10 Design Ideas From the Hippest Boutique Hotels in the World
Got boutique taste on a La Quinta budget? Or maybe you’ve used up all your vacay days on that family reunion at your grandma’s farm. No worries if you’re stuck at home for the rest of summer — we’re bringing boutique style to you. Take a cue from some of the most stylish hotels worldwide, and add these key pieces to bring global design back home. This is armchair traveling at its best.
2. London Calling: CitizenM’s London Bankside hotel nails the mod look like only the Brits can. Dangle these uniquely-shaped paper lanterns ($17); they’re basically the budget-friendly versions of the iconic Nelson Bubble Lamp that citizenM uses.
3. The Concrete Brass Jungle: New York’s Soho House oozes downtown sophistication with lots of distressed brick and brass. Bring the look home with a slightly more sleek brass swinging wall lamp ($250).
4. Green With Envy: The spaces in Morocco’s El Fenn hotel are drenched with moody color, like the emerald green room above. Swath your own space in some color and top your walls off with a Moroccan-inspired mirror ($339), El Fenn-style.
5. Long Live the Prince: St. Kilda, Australia’s The Prince hotel keeps it simple and stylish with wooden accents and clean-lined, graphic textiles. Throw a geometric-patterned pillow ($29) on your bed to emulate the Prince. The Swiss Cross trend has been royally anointed.
7. Out of Africa: Rhinos and cheetahs a-plenty can be spotted at South Africa’s Ulusaba Resort, situated on Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve (yes, that Richard Branson). Get your safari style on at home with a wood-and-canvas director’s chair ($55). Billionaire entrepreneur not included.
8. Walking on Water: Kandolhu Island Resort in the Maldives has this bungalow-over-the-water thing down pat, with breezy brown and white accents. Block the sun and sip some island juice under your own Kandolhu-inspired teak umbrella ($175).
9. Arabian Nights: Al Maha Resort and Spa in Dubai does desert luxe with carved wooden accents and lots of fringe. Conjure up Al Maha’s Arabian Nights feel with this wooden trunk ($549), which could totally do double duty as a bench or coffee table.
What super stylish hotel did we leave off the list? Share your favorite with us in the comments below!