Inspiration is everywhere for me as a designer. Places I’ve experienced while traveling seem to find their way into my interior designs quite often. I thought it would be fun to share a few of these spots and the rooms they inspired.
This is the bar at the Hotel Gritti Palace in Venice, Italy. Sitting at the bar is like being in a box of jewels. The surrounding sconces, lamps and even the bottle stoppers are Murano glass, and the room shimmers from the soft light reflecting off their glass. I wanted to convey the same elegant warmth in the formal dining room of my client’s East 73rd Street, NYC townhouse below.
Italians are definitely not afraid of bold stripes in fashion and design. I saw these graphic horizontal stripes running across the beach cabana at Hotel Augustus Lido, Forte dei Marmi, Italy. I think they look so chic against the crisp white cabanas. This image inspired the family room in my client’s Greenwich, CT home below. I wanted to do a classic American room – but add the freshness of stripes.
I visited the Hotel Zur Tenne in Kitzbuhel, Austria while skiing with my husband. How cool are the elevator doors?! I love anything Tyrolean and the warm textures and woods, and of course antlers inspired the master bedroom of a Deer Valley, Utah client’s home below.