Make your home like a hotel
Recreate your favourite hotel room at home
. From international chains to individual boutiques, a growing number of hotels are doubling up as interiors suppliers for guests who want to recreate that inroom vibe at home. Earlier this year, Four Seasons announced that their new beds and bedding will be available to buy through their hotels, while St Petrocs Hotel in Padstow,$UK$has plans to expand the range of homes accessories in its online boutique.
Copy the hotel look at home Sofitel
. Sofitel set up So Boutique$10 years ago, and it now stocks a comprehensive range of products covering everything from bathrobes and slippers ($25) to a Bose sound system or Jean Nouveldesigned aluminium chair ($1,770).
Perennial bestsellers are the beds, pillows and Yves Delorme pillowcases (from$70) $ but you could also snap up some of the colourful cushions and other homes accessories designed by Kenzo Takada for Sofitel Mauritius (pictured), or one of the ceramic vases ($139) created by Christian Lacroix for Sofitel So Bangkok
Alila Hotels and Resorts
. If you happen to stay at an Alila hotel, theres every chance youll fall in love with their bathroom and spa products, all hand made from natural, organic ingredients on Bali. One US travel editor declared them
. Westin became the first hotel company to sell a signature retail line when it unveiled its Heavenly
. Some people love the whole shoppinginasouk experience, but for others its just one long hassle. The boutique at El Fenn (Vanessa Bransons cool and newly refurbished riadhotel in Marrakech) is tailormade for those who fall into the latter camp.
Theyve stocked the shelves with popular products from their own rooms $ such as kilim cushions (from$32) and tea glasses (from$3) $ and added to that with handpicked items from local designers and artisans. Expect colourful local pottery, handembroidered kaftans, quirky bags and lanterns, and natural skincare products.
. UK and Ireland chain Travelodgeare more associated with value than glamour. On first glance, you probably wont see too much in a$room that you fancy taking home with you $ but wait till you sleep in the bed. As part of a multimillionpound upgrade being rolled out across all the groups UK hotels, new Dreamer beds, produced by royal warrantholders Sleepeezee, are being introduced $ and theyre so seriously comfortable, you might well want to take advantage of the fact that theyre selling them online.
Chateau de la Resle
. The Dutch duo behind Chateau de la Resle (a sixroom Design Hotels member in Burgundy) have made a point of featuring work from contemporary artists and designers since they opened their French manor house to guests in 2010.
Now theyve gone one step further and launched their own design label, named after the hotel and featuring some of the pieces found there, such as porcelain tableware from De Intu
. The 50odd boutique properties that make up Kimpton Hotels like to do things a bit differently. So it should come as no surprise to find that instead of the standard white robes in their rooms, they have funky animal print numbers (leopard, zebra and giraffe).
Theyre one of the most popular buys ($90) from the Kimpton Style online shop, but youll also find lots of other products on offer, from the fun (hula hoops, faux fur throws and zebra lounge socks) to the functional (beds, bikes and bags) $ and whatever you buy, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to charity.
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
. Hilton Hotels & Resorts launched their online store in 2005, in response to demand from guests who wanted to snap up a Hilton Serenity Bed (from $1,116) for their own home. Its still one of their bestselling items from a range that focuses mainly on bed and bathroom products, with everything from sheets to shaving gels to shower curtains.
In addition, youll also find soothing spa music CDs to help you relax $ and, should you need a little encouragement to leave your new hotelworthy bed, Hiltons own 100% Arabica blend coffee ($14.95/12oz).
. Everything about Finca Cortesin is just right, declared one magazine reviewer $ and clearly many others agree, because since it opened in 2008 this fivestar Andalusian resort has been fielding queries from guests keen to recreate its look at home. Luckily, theyre happy to help and you can buy pretty much any of the furniture or accessories you see in your room or around the hotel, with the cushions and bed throws (from$1,200) proving particularly popular.
. With an MD who used to run famous design boutique Svenskt Tenn, and a hotel manager with an interiors background, its hardly surprising that the rooms at Berns Hotel in Stockholm are the very definition of Scandi chic.
You cant actually buy products from the hotel itself (with the exception of their Egyptian cotton bed sheets, available in the inhouse shop from SEK 1,295), but should you take a shine to a sofa or a liking to a particular light, theyll happily point you in the direction of the relevant store, so you can go and pick up one for yourself.
CountryInspired Master Bedroom
. In the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, designer Kathleen Rivers decorated a vacation home with style thats rustic but refined. With clapboard walls painted pale yellow Benjamin Moores Hepplewhite Ivory the master bedroom conjures its own sunny weather. The Swedishstyle bed from Acquisitions is upholstered in a lighthearted gingham by Cowtan & Tout. Curtains and valances are creweled linen from Zimmer + Rohde. The desk chair cushion is in Bennisons Roses Mono.
A ShakerStyle Bedroom
. Designed by Susan Tully, this master bedrooms cherrywood pencilpost bed and sober millwork pay homage to the Shakers.
Tree House Bedroom
. Designer Suzanne Tucker created this country house in California. A ceiling of natural cedar brings the outdoors in and creates texture and warmth in the master bedroom. The silk and linen Stark rug adds plush softness. Curtains and bed skirt are Leopard by Raoul Textiles. Dome pendant light from Hilliard.
Bedroom in Neutral Tones
. In a formal Alabama home by Tracery Interiors, patterns and textures give a greige bedroom subtle richness. Walls are Benjamin Moores Revere Pewter. The Bernhardt bed in natural linen is from Three Sheets. Throw pillow from Ankasa.
Red and White Guest Room
. When decorating the guest bedroom of her house in Bridgehampton, NY, design consultant Ellen ONeill picked out vintage redchecked bedding from a Paris flea market. It echoes the redchecked windowshade fabric from Ralph Lauren. Antique wicker hamper from Bloom. Iron bed from English Country Antiques.
Discover The Color of Luxury
. Keeping your walls, flooring and furniture neutral, brighten up your room with bedding in a graphic design and bright color. Take a collected approach to your linen closet and go for bed sets in different colors to rotate through all year long.
Engage in Pillow Play
. Give your bedroom the personality of a boutique hotel by layering on decorative pillows in a limited color palette, but play with various textures and patterns. Time to layer on luxury.
. Playing in a single color family can give your bedroom the Zenlike ambiance of a fivestar contemporary hotel. Choose a neutral like this silvery mint, and keep it interesting with as many shades and materials as your space can handle.
Indulge in Luxurious Towels
. Enjoy the hotel bath experience with super plush, highly absorbent ringspun MicroCotton
. Pattern, pattern everywhere Persian Pear wallpaper by Joanna Rock envelops the master bedroom in a Lake Michigan house designed by Martin Horner of Soucie Horner. The Simla sleigh bed from Robert Lighton is accented with throw pillows from Lynda OConnor and Max & Company on top of embroidered pillow shams by Jed Johnson. Wisterias Moorish chest doubles as a night table. Rug by Oscar Isberian.
. In the master bedroom of a house in California wine country decorated by Stephen Shubel, the smallscale pattern of C&C Milanos Gentleman Pied de Poule on a pair of Wisteria Xbase stools plays against the bold blueandwhite stripe on Restoration Hardwares Directoire bed. Carpet by Stark.
. The gentlemansclub tone of son Daniels room in designer Annie Brahlers Jacksonville, Illinois, house speaks to the teenagers interest in British history. His mother, designer matched Behr paint and a Jonathan Adler Union Jack rug to colors on a Vuitton bag.
Orange Bedroom Accents
. To add punch to the master bedroom of an Old Greenwich, Connecticut, house, designer Lee Ann Thornton upholstered a bench in an orange linen, Tuska/19 from Malabar. The John Robshaw print on the throw pillows reinforces the orange theme. The bed is upholstered in Stella Sand from Lulu DK. Lantern and nightstands from Mecox Gardens.
. In a Newport Beach, California cottage designed by Peter Dunham, an Alexander Calder print and Sultans Suzanni bedding by Martyn Lawrence Bullard inject a fanciful air in the guest bedroom.
. Designer Benjamin Dhong balanced the masculine strength of the custom bed in a San Francisco row house with a vintage Curtis Jere brass porthole mirror and gold Murano glass lamps by Steve Jensen from William Switzer: I like the geometry of clean, straight lines and hard angles, but it can be oppressive. Circular elements are compelling and very human.
. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullards canopied Jaipur bed in the master bedroom was inspired by a bed that belonged to Babe Paley. His Adras Ikat Print pillows add a revvedup mix of the houses pink, blue, and yellow palette.
. The bedroom is a study in contrasts. The ceiling, painted in Farrow & Balls highgloss Hague Blue, appears even more reflective about the soft matte texture of the red Hudson Bay blanket by Woolrich. The ornately carved midcentury Italian starburst mirror punctuates the plain expanse of wall painted Benjamin Moores Coventry Gray. Glimmering nailheads outline Hickory Chairs Chelsea Bed by Thomas OBrien.
. In a New York modernist beach house decorated by Christina Murphy, the master bedrooms knockout punch is a dramatically overscale headboard covered in Raoul Textiles Exoticus Elephant Leaf.
Sophisticated Teenagers Room
. Designer Amanda Nisbets daughters room in a New York apartment is hip and young, with splashes of modern art by Polly Apfelbaum hanging on the bookcase, and Gregg Carbo over the bed. Its a room she can grow into, although Ive left some littlegirl elements. The extratall headboard and the window shade are Canovass Mantego Tourmaline within navyblue cotton tape. Carpet is Starks Beaton in brown. Note the stylized Greek Key on the rug and headboard.
. In the master bedroom of a San Francisco Victorian, Ralph Lauren Homes Sloane Stripe wallpaper provides relief from the heavily ornamented bed, designer Ken Fulk says. Antique Asian hatboxes serve as nightstands. Fulks smart double Roman shade offers variable light control by layering opaque linen duck over translucent grass cloth.
. In designer Kelee Katillacs master bedroom in Kansas City, Missouri, the mats on the Piranesi Grand Tour engravings and framed fabric behind the bed are the same silk blend as the curtains, Sophia, from Katillacs Couture Collection. The Greek key trim is customembroidered.
A Sophisticated Feminine Bedroom
. In this little girls room by Ken Fulk Design, white faux patent leather headboards were custommade. The blackandwhite bedding completes the look of the bed.
. At the foot of a very chaste antique American bed in a bedroom of an 1820 Colonial house in New Jersey designed by Albert Hadley, one of a pair of English Regency benches, wearing its original flaking paint. The freshly painted bed completely folds up webbing, canopy, side rails, and all!
. A suzani bedspread from eBay and a Venetianinspired headboard covered in Nouvelle Orleans, a cut velvet from Clarence House that looks like ironwork, add exoticism to the master bedroom in a Brooklyn townhouse designed by Jonathan Berger. The Napoleon III rope ottoman covered in an Aubusson tapestry is from Henri Vanhoenacker Antiques.
. With a cool dip of color and a bright splash of pattern, an atticlike space in a Hamptons cottage became a lofty and restful haven. Designer Leslie Klotz found the quilt at a Brimfield summer antiques show, the accent pillow in Venice. Lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller. Wall color is Spring Mint and trim is Light Touch, both by Benjamin Moore.
A Modern Take on Retro
. For this guest room in a Nantucket cottage, designer John Willey took a 1960s colors combinationaqua and orangeand updated it. Walls are Benjamin Moores Lido Green. The Straw Woven throw and Maharaja Golden bolster are by John Robshaw.
A Dressed Up Bedroom
. A 1970s Kreiss headboard in Clarence Houses Flowering Quince dresses up the master bedroom, as does Blakes collection of vintage embroidered footstools and pillows. The room was going a little girly, but the Rorschachlike art by Adam Helms pushed it in the other direction, designer Steven Sclaroff says.
. This large guest room in a Charlotte, North Carolina, house, needed graphic punch. Designer Lindsay Coral Harper started with the Stark carpet, and ended with the Greek Key pendant light from C. Bell. Walls are painted Benjamin Moores Van Deusen Blue. Vintage nightstands are from Liza Sherman; Julia B. bedding.
. In the master bedroom of a comfortable family house, an antique door is the headboard, a trick designer Kay Douglass often uses to add interest while taking up less space in the room. Ivypatterned pillowcases are custommade from Galbraith & Paul fabric. The pair of Earl chairs are from South of Market. Walls are Seapearl by Benjamin Moore.
. A guest bedroom in designer Ken Fulks Provincetown, Massachusetts, house, is vibrant with color John Robshaw bedding, paintings by Marion Vinot. Ari side table, Oly Studio.
Soft Washed Wood
. The natural and muted tones of whites, grays, and blues in this bedroom were chosen by homeowners Harriet Maxwell MacDonald and Andrew Corrie for a casual yet refined look in their Shelter Island beach home.
Bedroom with a Touch of Vintage
. Two mostly black vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases propped on wood blocks and topped with a tray serve as a night table in this master bedroom designed by Ken Fulk. The bedding is blackandwhite with stripes and plaid.
. Orange bedding accents brighten a white guest room in a San Francisco row house decorated by Benjamin Dhong.
Bright and Green
. I love the hard geometry of the chest next to the frilly curtains, Olsen says. To add a soft touch to the metal Heimdal bed from Ikea, he slipcovered a length of foam in Schumachers Hong Kong for a headboard. Duvet cover and pillow shams by Schweitzer Linen. Because of their large scale, Mercury glass lamps from Circa Lighting make an impact. Theyre set on vintage end tables originally brown, Olsen repainted them a bright Chinese red, because every room needs a touch of red.
Ikea Storage Bed
. In the bedroom of a 400squarefoot Brooklyn apartment designed by Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Company, Ikeas Brimnes bed has drawers underneath, for more storage.
. In designer Stephen Shubels California cottage, MannOPrint curtains frame the guest rooms shipshape berth with builtin drawers. The Louis XVI portrait is a photocopy paper assemblage by Wood Biggs.
Pattern on Pattern
. In the master bedroom of designer Kathryn M. Irelands Ojai home, its pattern on pattern. The bedspread is Irelands Ikat red fabric and the pillows are a mixture of her fabrics. The curtains are her Floral Jacquard Killip. Blue cashmere throw form J. Roaman. The lampshade is made from a Robert Kime fabric, 12 Colors. Carpet is walltowall wool sisal.
. Having admired diamondshaped windows in stately old Syracuse houses, designer Thom Filicia introduced several in this lake house bedroom in Skaneateles as a repeating motif: I like how they float in a wall. This one punctuates a screen wall between master bedroom and shower. On the bed, an orange duvet from Serena & Lily warms up a blue one from John Robshaw. The adjoining bathroom has twin Kohler vanities and Arhaus mirrors.
A Spacious Bedroom
. Designers Hattie Wolfe and Abby Rizor made the most of the space in this master bedroom by moving the bed to the center of the room.
A Dark and Light Room
. Designer Mary McDonald covered one wall in the bedroom of a Los Angeles home in Ralph Lauren gray suiting wool to make it feel cozy, but painted the other walls Alabaster by SherwinWilliams to keep it light. Bed linens are from WilliamsSonoma. Pillows are of vintage silk necktie fabrics from F&S Fabrics.
Bedroom in Smokey Neutrals
. Designer Frank DelleDonne designed the headboard and covered it in Royal Suede by Edelman Leather. Sferra bedding; Ralph Lauren blanket.
A Colorful Boys Room
. In this little boys room, designed by Ken Fulk Design, the bedding is Frettes Hotel Collection. The ceiling is painted Robins Egg by Philips Perfect Colors, and the wainscoting is Benjamin Moores Decorators White.
. Hanging for decades in the this same spot, the chandelier in the master bedroom of a Northern Michigan lake cottage was freshened with paint. The fourposter beds headboard is in Ralph Laurens Coastal Stripe in Yellow & White. The homeowners stools were painted bright white then reupholstered in Raoul Textiles Chunari in Blue Willow. Its not supposed to be tremendously sophisticated just fun and easy and simple, designer Tom Stringer says.
Shades of Color
. Designer Mona Ross Berman used quieter shades of her colorful palette in the guest room of a New Jersey beach house.
Antique Pink Patina
. The faded pink walls and creamcolored curtains in designer Penelope Bianchis bedroom continue the overall Mediterraneanstyle seen throughout her Santa Barbara, California home. With her love of antique fabrics, an 18thcentury toile purchased off of eBay for $140 is a favorite find that she uses on her bed.
A Moroccan Bedroom
. The bed in this bedroom designed by Gene Meyer and Frank de Biasi is a tour de force of traditional Moroccan woodwork, custommade in Marrakech. The bedspread is handwoven in Tangier.
. To add a beachyvibe to her crisp, white bedroom, designer Carolyn EspleyMiller hung an old seafoam barn door above her bed.
. The master bedroom has a wild sage color on the painted bench and again on the bed, designer Ginger Barber says of this house in Round Top, Texas. I love it against the crisp white linen and whitewashed walls.
A Guest Room with Character
. Designer Tom Stringer used antique French steel beds warmed by gold and whitedotted quilts in this guest room.
. In a New York City pied
White Bedroom with a Touch of Green
. Designer Tom Stringer hung an antique circular mirror over a vintagestyle Williams Sonoma bed, which gives this guest room the feeling that its filled with a cozy jumble of inherited pieces.
Pretty in Pink
. Pink and turquoise accent the white bedroom of designer Kristen Ewarts 10yearold niece. The fun, simple decor fits in perfectly with this colorful California beach house.
Calming Blue and White
. To create a tranquil retreat for the homeowners, designer Eric Cohler designed this master bedroom with a creamy blue color palette.
A Modern Master Bedroom
. Behind the floating bed in this master bedroom, designed by Kristin Hein and Philip Cozzi, a paneled wall screens off closets and a dressing area.
. In a master bedroom by Jonathan Adler, the bed is draped with navy linen curtain panels suspended on Restoration Hardwares Estate Metal curtain hardware in oilrubbed bronze.
A TropicsInspired Master Bedroom
. In a plantationlike master bedroom in a Florida house with a stenciled frieze, antique pier tables are the perfect bedside height for the unusually high British Colonialstyle bed; the fabric of the canopys valance is from William Ashby, and the bedskirt, in Hinsons Dottery Blue on offwhite, matches the custom club chair and ottoman. The pattern of the Stark carpet is echoed on the master bathroom floor. Custom wall color is glazed and combed. Designer Robin Bell designed the decorative Gothic trim.
Sleek and Sexy
. Designer David Mann chose a shimmery gray, silver, and black color scheme for this sexy, contemporary bedroom in New York. For brightness, the owner simply pulls back the floorlength curtains to reveal an expansive balcony.
A Traditional Bedroom
. Designer Amanda Kyser hung a treasured 1932 depiction of the liner Normandie above the bed, which is dressed in a white quilt, with spread and pillow covers from Calypso Home
. The palette in the upstairs master bedroom in a house in western North Carolina comes straight from nature: Youre in the treetops spruce, pines, oaks, and maples, architect Ruard Veltman says. The headboard and bolster are covered in celadon Knoll velvet, and the tufted bench is upholstered in smoky Pindler & Pindler linen, which also covers the chevron panels in the niche.
. The master bedroom in this Georgia beach house designed by Jim Howard gets its breezy, relaxed attitude from the willowy, white canopy and distressed oak ceiling.
A Small Bedroom with Big Ideas
. To make this bedroom feel like a luxurious box, designer Peter Dunham upholstered the walls in his Mattress Ticking. His Kashmir linen covers a vintage iron bed.
Girls Room in Paisley
. Designer Windsor Smith decorated a Los Angeles family home in a glamorous, feminine style. The 10yearold daughters bedroom is young Indian princess meets modern preteen. Walls are covered in Peter Dunhams Samarkand. With the vintage iron beds duvet and bedskirt in the same paisley print, the effect is lavishly girly.
A Pink Bedroom
. Designer Stephen Shubel used Benjamin Moores Tickled Pink on the walls in this girls room.
A Colorful and Bold Bedroom
. Designer Kathryn M. Ireland used her own colorsaturated fabrics, which pack a punch in this guest bedroom
. Ralph Lauren Homes Ashfield Floral wallpaper turns a small guest room in designer Tobi Tobins Hollywood Hills farmhouse into a romantic retreat.
A Patriotic Room
. Designer Suzanne Kasler used a vintage 48star Old Glory as artwork in this childrens room.
. I love how the guest bed is close to the floor, says designer Patrick Wade. Its easy to roll into and just lounge there, like youre in a cocoon. He and codesigner David DeMattei stayed in the room to make sure it had everything a guest would need.
. In a traditional Maine cottage by designer Tom Scheerer, a state flag in a boys bedroom takes the granny out of grannys bedit actually was inherited from his grandmother. The wall is covered with Spatter by Hinson.
Simple Guest Room
. For the guest bedroom of a modernist beach house on Long Island by architect Cary Tamarkin and designer Suzanne Shaker, a simple bed frame was made by stretching painters linen over a wooden platform.
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