Majestically restored, The Beekman Hotel is located in lower Manhattan between the East and Hudson rivers. The landmark building dating back to 1880 was restored by architecture firm Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel and decorated by interior designer Martin Brudnizki. The dark color palette, lighting, ironwork and ingenious use of carpets throughout the 287 rooms and atrium give an amazing Victorian Old World atmosphere aligned with the spirit of Manhattan in the 19th century.
But the eye-catcher is undoubtedly the amazing use of Persian rugs on the reception counter which sets the tone.
source – photography AD, Kenwood Travel, ahotellife.com
Floral patterns are back. So, all you minimalist aficionados cover your eyes and wait for the trend to pass. From Indian florals to Liberty style, or vintage and large floral patterns, you can your pick from an amazing selection available today. For intense or dramatic effect, a floral wallpaper is effective by covering a focal point, a wall, a niche or maybe just a corner of a room.
Wallpaper is not the only privileged choice for the floral pattern. Fine bone china plates, napkins, paperweights to name a few are some of the items that can be found decorated in this trend.
The styles vary, romantic, arts&crafts, bucolic, bohemian, oriental but the statement is clear: flower power.
Earhalm wallpaper DE GOURNAY
Persia wallpaper ELIZABETH HAMILTON
Rose paperweight, Iris plate JOHN DERIAN
Fabric, pillow, sewing machine LIBERTY LONDON
Pellestrina wallpaper OSBORNE & LITTLE