Dromoland Castle launches remodeled Presidential Suite

Dromoland Castle has announced the launch of its remodeled Presidential Suite.

Dromoland Castle is a castle resort on the Emerald Isle, offering fine dining, deluxe accommodations, amenities, outdoor recreational opportunities and lavish interiors. With the remodeling, on offer now is its first four-poster bed and bespoke treatments.

Styled by No. Twelve Queen Street, the Bath England design firm, the centerpiece of the four room suite – with sitting room, dressing room, bathroom, and bedroom – is its four poster bed, the first in Dromoland Castle. The high-ceilinged rooms sport gothic details in the cornice, architraves, and doors, while the windows offer views of the Castle’s lake and grounds.

The goal was said to “respect the essence of the space while creating a comfortable, light, luxurious experience”, so that the design scheme uses soft golds and aquas together with silver gilt and nickel. These tones were incorporated into the bed finish and wallpapers, fabrics, pictures, furniture that feature a mixture of painted finishes and natural wood tones, and lighting.

The sitting room, which includes a writing desk positioned at the window, has documented hand printed damask wallpaper called St. Antoine: hand-brushed clear ivory with the design printed by a block in a soft yellow/gold. A complimentary documented woven damask fabric is used in the curtains, with designs detailed in soft cream and yellow that borrows from the wallpaper. The curtains have a bullion trim on an integral pelmet and are hung on painted cream poles with decorative finials. The upholstery fabrics are each woven aqua/cream tones to complement the wallpaper and curtains. The artwork includes mirrored framed 18th century flora and fauna prints, and a portrait of an 18th century lady.

The design’s centerpiece is the four poster bed. Both it and the window treatment fabric reflect the furniture, with a soft gold lining in the drapes and aqua and gold embroidered cushions on the bed. Chinese toile wallpaper in aqua and silver unite the room’s features. A Chinese lacquer wedding chest hides the television in an alcove opposite the bed. There are two wing chairs by the window.

The dressing room has curtains made of the same aqua damask fabric used in the bedroom and sitting room. The furniture is bespoke: the dressing table features the same finish as the bed, and the gothic wardrobe is finished in paint of cream and yellow with gilt detailing.

The stand-alone bath is in the middle of the room. In the middle are two basins with mirrors and lighting. The separate shower room – consisting of his-and-her showers – boasts marble graces on the floors and the walls, and on the floor and walls of the shower; mosaic slips in the floor; and wells that provide detailing.

Dromoland Castle, located in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, was built in the 16th century. Set on the shores of Lough Dromoland, it is surrounded by over 410 acres of scenery, including a championship parkland golf course. The castle has 99 guestrooms, Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, a spa, and traditional outdoor recreational opportunities.

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