It's no secret we're card carrying members of the cult of Berkus here at Lonny. Though hiring the designer to decorate our own homes is likely not in the cards in the near future, we can now spend a night snoozing in a Nate-styled space and soaking up all that good decor juju at the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan. Nate Berkus Associates, along with Meyer Davis Studio, Rottet Studio and Haynes-Roberts, Inc. just debuted six apartment-like suites at the freshly revamped Park Avenue property. Inspired by everything from 1970s Milan to Marilyn Monroe, these super-lush stays feel more like you're crashing with an incredibly stylish friend than in a cookie-cutter Midtown hotel.
If there were ever a set of words to give us chills, parrot-green tufted-velvet chesterfield might just be it. The living room's showstopper is complemented perfectly by a pair of streamlined armchairs, a massive concrete coffee table, and a stark Franz Kline print. “The challenge in designing any hotel suite is for it to not feel generic or staid,” Berkus explains of his vision. “The goal is always to create a space that feels fresh and new and unexpected.”
Meyer Davis's "Uptown Bohemian" suite was inspired by the city's inimitable art scene, featuring an expertly curated selection of works, and sporting a Soho loft–like feel.
This graphic bath in the same suite has us taking serious notes. A few of our favorite tricks: Try a classic subway tile in an unexpected mottled bottle green, and while you're at it, rotate those tiles to run vertically to add height and interest to a windowless space.
An NYC hotel view doesn't get much better than this one down the terraced apartments of Park Avenue, as seen from a Rottet-designed suite. Inside, we're feeling the metallic geometric theme that carries from the geode-like coffee table to the gridded curtains and carpet.