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FINALIST

MARRIOTT AC HOTEL/RESIDENCE INN/SPRINGHILL SUITES
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

THE DESIGN FIRM: Design Continuum Inc., Atlanta
THE MUSE: The many faces of country music. Marriott's first tri-branded hotel
project is adjacent to the Nashville Music City Center. AC was inspired by the
simple nature of this genre, showcasing a registration desk crafted from a streamlined mix of wood and stone with a metal and translucent acrylic screen backdrop. A dramatic, larger marble fireplace dominates the lobby. Residence Inn (RI)
and Springhill Suites (SHS) celebrates the pageantry of the musician's stage attire.
Large sculptural millwork piers run up the wall in their shared lobby next to pops of
magenta and a smaller fire feature with a flatscreen inset above.
THE MAGIC: Simplifying wayfinding and circulation paths between three different
brands. Despite RI and SHS sharing a registration lobby and F&B, their conjunction
as opposed to AC were both given clear identities that greatly help guests navigate.
FINALIST

THE DESIGN FIRM: Curioso, Chicago

CHICAGO

THE MUSE: The practice of carefully selecting and
curating items for one's home. This one belonged
to a fictional character dreamt up by Curioso and
brought to life in the personality of the late William
Wrigley. What would he surround himself with?...

THE WHEELHOUSE HOTEL

DA N I E L K E L L E G H A N ( T H E W H E E L H O U S E H O T E L ) ; C H R I S T I A N H O R A N ( G R A D UAT E S E AT T L E )

THE MAVERICK MOVE: Certainly details like

upholstering his lounge chairs with baseball
stitching. The designers imagined he'd spend hours
in a salvage yard to find a vintage scoreboard, which
he'd rewire and paint with custom illustrations.
THE MESSAGE: Grab life (and challenges).

"Some of our favorite elements within the space

SOURCES
OWNER: NorthPoint Hospitality Group, Atlanta; DESIGN FIRM: Design Continuum, Incorporated,
Atlanta; ARCHITECT: Lindsay Pope Brayfield & Associates, Lawrence, Georgia; PURCHASING FIRM:
Canoe Hospitality, El Segundo, California

are design solutions created to address funky existing conditions,"
says Nina Grondin, partner, Curioso. The previous owner-a stonemason- had created asymmetrical arched openings the designers
were eager to preserve but needed to be obstructed by drywall due
to life safety regulations. Getting clever meant creating custom
arched shelving in the restaurant that doubles as a server station.
SOURCES
OWNER/OPERATOR: Bedderman Lodging Company, Chicago; DESIGN FIRM: Curioso, Chicago: Nina
Grondin, Daniel Grondin, partners; Ron Degen, Carlos Herrera, Katrina Hoernig, Gretchen Miller, Jessica
Shepard, designers; ARCHITECT: Norr, Chicago; PURCHASING FIRM: The Gettys Group, Chicago; GENERAL
CONTRACTOR: Summit Design + Build, Chicago; DESIGN CONSULTANTS: Diligent Design Group, Chicago
(engineering); La Tortilleria, San Pedro Garza García, Mexico, Curioso, Chicago (graphics); ARCHITECTURAL
MATERIALS: Ann Sacks; Bendheim Glass; Daltile; Diamond Perforated Metals; Difiniti Quartz; Horner Millwork;
Johnsonite; Laticrete; Mapei; Olde Glass; Porcelanosa; Schluter; Sealsource International; Surfacing Solution;
Tortensen Glass; Transceramica; Virginia Tile; Wilsonart; BATH & SPA: Brasstech; Brizo; Delta; Kohler; Sloan;
Truebro; FABRICS: Architex; Moore & Giles; JF Fabrics; FLOORCOVERINGS: Armadillo Company; Durkan;
FURNITURE: Airnova Design; Article; CB2; Charter Furniture; Crate & Barrel; Four Hands; Hoffman Furniture
Restoration; Industry West; Majestic Mirror; Mater Ethical Living; Morgan Li; Pedrali; Provado; RH Contract; Roost;
Scout Design; Séura Inc; The Stadium Seat Store; Tablebases.com; Urban Outfitters; West Elm; LIGHTING: Blom
& Blom; Cedar and Moss; CLW Lighting; Fet Electric; Fixt Electric; John Beck; Juno Lighting; Lightology Collection;
Maxim Lighting; Neon Design Chicago; PG Enlighten; Rejuvenation; RH Contract; Robert Abbey; Schoolhouse
Electric; Trans Globe Lighting; Troy Lighting; Visual Comfort; SIGNAGE: NonVerbal Communication; SURFACING
MATERIALS: Benjamin Moore; Sherwin-Williams; WINDOW TREATMENTS: Miceli Drapery Company

FINALIST

GRADUATE SEATTLE
WASHINGTON

THE DESIGN FIRM: Graduate Hotels In-house Design Team, Chicago
THE MUSE: A full-scale Art Deco reno with unexpected installations that
reflect Seattle's bohemian spirit. Mission accomplished with a large open lobby
featuring oversized glass sconces standing guard for a two-story wall of vintage
amplifiers and speakers.
THE MAGIC: Integrating the brand's goal of bringing people together in unex-

pected ways. Here, it's with two 18-ft. violet plaid sofas that anchor the lobby.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: Curating a variety of conflicting patterns, colors and
vibes. It worked by making sure they all always returned "home" to the story
of the locale, like with the cherry blossom carpet on the lobby floor that references the nearby university's campus. Custom Dungeness crab wallpaper in
the guestroom bathrooms nods to the area's bounty of seafood.

SOURCES
OWNER: Graduate Hotels, Chicago; DESIGN FIRM: Graduate Hotel In-house Design Team, Chicago; ARCHITECT: KFA, Culver
City, California; PURCHASING FIRMS: AJ Capital Partners, Chicago; Graduate Hotels, Chicago

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Boutique Design - December 2019
From the Editor
Social Circles
All 4 One
Products: Lighting
Products: Flooring
Exit Interview
Boutique Design - December 2019 - Intro
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Boutique Design - December 2019 - From the Editor
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Boutique Design - December 2019 - Social Circles
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