Design and decor features of beautiful hotels dazzle the eye from check-in to check-out. I base a great stay on the total property package, and interior design is at the top of the list. Stylish, chic and luxurious features provide a comfortable and unforgettable experience, and inspire ideas to use in our own homes. I am thrilled to participate in the Vegas.com “Bring Vegas Home” challenge using The Cosmopolitan Hotel as the model for design inspiration. It’s really no challenge for me to bring Vegas home. To know me is to know I’ve got a huge place in my heart for my oasis in the desert. Thirty+ years of traveling to Las Vegas puts you up close and personal with Vegas interior design and interior decorating choices through the decades as only Vegas can Vegas. The get up and boogie style of the ’70s set the trend setting for the period, and the over-the-top theme them and they will come extravagance ruled the design conscience ’90s and ‘2000s. Crystal baroque chandeliers and dark mahogany wood-paneled walls came to town years ago and still prove relevant to today’s Las Vegas, stylishly existing in tandem with the Californicated modern luxury currently headlining on the Las Vegas Strip. Forget what you’ve read or heard about tacky, kitschy or out of touch interiors- contemporary chic, relaxed elegance and modern luxury has checked in at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Chic surroundings in high style!
Crystal chandeliers are synonymous with glamour, and The Cosmopolitan believes in making a Vegas statement in contemporary and cosmopolitan fashion.
Crystal chandeliers aren’t just for the dining room anymore. Bathrooms, master bedrooms, kitchens, foyers and closets become a bright lights city when a crystal chandelier graces the ceiling or walls. Contemplating a “Bring Vegas Home” transition, I may be more inclined to pull back the reins on the your Vegas style is showing drama for a slightly scaled down version of glitz and glamour.
Dark tones and rich textures play the style game very well. I say double down on decorative drama with a premier focal point piece.
Las Vegas is an adult Disneyland of sorts, and the fantasy aspect of this desert oasis is part of the deal. Enter the Las Vegas Bungalows at The Cosmopolitan.
Design and decor features of well-appointed and well designed hotel rooms offer floor to ceiling ideas to pack up, bring home and implement into our own home decor.
“Bring Vegas Home” Design and Decor Winners:
– Lighting selections are crucial to the overall design of a space. The use of crystal chandelier(s) strikes a grand balance between ambient and accent lighting while instantly adding presence, form, function and ambiance. There are plenty of crystal chandeliers in today’s market that offer the look of expensive elegance with a most affordable price, and that point is always a design and decor winner. Another point of decorative visual interest is the focal point statement made by pairing design styles together in a non-traditional opposites attract in a wow factor on steroids kind of way.
– Wallpaper is a notable design and decor option. Classic patterns have no expiration date. Faux croc and wood grain patterns as well as traditional and new traditional grasscloth in neutral tones frame the space for pattern and bold color to proceed. Like a good optical illusion in a headliner magic show, the “headboard” in the image above is an optical and design trick. It’s wallpaper!
– Crisp white accents and linens raise the stakes. I know, I know- white in a high traffic hotel room? I don’t pretend to analyze the logic behind it, all I know is it works beautifully. This is definitely one of the “Bring Vegas Home” decor features I would not hesitate to try. Pristine white stands up to any decor style and pairs elegantly with the other neutrals in the space. Do the purple decorative throw pillows jump out or what? Make no mistake, great thought went into this neutral at first sight color palette.
– Mixing metals creates contrast, and contrast creates an interesting aesthetic.
– The allure of the design darling color combination black and white is at play throughout The Cosmopolitan. The draw is timeless, and the classic color palette complements the design flow and gives decorative balance to the contemporary setting.
Opulent interior design and interior decorating features from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offer fantastic inspiration for your own Bring Vegas Home challenge.
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Movies are not the only thing Hollywood does well. Some of the most memorable motion pictures in the history of cinema are not simply known for their cast or cinematic content, but for the classic Hollywood interiors of big screen legend.
When the architectural vision of near perfection captures the viewers attention and commands top billing it doesn’t necessarily speak to the weakness of the movie, but to the strength of the chosen piece of real estate.
Nineteen sixty seven is dear to my heart. It is the year I turned five, the year The Beatles introduced the world to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the year one of my favorite movies, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, was released.
I hit the Turner Classic Movies jackpot a couple of months ago when I noticed it was showing. I settled in for a couple of hours of escape with this oldie but goodie. The movie holds my attention on three points- a relevant and positive message, three Academy Award winning actors strutting their mad acting skills, and one luxuriously appointed home.
Something’s Gotta Give is a four star design winner on every level. To describe this space as just romantic, peaceful, and elegant doesn’t fit it well. It is the perfect, lovely, sexy, and inviting setting for the lady of the manor to discover that in fact her mojo hasn’t left the building, and for the viewer to glean a few ideas of their own in both the love and decor departments.
Is it me or is the common design denominator in these homes a neutral color palette? That’s the point- classic works. Some people think it is too safe- a boring option hinting at a lack of decorating imagination. It’s not that it is safe or boring, but that it is a great choice of classic color scheme to build your design and decor upon. This point is evident throughout the interiors and exteriors in the film It’s Complicated.
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Barton Cottage in Sense and Sensibility, the period drama film based on Jane Austen’s 1811 novel of the same name,remains one of my favorite movie houses. It possesses a quaint English charm suited to the period piece and period pieces featured in the film.
Set decorator Susan Bode Tyson wonderfully re-created Julia Child’s kitchen for the film Julie & Julia, a film contrasting the early years of Julia Child’s life culinary career with Julie Powell, the New York blogger who deliciously mastered the culinary detail of cooking all 524 recipes printed in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook, one recipe per day for one year. That’s 365 days of bon appétit blogging goodness.