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Annie on Bringing Hotel Style Home


I travel A LOT!  And because my mission is to make every day as beautiful and life affirming as possible, I REALLY care about where I sleep. (Not to mention that I have been in the bedding business for over 20 years).  I spend real time researching (and staying in) hotels.


Here’s what I’ve found: a great hotel room envelopes you and answers all your personal needs and in the best cases, educates and entertains your aesthetic.


A great hotel room gives you that “aaah” feeling, so you can finally relax and give yourself permission to just…watch a great movie, read a much put-off book, to actually have a moment to be in the moment!

A great hotel room has a great bathroom—more “aaah”– so you feel like you’re at your favorite spa.


Some of my favorite hotels rooms are courtesy of Kit Kemp and her company Firmdale Hotels:

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Firmdale Charlotte Street Hotel

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Firmdale Crosby Street Hotel

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Firmdale Knightsbridge Hotel

Key Elements to Happy Hotel Style:


1. A beautifully made bed with crisp white sheets, a lofty duvet and an assortment of sleeping pillows from soft to firm.


Trio Duvet Cover & Shams + Kelly Matelassé & Shams + Alex Decorative Pillow

2. A bedside table big enough to accommodate your stuff.


Conrad Nightstand 

3. A great bathroom with shower and tub and lots of fluffy, absorbent towels.


Signature White Bath Towel

4. A comfy robe.


Montauk Robe

5. Good reading light.


Nickel Rockefeller Lamp

6. Water by the bedside.


7. And plenty of outlets in which to plug all our ever present devices!

More Happy Hotel Style:


Parker Duvet Cover & Shams+ Kelly ShamsHelix Sheets  + Alex Decorative Pillow 

C3LinenB2 with rug

Trio Duvet Cover, Sheets & Shams + Avery Blanket  + Alex Decorative Pillow & Bed Skirt in Linen

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Suzanne July 17, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Lovely post ! Please can you send artist details on the charming painting over the pink and pink / white striped bed! Thanks

annieselke July 27, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Hello Suzanne,

You know I don’t know who the artist is on that piece but we sell it so I certainly should! Here is the link to it on our site if you are interested in purchasing it. I love this piece and plan to use it in my Palm Springs bedroom.


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