Since The Earl & Countess of Derby took over the Hall in 1997 from Merseyside police they have made it their home and their life’s work to restore the Hall to its former glory, which they continue to do till this day.
Lady Derby plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the fabric of the Hall is well maintained and cared for. There are 17 bedrooms in the Hall which have all been individually designed by The Countess of Derby herself and we are proud to have been awarded 5* Gold by Visit Britain for our accommodation.
Over the last few months Lord Derby’s Suite, which is often used as the honeymoon suite by our couples, has undergone a major refurbishment and we are delighted to announce it’s all ready to welcome in our newlyweds to enjoy!
Lady Derby has been the driving force behind the planning and re-designing of this project. The suite comprises of a substantial master bedroom and a spacious dressing room with en-suite bathroom.
Her vision was to create a beautiful and tranquil space that exuded luxury and used only the highest quality of materials.
“My vision was to create a calming, tranquil environment with cool colours for brides to withdraw to when they need space and quiet during their busy wedding day.” The Countess of Derby
Lady Derby has dedicated her time and design flair to create the overall look she has wanted to achieve for these rooms.
For the Bedroom, Lady Derby opted for the BELLA range in Camomile by Lewis & Wood, a British supplier of beautiful and unusual fabrics and wallpapers. This is one of four designs in the Voysey collection, based on original drawings by the Edwardian architect and textile designer C.F.A Voysey.
Such a grand room demanded a centre piece bed and Lady Derby commissioned a four-poster mahogany bed that would evoke the grandeur of the Hall and fit beautifully.
In the Dressing Room, Turner’s Texture in Eggshell Cirrus features on the walls. This wallpaper is designed to look like the decorative painter, Hughie Turner has personally painted it on the wall.
We are delighted with the finished look and we hope you like it as much as we do!
Images courtesy of Matthew Rycraft
“My wedding was one of the best days of my life. Weddings should be held in a place that will evoke memories to cherish forever”
The Countess of Derby
Get in touch with Knowsley Hall:
0151 489 4827