The Lodge Hotel Putney


The Brief

The Lodge Hotel in Putney has long been a fantastic place to stay in South West London, close as it is to the delights of Chelsea, Wimbledon and Richmond.

London-based family firm Distinction Hotel was brought in by owner and MD of The Lodge Hotel, Ben Hirshfeld, to design and furnish bedrooms that would impress business clientele but also appeal to couples and families.

The Finished Items

The city look of The Lodge’s bedrooms mixes luxury fabrics with industrial materials. Desks and side tables combine glass and metal with warmer features, such as walnut. Walls are treated to leather-effect wallpapers or cladding, and fabrics are a rich mix of herringbone, plaid and pinstripe. Distinction worked alongside the extension architects to ensure the plans for interior design and furniture were an integral part of the project from the beginning, with final installation taking just six weeks.


Having worked successfully with Mark Elliott and Distinction Group for over ten years, I was confident in giving them the design, furniture and soft furnishings remit for the Lodge’s new 25 bedroom extension. We settled on an
‘Urban-chic’ theme to tie in with the aesthetics of the building. I was impressed with the time given to developing the right look, feel and detail to the layouts, with much of the case goods being bespoke made. The extensive fit out phase went to plan, with any snagging put right by a very professional team. The Lodge continues to flourish as South West London’s premier independent hotel.

The Project in Pictures