Monday, March 30, 2009

Two Model Models in the Fairmont Battery Wharf

A couple of months ago I posted about an industry event I attended hosted by Design New England magazine at the Fairmont Batter Wharf hotel. I've been meaning to post the rest of the images, but am only now just getting around to it!

The hotel is both a standard luxury hotel plus private residences. This group of picky, picky, designers was treated to tours of two of the model units, which were designed by Boston design firm Gauthier ~ Stacy.

There is no pickier group than a flock of designers touring a showhouse or model home. In truth, though, I thought the design of these two units was warm in inviting and went a long way to make the basic white box construction feel like home.

The first unit we toured was the larger, decorated in a decidedly light and feminine manner. The kitchen - with the standard stainless/granite combo - is small but well laid out. Nothing like a sparking new kitchen!

I love these slipcovered bar chairs - a nice soft touch against the hard kitchen surfaces.

This is a little sitting room/office area between the living room and bedroom. This image doesn't really capture how serene the space really is.

Here is a cute little pushme/pullyou double lounge chair. It was night, but the suite faces the Boston Harbor and Charlestown Navy yard.
The walls in the master bedroom are upholstered in a dove gray microsuede. I liked the bed wall treatment where there are square cushy panels. The rest of the walls were flat. The only problem with using microsuede was that the nap really showed up when rubbed the wrong way. I could imagine always needing to get rid of rubs and finger prints!! However, I immediately thought that the upholstered panels were an easy DIY project - square plywood panels covered in a deep batting and upholstered, then hung on the wall. Really, not hard at all!

The master bath - which also looked over the water - sported a free standing tub - perfectly positioned for the exhibitionist, marble clad shower and vanity (not shown).

The guest bedroom is a showstopper with this iron canopy bed (which is available at Anthropologie). I love the spareness of the space.
The feminine ruffle edge mirror softens the hard lines of the credenza.

And, in a slight change of pace, the second bathroom is swathed in a beautiful crysanthemum wallpaper in chocolate brown.
Over at the smaller condo there is a similar modern kitchen

The living room area is kind of a mish mash, but the views are spectacular (trust me!)
I just wanted to flop down on the comfy sofa. I love the mix of pillows.

The master bedroom, unlike the larger condo, is done in a decidedly masculine style.

The bathroom is small, but the marble walls are totally gorgeous!

Here's the second bedroom, which I prefer to the master.

Loving the old film reels on the wall. A great idea to tuck away for the future.

The small bathroom is smartly tricked out in a black on black striped paper.

And finally the entry way clad in black on black Kelly Wearstler Trellis wallpaper (slightly ubiquitous, but not often seen in black) with framed prints. Tres chic!After the party and tour, a bunch of us headed to the bar for big martinis (fantastic!) and teeny tiny hors d'ouvres (miserly).

All images by Linda Merrill except top two.

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Renee Finberg said...

clever solution to the bay window -
i will remember the oval partners desk !!


Linda Merrill said...

I loved that corner - too bad I didn't get a better photo!

Ivory Pearl Interiors said...

Very luxurious. I love the recessed bathtub!

raquel raney said...

very nice.

sofa surfer said...

I love the lobby - reminds me a little of a place I stayed in Beijing last November.

Dana said...

All black interior decor done for this house is absolutlely stunning. like all the rooms shown in the images here.

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