The Australian Tattersalls hotel was decorated in a retro chic atmosphere. With this restoration, design office Luchetti Krelle honoured the heritage and art deco history of this beautiful hotel in Armidale.
The hotel was built in 1854 and was named Tattersalls in 1884. Today it has 25 guest rooms and suites, cosy communal lounges, a courtyard, restaurant, bar, and so on. These were all renovated and refurbished as was the facade. Throughout the building, the original curves and arches and the wooden and patina details have been preserved. The beautiful glass skylight, ceiling and solid wood staircase were all restored to their former glory.
“We wanted to set a lavish tone that conveyed the impression of opulence and richness without unnecessary adornment”
In the interiors of the common areas, we find rich colours such as burgundy, red, green and blue plus lots of velvet. The rooms feel rich, cosy and elegant. "We wanted to set a lavish tone that conveyed the impression of opulence and richness without unnecessary adornment," says Stuart Krelle, Creative Director at Luchetti Krelle. "Prior to its Art Deco transformation in the 1930s, the hotel was built in a traditional Victorian style, so the punchy jewel tones and elegant drapery were inspired by that decadent bygone era.” There's clearly a play with geometric patterns on walls, carpets, furniture, detailing... and curves which give it all a fun, retro touch. The combination of rich materials and colours, original elements and geometric details make Tattersalls a beautiful representation of the sumptuous Art Deco period. Here you will find pure finesse without too much fuss. © LUCHETTI KRELLE PTY LTD - Images By Tom Ferguson