Last month we told you about the rooms Diane Von Fursternberg was designing for Claridge‘s hotel in London, and since then, we’ve waited eagerly for a glimpse of the style maven’s handiwork. The wait is over.
HotelChatter has a slideshow showcasing the designer’s makeover of the hotel’s legendary Piano Suite, and it’s a stunner. As we’d expect from Ms. Von Furstenberg, bold patterns and colorful statement pieces—animal print carpets, a sofa with fuchsia lips, geometric-print curtains and headboards—are mixed elegantly throughout. Repetition of the same pattern on a chair, headboard, bedskirt, and curtains in the bedroom, helps keep things from getting too chaotic.
In the marble bathroom, there are, naturally, zebra-print DVF robes. Shaded lamps and mirrors, most notably a freestanding number on the vanity, figure heavily, adding to the feminine sophistication. Black doors and even the occasional wall lend a sense of drama and a crisp simplicity to all the pattern work. Gold accents on sconces, mires, and molding “add just the right amount of metallic” in away that’s thoroughly modern, not retro. We’d expect no less from DVF.