Bill Lumley

Bill Lumley is the Editor of Luxury Bed & Breakfast magazine and Innkeeper magazine. Bill previously worked as a Marketing Director for a central London high-end design agency, Jordan Design, was also previously the Editor of a global duty-free magazine between 2008 and 2013 and between 1989 and 2008 worked as a reporter and editor for a number of titles covering insurance, investment, banking and intellectual property.

As a Vision Style Awards judge for 2018, we spoke to Bill to find out his thoughts on the up-and-coming interior design trends across the world of hospitality over the coming 12 months.


What made you want to be a judge this year?

A strong interest in the pursuit of the best and most stylish designs in the hospitality world.

What do you think will set an entry apart from the rest?

Originality and wow factor combined with practicality.

What do you think will be some key design trends over the next 12 months?

Minimalism, colour blocking, sleek technology, LED innovation.

Is there anything you think is becoming less stylish and sought after in the world of hospitality?

Shabby chic, quotes on walls, nautical motifs, Tuscan kitchens.

What do you personally look for when choosing a venue?

Boutique appeal.


To enter your venue in the 2018 Vision Style Awards or to find out more about the prizes and entry requirements, be sure to visit the Vision Style Awards webpage here. Alternatively, why not read our definitive guide on hospitality interiors, our Vision Style Guide here, and your very own venue could be featured next year.