THE WHITE LION ROARS AGAIN
Leading tile supplier Solus has uplifted the interior décor at The White Lion Restaurant and Bar, which is located in Bristol, with the use of its floor and wall tiles.
Famous for the spectacular terrace view of the River Avon and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the refurbishment of The White Lion is part of the Malmaison Hotel du Vin’s investment programme into the historic property.
The re-design was carried out by Dexter Moren Associates and the team were tasked with retaining the character of the grade II listed building, whilst creating a contemporary and chic bar and restaurant area.
Working alongside Dexter Moren Associates, Solus produced a bespoke central mosaic feature floor using the Capital range, creating a standout design that adds charm to the bar, as well as the bathrooms. The distinctive gloss wall tiles from the Arcadian range also added a touch of style to the interior.
Anya Gordon Clark, Interior Designer at Dexter Moren Associates, commented: “The White Lion was an exciting project for us to work on as its a very well-known bar with such an iconic view of the suspension bridge. We aimed to incorporate the essence of this heritage in the redesign, focusing on industrial style features with a contemporary twist.”
The wall tiles from Solus’ Smooth range were also used in the refurbishment, as well as intricate patterned hexagons from the Illustrate range, which are inspired by traditional terracotta tiles. The warm earthy shades of Illustrate are complemented by three neutral options, which when mixed together create an enchanting design.
Anya continues: “We specified Solus for their extensive collection and unique designs. The tiles selected perfectly captured the heritage of the building whilst bringing a modern and tasteful touch.
“With the tiles being such a prominent feature, especially in the bar area, it was important that the tiles were carefully chosen. The variation and versatility of the tiles really adds to the overall aesthetic of the project design.”
John Rose from Solus, said: “Working on the redesign of the iconic White Lion has been a fantastic project. The striking mosaic floor created from the Arcadian range is a stunning feature which effortlessly fits with the character of the original venue.”