A Fresh Take for a Historic Art Deco Hotel

One of the great joys of my career is the privilege of breathing new life into a historic structure that has stood the test of time, but that has perhaps suffered from neglect. I recently had the chance to develop concepts for a building dating to 1913 that is destined to become a luxury hotel. Here is the initial materials palette and three renderings showing the future guest rooms.

 The bathroom is all about the story of the building. The stylistic elements draw upon the host city and state.

The bathroom is all about the story of the building. The stylistic elements draw upon the host city and state.

 A palette of greys, peacock,  and citron for a historic art deco hotel.

A palette of greys, peacock,  and citron for a historic art deco hotel.

 An early concept for a corridor carpet.

An early concept for a corridor carpet.

 Concept for a glass installation over the grand staircase. This installation is by Lasvit Glass in the Peninsula Hotel in Paris.

Concept for a glass installation over the grand staircase. This installation is by Lasvit Glass in the Peninsula Hotel in Paris.

 Emerald green velvet and mid-century modern chair for the lounge.

Emerald green velvet and mid-century modern chair for the lounge.

 In love with the David Hicks inspired wallpaper.

In love with the David Hicks inspired wallpaper.

 Utility becomes ornament in this design, drawing inspiration for the coffee shop in the deco hotel.

Utility becomes ornament in this design, drawing inspiration for the coffee shop in the deco hotel.

 Initial concept for the guest room. Herringbone carpet from Shaw Carpets, Bar based on antique deco bar, fabrics by Kravet, lamps by FlowDecor, mirror by Made Goods, seating by Mitchell Gold.

Initial concept for the guest room. Herringbone carpet from Shaw Carpets, Bar based on antique deco bar, fabrics by Kravet, lamps by FlowDecor, mirror by Made Goods, seating by Mitchell Gold.

 Window treatment fabric is embroidered by Taffard, chair is Windsor Smith for Kravet, painting is by Leah Barksdale.

Window treatment fabric is embroidered by Taffard, chair is Windsor Smith for Kravet, painting is by Leah Barksdale.