A newly renovated 19th century building in the heart of Magbate recently opened its doors to accommodate travellers. The new hostel has 12 truly unique rooms, each designed by local or international artists. Earthborn’s Claypaint was on hand to help these talented artists turn their ideas into reality…let’s step inside The Art Hostel, Leeds.
When you enter the Art Hostel you are instantly greeted by our brightest yellow Daisy Chain in the reception. Daisy Chain is used on each wall (ceiling included) allowing the afternoon light to bounce around the space. Featuring the original checkered floor tiles, this playful combination makes a statement that is bound to make you smile.
Flower Pot is used to create a warm, inviting social space behind the reception area. This colour perfectly complements the wooden accents of the area, such as the repurposed gym flooring and shelving unit partition.
Moving into the hallway, the playful colour schemes continue. Alternating stripes of colour that include Bo Peep, Lemony and Muddy Boots work well together due to Earthborn’s natural earthy palette. To keep this bold scheme coherent throughout the building, Earthborn Eggshell No.17 in Polka Dot is used on all skirting, window, and door frames. Polka Dot is the perfect blue shade that really does go with everything!
Upstairs on the first floor ‘The Common(ing)’ room was created by artists Sarah Li, Edwin Li and Lady Kit. Designed to be a room dedicated to “togetherness” (you can read more behind the trio’s inspiration here) it features our colour Secret Room. Painted on both walls and ceiling, it’s the perfect green next to the reclaimed wood furniture, creating a calm oasis that envelops you.
The green theme continues into the next room “The Rainbow Lodge” which is an 8-bed dorm designed by VIDA’s nomadic lifestyle. Drawing you into the room a rainbow on the door, spills through on to the wall and ceiling before finishing at a large window. The clean flowing lines perfectly showcase our delicious array of greens including Gregory’s Den, Sunday Stroll, Grassy and Hobgoblin with White Clay as the perfect neutral base. Finished off with reclaimed Tiffany style lamps, wood furniture and lots of happy plants, this room is the ultimate cosy escape.
Finally, room “Snowstorm Collection” is a smaller private double room designed by artists Nelson & Woodward. The artists wanted to celebrate Sponsors Mick Ward & Gill Crawshaws shared travels together by displaying a collection of snowglobes they had collected from around the world when ‘travel was reasonably accessible and cheap’. The duo used our deep midnight blue Toy Soldier as the backdrop for a large earth headboard to echo the depths of space. In contrast to the blue, pops of burnt orange are scattered around the room for a space that is fun and bold.
Want to see more of the rooms at the Art Hostel? Perhaps even a stay? Check out the Art Hostel website. Have you taken any inspiration from the artist’s using Earthborn’s paint? We want to see! Be sure to tag us #Earthbornbyme.