Monday Inspiration: Checking In
Hotels used to be just a place to lay my head in between grand adventures when I’m traveling. Now, I make them a part of my adventure by staying in boutique hotels that offer incredible design ideas.
Hotels designed with exquisite and restrained taste have become the epitome of sophistication in interior design. No longer are we seeing tired vinyl seating, polyester bed coverings, and wear-proof carpets that would be at home in an old airport terminal.
Today, interior designs for hotels are truly inspiring, whether they showcase bright colors, understated neutrals, modern styling, or traditional patterns. The Viceroy Villas in Anguilla, below, mixes materials in its lobby area, from glass that looks like raw stones to matte gold to stone and wood. It’s an exquisite combination.
Le Meurice in Paris expertly combines extravagant glamour and a cheeky whimsy, with bold combinations of green, gold, and blue.
The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, a 200-year-old resort that has hosted everyone from U.S. Presidents to the PGA, updates its traditional design with eye-catching color combinations like red and sea green.
Boutique hotels can be an interior designer’s dream, and they can also give you amazing ideas for your own home, from how to set up a welcoming guest room, to creating your own retreat from the world.