Where Someone Else Cleans Up After You...

Where Someone Else Cleans Up After You...

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 30, 2005

I've been on a few small weekend getaways recently and I can't tell you how nice it is to return after a day of sightseeing or lounging at the beach and find your bed freshly made, the bathroom cleaned and the floor vacuumed. It's pure heaven. There's just something about hotels that complete the relaxation part of vacation. Hence, I love the idea of the Hotel Collection carried at Macy's. It's not a series that will bowl you over with bold colors, crazy patterns and off-the-wall designs, but instead, a series that brings to mind the cool, calm cleanliness of hotels (I of course mean nice, modern hotels, not the shifty kind that have creaky beds and dirty carpets).

The Hotel series at Macy's encompasses several towel collections, a bath accessories series, shower curtains and, my favorite, a sweet little barware collection. Since it's bath month, I'll cover the bath goods first. The Hotel "Deco Jacquard" towels are designed with a mod little circle pattern that says "modern" without knocking you over the head with bold patterns and bright colors. Available in a range of soothing colors that moves from a sandy beige to a smokey blue, the towels are stylish enough to compliment a more contemporary bathroom without overpowering the existing theme.

The Hotel Collection's "Ceramic and Wood" bath accessories collection is a simple way to clean up and organize your sink space. Made of, obviously, ceramic and wood, the collection was inspired by "the best hotels in the world." While it may not be unique in its design or materials, it's still a collection that adds a nice sense of contemporary style to the bathroom. (All under $35).

On to the good stuff- I'm just mad about the Hotel barware collection, which includes adorable ridged glassware like martini glasses and champagne flutes. The collection also includes an ice bucket, tongs and drink shaker made of silver. There's also a cute line of "Spa" glassware that has a distinct rounded, stocky shape. Doesn't sound so elegant, but it's actually quite striking. Not for everyone, but I really like it's stout little design.

You can view the entire Hotel Collection at Macy's online, right here.

Grace Bonney of design*sponge

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