19 August 2007

Shutters Hotel on the Beach


If you plan to visit Los Angeles and want to spend the night enveloped in esteemed interior designer Michael Smith luxury, Shutters Hotel on the Beach will fit the bill. Recently, Mr. Smith spearheaded a total redesign of the charming Cape Cod styled hotel, and it shows: Smith's touches are everywhere, from the checked and striped fabrics, to the luxurious bathroom fixtures to the beachfront restaurant - it's Michael, all the way. Shutters is located in Santa Monica and as it says, it's smack on the beach. The hotel takes its name from the multitude of shutters that cover the rooms' windows. If you go, be sure to visit the hotel's store. Among available items you can buy is the bedspread, made from a beautiful John Robshaw fabric! Enjoy!



Does it get anymore Michael Smith than this? A checked chair in every room. Notice the fashionable Oriental garden seat and wood floors.



The rooms feature two flat screen tvs, one in the bedroom, the other in the bathroom. I could be very happy in this bedroom.



Smith is famous for four poster beds and he doesn't disappoint here. Cute guy is available from room service.



Close up of Tibetan rug. It's available for sale in the hotel store.




The striped fabric headboard appears to me to be Rogers and Goffigon Cyclades.



Close up of the John Robshaw fabric bedspread available for sale in the hotel store.



Gorgeous Smith bathroom with spa tub. Notice the window from the tub to the bedroom.



Smith redesigned the hotel spa with rain shower fixtures.




Beach front restaurant with typical Smith stripes, wicker, and wood.



Smith uses casual white denim slipcovers on the wicker dining room chairs.



The redesigned lobby.