Interiors: Red, White, and Shades of Blue

Two spaces with old-world charm and mildly patriotic palettes

1. Bedroom by Olatz Schnabel - I wouldn't dare declare its shade of blue based on online photos. Somewhere between Baby and Tiffany, this bedroom proves that a few well-chosen pieces are all you need. The headboard, my favorite feature, is a fiberglass replica of Olatz’s bed back in Spain.

 Olatz Schnabel's Bedroom

Olatz Schnabel's Bedroom

 Olatz Schnabel's Bedroom

Olatz Schnabel's Bedroom

 Olatz Schnabel's Bedroom

Olatz Schnabel's Bedroom

2. The Gramercy Park Hotel's Penthouse Suite - I blogged about this space just last week for its rich color palette. Perhaps red, white and Cornflower blue??? The suite hosts a collection of antiques from around the world and photographs curated by, get this,… Julian Schnabel, former husband of Olatz. The photos' imagery and simple framing add a modern element to an otherwise traditional setting.

 Gramercy Park Hotel Penthouse Suite

Gramercy Park Hotel Penthouse Suite

 Gramercy Park Hotel Penthouse Suite

Gramercy Park Hotel Penthouse Suite

 Gramercy Park Hotel Penthouse Suite

Gramercy Park Hotel Penthouse Suite

And to my U.S. friends, Happy Independence Day! Here’s to our nation’s 237th birthday!

Images: (1,3) New York Times, (2) Interiors by Olatz, (3-6) Lonny Magazine