We had a fun, long-weekend getaway to Las Vegas. We celebrated my husband's birthday, went to see Le Reve (highly recommend this show), people watched, gambled a tiny bit, relaxed, and of course, ate way too much!
I look a little crazy-eyed in this pic. I think I was just trying to get the hubs to hurry up and take the pic so I could get back to my sushi!
I was struck by how many trends that are popular in blogland were also found throughout our hotel, the Wynn Encore. I wonder how often they have to change the decor to stay on trend???
My sister-in-law Carol used to do design for hotels in Vegas. She did a lot of carpet design and she has mentioned that the casinos change their carpeting every few months due to wear. I need to ask her about the other decor.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the trends I spotted in the hotel that I see all over my own home, your blogs and Pinterest.
Sunburst Mirrors - these look surprisingly identical to my $35 Home Depot mirror.
Fu Dogs - there were lots of other chinoiserie touches too.
Black Doors and Trim
This was the hallway in our room. Isn't the berry colored ceiling awesome?!?!?
Gold and Brass Accents
Horizontal Stripe Curtains
Contrast piping also seems popular now.
High Gloss Antlers - it's a little hard to see, but the hallways were lined with these glossy, white antler sconces.
Grass cloth and houndstooth - this wallpaper in our room was grass cloth woven into a houndstooth pattern. The other walls were a neutral grass cloth.
Peacocks - this pair of crystal peacocks were pretty amazing.
Just for fun - here's part of our bathroom.
Andy looking at our view over the strip.
Las Vegas is a place where everything seems over the top to me...the people, the decor, the casinos, the food. It's a fun place to getaway for a few days, especially since it's in driving distance of where we live. It's exciting to play dress-up and live a much more glamourous life than my everyday existence. But, being away from home made me realize how much I really enjoy being home and being with my family. Home is truly where my heart is!