The Suite Life
You know how you feel when you snuggle into bed in a truly great hotel suite? One that has all those little conveniences and surprising luxuries that make you feel cocooned in a peaceful web of relaxation? Wouldn’t it be great to feel like that every time you retreat to your own master suite?
This month we are exploring design ideas to incorporate into a master suite renovation, and we thought we’d start by stealing some of our favorite hotel suite design elements.
Here’s what our designers would steal from their favorite hotels for your master suite:
My fantasy is a built-in espresso machine in the bedroom. Very hotelesque.
In a London hotel we loved the button that you pushed for instant fogging of the shower glass panel….now you see me, now you don’t. I’m including a similar element in the master bath for one of our current clients.
I also like iPod/iPhone docks for easy music access in the bedroom/bathroom – it makes for a seamless transition between the two, which is nice if you are like me and listen to NPR while you get ready in multiple areas.
The Japanese have a much more civilized approach to the toilet. Add a bidet/washlet for a whole different experience.
Last but not least, consider a dedicated spot for your bathrobe… something that will make the robe a part of the decor.
Chelly Wentworth adds:
Towel warmers make your morning a pleasure.
A soaking tub should have a great view. Maybe not as great as this one below… but consider natural light, window location and a restful/lovely vista for the eye when planning a soaking tub.
A seating area with en suite fireplace is a great feature of hotel suites on the coast. Nothing is more cozy than a good book and a fireplace…
Anne De Wolf would steal:
Well insulated windows and walls to control sounds! A full night’s sleep is so important and a quiet space makes a huge difference.
Also a dressing area with nice chair/ottoman to sit on or toss things onto as you pass and a full height mirror to check every detail before you leave for the day.
And last but not least…
Room service – naturally!
What suite features would you steal from your favorite hotels for your own master suite renovation? Join us February 18th for a Master Suite Design Workshop to get inspired for your next project. Details and RSVP here.
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