One of the very best things about our San Francisco trip was the hotel.
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The building itself is no great shakes architecturally, it was panned when it opened and is so boring that I found I hadn't bothered to take any photos of it, but the interior design, by San Francisco-based design company McCartan is inspired.
To a basic palette of naturalistic neutrals - limestone, wood, and textured fabrics in earthy browns, beiges and moss greens - the designers have added a pink plastic love seat; glamorous light fittings at every turn; nature photographs dotting the walls; a sprig of lavender above every door; adorable green velvet chairs; a gorgeous glass table lamp hanging from the ceiling; an amazing shrouded chandelier in the round bar; and lights in the corridors made of pressed flowers.
Even the slippers (which *blushes* I somehow seem to have acquired) were inspiring.
I like putting together collages of design details from groovy hotels. I find them a good way of getting a quick overview of the hotel's design concept and feel. Why not pay a flying visit to the Cotswold House Hotel , La Coluccia and the Chromata while you're here?