Following my first trip to New York earlier this year I am just busting to go back. I can just imagine how nice it is at this time of year with the cold weather and Christmas lights.
Well if you’re planning to go anytime soon, check out this guide to some of the newly opened boutique hotels.
It’s no secret I’m a fan of Art Deco design, so for the luxury interiors recreated in the classic style, my pick would be WestHouse New York, just near Central Park. The building dates back to 1927 and they’ve created an environment reminiscent of a luxurious New York townhouse.
A timeless tone-on-tone palette of warm greys and browns has been used in the guest rooms and suites with dark wood elements adding that residential touch.
There’s plenty of contrasting texture from the plush cushions and throw, to the carpet, curtains and diamond-buttoned bedhead. It’s luxurious, yet understated, with all elements working together, rather than any one piece screaming out for attention.
The colours and finishes are a great example of achieving harmony in design, which is one of those buzz words us designers like to use. It makes for a very peaceful and calming design, just what you need in a bedroom.
And how about that bathroom? It’s Art Deco luxury at its best from the marble tiles to the dark timber vanity with chrome detailing and those fab wall lights. I love the mix of the plain marble wall tiles in a vertical brick pattern and the herringbone pattern of the floor tiles in the classic black and white colour palette.
Feature tiles are definitely a popular trend in bathrooms and a pared back version of this look would give it a more modern look. If you just replaced the vanity with a plain black, white or timber veneer one and changed the wall lights to something more contemporary, you would instantly have a modern bathroom that still has some of the timeless Art Deco feel.