HOTEL PALISADE: HENRY DEANE
Whereas Level 4 is inky & rich as you ascend the steel clad staircase , you reach the top of the world – all airy, bright & magical. Floaty hand dipped curtains blow in the breeze, as waiters glide around pink leather sofas & handprinted leather DJ box with cocktails & oysters. We built a curved glass panelled kitchen that meets the porcelain & leather fronted bar that flanks the Southern wall. The salvaged hardwood floor is a nod to the areas industrial past lit by custom brass cap shades. Everything in this space is custom-made & handtouched by many talented artists, makers, painters, tinkerers, drapers, creatives, builders, smiths, signwriters, wrights, potters, tanners, glaziers, electricians & pickers who I coerced , wrangled & talked into making things in record time.
Hotel Palisade sits proudly on the hill, a beacon protecting the shores, a historical landmark that has been brought back to life with its next chapter ready to be written.