The existing 250 year old Grade 2 listed restaurant and bar with boutique hotel above is a combination of old Tudor style and Edwardian styles.

Global Design & Architecture Design Awards 2023
Second Award | Interior (Hospitality) (Built)

Project Name: Funky Monk Boutique Hotel & Restaurant
Category: Built
Studio Name: Tone Interiors
Design Team: Manong Lewis, Kiara Jefferies
Area: Essex & London , United Kingdom
Year: 2022
Location: Essex
Consultants: N/A
Photography Credits: Nathan Jones Photography
Render Credits:  N/A
Other Credits: Bespoke Joinery – W J Carpentry

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The architectural fabric of the building had to be preserved while being totally refurbished throughout in order to bring it into the Twenty First Century.

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Architectural and layout features had to be retained due to the Listed status of the building, but the finishes, features and furnishings needed to become luxurious and sumptuous providing a memorable experience for the new visitors.

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The client wanted an alluring and sensual design, juxtaposing the old and new with emphasis on touch. For example: the fabrics and finishes needed to be tactile, and also the two building styles within the same floor needed to become cohesive and link together in a flow of spaces. This cohesion of design needed to run through not just the 9 hotel suites but also the open plan restaurant and bar.