5 tips to making your bedroom look like boutique hotel room

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Boutique hotels sprung up as an alternate to the cookie-cutter hotel chains of years past, offering its guests originality, innovation and luxurious comfort.  So it comes as no surprise that the signature design of a boutique hotel guest room has become a source of inspiration.  From vintage modern to streamlined art deco, travelers can recreate professionally designed, extraordinary bedroom spaces by following predominant decor elements that are consistently echoed in most high-styled boutique hotel rooms.

High Headboard: The bed is definitely the center-piece of the room which means the headboard must be immediately noticed.  Whether it’s a stand-along bed with high headboard like the Patrick leather bed or a paneled headboard bed like Saturno platform bed by Mobenia, headboard dimensions are essential.

Patrick leather bed by Cattelan Italia

Patrick leather bed by Cattelan Italia

Bench at the foot of the bed: The bench is meant to offer a convenient place to put on shoes or socks, and is really extension of the bed in color, material or style.  Very often bedroom manufacturers will offer a matching bench as an add-on to the bed like the case with Bonaldo’s Squaring alto bed and Squaring bench.

Squaring alto bed and bench by Bonaldo

Squaring alto bed and bench by Bonaldo

Sitting Area:  Separate sitting area is present in most large-scale master bedrooms, however it is rarely decorated or used to its full aptitude.  Using scaled furniture, congruent decor and space defining components like lighting and a rug will help identified the sitting area as a separate but linked space.

Pendants instead of sconces: Very common in boutique hotels to see pendant light fixtures that hang unexpectedly low over bedside tables instead of the more typical sconces and bedside table lamps.  For a sophisticated, modern aesthetic, suspend a striking light fixture like the Topez pendnant by Cattelan Italia that hangs impressively next to the Adam leather bed.

Adam platform bed by Cattelan Italia

Adam platform bed by Cattelan Italia

Color scheme: in boutique hotels, the color scheme is often based on tonal harmony rather than on flashy pops of color.  Symmetry and balance are the most vital when it comes to color so neutral hues are often most common.  For added depth, insert subtle drama through textures that will contribute to the bedroom’s dimensional appeal.

Hexagons & Honeycombs

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Geometric shapes never go out of style, but taking the Queen Bee award for originality, dimensionality and innovative adaptation to everyday utility is the honeycomb hexagon that offers textural complexity through redundancy and captivation.

Honey collection by Tonin Casa includes sideboards and TV stands with an organic design inspired by the universal honeycomb pattern and its tremendous geometry.  With buoyancy and the illusion of motion because of its one-of-a-kind façade, Honey collection can be matched by Tonin Casa’s Skin wall mirror with similarly shaped geometric elements.

Honey sideboard by Tonin Casa

Honey buffet by Tonin Casa

Skin Mirror by Tonin Casa

Honey TV stand by Tonin Casa

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Modern bedroom with a touch of Chevron pattern

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Chevron was popularized by Missoni in the 70’s becoming its identifying signature and has been incorporated into the Missoni Home Collection thus treading its way into home interiors not only to the closets of fashionistas.  Adding dynamic and an extravagant touch, Chevron can be easily integrated into traditional and modern settings alike.  Often used in the form of a fabric, this popping pattern can be incorporated as an area rug, window treatment, bedding, upholstered chairs and throws, as can be seen on the Joe platform bed by Bonaldo.  This fabulous pattern offers contrast and dimension without dominating, transforming the surface into a bold and exciting facade that transcends time and stylistic preferences.

Joe platform bed by Bonaldo

Joe platform bed by Bonaldo

5 Things every modern bedroom should have

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Inviting bed – regardless of size, material or style, the bed should be a welcoming oasis that is proportional to the room and representative of personal preferences.  Check out some of the most popular selections that lovers of contemporary furniture can’t get enough of.

Great bedding – invest into linens that’s are not only stylish but makes you feel happy and special. Chances are, bare skin will be in contact with this material, so choose wisely and splurge on quality options like Egyptian cotton, satin mixes, merino wool or other organic fibers. Brands like Sferra and the Westin Home Collection offer wonderful varieties of luxurious bedding selections.

Convenient sitting space – while the bed is the centerpiece of the bedroom, a great bench or foot stools (ottomans) to use when getting dressed add a great deal of spatial functionality without taking up a whole lot of footprint.  Ideal options should be multifunctional like the Cube by Bonaldo that can convert from an ottoman to a coffee table, or minimalistic like the Portofino mirrored bench by Cattelan Italia.

Roomy nightstand – the choice should be aesthetic and easy to utilize while proportional to the size of the bedroom and the scale of the bed.  At least one drawer is preferred to keep the clutter at bay but not necessary.
Comfortable mattress and pillows – is absolutely critical to a good night’s sleep, offering supportive comfort that is personal.  Great eco-friendly options are available through Magniflex that recently launched a few new collections of mattresses and pillows that are bound to hit the right spot.

Comfortable mattress and pillows – is absolutely critical to a good night’s sleep, offering supportive comfort that is personal.  Great eco-friendly options are available through Magniflex that recently launched a few new collections of mattresses and pillows that are bound to hit the right spot.

Purple and white palette for every room

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Purple and violet are stunning colors that translate into strength and power, symbolizing grandeur, substance and formality.  In modern décor, this palette is often combined with a simplistic hue like pure white that truly helps to highlight its stimulating qualities and peaceful disposition.  Check out this color combo realized in the bedroom, living room and dining space.

The two-tone Sofia modern armchair and entirely violet colored Sofia leather sofa by Contempo offer textural and chromatic flexibility.  Similar combination is seen with Bonaldo’s Prora extension dining table that is paired with neo rococo Giuseppina dining chair in a translucent purple color as well as with Plana platform bed by Presotto that features a white lacquer finish and purple hued bedding and nightstands.

Prora white extension dining table with Giuseppina dining chairs by Bonaldo

Prora white extension dining table with Giuseppina dining chairs by Bonaldo

Plana platform bed by Presotto

Plana platform bed by Presotto