InspirationNovember 11, 2013

I Want to Go To There: Crosby Street Hotel & The Mark

One thing I always say about my design work is that I never want my projects to look like “hotel rooms”. By this I mean stark, cold and impersonal. I may need to rethink that little saying after seeing some seriously awesome hotel design where personality is the name of the game. New York certainly seems to be a hotbed for this, no surprise. Hotels like The Greenwich, The Bowery and Gramercy Park are all on my list and have been for a while, but two more have just been deemed “must visit”, namely Crosby Street Hotel and The Mark.

Crosby Street is owned by Firmdale Hotels who own a bunch of boutique hotels in England, all of which are designed by co-owner Kit Kemp (check out her new book). Each room has a unique look, which means there’s PLENTY of inspiration to pull from.

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A good black and white room really does make me weak in the knees.

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Love this little vignette.

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A print headboard plus striped wallpaper might seem like “too much” in theory but in execution it works if you keep the tones the same.

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You know I LOVE those wing backs!!!

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A great example of a perfect color purple for walls- deep and rich offset by white trim.

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The patio looks amazing too!

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The other hotel I’m freaking out about is The Mark– look at the lobby floors (not to mention the hotel bikes!) I plan to be buried in black and white stripes and this just delights me to NO END.

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DUDE.

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Kinda obsessed with the trimmed out closets.

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But the real design porn is found in the bathrooms. The marble striped floors and chromed our trimmed cabinets are utterly ridiculous (in a good way!)  I need to make this happen someday in a house (preferably my own)

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One more shot of this magic….

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My kinda mini-bar (ginormous and well stocked!)

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Even the pencils are awesome.

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