We’ve all experienced it at one time or another – that hotel room you’d love to take home. Well, thinking like the pros responsible for some of the most inviting and fabulous hotels in the world, you can bring that ‘atmosphere’ they create into your own home. We found a fabulous article by John Wogan from the magazine, Real Simple, who put his expertise to work and highlighted the pros tips. This is part one of a five part series looking behind some of the most notable hotels in the world. First up is the Halcyon House in Cabarita Beach, Australia.
Check here for a visual snapshot of this decor. In summary it has hints of midcentury modernism, which we are seeing in todays market as a big selling/buying attraction.
- Layer patterns. An eclectic mx of artwork atop a neutral tone-on-tone wall treatment gives space character. Additionally create a mash-up feel by utilizing an array of frame styles and sizes featuring a range of mediums. John Wogan says, “if they are tightly clustered it will make the mash-up feel intentional.”
- Use basic colors on the big pieces of furniture, be it a couches, chairs or beds. Anna Spiro, the hotel’s Australia-based designer, says, “The simplicity provides a wonderfully flexible backdrop for other decorative items.” Additionally, the supportive character decorations can easily be changed-up, when you feel the room needs a change in its vibe.
- Mismatched furniture pieces, like bedside tables, do not need to be copy cats of each other. Bring in antique pieces that are different from each other and John Wogan points out, “the space gets extra charm…just look for tables in a similar size to keep the room feeling balanced.”
(source: John Wogan, Real Simple, August 2019)