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The hotel lobby

I love hotel lobbies because they definitely set the tone for your selected home-away-from-home. I’ve walked my way through the grandest of the grand and through the dowdiest of dumps. From the sleekest of sleek to ornate design of centuries gone by. From the boldest and most colorful palettes to the monochromatic tones of understated simplicity. The pictures below are in the dezine of modern contemporary with the biggest statement radiating from the magnificent fireplace and architectural chimney fixture over head. Mix in bold artistic ┬ápieces draped from the ceiling, to free-standing wood-paneled walls and beaded-flowing walls that define spaces, there’s something around every corner of this hotel lobby to admire.

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Look Up, Part II

I’ve been noticing more and more wood appearing on ceilings — take a look at the image below from a hotel lobby. I like the curvature and canopy effect it brings to the indoor space, even to help define the spaces below.

Granted, while it’s more sculptural in nature, it’s a way to take what you traditionally see underfoot and bring it overhead in a different fashion. I’ve also seen where designers have taken wood flooring and have run it up the wall and some have even attached it to the ceiling to give the room a different dimension and more impact when you look up.