The Vice-President and Chief Designer of the Versace Group; Donatella Versace, is moving her iconic Roman-esque and classic interior designs to the skies with her plans to design luxurious interiors to private jets. The somewhat minimalistic and streamline patterns of her Couture home products are mirrored in this simply fantastic jet interior. A status symbol isn’t whether or not you own a private jet, but who has designed yours?
The illusion of a serene sky-scape overhead is a wonderful touch to confined areas where true natural light is not possible. The illuminated translucent images from Sky Factory are used in hospitality, commercial and healthcare applications, where they can bring healing and openness to a sterile and often cold environment. It was really encouraging to read about the soothing effect that the SkyCeilings had on patients at Emerson Hospital’s Bethke Cancer Center in Concord, Massachusetts; I know firsthand that when you or a family member is facing difficult health treatments, healing environments can be comforting. What an innovative product!
I have had a penchant for black onyx since Adam bought me a beautiful diamond and onyx watch for my birthday. Something about that smooth precious black is so striking and luxe. The Onyx Lounge in San Francisco’s St. Francis Hotel is aptly named, and was designed by Barbara Barry. Mirroring the exterior; the tall black marbled columns are topped with ivory Corinthian pilasters and flank the tall windows which draw your eyes up to the thick medallion studded ceiling. A pearl faced clock slung from the ceiling hangs like a heavy pendant on an elegant necklace. It is the contrast that is so smashing, and has been achieved in a truly lovely way. This lounge is completely befitting for the historical and alluring St. Francis Hotel.
Accessible by elevator and located forty feet underwater, the Poseidon Undersea Resort will soon be a luxurious destination hot spot. Is that catchy “Under the Sea” song playing in your head now? The World’s first Seafloor Resort is under construction now, but will be taking reservations soon for early 2009. Rates and Fun Packages are available; their Exclusive Introductory Package is a seven day and six night adventure featuring four nights in a luxury beach or over-water villa, and two nights in a luxury undersea suite, gourmet meals and many activities to choose from at $15,000 per person. Now, I wonder as the dolphins and other aquatic animals would view you at their leisure, wouldn’t you feel like you were in an aquarium?
LaBulleKenzo Spa in Paris is self described as an internal adventure. An experience more intimate, more sensory and more emotional. A suspended space, outside the time, where to wander, all the direction in awakening: to the hiding-place of subtle perfumes, of unexpected cares, of new sensations. What a happy place! The brilliant yellow interior of one of the spa’s inner rooms is so bright, it practically vibrates with energy. Mosaic tiles and a mirror ball move little squares of light around the room enveloping the lucky visitor. Yellows are warm and inviting, what a perfect color choice for this boutique spa!
The g, the flagship of the Monogram Hotel Group, is a smashing design that would delight any traveler. Designed by Galway native and hat-designer extraordinaire, Philip Treacy; every room is an art show in true form. The Pink Salon is what originally drew my attention; the hypnotizing vortex patterned carpet, the hot-bikini pink on the walls, and the Andy Warhol-print chairs. As hot and flirty as the Pink Salon radiates, just see how cool and aloof the Grand Salon is….