The Strand Hotel

L’Estrange Designs undertook the redesign of the 10 bedrooms, and the ground floor bar and restaurant in the Strand Hotel in Bray, Wicklow. Being the former home of Oscar Wilde, we wanted to add a nod to the iconic writer in each bedroom, with custom prints of famous quotes which we designed, and also a writer’s desk in every room, for those who wish to follow in his footsteps. The schemes were to be bright and airy, with colours to reflect whether the room had either a sea or mountain view. Some rooms feature mural wallpaper, while each also has a custom oil painting by company Creative Director Jill L’Estrange.

The bar embraces a deep emerald colour scheme, with polished brass lighting and a mix of both tan leather and green velvet seating. Dining zones play with light, in whites and coastal blues, to balance the moody drinking areas. Furthermore we added new flooring, a bar redesign, custom panelling, and new furniture and lighting throughout. The finishing touches include, of course, iconic quotes by Oscar Wilde.