County Hotel, Chelmsford
Located in the heart of the historic cathedral town of Chelmsford, the County Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. The hotel’s Samphire restaurant offers creative cuisine with lovingly and locally sourced ingredients, and has recently been updated, with contract dining furniture from Andy Thornton.
The spacious and stylish restaurant features pale sage panelled walls, creating a traditional look, with large floor-to-ceiling windows letting natural light flood into the room. To complement the calm colour scheme, Andy Thornton supplied over 40 Colt and Louvre side chairs, upholstered in a mix of leaf green and soft teal lustrous velvets.
More seating is provided by Colt armchairs and Louvre fluted back armchairs, which both feature durable solid beech frames. These are upholstered in a high-quality tan leather, lightly distressed with a pleasant matt appearance. The chair backs have been given a contemporary fabric choice, with the use of a bold, striped velvet.
In the bar area, a Charlotte two-seat sofa is upholstered in Designers Guild Cassia, a practical and handsome velvet with a distinctive matt finish. The button back gives a traditional look, to contrast with the more modern silhouette of the sofa.
Our popular vintage-style Belgrade side table and matching coffee table have each been given a bespoke touch, with the addition of elegant white marble tops. These are matched with Cocktail lounge chairs, upholstered in warm ochre and pastel pink, to provide additional seating next to the main bar. Upholstered chairs in sumptuous velvet are used throughout the elegant restaurant.
Marble table tops have been combined with Dream cast iron table bases in various sizes, creating different seating options and making for an interesting look, breaking up the uniformity of the layout.
Our Colt side chairs are used throughout the light and airy restaurant, providing comfortable, versatile and durable seating for customers.