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Bestselling author Nora Roberts recently opened an Inn in Boonsboro Maryland, filled with one-of-a-kind romantic bedrooms, charming accents, and a decorating scheme based on romantic literary lovers. Hotels can often be the inspiration for decorating - and the Inn BoonsBoro delivers!
The Eve and Roarke room, above left, is based on characters found in novels by J.D. Robb. The room may have literary bones but the decor is on-point with current design taste. Pops of Chinoiserie as seen in the elegant mirror and the ever-popular orange and blue combo is hot. Additionally, ornate designer wall lights carry over the heavy detail found in the mirror.
Vienna Full Spectrum Stacked Crystal Spheres Table Lamp; Giselle Round Mirrored End Table
For the Nick and Nora room, based on the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett, some of the design details echo the sophisticated Art Deco taste found in the 1930's. Shimmering mirrored nightstands and Deco-inspired lamps frame the classic antique bed. The asymmetry of the window coverings are also a nod to glamorous movie sets.
Quoizel Naturals Collection Whispering Wood Table Lamp; Paraffin Oval Antique White Accent Table
Romance still reigns supreme in the Titania and Oberon room at Nora Roberts' Inn. Taken from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, this room reflects the mystical power nature has over us all. The vine inspired bed is covered in green fabric inspired by the canopy of leaves found in the forest. Playful and feminine, this romantic bedroom is a great jumping off point for earthy design styles like Tiffany as well as French Country.
Photos: Chinoiserie Chic, Inn BoonsBoro.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.
I once stayed at a hotel that had the most wonderful metal artwork both mounted on the wall and free standing. I was inspired to take this look home but finding art like that at a price I could manage was tough. Thankfully I did find it.
I just love the crystal table lamp - very elegant in the bedroom! I wish all hotel rooms looked like these!
These (Quoizel Naturals Collection Whispering Wood Table Lamp; Paraffin Oval Antique White Accent Table) are BEAUTIFUL!