Have you ever reached a vacation destination and felt the desire to never leave the hotel? Many boutique inns and hotels in New Jersey can do that to you. Don’t fret, you can take style ideas home with you.
We scrolled through several Instagram accounts to give you a sneak peek inside seven of these high-style hotels. Perhaps you’ll pick up a few design details from these homes away from home and incorporate them into your own space.
Bungalow Hotel, Long Branch
Homeowners looking for ways to incorporate artwork or other eccentric pieces with modern design can take a page from this beachside hotel, which uses art-centric décor to complement the building’s architecture. Wood welcomes in the hotel lobby, where framed art, benches and stools and dark hardwood floors are mixed with contemporary furnishings.
When televisions and fireplaces with sharp right angles are the focal point, wood-framed seating, a round coffee and side table and an animal-print rug can create a more relaxed ambiance.
The George, Montclair
Do you own a historic home but have a unique and chic style? Both can work in tandem, as seen in this Montclair hotel. Originally built in 1902 as a private home, it became an inn in the 1940s and got a major, modern facelift beginning in 2016. In The George’s library, preserved millwork and built-in shelves are already pieces of visual interest. They come to life, however, with the addition of bold red and blue accent pieces.
An elegant headboard in a bedroom can add to the character of a historic home, while open shelving and a matte-finish light fixture provide a modern touch.
Hyatt House, Jersey City
If you want to make a statement, create a grand entrance for everyone to see. This downtown hotel uses a black-and-white checkerboard floor in its main lobby to greet visitors, while gold-colored doors are left over from the bank that previously occupied the space. Too over-the-top for your taste? Consider a porcelain or marble tile floor with a refined pattern or veining.
Even small spaces, such as this sitting nook in one of the Hyatt’s guestrooms, can have a big impact in a home. Select furniture that fits appropriately—nothing oversized. Consider sectionals or curved couches and use tables and desks to fill in corners.
A few simple touches can turn any home—whether you live by the shore or in the suburbs—into a Nantucket-inspired space: Take a couple of cues from this waterside hotel. You don’t need nautical décor for a beachy feel: Bright whites, from wall paint and drapes to furniture and linens, create a sense of oceanfront living.
White hues do the trick outdoors too. A pergola, table linens and seat cushions give the patio—or the hotel’s veranda in this case—a clean look and complement the dark wicker couches and wooden chairs.
Nassau Inn, Princeton
A peek into this downtown hotel’s lobby will fill you with ideas to bring old-fashioned charm into your home. Cherry- and mahogany-stained features, from the floor to the ceiling beams, give this common area a rustic vibe, while bright leather wingchairs play to the color palette.
Elements such as patterned wallpaper, crown molding, textured carpeting and a four-poster bed can create a vintage sense in a bedroom.
Oyster Point, Red Bank
Remember to use your home’s location and design elements to your advantage, as the folks at this popular destination along the Navesink River did. For a great room or living room with high ceilings, a tall fireplace and mounted television can maximize space and fill otherwise empty area along a wall.
Whether your primary bedroom overlooks the ocean, the forest or the swimming pool, installing floor-to-ceiling windows ensures an unobstructed view from any spot in the space, plus it floods the room with light.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor
It’s tough to beat life at a beach resort, so why not enjoy it year-round at your house? Replicate the shore’s cheerful mood in your home by choosing a light blue paint for a bedroom wall and adding curtains with a whimsical design, bright artwork and patterned accent pillows.
Can’t decide between leather or fabric furniture, brown or gray, solid or pattern? Mix and match pieces in the living room or the family room: The options each provide varied levels of comfort and will showcase your diverse taste.