• 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 […]
  • Fiji’s Turtle Island: Heaven in the South Pacific

    By Sara Bliss on September 16, 2016
    About eleven years ago,  I got the travel assignment of a lifetime. Turtle Island in Fiji was getting a lot of publicity for hosting a number of celebrities, and my amazing editor at Gotham Jason Nixon thought I should check out what all the fuss was about (read the article here). I went on assignment for a week with my husband and had what […]
  • 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 […]
  • The Ritz Paris Revamp: What’s Old Is New Again

    By Sara Bliss on August 20, 2016
    I’m all for cool hotels with innovative design ideas, but there is something so transporting about stepping into a classic grand hotel. Take the unrivaled Ritz Paris. Originally a private palace, it opened as a hotel in 1898 and became one of the world’s most legendary hotels. A celebration of French 18th century design with lots of Louis furniture, silk […]
  • How to Rock a Peacock Blue Living Room

    By Sara Bliss on August 10, 2016
    Looking for a new color palette for a living space? Take cues from the Rachel Reider designed The Merchant (one of the design-centric Lark Hotels group). At the inn in Salem, Massachusetts, a tufted cranberry velvet sofa pops against lacquered peacock blue walls. A pair of barrel chairs feature a green, yellow, and blue abstract print that work seamlessly with the wall color. […]
  • Martyn Lawrence Bullard Revamps Casa Laguna

    By Sara Bliss on August 9, 2016
    One of my all time favorite design hotels is Colony Palms by designer-to-the-stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard. This year the brilliant designer has put his globally-inspired stamp on the revamp of Casa Laguna. The 23-room boutique hotel consists of several Spanish Colonial style buildings dating back to the 1900s in Laguna Beach California. The compound is set overlooking the Pacific just a few blocks […]