Over the last six years, several fashion designers have turned their hand to hotel interior design.
Luxury hotels like Claridge’s in London and St Regis in New York now have suites designed by fashion houses.
The rooms are usually more ostentatious than normal hotel surroundings and allow guests to ‘wear’ a room.
Everyone from Diane von Furstenberg to Ralph Lauren have now made their mark on upmarket bedroom suites around the world.
In doing so, the traditional beige and white rooms have been given a new lease of life with vibrant colour and sumptuous fabrics.
Check out the interior design of these hotels and tell us what you think.
CHRISTIAN LACROIX’S HOTEL LE BELLECHASSE IN PARIS
The 34-bedroom hotel, in the fashionable and historic district of Faubourg Saint-Germain is grouped into three categories: Discovery, Original and Privilege. Lacroix described the building as ‘a journey within a journey.’
Each floor has a different style and artwork is displayed as murals on the walls.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG’S CLARIDGE’S SUITE, LONDON
The designer personally selected the furniture, rugs and wallpaper to suit her legendary style
Diane von Furstenberg designed a suite for Claridge’s hotel in London in 2010 which was launched with a party that included the likes of Victoria Beckham on the guest list. .
The designer personally selected the furniture, rugs and wallpaper to suit her legendary style.
The outlandish prints offset the suite’s marble fireplaces and ornate woodwork.
The suite also features state-of-the-art technology with a pop-up 37 inch flatscreen TV in the master bedroom. iPod docking station and more.
RALPH LAUREN’S ROUND HILL HOTEL AND VILLAS, JAMAICA
The 36 oceanfront guestrooms and 27 private, luxury villas at Round Hill, Jamaica, have all been designed by the American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, who has his own villa there.
Round Hill is where Jacqueline and JFK honeymooned and Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the Sound of Music, and Lauren perfectly sums up the sophisticated vibe with his decor.
The cool white and nautical striped surroundings are just the right level of relaxed ambience.
HOTEL MISSONI, EDINBURGH
The Missoni hotel reflects the fashion family’s love of colour and pattern, with jewel-coloured bathrooms and striped lifts Opened in 2009, Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh was the first in a series of hotels overseen by the cult Italian fashion label.
The bar, off the main lobby, has a catwalk quality, with giant vases, chairs suitable only for contortionists and chain-mail curtains.
The Missoni is alive with colour and pattern, from the jewel-coloured bathrooms to the striped lifts.
The family attached more than their name to the project, designing everything from the bedlinen and bathroom blinds to the napkins in the restaurant, intoxicating and amusing in equal measure.
THE ARMANI HOTEL IN MILAN, ITALY
The Armani Hotel is a rather severe looking building on Via Manzoni, a street famous for its understated opulence and charming architecture.
A modern build with art-deco interiors, the hotel was opened in 2011 as Mr Armani’s second foray into luxury accommodation.
His first in Dubai was opened in 2010 in the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.
The Conde Nast Traveller review that called the hotel ‘a home from home, or casa della casa, for suitably stylish guests in Milan.
‘Interiors are perfectly in keeping with Armani/Casa’s sleek style and his clothing line.’
ALICE TEMPERLY’s TIPI AT ONE&ONLY LE SAINT GÉRAN
Alice Temperly designed a one-of-a-kind teepee for the One&Only resort at Le Saint Géran, Mauritius.
The hand-sewn, jewel-encrusted sits on the beach of the luxurious resort.
Guests are treated to an equally luxurious interior, which features an antique chandelier and a treasure chest full of champagne.
HOTEL MAISON MOSCHINO, MILAN, ITALY
Moschino’s old creative director, Rossella Jardini designed the interiors of Hotel Maison Moschino in 2011
Room ‘Sleeping in a Ballgown’ with bed shaped as a gala dress
The interiors of Hotel Maison Moschino were designed by Moschino’s old creative director, Rossella Jardini.
The Neo-classical railway house, turned into a 65-room hotel, was launched in 2011.
The rooms were designed in a whimsical manner, with dresses as headboards and trees as bed posts.
UXUA CASA HOTEL & SPA IN BAHIA, BRAZIL
Diesel’s Creative Director Wilbert Das has his own hotel retreat in Bahia, Brazil.
The Dutchman arrived in Trancoso in 2004 and immediately set about creating a rustic eco-style retreat using recycled materials and Brazilian vintage furniture.
The result is 11 casas which give guests the option of both self-catering and 5-star hotel treatment at the UXUA CASA Hotel & Spa.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG’S ONE & ONLY HAYMAN ISLAND SUITE, AUSTRALIA
Following on from her success at Claridge’s, Diane Von Furstenberg tried her hand at interior design again in 2012, when she designed a penthouse at the One & Only resort on Hayman Island, Australia.
The two-bedroom suite is designed with DVF signature fabrics that blend with the hotel’s natural surroundings, which include the Great Barrier Reef and Hayman Beach.
Von Furstenburg asked to design a suite for the resort after spending a holiday on the island and falling in love with the surroundings.
She said at the time: ‘It is such a special destination and I hope my design will enhance the beauty of the island and give the people staying in the DVF Penthouse a memorable moment.’
According to the Huffington Post: ‘”Wearing” a room connects a guest with a designer, allowing a deeper look into how luxury weaves palettes of color into experiential stays.’
VERA WANG’S HALEKULANI SUITE, THE HALEKULANI HOTEL, HAWAII
The Halekulani is one of the most glamorous hotels in Hawaii, boasting guests that included the Hollywood legend Clark Gable.
The one-bedroom Vera Wang Suite at the resort is perfectly situated for head-on views of the island’s famous Diamond Head and the Pacific.
The suite is adorned with elements from Vera Wang’s specialty home, gift, bath and accessories collections as well as unique and rare furnishings from Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia.
She told Departures.com after finishing the suite in 2010: ‘In addition to being the halfway point between China and the United States, Hawaii holds a special place in my heart.
‘Almost twenty years ago my husband, Arthur, proposed to me in Hawaii, so what better place for me to create a suite?’
THE DIOR SUITE AT THE ST REGIS HOTEL, NEW YORK
In 2011, the St Regis hotel in New York announced that it was working with Dior to create a fashion-inspired suite.
The 1700-square-foot space features a bedroom, bathroom, living room and dining room, all in the signature Dior ‘whispering grey’ colour.
The suite, which sits on the 12th floor of the hotel, is inspired by the fashion house’s ateliers in Paris.
HOTEL ECLAT REAL BAPE SUITE, BEIJING, CHINA
As such, the company’s ape character features in every room, whether it is ornaments dotted around the living room or on one of the many prints on the textiles that brighten up the modern decor.
Guests can also dine from BAPE dinnerware and write letters home use BAPE stationary from the space-age desk in the bedroom, which looks straight out onto the pool area.
Very soon, we will wear our houses as Interior is fast becoming the new fashion.