Part II of the Souvenirs series takes a look at 21 design features from hotel to home.
The purpose of the well-appointed hotel room and the design features within is to make your stay convenient, comfortable and memorable- a thoughtful and inspiring souvenir.
Hotel Chic at Home: Inspired Design Ideas from Glamorous Escapes ~ Sara Bliss
Design and decor features of a stylish, chic and well-appointed hotel room is full to capacity with ideas to use in our homes.
I keep the camera handy and a small journal in my purse for exactly that reason.
Commit to design features from hotel to home memory.
To illustrate the point, I am using some from our Las Vegas trips in this post.
Some of the rooms have been remodeled since our last stay, but we will work with what we have.
Where a hotel room for some is just a place to sleep, for me it is as much a part of the vacation as a special dinner at a gourmet restaurant or seeing a top-tier headliner show.
In the spirit of Vegas lucky 21 I have selected 21 inspiring design features from hotels to home for your design and decorating implementation consideration.
Master Bathroom Features
1. His and Hers Sinks
Better yet, his and hers bathrooms.
Since the his and hers bathrooms may not be in the cards, we will keep the focus on a design feature that is more in line with traditional bath design- his and hers sinks.
Two is better than one in the name of convenience and personal space, and storage allocation.
Medicine cabinets, storage tower(s) or center shelving offer excellent storage options.
2. In-Bathroom Television
Who doesn’t love a television in the dressing area of the bathroom?
I am a big fan of this design features from hotel to home idea.
Getting ready for the day, client meeting or an evening out can find us pressed for time.
Having a television in the bathroom makes it easy for us to get our news, weather, traffic updates, sports scores (his) and music choice channels (hers).
3. Lighted Makeup Mirror
More the rule than the exception in today’s hotel room bathroom amenities, a lighted makeup mirror (hardwire) magnifies the magnificent you!
4. Dimmer Switch
Call this a bonus lighting feature that adjusts to the task at hand.
The dimmer control allows me to add to or take away from the ambient lighting.
Control up for an extra layer of lighting to optimize the lighted makeup mirror or down for a soft night light effect.
5. Double Entry Doors
Design of the wonderfully dramatic kind.
6. Decorative Molding Accents
7. Stylish Bathroom Faucets
8. Decorative Mirror(s)
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the statement making fairest of them all?
Peggy Pagoda Oriental Shaped Navy Glossy Finish
J K Kling Associates ~ DecorPad
The design and decorating elements of a ranch style house giveth and taketh away.
Eight foot ceilings fall into the taketh away category, but layers of light, color, accents and accessories gorgeously guide the eye and giveth style to the overall look.
Marble is the material of choice for showers, walls, floors and vanity tops.
Because marble is just so pretty.
World of Interiors~ Maddux Creative
Layers and layers of task, accent, ambient and decorative lighting.
Cushman Design Group ~ Houzz ~ Photography by Susan Teare
11. Vanity Stool
Honaker Metal Fabric Hair Stool
12. In-Drawer Electrical Outlets
Convenience comes home!
13. Stylish Hardware
When the preliminary remodel/decor strategy session (eloquent words for the thirty minute “this is what I want, and how are you going to make my remodeling suite dreams come true?” conversation with Dave) began, my mental Rolodex flipped to I for inspiring design features from hotel to home.
Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Hotel Room
Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Hotel Room
The implementation of inspiring design features to further enhance the look and design of our master bathroom is presently on hold for two families under one roof reasons.
The upside is time- time that allows me to source, study and gather inspiring design features information.
Hotels roll with the what’s on trend flow when it comes to updating the interiors of rooms, and what a difference a contemporary update makes. Which do you prefer?
14. Unique Headboard
Height, color, pattern and texture- all present and stylishly accounted for.
I like the look of the diamond tufted upholstered headboard.
I ask myself “is the tall upholstered headboard on its way out?”
I tell myself “if you love the look, it’s in style.”
15. Floor Mirror
For checking your look from head to toe.
16. Above the Bed and Bedside Lighting
Bedtime readers know the value of good lighting.
May I suggest adding Places In The Home and Hotel Chic at Home: Inspired Design Ideas from Glamorous Escapes by Sara Bliss to your bedtime reading list.
Sarah Richardson Design ~ DecorPad
The beside swing arm sconce lamps are perfect additions in size, function and balance.
17. Bedside Light Switch
Convenience again makes an appearance on the list. I love the convenience of being able to turn out the bedroom light(s) from bed.
Does that sound right?
You know what I mean.
18. Bed Curtains
This design feature falls into the category of maybe, maybe not, but it is well worth considering.
Paul Corrie Interiors – DecorPad
19. End of Bed Seating Options
A pair of upholstered stools, bench or settee placed at the foot of the bed round out my idea for extra seating and stylish function.
I gave my friend a bed bench for her birthday, and it was the missing piece of her decor puzzle.
The next time I saw her husband he thanked me for supplying her with a lovely and convenient piece that now served as housing for their folded laundry.
I can lead my friends to stylish home decor, but I can not make them use it appropriately!
20. Bed crown – Bed cornice
A bed crown cornice can be custom built for more length, and work beautifully in conjunction with an architectural piece headboard- the best of both worlds scenario.
18th c Ornate Rococo Bed Corona
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s Bedroom, White House
21. Bed Curtain with Decorative Tiebacks or Holdbacks
Bed curtains, bed crowns and decorative holdbacks and tiebacks carry the look, the space and the eye to a regal level.
Benjamin Dhong – House Beautiful
Don’t shy away from pairing two or more statement making design elements.
You will know if the two cross each other out.
There is a lot of trail and error involved in the process of making things beautiful, and plenty of fun, too.
Stylish, smart and luxurious hotel room features provide a comfortable and unforgettable experience.
Forget the soaps and shampoos- bring inspiring design features from hotel to home with you and make them your design and decorating souvenirs.
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