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Hotel Indigo - Durham

We recently completed the refurbishment of 83 bedrooms at the 4* Hotel Indigo, Durham.

The Hotel is a Grade II listed building, built in 1890 originally as council chambers and later owned by Durham University. 



The Brief

Each Hotel Indigo property is designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding area, so the designers drew inspiration for the bedrooms from three themes - Durham Cathedral, University Collegiate and Scientific Research - with bedroom furniture to match.

Every room was different in shape with something unique to each of them, as many of the original features were retained as part of the redevelopment. 


The Solution

Curtis Furniture worked closely with Howarth Litchfield and Brims Construction to manufacture and install bespoke headboards, wardrobes, nightstands, desks, TV units and mini-bars in all 83 rooms.

Dark timbers with chevron patterned veneers, faux leather headboards with intricate stitching and black metal work were used in the Cathedral rooms.

In the Collegiate rooms foam decor book mouldings were inserted to create the effect of real books as a tribute to the University.

The furniture in the Science rooms had a more modern feel with painted graphite grey veneers, resulting in a vibrant mixture of Victorian luxury and modern vibes throughout the hotel.