Hotel Chic At Home: Inspired Design Ideas from Glamorous Escapes
by Sara Bliss
The Monacelli Press
Including bedrooms, baths, outdoor spaces, dining rooms, dens, and even children’s rooms and foyers from over 130 of the most charming and trendy boutique hotels across the globe (from India to Brazil, Thailand, Tuscany, Hollywood, and East Hampton)—Hotel Chic at Home is a dazzling encyclopedia of interior design ideas to make a functional everyday space into a dreamy escape.
Travel and design blogger Sara Bliss shows readers how the experiences of adventure, freedom, sophistication, and calm found in the world’s most unique hotels can be recreated on a personal scale, almost anywhere. After all, the most successful boutique hotels have gained their competitive edge by doing just the same—reflecting their rustic or exotic settings without resorting to “Disney-or-Dubai” clichés; enhancing dark spaces with bold pattern, color, and lighting; maximizing small spaces with smart furniture layout; and taking advantage of creative ideas from some of the best interior designers working today.
Interviews with eight of today’s top names in interior design, including Michele Bonan, Alessandra Branca, Christiane Lemieux, Joe Lucas, Jason Nixon and John Loecke, Mary McDonald, John Robshaw, and Tilton Fenwick reveal what they love about their favorite hotels around the globe—an added bonus to the pleasure of picking up Hotel Chic at Home: a celebration of travel, of design, and of the immense possibilities of creating something inspired by both, but all your own.
About the Author
Sara Bliss grew up living in Southeast Asia and Manhattan, and is happiest when she is discovering a new place. Sara’s articles on travel and design have appeared in Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, House Beautiful, Yahoo Travel, and Refinery 29. Sara has written seven books, including Exotic Style: Great Ideas for Bringing Global Style Home. She is the founder of the weekly travel and design site HotelChicBlog.com, which has a devoted readership in over 180 countries.
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