Ideas to Steal from Some of the World's Most Stylish Hotels

Ideas to Steal from Some of the World's Most Stylish Hotels

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Nancy Mitchell
Jun 23, 2015
(Image credit: La Buena Vida)

Just as fashionable folks take their cue from the runways, those interested in home design, I have decided, would do well to take cues from very fashionable hotels. These are the places where, (somewhat) free from the constraints of budgets and finicky clients, interior designers are free to exercise pretty much whatever takes their fancy. We've rounded up some of our favorite hotels, from around the globe, and identified design ideas worth taking home from each one.

Above: I'm loving this mix of traditional paneling and slouchy, timeworn vintage furnishings, paired with a cozy rug. This is the Ace Hotel Portland, spotted on La Buena Vida.

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A wall-sized mural pretty much makes the room. From the Ace Hotel London, spotted on La La Lovely.

(Image credit: Roam & Home)
(Image credit: Roam & Home)

Mix brightly colored velvets together? Why not? What about cerulean, electric blue, and plum? It's a winner at San Antonio's Hotel Havana, spotted on Roam & Home.

(Image credit: Lonny)
(Image credit: Lonny)

I love the moody feel of the interiors at Seattle's Palladian Hotel, spotted on Lonny. Even in the guest rooms, where the walls are painted white, dark floors and furnishings maintain a certain somber sophistication.

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The Belgian B&B Bea (say that five times fast), spotted on Yatzer, rocks a look I like to call 'industrial bohemian': rough, unfinished interiors softened up with comfy furnishings and layer upon layer of textiles.

(Image credit: My Domaine)
(Image credit: My Domaine)

This is the Hotel Covell in Los Angeles, as seen on My Domaine. I love the colors here — it's mostly white, and there's a touch of pastels, but the gold and black add just enough of an edge.

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This, to me, is pretty much interior design perfection: interesting vintage pieces, and a palette of warm woods and bold colors with just a touch of gold. This is the G-Rough hotel in Rome, spotted on Yatzer.

(Image credit: Hotel Henriette)
(Image credit: Hotel Henriette)

Finally, a sherberty suite too delicious to pass up, from the Hotel Henriette, in Paris. I love the idea of painting the top and bottom halves of a room in two subtly contrasting colors. Do try this at home.

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