Hotel Indulgences: The Ganesvoort NY

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So I have been meaning to blog about The Gansevoort Hotel in New York ever since watching The Kardashians take NYC. I remember drooling over the ginormous houndstooth chairs and the mix of patterns, textures and the glamorous look of it all. It is the type of design I crave when staying in a new city. They have two locations in New York and here are my favorite rooms. This aerial view and that velvet sofa is my computer’s wallpaper now…

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Remember this was the suite Kim K stayed in during the Humphries era while filming Kim & Kourt take New York…

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Love all the steel and industrial looks of this sports bar…

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If you are scared to add too much color, simply use it in one furniture piece or small decor items for a pop..

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The magenta hued drapery really inspires me to add something heavy and regal and jeweled-toned for the cooler months in my own home…

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This lobby counter is pretty bad ass. I do wonder if they are over the chevron floor that was all the rage a couple years ago. It’s a risky move taking something so trendy for a commercial space. Then again, it could have been designed before chevrons became so popular.

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What a view! I can imagine sipping cocktails at night here…

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The illuminated art backdrops is a great eye-catching design concept. You can get the look in your own home with bookshelves and other things as well…

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I’ve been to New York a couple times (Manhattan specifically and you can read all about the Xmas trip here). Next time I go, I need to experience a rooftop bar…

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Hotel Indulgences: Prahran in Melbourne Australia

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The restaurant design in this hotel is amazing. The circular concept is made out of concrete pipes. That’s right….pipes, the kind you see at roadside construction sites ready to be lowered in the ground. Except…these are used for dining pleasures. This industrial look if offset with leather tufted booths and timber wood wall paneling. So much architectural detail is sure to be a conversation starter for all diners.

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Restaurant Indulgences: Park Ave NYC…

Ever see a restaurant that changes it’s interior based on the season? Well, welcome to Park Avenue NY. Captain James Cook’s travels are used as a loose design reference. They looked at the regions he had visited as a way of framing each season. For example, winter as seen above, pays homage to Cook’s adventures in the Antartic Circle. I remember as a kid I used to want to go to Antartica just to say I went. But living in Milwaukee where our winters are artic enough, I decided I’m good. LOL.

The floral blooms and grass in the plants screams SPRING which happens to be my favorite season.

Warm yellow hues brighten up the space like the sunny days of summer…

The bronze hue is picking up on the rustic woods of autumn with fallen dead leaves and bare branches…This is my favorite of the looks.

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Restaurant Indulgences…

Browsing the web today I came across a commercial/residential interior designer by the name of Tracie Butler. She’s done a number of hot spots in Cali as well as Eva Longoria’s restaurant Beso. See below for Beso’s interior as well as some other designs worth indulging in. (www.traciebutlerdesign.com) Click photos to enlarge.

Lighting does wonders…

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