Newport, RI

When the call came in to design a hotel based on the Golden Era in Newport, RI, we could barely contain our excitement. Finally, a chance to incorporate lacquer, mirrored surfaces, and rich textiles, all in a 17-room hotel! Working from the brand concept of "a clever twist on a golden age," Rachel Reider Interiors sought inspiration from beaux arts, rococo, and other popular design styles of the Gilded Age. The interior design of colorful wallpapers, jewel tone mirrors, plush carpets, and gold accents, accented by a white lacquer and black velvet pool table in the billiards room, call to mind the extravagance of another time. All wrapped up in a shockingly purple exterior, the envelope-pushing decor is unlike anything found in Newport.

All Photography by Rare Brick.

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