boutique chic

April 9, 2012

So it's an understatement to say that I've been up to a lot lately. Work, play, design, you know... living the life. Here are some amazing interiors that I captured during the W Hotel High Style High Rise Home Tour that I attended with a friend of mine. The premise? Several well-known high-end designers in the Atlanta area were paired with high-end home furnishing retailers to design a residence in the W. Triple exposure - designers get their work out there, retailers get their products out there, the hopefully the W will get more buyers for their plush pads. Yeah, I didn't know that the W had residences either... but for a cool $450,000 to well over a million dollars, you too can own a 2bed/2bath condo within the confines of a gorgeous boutique hotel. Here are some of the highlights.

Serengeti in the city! I love the large-scale art and anything furry.
 Oh, and believe it or not, that's patchwork animal hide on the floor. 

I dig the idea of a settee at the dining table. There's just something so cozy about it.

All columns cry out for art. The Light fixtures are cool too - very porcupine-ish, but in a cool way.

Scrawling art over the bed, and why not, take up a whole wall in the bedroom with just one print.

I love the mix of chairs at the dining table. And I should also mention that where the designer chose to place them was very interesting. Oh, and yes, I sat in the huge ones. And yes, they were ridiculously comfortable.

Wall vinyl stickers in the half bath. (Shout out to my home girl Brandeis! She was the first one I knew to do this.) I also dig that this small space was painted black.

How would you like to have dinner next to this view every night? Yeah, me too. And the floor lamp over the table is pretty cool. That's always an easy and practical alternative to a traditional wired fixture. 

 Again, it's all about the view.

And I had to throw this one in here because it was crazy mad that someone could actually walk into their condo everyday and see this view. Yes people, that's I75/I85! Sends chills up my spine...

Magazine coffee table - can't wait to try this with someone. Such a great idea. 
All you need is a piece of glass and all those magazines you've been hoarding.

 Red in the bathroom. So luxe. 

Okay, I just thought that this was the coolest / simple idea, and it really stuck with me.
 Jars for your lipstick and nail polish. Easy way to add color and organization to your bathroom.

Color, color, color! So feminine and pretty.

I had to through this one in here. This mural was commissioned for a this particular condo space. Kinda cool, but kinda scary. Oh, and I saw my fellow alum at the tour, too. Hey, Cate!

Jewel tones, day beds, tufted ottomans, and an ostrich. 
What more could you ask for? Pretty coral fixture too. 

I love a fluffy ottoman and a printed chair.
Oh, and check out that nail head detail around the bookcase. So chic.

This seating area was curtained off to create an office on the other side. Forgot to take a picture, but I can assure you that it was fab. The artwork is linked and suspended from the ceiling.

Traditional nightstands not your style, or need your space to do double duty? Try a chest of drawers on one side and a desk / vanity on the other. Just keep the scale of the furniture the same.

Flanking the sofa with industrial shelving lays the foundation for a sleek focal wall. Just add art and accessories. Kinda reminds me of my post looks like money.

Lastly, I would like to give a shout out too all of the designers who created these lovely spaces. To learn more about them click here. Check you later!


  1. Wow, these are amazing photos. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the shout out!!! I wish I would have been able to go to the tour.. looks inspiring


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