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Safestay York
York, UK 2014


York, United Kingdom




December 2014

Interior Design services

Space planning
FF&E Selections
Lighting Design
Specialist Joinery Designs
Budgets & Purchasing
Project Management


Set in a Grade 2 listed building in the centre of York, we were commissioned  to design the second site of the Safestay brand.  The building was full of existing architectural  period features, which worked perfectly as a back drop for the lively and fun interior we created. The areas included: Reception, Bar, Lounge, Breakfast Room, Entrance Lobby, 30 Dorms, corridors, Garden and Back of House areas.

The reception area was relocated to make way for a new Entry Lobby at the front of the building, and the Bar area was moved to the front of the Building also. We designed new specialist joinery including new Reception Desk, Bar counter & breakfast buffet counter.

Along with the more major works of the public areas, our scope also included soft refurbishment of dorm rooms, including new colour schemes, new bunk beds and reading lighting.

The quirky artwork features heavily in this interior, as we felt portraits would be the obvious choice.  However we found more interesting pieces, such as the images of classic portraits with graffiti and those of animals in military uniforms. We brought a eclectic  and unexpected element to the interior.

There have been many rave reviews on various review sights including trip advisor regarding the fantastic and quirky interior spaces. It has become one of Yolks’  best destinations to stay. 


I have known and worked with Marian for the past 4 years. During this time she has been instrumental in assisting with the creating of the Brand Identity for Safestay, expanding this into a comprehensive interior design, which she implemented very effectively at our first site in Elephant & Castle in 2011.

She continues to be involved, currently completing the refurbishment of our recently acquired York site and soon to start work on 2 further sites for us. She is reliable, creative, and efficient and generally a great asset to the team, we highly recommend her.’

Larry Lipman