Here are 5 beautifully styled guest rooms with decor ideas you will want to take home with you.
A hotel’s high-thread-count sheets or plush bed pillows can—and should—have a life outside of the hotel. In fact, the overall design of a hotel guest room can be a source of inspiration; basic cookie-cutter decor has made way for big-name designers and award-winning firms to create motifs from a vintage modern sensibility to streamlined cabin-style. Style-focused travelers can find plenty of ideas in these high-design spaces, including headboards crafted from salvaged architectural items or wall treatments featuring herringbone parquet flooring. After a long day of seeing the sights, a mix of soft materials and finishes sets the tone for a relaxing environment from upholstered George Smith chairs to silk rugs. Here, we rounded up five bedrooms from boutique hotels around the world that you can easily see in your own home.
Photo: Christian Harder
When using neutral hues, bring in different materials to give the space more dimension. The King room at the Dean Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, has a simple black-and-white palette but creates subtle drama through textures and architectural details. The inset headboard features beadboard paneling and a museum-style light fixture over a mirror; both the bed and the custom lighting were designed by ASH NYC. From $139/night; thedeanhotel.com
A plain room can become dramatic with a few coats of paint. Designed and owned by former fashion editor Vanessa Scoffier, the Hotel Henriette in Paris was transformed into a vintage-y boutique hotel using a bold and saturated paint palette, salvaged doors as headboards, and modern pendant lights. Ranging from 118 to 248 square feet, the petite rooms contain clever space-saving ideas, such as two-legged writing desks anchored to the walls. From $74; hotelhenriette.com
Graphic fabric prints and dark furniture can balance a pale space. The architecture of the Loft King room in New York’s Ludlow Hotel is emphasized by exposed wood ceiling beams and patterned curtain panels revealing oversize windows. An Indo-Portuguese-style four-poster bed and silk rug add an exotic touch, while a brass-trimmed table flanked by purple upholstered chairs lends glamour. From $425/night; ludlowhotel.com
Consider using standard materials in creative ways. Subtle design details by Studio NOCC make a big impact in this guest room at Paris’s Amastan hotel, where a petrol-blue wood parquet covers the floor and continues up the walls. The high ceiling is punctuated with a single display shelf for architectural interest, and a mix of textures and finishes—from a copper-covered headboard to lacquered oak furniture—elevates the dimensions of the space. From $330/night; amastanhotels.com
Original link: www.architecturaldigest.com