I love to work on commercial projects almost as much as I enjoy residential design! One of my favorites – and a project close to my heart – was the Chancellor Hotel. It’s right in the historic downtown square in Fayetteville, home to the University of Arkansas, where I attended college not once, but twice.
When asked by the new owners of the hotel to design two of the luxury suites, The Chancellor Suite and The Old Main Suite, of course I jumped at the chance. Back in the day, I had a design internship in Hospitality Design in Las Vegas for the firm Yates-Silverman, so getting back into the hospitality arena was an exciting return for me.
Today we’ll look at The Chancellor Suite and in a few weeks I’ll show you The Old Main Suite! For The Chancellor Suite, several hotel rooms from the previous hotel establishment were combined into one luxury suite. The “before” was built several decades ago.
My goal for this suite was to bring a level of sophistication to Arkansas reminiscent of some of my favorite classic hotels in the U.S., like the Carlyle in New York City, but infusing it with my signature colorful style.
As you can see, there was a lot of space to work with since this suite had a central living area, and two bedrooms!
Shades of rich turquoise, charcoal, and gold mixed with classic black-and-white formed my color palette.
The bedrooms were really a blank slate, so I was able to add luxurious materials and a calming color palette that made them chic and restful, and complemented the nearby living space.
So what do you think about this hotel renovation? There are so many ideas that would easily translate into your home, too, don’t you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!