Design

  • Exotic Glamour at The Rossi in Palm Springs

    By Sara Bliss on February 16, 2017
    My first book Exotic Style delved into how to incorporate global finds into your home. Thanks to the internet, travel, and even chain retailers like Pier 1 and Target carrying global goods, it’s never been easier to score items from around the world. What’s tricky is making it look current and cool, not themey. The Rossi Hotel in Palm Springs is a gorgeous example […]
  • A Cooler Take on Pink at The Quirk Hotel

    By Sara Bliss on January 30, 2017
    At the Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia the guest rooms are pink. Not the saccharine sweet pink of a little girl’s room, but a pink that feels a little more grown-up, a little more downtown. If you love the color, but are over the age of 12, it’s a perfect example of how to pull it off as an adult. This pink […]
  • Pink & Green at El Fenn in Marrakech

    By Sara Bliss on January 9, 2017
    If you are color-obsessed you will love El Fenn in Marrakech. The hotel was originally a private riad converted into a hotel by Vanessa Branson and Howell James in 2004. It was recently revamped by general manager Willem Smit who oversaw the two-year update which was unveiled in 2014. The hotel features 28 color-saturated rooms. One thread throughout several spaces are […]
  • Wow Wallpaper at Hotel Providence Paris

    By Sara Bliss on November 28, 2016
    One of my favorite design hotels in my new book Hotel Chic at Home is the Hotel Providence in Paris. Each of the 18 rooms in the Montmartre district of Paris feature richly patterned wallpaper and vintage furniture. Although the papers are new, many, like the Palmeral House of Hackney paper shown above, create a vintage, almost Victorian/Boho backdrop. If you live in […]
  • How to Pull Off A Red Bedroom: The Merchant

    By Sara Bliss on November 11, 2016
    I love the total wow factor of red. But a red room isn’t easy to pull off. It’s a classic preppy look for libraries or even dining rooms, but a red bedroom? You hardly ever see it. The color can just be too intense. I tried once, and while I liked it for a few months, it eventually made me feel […]
  • Chair Beds at Hotel SP34

    By Sara Bliss on September 15, 2016
    A dream bed for avid readers? Check out this cool version at Copenhagen’s Hotel SP34. With oversized curved chair backs in lieu of a headboard, the bed is a sort of chair/bed hybrid. Designed by Danish designer and architect Morten Hedegaard, who also did the interiors of this clean, modernist-inspired hotel, the innovative beds provide a comfortable perch for reading well […]