Friday, February 18, 2011
I discovered the Palmer House after a friend had stayed there on a South Beach, Miami trip. Across the street, I noticed a great big white bear statue (how could you not?!) and wandered into yet another great hotel. One thing I know for sure, if it's exciting hotel design that you're looking for,
South Beach Miami is the place to be!
PALMER HOUSE:I'm not certain of the designer, but kudos to him or her, for a great transformation. The cool sophistication of South Beach is exemplified with clean lines, bright whites, and soothing blues. Take a look at one of the guest rooms:
Wall Detail: an easy design idea for your own home, use stencils!
AMAZING bath tile
The power of lighting:
LORDS HOTEL:Can you even handle the glamour of this boutique hotel?! Fabulous colors, shimmering walls, and great surprises around every corner.
Black accessories ground the elaborate wallcoverings and give your eye a place to focus
Great pallete of tropical colors:
Mr. Bear greets you as you enter the lobby and is totally visible from the street too
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
On a recent trip to the Bahamas, I took a walk around the Atlantis Resort. Following are some design inspirations that I found.
Dale Chihuly is a glass art genius and his works are all over the resort; truly a spectacle to behold.
The metal ceiling tiles in the casino seem to change colors with all of the flashing lights:
This is a beautiful transom with textured glass pieces applied:
I love the mix of textures combined with modern touches in this bar:
Stained glass sconces built into the wall:
This art is painted on, what seems to be, the removed trunk of a palm tree: