While we were in Utah, Ryan and I spent one blessed night at the St. Regis in Deer Valley. (The big advantage of having a traveling husband is hotel points!) You know I am a sucker for beautiful design, so I was looking forward to scoping out the design almost as much as I was looking forward to being without kiddos. :)
The hotel’s design mirrors its moutainous surroundings with a lot of rich earth tones and exposed wood, but it didn’t feel overly manly or “western,” which I really appreciated. The whole place is a study in combining masculine and feminine design. Check out that black velvet chair in our room; I could have sat there all day! It is the perfect feminine corner, set next to the slightly more masculine bedframe and bedside table.
Also, although this feature is tiny, I really liked the reading lamps on each side of the bed, which they had in addition to regular table lamps. The reading lamps are pretty, but also retractable, so they can be tucked out of sight. Ryan and I could benefit from those at home!
Textured carpet, grasscloth walls, thick crown molding, baby soft bedding, linen curtains . . . I was impressed. I was continually mumbling to myself that I had better not get used to it, because I will only be staying somewhere like this as long as the hotel points keep coming—and that likely won’t be forever!
Though the following pics are not design related, here is a taste of the fun we had! Best part? They somehow thought it was our honeymoon (almost seven years late!), so we got some VIP treatment, including those fantastic chocolate-dipped strawberries!
Now it’s back to reality. I’m off to scrub a toilet!