By Terry Trucco
But maybe they just said lighten up.
The walls and ceiling are the color of whipped cream. Enormous mirrors paned in black offer a clever take on industrial loft windows — and double the space, visually at least. And the rectangular chandelier hugging the ceiling looks like it was formed from crystal icicles.
But most eye-catching – and arresting – is the centerpiece: a suite of dark velvet sofas embraced by a white stepped sculpture that calls to mind a ziggurat, a soft ice cream cone, The Jetsons, and maybe even a Mayan pyramid under a coat of spray paint.
Lighted futuristically from beneath, it has no business being in a sprawling room with 1920s inflections that include the original floor tiles and a lacy, wedding cake ceiling. And that’s exactly why it looks terrific, even if it must be murder for the hotel staff that dusts it. (more…)