Washington, DC (March 16, 2015) – With it being St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, a search was put out for our city’s most emerald hotel lobby. And Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco was the only property that fit the bill. This hotel is the Original General Post Office designed by Washington Monument architect Robert Mills and still remains a place of history.
As you enter the lobby, your eyes will gaze up to the over-sized Italian green glass chandeliers, green walls and flares of Greek silver and gold accents. Large green faux crocodile leather Le Corbusier chairs frame the fireplace and metallic and black lacquered cabinets give way to subtle pops of juicy oranges and plaids.
The décor has recently been refreshed by San Francisco based design firm Paletteur, accenting the original design by Beverly Hills designer Cheryl Rowley, which focused on balancing both modern and historic elements.
With the new living room design, Paletteur wanted to respect the acclaimed architects’ aspirations toward “classical balance combined with restrained elegance.”
Thinking about bringing this lobby home? With a little research, some of these key pieces can be brought into your living room. These will not be a match, but it will help get you interior design inspired when you want to create new welcoming space in your home without emptying your pot of gold.
– Prospect 8-Light Green Incandescent Ceiling Chandelier (Home Depot) – $2,062.50
– Fretwork Window Curtain Panel (Bed, Bath & Beyond) – $19.99 – $29.99
– Fairview Mirror In Dartmouth Gold Finish (Bed, Bath & Beyond) – $318.99
– Reual James Crocodile 3 Drawer Chest (Wayfair.com) – $979.99
– 18 in. x 18 in. Lattice in Green Throw Pillow (Home Depot) – $29.99
– South American Hair-On Cowhide Giraffe Pillow Cover (Houzz) – $89.99
– Custom Throw Pillow (Zazzle) – $32.95
– Marcus Hollywood Regency Gold Mirror Greek Serving Tray (Houzz) – $248
– Mechria Geometric Pillow Chartreuse Green 20″ x 20″ (Houzz) – $58
– Mikasa Italian Countryside Footed Compote Bowl (Bed, Bath & Beyond) – $29.99
– Regal Classic Premium Interior Paint – Eggshell Finish (Monarch Paint and Design Center) – $55.64
– Radici Rugs Como Contemporary Absolute Black Rectangular: 7 Ft. 9 In. x 11 Ft. Rug (Bellacor) – $334.49