I think my biggest source of design inspiration will forever be smaller boutique hotels. I’ve been so fortunate and lucky to see some of these beautiful hotels in person, and I always leave feeling so filled creatively. Though they are hotels, obviously different then homes, the overall design schemes are something I always look at for inspiration and ideas to incorporate in home designs.
Boutique hotels especially have such a great opportunity to create smaller cozy spaces where you can actually see how the interior design choices could translate to a home. They’re really able to hone in on a design and scheme and carry it throughout each room and common space.
One of my favourites that I have yet to visit, but is most definitely high on my list, is a Soho House property called Redchurch Townhouse in London. Honestly any of the Soho House properties would be a dream to visit, but this one has stood out to me a lot over the past few months and has really inspired an upcoming bedroom redesign. Soho House properties are truly the best at using colour and patterns while not being too over the top. They layer materials so expertly and create cozy spaces that you immediately want to experience. I think it’s so easy to imagine their spaces in your home because they really stray from a clinical type of hotel look, and try to implement small details to make their spaces feel more homely when visiting.
As you can see below, Soho House properties are masters at layering materials, textures and colours throughout their spaces. This is truly what makes their spaces feel cozy and gives so much depth to the rooms. As you can see below, they expertly layer colours while keeping within a cohesive scheme, all colours, though different, are all warm and compliment one another. They also layer in various finishes (bronze, black, gold) and materials (leather, velvet, wood, etc). This is a great lesson in designing any room of your own. Careful layering of finishes and materials is really what will set your room apart and give it that finished look.
Design: Linda Boronkay for Soho House