My greatest passion – even before interior design – is travel. If I were to write one of those “Things I Can’t Live Without” lists, my passport and suitcase would be at the top. So naturally I’m really interested in hotel design. I just love a beautiful hotel. I’m heading back to New York next month so I’ve been looking around for a place to stay and I’m really drawn to the atmosphere of the Greenwich Hotel.
I’ve been really loving clubby, leather sofas lately and especially paired with textiles in muted tones and lots of wood like here. I’m also considering one of the Thompson hotels which have a similar feel to me:
I love staying in hotels like this because you can indulge whatever mood you’re in at the moment and there’s no commitment as in redecorating your house. For example, on another trip to New York, I stayed at the Gramercy Park Hotel because the photos literally made my jaw drop and I just fell in love with the opulent vibe.
The hotel turned out to be as pretty in real life as in the photos. I would never combine burgundy with red or with light blue or green in my house and that’s precisely why it was so fun to stay there.
I didn’t have my camera so I took these photos with my iphone which don’t really do the place justice:
(bedside, bathroom light fixture, view from my room)
And two other contenders for my trip:
Soho House because it was designed by one of my idols, Ilse Crawford. I’ve had a clipping of this bedroom on my inspiration wall for a while now so how cool would it be to finally stay in it?
And the Royalton because it was redesigned by Roman and Williams who also designed the new Ace Hotel and the Standard in New York and I’m kind of into that aesthetic right now.