West Hollywood Chamberlain Hotel

During the Design Bloggers Conference, the question was posed: “If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be?” Kelly Wearstler was my response. I admire her daring design and attention to detail, and it looks like her protégé, David McCauley, is just as savvy!

My first year out of design school was very challenging, to say the least. I hadn’t traveled much at this point, and Louisiana was painfully traditional (heavy, dark fabrics and furniture that covered every inch, it seemed, of any surface that could possibly be adorned.) I wondered how long I would have to bear these things I secretly detested!? Thank goodness the internet was starting to come into its glory because my date with destiny and introduction to Hollywood Regency would soon follow! At last! A style that was exhilarating and unexpected (and didn’t involve roosters!).

During my visit to L.A., I found so many inspiring stores, landscape, and architecture, that I decided to extend my trip and check-in at the fabulous West Hollywood Chamberlain Hotel. I was enamored with the way David McCauley effortlessly layered bold geometric patterns, mirrors, and pops of color throughout.

Successful design requires repetition of shapes, patterns, and/or color. You can see how he has carried the geometric pattern throughout.

Even the ceiling didn’t go unnoticed.

Notice the repetition of small artwork creating a large impact.

Column details…

I love a beautiful vignette.

Here’s our room:

What a great way to divide the space!

There is only a 1-2 inch step down in the shower. It is subtle but functional, and makes the flooring into the shower look seamless.

Chamberlain’s Bistro designed with Old World Glamour in mind.

The canopy detail diffuses light.

I was able to get a little work done think about which Hollywood celebrity I would run into next on the rooftop pool deck.

I believe the outdoors should be as beautiful as your interiors.

The monogrammed lounge chair covers can be easily removed. Can you see why a designer is never really on vacation? Our minds never rest…I’m taking pictures of terrycloth!

Even our tray paper was glamorous!


What do you think? Are you ready to add a little glamour to your home!?

Thank you Lisa FergusonJennifer Brouwer for so graciously sharing your room!

 

India Hicks’ Bahama Home

What do you do if you don’t want to deal with parking tickets, fast-paced city life and are the daughter of famous designer David Hicks? Buy a home in the Bahamas! British-born designer, India Hicks, lives here year round with her husband and 4 kids. The name…Hibiscus Hill

During a hurricane day, the family covered their books with brown paper bags.

West Indies style home = tropical style with touches of natural elements (wood/leather)

India’s Office

Mr. Hicks’ Office (his name is also David)

And this is their backyard:

Fun Fact: She is the Goddaughter of Prince Charles! (that explains a lot)