It is located right next to House of Blues off State Street and Kinzie within walking distance to lots of great Chicago steakhouses like Harry Carey's as well as some hip new resaurants like RMP and Sable Kitchen + Bar. (I ate at the last two. Did not disappoint!)
The reception area was the first unique element I noticed. The antique glass display cases were filled with cut crystal glassware. It was not the normal sterile greeting!
The halls on the way to my room featured graphic pewter carpet, metallic tone-on-tone wallpaper and dark wood trim. A sort of rock 'n roll vibe...
|Loving the patterns, metallics and darker tones.|
In my room I was greeted with a variety of textures, patterns and tones. A snake skin chair, an embossed leather headboard, plush black and white carpet, crisp white linens and wood grain furniture. (All of this with a lack of "artwork." I love how this design lets the colors and textures be the focal points instead of a large picture over the bed, for instance.)
|LOVE that wallpaper. Very subtle but gives some interest to the wall.|
|An up-close of the wallpaper in the bedroom|
|This cool sidetable has a glass top with purple marbles inside. I also love the mirror behind the side lamp. Again, it doubles the amount of light and makes the space feel big.|
In the bathroom, the lime green grasscloth wallpaper really set off the black and white tile and fixtures.
|Modern with a nod to retro|
|I love that this wallpaper makes you want to touch it!|
Larger white subway tiles.
|Again, a modern bit of retro.|
Black and white floors (I love these but I think I might get tired of them in real life)
|So much fun|
|These were actaully small tiles laid in a square 4x4 pattern|
I love their tasteful use of mirrors (because we all know there is a fine line between 70's creepy floor-to-ceiling mirrors and framed modern mirror features)...
|This is opposite the large windows so it bounces light around and makes the room feel much bigger than it is.|
|Notice that this lamp base is painted a dark purple.|
So if you can't already tell, I'd recommend this place if you're headed to Chicago and you like a posh, modern, rock 'n roll style.