Nicky has been working as an Interior Designer since 1998, following a course at the Inchbald School of Design. Since that time, she has worked on many diverse projects, both large and small, abroad and in the UK.Currently Nicky is focused on her work for Calcot Hotels, where she is the Design Director. She is responsible for the overall look and design of the three hotels, from the smaller details to the larger areas of the restaurants, public rooms and bedrooms. Occasionally this involves working with other specialist designers but more often than not, her office handles all the hotel design work. Their work includes doing the schemes, the sourcing and procurement of furniture, decorative accessories, as well as commissioning bespoke cabinetry. Enormous importance is placed on combining the practical elements of hotel design with creative, comfortable, unique and personal interiors. Current Projects include the total redesign and refurbishment of The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel in Blanchland. This is a 21 bedroom property, public house and restaurant. Every element of the hotel is being designed and restored. Nicky is also working on the design and refurbishment of a new 3 bedroom house in Barnsley village, to join Barnsley House Hotel, as separate accommodation. At Calcot Manor Hotel there is a rolling programme of refurbishment throughout the year to re-design and upgrade various rooms.
Tori joined in 2012 as both Nicky’s Private and Business PA bringing with her a wealth of experience. As well as being fluent in French and Spanish, she coordinates projects, communicates with suppliers and ensures each job stays within schedule and budget.
Nicola Gartland is a highly skilled interior architect and designer. She produces all the technical drawings and her attention to detail is a huge asset in the hotel sector. She has a great balance of creativity and practicality.