Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sometime You Need a Treat

Every now and then, you need a treat.
It can come in many different forms from simple to dramatic.

Personally, I like a good hotel getaway.
A relaxing hotel stay can be like going to the spa.

My most recent "treat" was at the St. Regis.

Isn't this a lovely way to dress a passageway?

The main lobby is a mixture of what I'd call modern French.

(photos above from the St. Regis. Thank you for the pleasant stay.)

Here are some detailed photographs that I took.
The bathroom fixtures that I noticed were Kohler and Kallista (basically the same company).

I thought this was a cleaver idea: sliding mirrored French doors.
The doors opened to connect the bedroom to the bathroom.
The construction was quite simple, operating like barn doors.
Notice how the hardware is hidden under the molding.

The lighting was a modern traditional mix- all chrome/nickel and crystal.

Two more nice touches to the bath: a hidden television behind one of the mirrors,

and an environmentally friendly dual flush toilet.

So what kind of "treats" do you like?