Inspiring Hotel Decor Part 2: Lobbies

My last post was about finding decorating inspiration in hotel suites. Today, I’m bringing you the second part which features some of my favorite hotel lobbies. Often the most extreme and interesting design elements are used in hotel lobbies, while the rooms are generally simpler and designed more around comfort. You can draw some really fantastic inspiration and ideas from hotel lobbies, helping you to think outside the box.

Here are five examples of inspiring hotel lobbies…

The Tides South Beach
Photo via King and Grove Hotels

Palmer House Hilton Chicago
Photo via BonVoyage Travel & Tours

Hotel Deluxe Portland
Photo via Huffington Post

Chamberlain West Hollywood
Photo via Chamberlain West Hollywood

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Barcelona
Photo via InteriorDesign.net

All these hotel lobbies have that “wow” factor. There’s so much inspiration to be found for your living room or any other room in your home.  Hope these have inspired you! Stay tuned for the third and final part of this series: hotel outdoor lounges…

Warm regards,
Megan

Inspiring Hotel Decor Part 1: Suites

Have you ever walked into a hotel room and instantly felt at home? The goal on most interior designers’ minds when decorating for a hotel is to make every guest feel like they are in a home away from home. The decor is often elegant and comfortable, but there are thousands of hotels out there with varying designs to fit everyone’s taste. That’s why hotels are a great source of inspiration when decorating or staging your own home. Most hotels will let you take photos of the lobby and restaurant(s) and tour the hotel without being registered, and sometimes they will even let you preview a room.

To start off this series of posts on inspiring hotel decor, I’m going to show you some of my favorite examples of beautiful hotel suites…

 Connoaught Hotel in London
Photo via Offset Architects

St. Regis Hotel New York
Photo via St. Regis NY

Hotel Castille in Paris, France
Photo via Chillout Spot

The Tides South Beach
Photo via King & Grove Hotels

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Photo via TimeOutDubai.com

Is your mind already churning with great ideas? If you’re decorating a home for yourself, hotels can offer great ideas for color schemes and decor. If you’re staging, there are little touches that hotels have like a fresh towel hanging over the tub or a coffee pot and cups situated on a tray near the bed. These touches bring warmth to a space and make anyone walking into it feel like they are someplace special.

Stay tuned for our next post on inspiring hotel lobbies!

Warm regards,
Megan