When we were on the international press tour for The Gorilla's movie, I was most excited about the various hotel accommodations. (Okay, not most excited. The movie's success was quite a trip. But I do swoon over fancy hotels.)
In particular, I fell head-over-heels in love with London's Soho hotel. We arrived in England late, and had a midnight dinner so it was the middle of the night when we checked in. But I still got my camera out immediately because I was entranced.
(I'm hoping this explanation will suffice for my blurry pictures.)
It was this lounge-y, living room off the lobby that had me at hello.
I loved all the details and the overall vibe they created in the room, and for the three days we were there I said over and over to my husband, "This is how I want our bedroom to feel."
If our bedroom were to have a lighted ladder. Which it doesn't. Yet.
Some hallways were pink.
Some had oversized paisleys. I thought paisleys were kind of out. They're not, apparently.
I have orchids all over my house, but not displayed like this. I did have very similar orchid centerpieces at my wedding, and I kept calling them "drowned orchids" and my florist would cringe.
Don't think these chairs didn't give me all sorts of inspiration for the wingbacks in my bedroom.
The room was comfortable. Way more understated than the rest of the hotel. Sometimes I like understated, sometimes I don't.
The bathroom was nice. I left very sad that I didn't make use of that bathtub.
These were the light switches. Quirky!
Since I had been sort of flailing with the master bedroom decor, I finally have inspiration! And that's the best place to start restart.