As part of the Hotel Hershey’s Grand Expansion, C2 Limited designed six four-bedroom and four six-bedroom luxury cottages.
Our challenge was to incorporate a deep-rooted sense of history and infuse it with a modern twist. We included transitional pieces such as decorative hand-forged lighting, accessories and florals. The pallet of warm earth tones and the custom furniture relates to both the Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish modes of construction.
Using local quarried stone, sustainable materials, reclaimed antique chestnut for the flooring and relying on a regional sensibility, we custom designed the bedroom furnishings, closets, area rugs, bathroom tiles and window treatments.
The cottage interiors were conceived with a complex goal in mind; to be sophisticated, yet relaxed, with an eclectic mix of furniture to convey warmth, comfort and a sense of being at home. The results are luxury, year round guest cottages attracting families, corporate and social groups.
The Hotel Hershey, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a member of the Historic Hotels of America, was built by one of the nation’s most iconic entrepreneurs, Milton Hershey, in a town named for his confectionary empire.
Our objective was to renovate the dimly lit, dated registration lobby, which had originally been a valet parking garage.
We infused our new designs into the existing DNA of the Hotel. By designing a custom back-lit stained glass ceiling, we created the illusion of an open space and brought added height to the room. The ceiling also gives the impression of more natural, welcoming light to the area.
The custom floor carpeting complemented the ceiling, and provided what we hoped for -- a welcoming, yet calming path through the lobby to the registration desk.
The challenge was to design the interiors of a luxurious vacation residence for a client on the remote and uninhabited Caribbean isle of Ambergris Cay. The requirements set forth were simple: clean, elegant and uncluttered.
The concept for the home interiors was to create a soothing environment along with a sophisticated design while taking full advantage of the sweeping waterfront vistas and cooling trade breezes. We chose a clean neutral interior palette, allowing the views of the sky and ocean to enter into each room. Hand painted furniture pieces are coupled with carefully selected fabrics to bring a feeling of individuality and comfort to the space. Coral accessories, carefully selected artwork, and hand loomed area rugs bring a true feeling of home. With an aesthetic blend of international lifestyles and a hint of British tradition, the subtle mix of fine furnishings and accessories work together to denote a sense of the worldly interests of a well-traveled individual.
The Private Dining Room at The Harvest Restaurant is one aspect of the The Hotel Hershey’s Grand Expansion. Our objective was to design a free standing year-round restaurant contextually blended with the adjacent guest cottages.
While designing a new restaurant concept, C2 Limited drew inspiration from the cultural, historical and geographical heritage of the Hershey area. In addition to employing Amish craftsmen from the area, we used local, sustainable materials throughout the restaurant. Inspired by a regional sensibility, the team designed dining tables and chairs, carpeting, bathroom tiles, window treatment, uniforms, tabletops, menu covers and decorative lighting.
For private events, the featured patio dining room was created with drapes which can be drawn to provide intimacy. Although it’s used for a variety of events, it was designed to have a distinctly feminine appeal – a room to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers, or other social occasions.
The Greenbrier, a 200 year old national historic landmark, is located in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Our objective was to transform the dreary, underutilized Theater Corridor – infusing a renewed sense of purpose, intrigue and historical significance, while retaining the resort’s signature Dorothy Draper imprint.
Working with the Greenbrier’s historian, C2 Limited used reproductions from the archives, creating an historical record, framed and displayed along the corridor, to document the resort’s storied past.
The custom designed damask, black and white carpeting, inspired by Draper, draws the eye toward the most dramatic aspect of the redesign - the theater doors at the end of the corridor which were transformed from the formerly plain, gymnasium-style doors into bold, eye-catching points of interest.
The Corridor has now become a part of The Greenbrier’s historical tour where guests linger, admiring the pictorial who’s-who of dignitaries, celebrities and other notables.