The team at Rachel Reider Interiors loves nothing more than pushing boundaries, so we were thrilled with the opportunity to design a new Edgartown hotel that would play against type. The Richard - a name long associated with royalty - was conceived as a retreat fit for a king, which was accomplished through a layered design that juxtaposes a masculine, edgy vibe with soft, organic forms. Strong sculptural furniture selections play off black and white fabrics and wallcoverings for a bold visual contrast, while brass metal finishes and pops of deep purple add the right amount of regal flair. While not overtly coastal, we incorporated materials such as seagrass rugs, sheer woven drapery, rattan lighting, and bleached wood to subtly remind guests of the Vineyard connection. The result is a royal escape with crisp, modern edge.