for the love of vintage, handmade & twee

As a girl I used to spend hours with my mother on the weekends searching through antique auctions and bric a brac stores. As an adult nothing much has changed, only how much I'm allowed to spend! This is my way of sharing my love with people who love good design and pretty little things.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Miami Fever...

More and more people I have spoken to have raved about Miami. The chic hotels, the amazing weather and the fantastic night life! And this hotel I stumbled upon just makes me want to go more- in fact the decor is so inspiring I could quite happily live there!

The Tides South Beach is the tallest and most elegant Art Deco hotel to grace the Ocean Drive. It originally opened in 1936 and was remodel and re-opened in 1997. Keeping the original facard and features it is been reborn in to a sophisticated, sedate and sumptuous hotel that has a contemporary atmosphere.

The entrance...

The foyer... I love the lights and those wooden chairs! The use of raw wood is throughout the hotel and is amazing. The mix between the old art deco furniture which has been beautifully refurbished in muted leather, the raw woods and brass tables is gorgeous...

One of the suites... all I can say is bliss! Imagine walking into this on your first day of holiday's!

How gorgeous is the leaf chair?

Here is a dining room on one of the larger suites...

Bedroom bliss! I am seriously thinking this could be my bedroom... love the wall feature and the matching mirrors beside the bed.

Another small suite love the small details like the two metal chairs and the repetition of the zebra rugs... so elegant!

Time for dinner?

Art Deco cocktail lounge... this makes me think of decadent days of dry martini's and elegant women dressed in proper stockings and French chignons.

Relaxing poolside for a cocktail- Love those two big chairs and the brass tables!

Private area poolside- that wall is amazing in bamboo and the feature mirror.

I love the muted peaches that are carried through out... even in the towels!

So anyone for a dry martini and a dip? xox


  1. Take me there! With a margarita! :)
    Gorgeous views..

  2. Miami is amazing. Stay at the Raleigh. I went to Miami for this first time this year and was pleasantly surprised.

  3. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!


Related Posts with Thumbnails