Oh Spring Break…I remember those days! It feels like ages since I’ve been on a fun trip during the month of March. It could be because I am now in the working world where unfortunately, the reality is, there is no paid time off for Spring Break. My parents always joke that I have such a strict boss who never lets me take time off (AKA, me); however this Spring Break was a little different this year.
Not only did I not go on Spring Break, but I got the chance to live vicariously through my design clients who all seemed to have fabulous spring break plans. Some went skiing, others to Disney World- but there was one client in particular whom I didn’t want to just live vicariously through. I would have done anything to have actually BEEN on this trip! My client, her husband, and their two adorable little boys ventured to the far away land, the Caribbean, where they stayed at the luxurious Viceroy Anguilla.
As many of you already know, the Viceroy is not just any regular hotel. It is the hotel designed by interior design superstar, Kelly Wearstler. Ever since Stacey told me back in January that they were going to stay at this Viceroy, I told her that she HAD to send me a bunch of photos of the hotel design! I’ve posted about this hotel before, but it’s not the same as when someone actually experiences it firsthand (and someone who is kind enough to let me share their experience with all of you!)
When I saw these photos, I was blown away! How does Kelly think of some of these things? Where does she get her materials, furniture, and accessories? What was the inspiration behind this hotel? So many burning questions!
Stacey said that KW used silver travertine just about everywhere in the hotel. It’s funny because we are working on Stacey’s house right now and she has silver travertine in two of her bathrooms. It was fun to see what finishes Kelly mixed it with.
Where can I get a set of those bar stools for my own kitchen? Loves!
This is by far my favorite photo. Just look at this bar! The back wall has a faux bois look to it and do I have to say again how much I love those barstools?
This outdoor lounge area exhibits Kelly’s love for sculpture and intriguing objects.
The gift shop…no cheesy key chains here!
The hotel could be a museum within itself!
Hall of bowls….
Here is where I get really envious…
Stacey was upgraded to a four bedroom, four bathroom villa, complete with a private swimming pool! (Paris Hilton was rumored to be a neighbor)
Those tall lamps are to die for! Kelly knew what she was doing because it wouldn’t have looked right to have stumpy lamps flanking the very low sofa. The added height creates drama and fills up the large white wall nicely.
The dining room is incredibly striking…the shell chandelier and oversized mirror make the space!
I can’t get enough of these dazzling light fixtures. They all look so incredibly unique.
A geometric screen divides the dining and living areas.
How about those chairs! Although this wall is monochromatic and entirely cream, the interesting texture on the armoire, sinuous chair lines, and lucite shadow boxes make everything that much more exciting.
At first glance, the kitchen looks a little bit more plain and simple than some of the other rooms; however, when you take a closer peek at the countertop, you quickly realize that nothing in this villa is humdrum!
Kelly is a brave one! In the master bedroom, she mixes every metallic and finish under the sun and somehow it all looks so amazing together.
The master bath is equally yummy!
And more silver travertine…but this time, it’s laid vertically.
A hotel room wouldn’t be complete without an outdoor shower to boot!
Guest bedrooms in their villa…
My subsequent business plan should be to come up with a way to work a Spring Break vacation into my design fee….and next time Stacey, you have to take me with you!