Remodelista contributor Nell Card first uncovered the design-led holiday retreat in Bath called The Curator’s Apartment, renovated during lockdowns in 2020, and ever since we’ve pored over the way the design of each room conveys personality and story—in that case, of a fictional curator “who loves a mixture of the old and the new and would have more traditional forms of art hanging on the walls as well as more gallery-like installations,” creator, designer, and property developer Tina Liu told Nell at the time.
Two years later, we were intrigued to see that Liu has now expanded her rental offerings into The Curated Collection with the addition of two historic flats, each evoking a singular spirit all its own and giving the sense that some particular character—a curator, a writer, a cook—has just stepped out. As Tina and co. describe on the Curated Collection site: “Each of our holiday lets has been lovingly renovated from a run-down state, always with a theme in mind from the start, inspired either by historic features present in the building itself or the local area.”
Today we’re taking a look at the newly available flat called The Aspiring Cook, nestled in a row of classic Georgian terrace houses, with interiors inspired in part by English writer Hannah Glasse and her revolutionary 1747 book, The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, which went on to become a bestseller of that century.
What might an aspiring cook’s flat look like? Take a look.
For more information and to book, head to The Aspiring Cook.
And for more historic-minded renovations in the city of Bath, may we recommend: