Up in the Olde Hotel

British interior designer Ilse Crawford has a knack for dusting off traditional English style without succumbing to cliché. For the Olde Bell, a newly refurbished inn in the English village of Hurley, in Berkshire, she combined classic materials like tweed, oak and felt with sleeker touches like Bestlite bedside lamps and modern dining chairs. Guests will find discreet luxuries such as Aesop bath products, retro-style Roberts radios and Windsor rocking chairs. But the real focus at the Olde Bell is the common spaces. "It's all based around the table," says Crawford of the inn's public rooms. So the dining room has...

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