5 style lessons from Artist Residence – Bristol’s new hotel inside a former boot factory

The boutique hotel group has designed a stylish hangout – and non-artists are also welcome

Artist Residence in Bristol
(Image credit: Artist Residence / Paul Massey)

After half a decade in the making, Artist Residence Bristol has just opened its doors – in a Georgian townhouse on Portland Square. The former boot factory underwent a transformative renovation from a derelict building into the boutique hotel group’s latest endeavor – and it’s as stylish as you might expect. 

From the Artist Suite to the Library to the hotel lobby, the property is a trove of modern decorating ideas that you can mirror in your home. So, to celebrate the opening, we’ve listed our five favorites, so you can recreate its aesthetic in interiors far beyond England’s southwest. 

1. Indulge in the fruit motif trend 

Artist Residence in Bristol

(Image credit: Artist Residence / Paul Massey)

The ever-so fresh fruit motif trend shows no sign of slowing down, despite the end of the sunny season. Instead, Artist Residence is prompting you to over-indulge in fruity prints – to cleanse your interiors and signify the space as the ultimate party place. 

Whether you choose a statement print (as seen above) or you opt for a delectable wallpaper or soft furnishing – this interior design trend is unlikely to expire anytime soon.  

2. Elevate your interiors with a four-poster bed  

Artist Residence in Bristol

(Image credit: Artist Residence / Paul Massey)

Few furnishings ooze regency like a four-poster bed – the eighteenth-century staple that has seen a recent revival following a particular Netflix series (featuring a certain Bridgerton family). 

This Georgian icon is perhaps a fitting addition in the townhouse setting – but we’re wholly inspired to mirror its decadence across all our modern bedroom ideas – in homes of all eras. 

3. Flirt with a turmeric palette 

Artist Residence in Bristol

(Image credit: Artist Residence / Paul Massey)

Turmeric is making waves in industries beyond the interior design world, from the catwalk to your coffee and everywhere in between. However, nowhere showcases our latest color crush quite like Artist Residence, where this trend flows in abundance. 

From the rich hues of the turmeric-toned curtains to the subtly golden shade of the brass fixtures and vivid artworks – thoughts of this fashionable shade are never too far away. So, when looking for painted wall ideas, this is your call to join the golden age. 

4. Lime-wash your walls for a distressed-chic aesthetic  

Artist Residence in Bristol

(Image credit: Artist Residence / Paul Massey)

The art of lime washing is one that has already taken over social media, and all for a good reason. However, this Instagram-approved look is certainly not a new fad. Instead, it is an ancient European movement that showcases a century-old technique to create an imperfect finish that has never felt more modern.  

5. Bring subway tiles into the bathroom  

Artist Residence in Bristol

(Image credit: Artist Residence / Paul Massey)

Just like all five lessons, subway tiles aren’t going anywhere. This modern bathroom idea is already a fitting favorite in minimalist bathrooms, but Artist Residence has just given it an eclectic twist by pairing its neutral hues with Azulejo-style squares. This creates an escapist aesthetic that brings an element of far glazed shores to the historic English city. 

Rates start at £125 (approximately $170) for a double room, suites from £365 ($498). Breakfast is available for an additional charge of £16.50 ($23) pp, all-inclusive. More information is available via Artist Residence’s website.  

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly loves writing about contemporary styles and trends for Livingetc.