Hotel Du Lac: the comfort of a wonderful view and bespoke interiors
41 Interior & Design handled the project for the expansion of this facility at Limone sul Garda. A total look from the custom furnishings to the details of the finishes, in which ceramics played a major role
In a point suspended between sky and water at Limone sul Garda, Verona firm 41 Interior & Design managed the expansion of the Hotel du Lac.
Updating existing facilities means not only adapting them to contemporary tastes and service requirements, but also fitting the new project into the existing structure in a sustainable way, without necessarily introducing drastic modifications, but improving its overall performances.
The renovation involved one master suite and 14 suites on the third and first floors, with interior design focusing on the choice of finishes.
“We were involved in the project from the outset,” 41 Interior & Design explain, “enabling us to delineate a very clearly defined design approach, based on carefully chosen materials, colours and light effects.” The project respects and evokes the lakeside context, and the special relationship between water and light.
In the rooms, therefore, special care was taken over the lighting design: “with lighting provided entirely by spotlights and LED lights integrated in the suspended ceilings, creating light effects which can be varied to suit guests’ needs, and offer different scenarios at different times of day,” the interior designers explained.
All the furnishings were developed and produced to 41 Interior & Design’s specifications: the sommier beds, the armchairs and the sofas have simple shapes and are upholstered in tactile fabrics in solid colours which suggest the sand and blue of the lake, orchestrated with the more neutral taupe. The interior designers paid particular attention to the finishes of the walls.
The master suite, its almost 70 m2 subdivided with lightweight partitions through which the various areas are partially visible, features the colourful flowers of the Gipsy decor from the Marazzi Alchimia collection. In the other suites, the series of wallpapers is decorated with geometrical patterns that line the insides of the showers and then continue in the lounge area.
The walls are covered with ceramics: from theextra large slimline thickness porcelain stoneware slabs of the Grande Marble Look collection (Imperiale and Saint Laurent finishes, 120x240 cm – also used to cover countertops in continuity with the walls) to those of the Alchimia collection (60x180 cm) with texture inspired by micro-cements. The smaller sizes of Lume from the Crogiolo collection (6x24 cm) also feature, for exceptionally glossy surfaces that add vibrancy to the interiors.
For the master suite, the floor covering chosen is the natural oak-inspired Marazzi Vero collection (22x180 cm), while in the suites, floors are in the soft, uneven textures of Grande Concrete Look (120x120 cm).
Outdoor pavings are in the Powder concrete-effectcollection (Smoke finish, 60x60 cm).
“We fell in love with Marazzi at first sight,” the interior designers continued, “and we used their material widely to give an ‘Italian style’, so the luxurious new rooms would fulfil the guests’ dreams.”