Friday, April 6, 2012

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5-Star Style: The Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine


Booking your stay at a fancy chain buys you quality assurance—your suite will be predictably well-appointed. But you're also playing it safe. If you take a risk with a smaller boutique hotel, you'll most likely be well-rewarded with artful, distinct decor, rather than the "appealing to the masses" vibe of chain hotels. 

       At The Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine, described as having a "bohemian counter-culture feel," the style is both elegant and eclectic, upscale and lived-in. What I love is that it doesn't look like a hotel—you know, the standard white sheets, all-neutral look of most places. That pristine aesthetic is beautiful, yes, but it's not functional for most people (especially if you're stealing a style for your home).  The Redbury gives you the feeling of being in an exotic Moroccan escape—but one that's yours. Hello, House Hunters International.


Splurge: Lifestyle Solutions Wilshire Platform Canopy Bed ($673, Wayfair)

Steal: Coaster Furniture Symphony Poster Canopy Bed ($578, Furniture Barrel)


Splurge: Elephant Indian Bedsheet Sheet ($65, Novahaat)

Steal: Boho Floral Tapestry Bedspread ($22, Amazon)

Splurge: Ikat Decorative Pillow Cover ($35, Etsy

Steal: Thai Design Cushion ($8.50, Ten Thousand Villages

Splurge: Verde Collection Aydin Kilim Bench ($491, Amazon)

Steal: Button Tufted Upholstered Bench ($210, Target)


Splurge: Safavieh Persian Legend Collection Rug ($1,687, Amazon)

Steal: Safavieh Anatolia Collection Rug ($358, Amazon)


Splurge: Essex Sofa, Paprika Herringbone ($1,300-1,700, West Elm)

Steal: Klaussner Dopler Dreamquest Sofa ($954, furniture crate)


Splurge: Bertina Venetian Mirror ($670, PlumStruck

Steal: Venetian Gems Loreta Wall Mirror ($389, Wayfair)


Splurge: Laura Ashley Renee Table Lamp with Charlotte Shade ($133,

Steal: Red Shade with White Candlestick Base Table Lamp ($56, Lamps Plus)

Orange Side Chair

Splurge: Madeline Chair ($349, Urban Outfitters)

Steal: Noho Orange Lounge Chair ($266, Overstock)

Coffee Table Cubes

Splurge: Butler Masterpiece Bunching Cube End Table, Chesnut Burl ($279, Wayfair)

Steal: Mesa Storage Cube, Antique Walnut ($46, Walmart)


Splurge: Paisley Wallcovering by Van Luit ($55 per roll, Creative Wallcovering

Steal: National Geographic Paisley Print Wallpaper ($54.58 per bolt, Home Depot)*

*Yes, it's only a few cents cheaper. But I love them both!

Patterned Side Chair

Splurge: Skyline Furniture Swoop Ikat Chair ($256, Home Furniture Showroom)

Steal: Athens Slipper Chair, Cinnabar ($225, Target)


  1. LOOOOOOOOOOVE the splurge and steal stuff! Thanks!