As much as we love wearing couture, we wouldn’t mind living in it – quite literally. If you’re like us and are simply obsessed with luxury and design, consider this our gift to you. Over the past few years, international fashion designers from Karl Lagerfield to Versace have been commissioned to transform expansive and lavish suites into designer inspired living spaces. While a few of our runaway regulars have been roped in to revamp individual suites or rooms, a few have collaborated with high-end luxury resorts to create an entirely unique concept.
Reflecting iconic brands’ personalities, these swanky living spaces come with a hefty price tag. You would need to shell out anything between $ 3200 to $ 10,500 to live in these stylish living spaces for a night – trust me, I wish I was joking! So one would think that the designer inspired elements are restricted to just deluxe toiletries or upholstery, but you’re quite mistaken; they go as far as commissioned artwork on the walls and show-pieces.
We’ve scoured every inch of the great World Wide Web to create a list of the best designer suites that are anything but ordinary. And even if you’re not getting on a plane anytime soon, it can’t hurt to look.
9. Piano suite by Diane von Furstenberg at the Claridges, London
When you have Diane von Furstenberg conceptualizing your hotel’s decor, you can bet on one thing – prints, prints and prints! Diane’s exemplary style is reflected in each of the Piano Suite’s elements; the suite is inspired by contemporary prints and the modern concept of travel. Made in collaboration with renowned designer Olivier Gelbsmann, each of the 2 guestrooms boasts a DVF custom designed cashmere blanket in myriad colours. When you waltz into the suite’s expansive bedroom, the solid four poster bed immediately catches your attention. Glimpses of Murano glasswork can be found across the suite. The contemporary selection of fabric combined with the elegance of Claridge’s sets the contemporary yet refined tone of the rooms.
8. Studio Suite by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel at the Bulgari Hotel, London
When I hear the name Bulgari, I most definitely associate it with luxury and grandeur. The Studio Suite at the Bulgari Hotel, London definitely exceeds my expectations! Spanning 69 square meters, I’d certainly say the suite is generously-sized. Connect the plush sofas to the adjoining room and Voila! You have a lavish two bedroom suite in the heart of London. The extravagant suite entails an elegant fire-place, walk-in wardrobes and a spacious terrace giving you scenic views of Knightsbridge. Custom designed beds inspired by Sotiro Bulgari, are found in the master bedroom with fabrics made with the finest gold and silver thread. Handcrafted artisanal Moroccan carpets and Murano chandeliers further dress up the opulent suite.
7. Schiaparelli Suite by Elsa Schiaparelli at the May Fair Hotel, London
The Schiaparelli Suite at The May Fair Hotel, London takes its name by fuchsia-loving, avant-garde Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Dressed in delicate shades of pink, the suite is a loving tribute to retro glamour, designed and furnished with witty style. Iconic elements include a 42 inch Bang & Olufsen plasma television, contemporary Chinese art and an integrated open fire. The luxury fabrics and meticulous detailing exude refinement. Fitting for an exclusive soiree, the Schiaparelli comfortably seats eight for dinner. The limestone covered bathroom entails an LCD TV and an illuminated rain shower.
6. Lagoon suite by Versace at Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast (Australia)
When you can be dipped in 800 sq ft of Versace, why would you stay elsewhere? Surrounded with panoramic views of the sparkling lagoon, the suite is delicately coloured with vibrant aqua hues and colours inspired by the Versace palette. Wake up in the morning to the beautiful sun as it pours into the full-length glass sliding doors. Throw in a cavernous balcony and Palazzo Versace bath amenities and Voila! You’ve got yourself a sophisticated and luxurious living space.