Monday, October 25, 2010

Diane von Furstenberg does Claridge’s of London

Style maven Diane von Furstenberg has collaborated with Claridge’s of London to design a series of room and suites for the London hotel.  Her goal for the room designs was “to respect the architecture and formality of the grand hotel room, but at the same time make it relevant to today’s life.”  Of course, Diane’s “relevant to today’s life”, might be a bit different to our “relevancy”… but what I like about her, is that she is not afraid of color or pattern.  Much like Kelly Wearstler, Diane is not inhibited by either.  And, she has an eye for putting together these designs.

While they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, her room designs are at the very least fun.  Enjoy!

Here are a few snaps of the common areas…

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Claridge’s Front Hall

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Claridge’s Foyer

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Gordon Ramsey’s Restaurant at Claridge’s.  I love the light fixtures.  Coupled with those purple chairs, it creates a warmth in the dining room.

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Claridge’s Foyer

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Claridge’s Entrance

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Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic Ikat pattern in raspberry and chocolate dominates the dual aspect sitting-room, on a beautiful rug inset into a herring-bone patterned hardwood floor and on the 2 back-to-back sofas.  The artwork in this suite is from von Furstenberg’s own private collection, from her travels around Europe, Africa and Asia.

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The master bedroom has a soft color scheme, a pop-up 37 inch plasma TV at the foot of the bed and a beautiful canopied bed.

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This bedroom takes its cue from the fashion world with attractive China Club curtains, bold patterns – including an armchair in von Furstenberg’s China Club design.

 

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A more organic pattern, but just as effective.  Bring on the DVF!!!

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The design living room in this suite uses black and white as a base and then pops the room with that delicious deep purple and dark lime green.

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  Striking marble floors are the highlight in this master suite bathroom.

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Classic elegance.

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The décor is complemented by striking lighting in Murano glass.

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Lalique glass sculptures throughout.

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Mayfair Suite.  More subdued, but nonetheless classic.

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Linley Couture Suite.  Art deco touches are an interesting choice compared to the other suites.  Complete with mirror above the headboard. :)

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Linley Classic Suite.  I love the clean, classic look of this suite.

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Linley Couture Suite.  More art deco design.

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Linley Suite. 

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Traditional Linley Couture Suite

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Art Deco Linley Couture Suite

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Piano Suite.  The marble vanities are striking, but probably not an installation that a current designer would use.

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Piano Suite Living Room.  Feels presidential, no?

 

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Royal Suite

 

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Royal Suite

 

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Davies Penthouse.  Beautiful doors.

 

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The Davies Penthouse.  Yes, please.

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The Davies Penthouse

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The Brook Penthouse

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  The Brook Penthouse.  Wish I could see the view!  I’m sure it’s striking.

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The Brook Penthouse

  And now, for their “regular” rooms :)….

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Superior Queen Bedded Room

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Superior King Bedded Room

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Deluxe King Bedded Room

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DVF Studio

Check it out for yourself at  Claridges of London.  And if you go… take me! :)

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4 comments:

vicki archer said...

These rooms all look incredible....but the best thing would be the beds....English comfort at its best. Pillows, sheets and duvets to die for....Claridges is another world, xv.

laney said...

...i love every single thing about these rooms...enduring style...true elegance...and perfect comfort...

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

These images are purely spectacular. Really amazing.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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