Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

The Whitby Hotel

Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels have now opened The Whitby, their second New York hotel.

Situated in the heart of upper midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street near 5th Avenue, The Whitby is just two blocks from Central Park and on the doorstep of some of New York’s leading restaurants, galleries and museums, including MoMA. It is surrounded by world-class department stores, luxury designer boutiques and Broadway is just a short walk away.

The Whitby Hotel is a celebration of contemporary art and design. There are 86 individually designed bedrooms and suites, each with floor to ceiling windows, many with a private terrace and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Interiors have been designed by Kit Kemp, acclaimed for her individual and unique way of arranging spaces with a colourful and carefree spirit. There is also The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, an Orangery, book-lined Drawing Room, private outdoor terrace as well as three beautifully designed private event rooms, a 130 seat state-of-the-art cinema and a fully equipped gym.

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby Hotel

The Anrep Room at The Whitby Hotel
The Anrep Room, located on the lower ground floor. The walls are decorated with beautiful Anrep mosaic prints, the originals of which can be found in the flooring of the National Gallery.

 

The Whitby Hotel

 

The Whitby Hotel
The Araminta Room is located on the lower ground floor and features walling specifically designed by English artist Melissa White.

 

The Whitby Hotel
The Reading Room

 

The Orangerie

 

The Orangerie

 

The Orangerie at The Whitby Hotel
The Orangerie

 

The Whitby Hotel
The Whitby Bar

 

The Whitby Hotel
The Whitby Bar

 

The Whitby Hotel
The Whitby Bar

Reservations are now open.

18 W 56th Street
New York
NY 10019
T: +1 212 586 5656

whitby@firmdale.com

Firmdale Hotels

Images: The Witby

Susan Deliss

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit  Susan Deliss’s  Nothing Hill studio. Susan was another ‘Instagram discovery’ and I was looking forward to meeting her. Stepping into her lovely studio was like entering Aladdin’s Cave: old and new silk ikats, embroideries, kilims, velvets and linens…a feast for the eyes!

Susan Deliss - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez   Deliss had always been passionate about textiles but it wasn’t until 5 years ago when she decided to set up her own company. Previously she used to work as a lawyer for an investment fund , and back then she would use any spare time on her trips (very often to the Middle East) to source fabrics for her ever growing collection.

She works with very skilled artisans that help her to translate her designs into reality. Susan’s attention to detail left me speechless:  the colours, the texture,the pattern…she surely knows what she wants and the result of everything is simply impeccable.

Susan Deliss - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Susan Deliss - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez Susan Deliss - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez Susan Deliss - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Susan Deliss - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Below I’m sharing some images of Susan’s home in rural France which was  featured in House and Garden  last summer. (Photography by Paul Massey)

Susan Deliss's French House

Susan Deliss's French House

Susan Deliss's French House

Susan Deliss's French House

Susan Deliss's French House

 

For more information visit: http://www.susandeliss.com

Images: Gloria Gonzalez  unless otherwise specifically stated.

My kind of Saint Patrick’s weekend

I know I’ve mentioned my green obsession on previous posts but any excuse I can find to keep sharing my love for this colour I will use it.

So here I am, creating my wishlist for this Saint Patrick’s weekend. I hope you all are having fun!

Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch
Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch

 

Lettuce Ware Pitcher. Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch
Lettuce Ware Pitcher. Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch

 

Tory Burch's collection of original Dodie Thayer lettuce ware.
Tory Burch’s collection of original Dodie Thayer lettuce ware.

 

 'Trèfles Green' pillow sham by D.Porthault
‘Trèfles Green’ pillow sham by D.Porthault

 

'Mariage' Pillow sham by D. Porthault
‘Mariage’ Pillow sham by D. Porthault

 

Antique Plant studies from Etalage
Antique Plant studies from Etalage

 

Bordallo Pinheiro
Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage charger plate

 

Travel and Experiences Panama Notebook Smythson

 

Vintage Crystal Glasses. Vero Beach Vintage
Vintage Crystal Glasses. Vero Beach Vintage

 

Bernard Thorp Fabrics

 

Leopard print pillow cover from Artemisia