Live in the interior-designed home of your dreams – if only for a night or two – thanks to these chic designer hotels to die for. If you can’t visit, then steal their style. We take a peek inside…
1. Contemporary Parisian glamour
The hotel Hôtel Henriette, 9 Rue des Gobelins, Quartier Mouffetard, Paris, France
The designer Paris designer Vanessa Scoffier
The look Clever and sweet Scandi chic
The details Working on a tight budget but wanting to create a feel that was both high end and homely, Scoffier describes the mood of Hotel Henriette as “vintage, bohème and très DIY”. Fresh modern furnishings blend with fleamarket finds and thrifty design solutions, such as plywood splashed with graphic swatches of colourful paint.
Rooms from €69, 0033 147 072 690; hotelhenriette.com
2. Upper East Side opulence
The hotel: Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue, Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City, USA
The designer US designer, author and TV personality Nate Berkus
The look Chic, modern all-American elegance
The details The iconic Park Avenue hotel hired the superstar decorator (fans include Oprah Winfrey) to transform a 1,000-square-foot signature suite on the 21st floor, complete with a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, balcony and formal living room. “The goal is always to create a space that feels fresh and new and unexpected,” according to Berkus. A base palette of neutrals is complemented by fresh pops of green. “Green can be on the bolder side, but to great effect. It feels important and works so well when you layer in metallics, brass, woven materials, and all those kinds of things.”
Suites from around €545 per night, 001 212 759 4100; loewshotels.com
3. Australian surf chic
The hotel Halcyon House, 21 Cypress Crescent, Cabarita Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia
The designer Anna Spiro
The look Bold and beautiful coastal cool
The details A classic 1960s motel has been lovingly restored and turned into a stunning new boutique hotel on Australia’s Carbarita Beach, just south of Queensland’s Gold Coast. The finish is luxurious, with clashing prints, Mediterranean touches, beach-house vibes, and lots and lots of art and antiques for a look that almost shouldn’t work, but yet somehow really does.
Rooms from around €295 per night, 0061 266 761 444; halcyonhouse.com.au
4. Irish country elegance
The hotel Ballyfin House, Ballyfin, Co. Laois
The designer Colin Orchard, one of the UK’s leading interior designers
The look Opulent, old-world comfort
The details Five new personality-filled bedrooms have been added to the stunning estate, each featuring intricate detailing, lovingly restored antique furniture, and classic heritage style in a subtly modern palette. A sure standout is the Garden Room, where muralist Lucinda Oakes has hand-painted incredibly rich and detailed canvases that wrap around the entire room.
Rooms from €475 per night, 057 875 5866; ballyfin.com
5. Edgy London luxury
The hotel Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, Soho, London
The designer Interior designer, author and co-owner of Firmdale Hotels Kit Kemp
The look Vibrant, quirky and fun British glamour
The details The modern luxury hotel is at the centre of a chic Soho micro-neighbourhood and each of its 91 bedrooms has been individually designed. The charming, colourful spaces seamlessly blend textile-rich luxury finishes with a comfortable feel and fun, eccentric touches. Attention to detail is key here, with everything from wallpaper to the Wedgwood china custom-designed by Kemp.
Rooms from around €745 per night; 0044 203 642 1011; firmdalehotels.com
Pick up the September-October issue of Image Interiors & Living for more opulent design ideas on channelling the new luxury look.