Sleeping with Dior
Ever the jetsetters with a spirit for wanderlust and style alike, we’re swooning over these over-the-top respites designed by our favorite fashion icons. Move over, beige bedding. These tony digs will leave any fashionista agog.
The Diane von Furstenberg Collection, Claridge’s
The epitome of chic, DVF’s digs at the tony Claridge’s are emblematic of the designer herself – plenty of pattern play, color and texture. The inconic Queen of Pattern designed 20 rooms for the inn, where the designer herself is a frequent guest. Her life on the road is celebrated in the boldly adorned Piano Suite, from its tan zebra-striped rug and ebony campaign furniture to an oak bed draped in pale cream silk. Signed prints of her Voyages photograph series hang in the living room. Claridge’s, +44 (0)20 7629 8860, claridges.co.uk
The Vineyard Vines Suites, Captain Fairfield Inn & 76 Main
Kennebunkport, ME and Nantucket, MA
Our favorite purveyors of preppy have hit a nautical homerun with their eponymous Vineyard Vines suites at two Lark Hotel properties – Captain Fairfield Inn in Kennebunkport and 76 Main in Nantucket. With thick striped walls, pillows made from board short fabrics and window treatments trimmed in Vineyard Vines belt ribbon, we’re officially smitten. There’s even a VV print surfboard resting unassumingly in the corner and special “treats” from Vines founders Shep and Ian greet guests upon arrival. 76 Main in Nantucket, 508.228.2533, 76main.com | Captain Fairfield Inn in Kennebunkport, 207.967.4454, captainfairfield.com
The Eloise Suite at The Plaza Hotel
New York, NY
New York’s iconic Plaza Hotel brings guests, both young and not-so-young, a suite designed by the wild child of fashion herself – Ms. Betsey Johnson. Inspired by the Plaza’s favorite guest and story book character, Johnson has channeled her inner Eloise and designed a suite dedicated to the precocious young character. The Eloise-approved palette of pinks and blacks gives the respite the sense that Eloise herself lives in the space. Decor that features a chandelier fitted with pink tipped lights, candy striped pink and white wall panels outlined with gold leaf molding, zebra print carpet and a king sized bed with custom bedding depicting images of Eloise make the suite oh-so-special. The crowing jewel? The sparkly pink headboard with Eloise’s name scrawled in neon lights affixed to the wall above. What’s more, Eloise dolls, robes and tea sets await her hotel guests. The Plaza Hotel, New York, NY, 646.599.8365, theplazany.com.
The Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York
New York NY
The St. Regis in New York City, New York has partnered with the house of Dior to create a sophisticated, 1,700-square-foot signature suite that pays homage to the designer’s Montaigne headquarters in Paris. Ethereal gray walls set the stage, bows adorn entryway sconces, and Louis XVI-style furniture with white carved-wood framing and gold leaf accents brings the coveted Dior-esque vibe to the space. The showstopper? A watercolor painting by Bil Donovan (the design house’s artist in residence) on the living room wall which features four silhouettes wearing signature vintage Dior. The St. Regis New York, 212.753.4500, stregisnewyork.com.