This week we have put a new twist on style focussing on the home. Some very public spaces can inspire your private space. We found that the decor at Spanish Court Hotel could really get you start thinking about redesigning your favourite place stylishly.
One thing you can leave the Spanish Court Hotel with is a sense of style. Yes, you can take the decor into your home.
What is easily transferable is the idea, not necessarily the colour or the same pieces. Yours can be much less expensive, but you can achieve the same effect.
Set in Spanish style on the outside, this hotel, located in the premier business hub of the city, New Kingston, creates an impression on entering. Far from being ostentatious, subtle touches here and there, and well-placed objets d'art catch the eye.
To the left of an inviting foyer is an impressionist blue room. Yes, this is the dominant colour. A rich shade of deep blue illuminates the room, contrasting well with soft, white sofas. Its contemporary mix of styling gives it edge you don't find in many spaces.
The focal point of this room is a black and white tiger-striped chair, which also contrasts with the hues of blue. Now, for your home, how do you transfer this? Have one strong central item contrasting the others, the eye will pick this up immediately.Lighting globes in this room and at other spots in the hotel is avante garde, and adds charm. There is no harsh, direct light. Globes are great for your home if you are just building or redecorating. If you already have traditional lighting, add nice shades to get the desired glow.
You think theme when you enter the bedrooms and suites at the Spanish Court Hotel. Colour block is back as a fashion statement, but the hotel was a few steps ahead because the rooms are done with this precise theme. The decorators selected a peaches/orange and cream. This worked well with the geometry of the furnishing. Choose your own colour palette at home and have fun.
Comfort is enhanced in the bathroom by the choice of sleek, modern fixtures. What caught our attention and seems easily transferable is the simple, minimalist moon-shaped washbasin with lots of style. This cool, contemporary basin is ideal for any bathroom at home.
So, there you have it.
If you think your public space is elegant enough to inspire a takeaway concept, drop us a line at Lifestyle, The Gleaner Company, 7 North Street, Kingston, or email email@example.com.
Photos by Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer