Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Redecorating Peckham I

You know that we are redecorating and we'd like to give you an insight of what's going on.
The hotel is formed of three buildings, so we decided to decorate each one of them in a different style representing different chapters of Peckham's history.

The first style, called "Working memoirs" is focused on the fast growth experienced by the neighborhood when workers moved in the area looking for accommodation.
Since our main building was formerly the headquarters of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers, this topic was the most adequate.

We looked into the building's and the neighborhood's history, we found a quote by Sir John Boyd, who was general secretary of the AUEW, "I always insisted that we make our large front garden as beautiful as possible for those who passed by to gaze upon an oasis in a concrete jungle"; there is where we got the inspiration for the green walls. And of course, we couldn't go without some rusty machine wheels.

So here's what we did:

Despite our love for steampunk, we didn't want to go there and I think that we avoided it.
You cannot see it on the picture, but we have hidden an inspirational Benjamin Franklin's quote in the room.

Any comments? Do you love it? Hate it?

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