Wish We Were Here: Beverly Hills

(Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Beverly Hills)
For this week's installment of Monday Design Daydream—on the honorary birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—we're celebrating another notable milestone: the centennial of the city of Beverly Hills. To mark the occasion, five of the enclave's toniest hotels are pulling out all of the stops, each redecorating one of its suites using inspiration from a stylish moment in the last 100 years. The rooms, which are available on January 28, are going for a steep $1,914 per night, but you can see four of them right here—no reservation required.

Design firm Forchielli Glynn channeled awards seasons-chic at the Peninsula with a pop-y red carpet photo mural, opulent tufted-velvet sofas, and shiny leather upholstery on side chairs. In the bedroom, mirrored walls and silvery finishes create a luxe look.

(Photo courtesy of Montage Beverly Hills)
At Montage Beverly Hills, interior designer Nina Petronzio nodded to the smoky jazz clubs of 1940s film noir with Deco-style furniture and wallpaper, gold and silver leaf accents, and mirrors. Era-appropriate details include a vintage phonograph, vinyl records, and an antique typewriter; the best modern addition, however, is a decadent “Press for Champagne” button.

(Photos courtesy of the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows)
Tihany Design's muse for the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows’s suite is the onetime frequent guest Marilyn Monroe. That means black-lacquer finishes, tropical prints, and shag carpets, as well as a modernist (not to mention fully-stocked) wood-panelled bar. Nearby, a display case is peppered with original pieces from the actress's estate.

(Photo courtesy of L'Ermitage Beverly Hills)
The mid-1970s are the focus at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, but designer Ken Fulk pays special attention to Andy Warhol. There are famous prints of the artist's iconic work, a “Do Not Disturb” sign that's reminiscent of his silk-screen portraits—even a foil-lined room (a reference to Warhol's Factory days). Happy birthday, indeed.
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