I have recently returned from terrifically fun three city tour through the Mid West. Or the "rust belt", to be more exact. Just one adventure in my mission to get to every baseball stadium in the Major League. It gives me the opportunity to visit some places in America that I'd probably never get to any other way. Like Detroit, for instance, which was the first stop. And that also means finding some some surprising design inspiration along the way.
After a long day of travel (with a brief detour to Canada) and a ballgame, my friends and I decided to have a nightcap at the chic Motor Bar located in our hotel. The long, narrow space is cleverly designed with several small conversation areas and low backed seating to keep the room feeling open. A fabric combination of velvet, microfiber and leather, with accents of silk, keeps the room neutral and calming. The variety of texture and tones, however, keep it from feeling boring. And note the lighting in the first picture: multiple layers to create mood and highlight the architecture. What else would you expect from a hotel designed by Brooks Brothers?
Photo credits: Christine Schwalm and Westin Hotels
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