My Design World

hotel guest rooms ... the latest in layout

Deirdre Brennan - Monday, August 25, 2014

Many hours have been spent by designers thinking about how to improve .. or even just vary, the layout of a hotel guest room.  Let's face it .. they are all pretty much the same in layout, everywhere.  There is definitely rationale for the way they are .. and it works.  The only problem is that it is rather boring to walk into a hotel guest room, no matter where in the world and find the same layout .. entry hall, bathroom to the left or right, bed, desk etc


The only variation on the theme appears to be where the constraints of existing architecture (in a building not purpose built for a hotel) dictate a change !!! And how refreshing it is to find a bathroom built where a dressing room may have been.  


In defence of the tried and true layout, there has been considerable success with the opening up of the fully enclosed bathroom to capture natural light and possible views. The introduction of a glass panel/sliding glass panels or even shutters to the guest room and view beyond has been fought for by designers, however not always embraced by hotel operators.  


The layout above makes a lot of sense in this environment. It reflects the casual beach holiday lifestyle. The shower cubicle with frosted glass panelling, separate to a freestanding bath and basin .. what better way to capture the amazing light and beautiful view.

Lets hope designers keep thinking of ways to reinvent hotel guest rooms or at least try for a little creativity .. particularly where the geography is conducive.

images: bill & coo hotel, mykonos


the elegance of neutral bathrooms

Deirdre Brennan - Thursday, March 08, 2012


The simplicity of this bathroom is very appealing.  I am loving the neutral tones and finishes.....classic and elegant.


Let the accessories tell the story and create the feel and mood.....what ever that may be.  Bring in texture, warmth and contrast.


Natural materials have a natural warmth and texture and require little else. They provide their own contrast and variation within the material itself.


Slick and contemporary or rustic and earthy .... neutral works best.

The White Company London stocks the most fabulous range of everything one needs for the 

images: the style files



Subscribe by Email

Subscribe in a Reader

Recent Posts


hotel montalembert monochrome louis vuitton fall/winter 2012 hotel guest rooms christmas salone de mobile 2014 neutral colour palette diaries Milan Furniture Fair 2013 nomad trimmings and tiebacks vintage style photography neutral fabrics style natural fabrics white interiors georg jensen the white company london etcetera little black jacket herbert ypma givenchy haute couture 2012 wallpaper restaurant chairs butterfly chair mary katrantzou bedlinen jamie's italian melbourne travel the conran shop bathroom antiques colours rustic interiors braids UK house and garden armchairs architecture furniture trims mercedes benz furniture beach mulberry leather and fashion London Fashion Week SS 2013 studioilse hand-made autumn hotel 27 bedheads fresh flowers Margaret Howell kitchen design passementerie timber interiors weylandts Linen fabric warm colour palette Chanel le creuset milan furniture fair 2012 hunter wellington boots greige sofas liberty london italian designers milan furniture fair 2014 diptyque candles copenhagen baby nursery angle poise lamps bedrooms philippe starck colour textured interiors christian liaigre sydney Chanel SS 2015 sibella court restaurant design rustic christopher kane salone del mobile 2012 winter home hermes elegance milgate fabrics rustic kitchens aalto vase baby paint karl lagerfield chinoiserie Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia boutique hotels Madrid hotels pringle of scotland spring events tolix Christmas Decorations mykonos neutral interiors chinoiserie wallpaper styling jasper conran design tips ilse crawford chanel's little blacket jacket paul smith chanel spring summer 2012 maison hotel guestrooms lighting plaid fabric wallpaper magazine sartorialist chairs chaise lounge collections French Provincial antiques home office office organization design london design festival 2012 steidl baby's room sculpture Madrid designers guild homewares milan furniture fair de gournay wallpaper garance dore block arcade, melbourne como hotel, melbourne ett hem hotel Summer brunello cucinelli shells blacksheep design bathrooms melbourne furniture store alexandra golovanoff curtain tiebacks stationary pure interiors cushions paint colours The Principal, Madrid 5 star hotels beach holidays winter bookcases winter holidays paper passion fashion mirrors Paris interior design soho house louis ghost chair storage shell mirrors fabric London shops dark colours madeline weinrib retail design thonet London perfume books rustic style soft furnishings heritage interiors kitchens rugs industrial


    Something else?

    1. Beach House Inspiration ... with a touch of black and white Deirdre Brennan 06-Jan-2016
    2. rustic kitchens with style Deirdre Brennan 12-Jul-2015
    3. Latest Stylish Hotel Design in Madrid Deirdre Brennan 23-Jun-2015
    4. winter whites .. the warmth of white interiors Deirdre Brennan 10-Jun-2015
    5. le marianne, paris ... boutique hotel style Deirdre Brennan 01-Feb-2015
    6. beach houses .. currumbin .. my edit 2014/15 Deirdre Brennan 18-Jan-2015
    7. christmas in paris .. Deirdre Brennan 22-Dec-2014
    8. London Christmas .. a glimpse .. No 4 Deirdre Brennan 21-Dec-2014
    9. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 3 Deirdre Brennan 19-Dec-2014
    10. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 2 Deirdre Brennan 17-Dec-2014

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...