
The main challenge was to harmonise the refurbishment with the overall design and décor of the restaurant and the hotel environment. With guests staying for just one or two nights, each room must have impact and make an outstanding first impression, with hand-picked fixtures and fittings adding memorable splashes to make each stay special.
Hamilton Litestat was recommended as the preferred supplier of stylish decorative wiring accessories by H&H Electrical Contractors.
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.
Hamilton’s production flexibility meant that it was able to create bespoke plates tailored to 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 manufacturing facility. Hamilton also created ‘blank’ Perception CFX plates that could be adapted on-site to accommodate third-party temperature control sensors for the rooms' heating, ensuring design continuity.
“The plates are beautiful yet surprising since it is unlikely anyone would find them in a domestic setting,” adds Laura Roux. “Their transparency gives them a magical quality; they seem to disappear only to re-emerge when your hand or eye turns expectantly to find a switch or use a socket. The novel beauty of their designs transforms these functional, ubiquitous fixtures into works of art in their own right.”
Perception CFX has been complemented with Hamilton’s Sheer CFX design in a Bright Chrome finish, which has created accent switches and sockets to match other metalwork within the décor. The chrome finish matches seamlessly with the Samuel Heath door furniture, along with the chrome fixtures and fittings in the en-suite bathrooms, giving each a fresh and contemporary look.
Toggle switches complement the tactility that has been brought into the rooms through fabrics and textures, adding another layer of interest and luxury to the guest experience.
“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 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.”
“We are delighted with our choice of Hamilton sockets and switches,” said Laura. “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.”