Monday, March 21, 2011

Recently at the W…


I tag along with hubby frequently on trips to Austin.  We have stayed in many hotels there, but recently we enjoyed for the first time…


The Ww austin outside tree lights

They had me at hello. 





w austin front desk

This is a hipstamatic photo of the lamp on the front desk.  Notice the lighting in the walls behind.  So different!  There was a problem with our reservation (so often happens) but they made everything right.

I apologize for the Iphone photos.  I didn’t have my Canon.





w austin words

Love that clever signage!  Wish I’d thought of that.





w austin hall way

Hallway.  The bright red and subdued grey was very unusual and pretty.




w austin front entry

Entering the room.  Lots of shades of grey.  Loved it.



w austin bed

Ah, the bed.  That’s a Sferra throw.  It’s the little things.


w austin headboard

The dark grey upholstered headboard actually had a fabric paneled wall behind it that was, oh yeah, lit from behind with blue lights.


w austin chaise in room

How is this for a lightning bold of color in a sea of greys?  A bright red chaise.  Again, sorry for the quality of photo.

That white thing in the middle is actually a little table that slides along to different areas of the chaise. 





w austin view outside window

The window view.


w austin bathroom


w austin shower

No tub, just shower.  My preference anyway.


w austin grey booths

One wall of the restaurant had these banquettes.  I didn’t get a photo of the chairs in the rest of the restaurant, but I loved them.  They were different styles of Chippendale and Queen Anne, etc.  all painted high gloss bright white. 


w austin mirror out of mirror pieces

There were several of these mirrors in the restaurant.  They are made from small randomly-shaped pieces of antique mirrors.  I want to make one of these.   Wish the photo did them justice.


w austin salt spoon in dip

Did I say it’s the small things?  Isn’t this the cutest teeny salt cellar and salt spoon?  Did you know that I collect antique salt spoons?

I really enjoyed staying at the W.

Over the last 10 years, I did not think anything could come close to staying at the Four Seasons in Austin.

In the words of American Idol’s Randy Jackson:


It’s a hot competition, baby!