Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Allegria Hotel

I recently had the opportunity to stay at The Allegria Hotel in Long Beach {New York} recently.  While I didn’t take a whole bunch of pictures I thought I’d share a few of what I did take.  These are decorative and design elements that really grabbed my attention.

This bed(?)/couch was in the lobby.  Is this not fabulous?   Obviously, not something that would work in a suburban home, but what about in a loft or in a climate where you live outside 24/7.

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I loved these pieces in the picture below.  Is it lighting or is it art?  Decorative and functional!  This looked great at night, by the way.

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I’m loving that this is modern design but you’ve got texture and shape here; not something I typically think of in modern design.  I’m more  inclined to think of straight lines, smooth surfaces, limited “clutter”, when I think of modern.

IMG_7494_4028This is the lighting in the ballroom!  I loved it and, especially after my most recent post on lighting, these really caught my eye.  Beautiful!  I love the drum shade with the crystals.  I think it evoked the modern yet traditional feel that a ballroom is supposed to have, but was in keeping with the design of the hotel.   I also like that there are different sizes in the lighting fixtures.

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The Allegria Hotel is of modern design with lots of glass and straight lines.  {Here is the website, http://www.allegriahotel.com .   It seems the website has been down, so I won’t put it in as a clickable link}

IMG_7498_4032 I don’t want to turn this into a review, but I did find the decor pleasing {and I’m not a modern person}, the room was clean and well set-up.  The best thing I think hubby and I both liked was that there was no carpet.  No carpet!  I’m sure it was laminate flooring {I didn’t get down on the floor to check}, but the entrance and bathroom area looked like a tile and the bedroom area was a wood floor laminate.  Very nice!  I like that ~ especially with the apparent resurgence of the bugs that shall not be named. {I credit that line to Beth from The Stories of A to Z, although I like a good Harry Potter reference myself}.

Have you ever stayed in a hotel that had a different decorating style then your own, and you wound up really liking it?

12 comments:

Paula said...

Looks like a neat place! I love the idea of no carpets...nothing hiding! I have no carpets in my home so I would welcome this in a hotel:)

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am not a modern person either but I do like this a lot!

I saw your Halloween Countdown....are you a Halloween baby? Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday!

Love,
LuLu♥

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I think I either need to get out of my own bedroom more or perhaps spend some extra money to stay in a place that it actually decent. :)

I love all design. Seriously. Now while I do have more French antiques than anything else I appreciate modern which is in my daughters apaprtment.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Ohhh, I really like the idea of NO carpet in the rooms and those "bowling pins" are cool!!!

xxoo

Mommy of Monkeyshines said...

I love this! So unique...and if I could, I would probably try to fit that couch/daybed thing either on my sunporch or my den! Looks like the perfect place to read a book. Loved the picture of the ceiling as well. Thanks for the eye candy and inspiration!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have such a great eye for style...so many things I wouldn't have noticed {well, the chair is a little obvious!!}.

I'm not much for modern myself, but I love seeing it in other homes. The lack of clutter that I dream of! lol! We stayed at the hotel W in downtown Chicago once and although I didn't care for the modern look of it, it grew on me.

xoxo
Jane

AB HOME Interiors said...

Wow looks amazing. You must have had a fabulous time!
xo
amanda

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! This is unique! I've never stayed somewhere like this but it's lovely! I can just hear the wheels of the luggage rolling across those floors! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Nice, Kathy! I would love to see those lights/art pieces lit at night. Bet they are gorgeous.

We stayed at the Palms Hotel and Spa in Miami last year and it was fabulous.

http://www.thepalmshotel.com/index.cfm

I still think about it from time-to-time. I LOVED the decor inside and outside of that hotel. Hight recommend it if anyone's going to Miami!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

I'm with you- I'm not a modern design person but this hotel managed to make modern feel a little different than what I usually consider modern to be! I am also a huge fan of the no carpet in the rooms. I itch just thinking about what could be in the carpets. Yuck!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I'm not a super contemporary person, however I do find all of these pics interesting and love all the different textures. I could live with some of these elements.
Thanks also for your suggestion to put all the fabric away and look at it later. Great idea. I love a mix of fabric, just always hard to find the right mix. Always a fun challenge. Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty

DesignTies said...

The big chair makes me think of a movie reel :-)

We stayed at a B&B in PEI once in a great room that was painted orange. I tried to replicate the look in our bedroom, but it was a total flop!!

Kelly

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