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Brooklyn Apartment Tour: Inside our Hotel-Inspired Living Room and Kitchen

hotel inspired living room

If you’ve followed me on Instagram for a while, you know that I’m obsessed with hotels. More specifically, I’m obsessed with fancy hotel lobbies. (So obsessed, in fact, that I even launched Hotel Lobby Candle, a luxury home fragrance line inspired by scents at the best five-star spots around the world.)

When Matt and I bought our Brooklyn apartment last year, there was one thing we knew with absolute certainty: we wanted our home to feel like the ultimate escape.

As I started to brainstorm design ideas, it suddenly dawned on me—what if each room was inspired by a different hotel? Like…how cool would that be?

So we decided to do it.

I knew immediately that our living room and kitchen would be inspired by one of my all-time favorite hotels, The Miami Beach Edition.

miami beach edition lobby
My favorite hotel lobby, the Miami Beach Edition

The lobby of the Edition, in my opinion, is one of the most aesthetically pleasing, breathtaking spaces I have ever stepped foot in.

It’s chic. It’s sexy. It feels like a vacation…but it’s also cozy and livable. I’ve always loved how it combines neutrals with metallics, light-washed wood and marble, and incorporates a ton of greenery for a pop of color.

And don’t even get me started on the sheer, billowy drapes. It was MY DREAM to one day have an apartment with floor to ceiling windows just so I could buy drapes like that (I still can’t believe I now do.)

Since this is the first apartment we’ve ever owned and we plan to be here a while, we really wanted to invest in making it our dream home.

megan hopp interior designer
Our fabulous designer Megan Hopp

We decided to hire an interior designer, the amazing Megan Hopp (who I found on Instagram!) to help us execute what we had in mind and elevate our ideas with her expertise.

I’ve included a bunch of her tips below, as well as links to everything we purchased. Questions about something that’s not mentioned here? Drop me a note in the comments!

And if you haven’t already, you can check out our Beverly Hills Hotel-inspired home office here and our boho Tulum-inspired bedroom here!

Photos by Allie Provost

Here’s what my initial “mood board” looked like…

miami beach edition interior design

Here’s what we ended up with… pretty close!

hotel inspired living room lindsay silberman

FULL TOUR: Our Hotel-Inspired Living Room and Kitchen

The Entryway & Kitchen

hotel inspired home decor

Mirror: CB2
Console Table: CB2
Lamp: Bungalow 5
Ottoman: One King’s Lane
Vase: CB2
Travertine Tray: CB2 (sold out; similar)
Bowls: CB2 (top) & CB2 (bottom)
Trinket Dish: Anthropologie

I love that we can use the ottoman for extra seating when (if!) we’re ever able to have guests over.

modern kitchen gold pendant lights lindsay silberman apartment
modern kitchen gold pendant lights

Globe Mirror Ball Pendant Lights: Tom Dixon
Bowls: CB2 (top) & CB2 (bottom)
Toaster: Smeg
Ottoman: One King’s Lane
Chevron Backsplash Tile: Home Depot
Gold Faucet: Wayfair
Bar Stools: Wayfair (similar)

The bar stools and globe pendant lights are by far my two favorite aspects of the kitchen. Initially I thought I wanted big tufted velvet stools, and Megan swiftly talked me out of that. Her argument (and rightfully so!) was that having a stool with a more open back would help make the smaller space feel more open.

Another thing we did that I loved was swap out our old backsplash, which was an ugly blue glass, in favor of these marble chevron tiles from Home Depot. They’re super affordable and look exactly like other tiles 10x the price.

Marble Shelves: CB2
Martini Glasses: Baccarat
White Wood Knife Set: Cuisinart

I would have never thought to add marble shelving to this wall, but I’m so glad Megan suggested it.

I love being able to style the shelves with different glassware and greenery. They were also pretty inexpensive and give an otherwise boring wall a bit of personality.

The Living Area

hotel inspired living room

Credenza: Jonathan Adler
Rug: Wayfair
TV: Samsung Frame
Coffee Table: Anthropologie
Pouf: CB2
Full-Length Mirror: West Elm
Faux Plant: Amazon
Chandelier: RHTeen

Coffee Table & Couch

Coffee Table: Anthropologie
Rug: Wayfair
Couch: Wayfair
Coffee Table Book: Amazon
Cloche with Matches: CB2
Round Bone Inlay Tray: Etsy
Small Bamboo Bowl: H&M
Faux Plant: Amazon
Feather Art: (we ended up returning it because it arrived damaged and the company was a disaster so I wouldn’t recommend!)

Ceramic Knot: CB2
Small Bamboo Bowl: H&M
Coffee Table Book: Architectual Digest at 100: A Century

Window Treatments & Chandelier

the shade store white sheer drapes

We had the sheer drapes custom-made from The Shade Store, and while they’re definitely an investment, I couldn’t be happier with how they came out. Highly, highly recommend.

The style we have is “tailored pleat drapes and basket sheer fabric” in the color winter.

We knew we wanted a gorgeous chandelier in the living room but hard-wiring it would have required an electrician and a costly installation. Instead, Megan suggested one of her genius hacks: a plug-in chandelier. If you look closely, you’ll see a thin wire on the ceiling concealed with a cord cover.

Our handyman attached our chandelier (which is from RHTeen, another great Megan Hopp money-saving hack) to the ceiling and then hid the cord in a corner, where it plugs into the wall. This is a great idea for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with hard-wiring a chandelier—and it’s especially good for renters.

A pro tip regarding the chandelier: I mentioned this in our bedroom tour, but I’ll say it again here too ICYMI! Check out Restoration Hardware TEEN for RH-quality pieces at a significantly lower price. (Everything I’ve seen at RHTeen is incredibly sophisticated and looks no different than standard RH furniture.)

Side Table

hotel inspired living room decor

Side Table: Serena & Lily
Rug: Wayfair
Lamp: Wayfair
Couch: Wayfair
Throw Pillow: Wayfair
BOOKS: Ottoman Chic & American Style (Amazon)
Gnome: Fancy

Credenza & TV

samsung frame tv

Credenza: Jonathan Adler
TV: Samsung Frame
Palm Lamp: (no longer available)
Metal Tray with Handles: H&M
Face Vase: H&M
Ceramic Candlestick: H&M
Bench: BluDot

samsung frame tv

Rug: Wayfair
Vases: Jonathan Adler & Jonathan Adler
Gold Tray: H&M
Wood Beads: Etsy
Marble Cross Object: CB2
Coffee Table Books: Holiday by Pamela Fiori

The credenza was definitely an investment piece for us, and it was pricier than any piece of furniture we have ever purchased. Megan was a big supporter of us investing in the piece, and I’m SO glad that we listened to her.

She explained that investing a credenza like this one served so many purposes: not only was it functional, but it was also like a piece of art and the focal point of the room. Not to mention, it has an INSANE amount of storage.

We actually store all of my workout equipment in it (I’m talking two-full size yoga mats, weights, and towels), as well as our entire liquor collection, a huge box of misc cords, the cable box and power box, a massive drawers of files, and probably a lot of other things I’m not thinking of.

Long story short: it was worth every penny.

Looking for more home decor tips? Check out this post featuring our interior designer’s top 15 affordable furniture recommendations.


ALL FURNITURE & DECOR

The Couch:

Carmel White Denim Couch

The Throw Pillows:

Brayden Custer Square Linen Throw Pillow

The Rug:

Uni Hand-Knotted Wool Cream Rug

The Coffee Table:

Waldra Coffee Table

The Credenza:

Jonathan Adler Talitha Credenza

The TV:

The Frame Television

The Side Table:

The Mirror:

Bass & Bone Rays Floor Mirror

The Bench:

Bank Upholstered Bench

The Pouf:

The Chandelier:

The Lamp:

The Finishing Touches:

Check out our Beverly Hills Hotel-inspired home office here and our boho Tulum-inspired bedroom here!


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3 Comments

  • Vids
    May 12, 2021 at 3:46 am

    Loved your apartment. It’s beautiful!
    Could you please tell me which paint color you used for walls? Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    • Lindsay Silberman
      May 12, 2021 at 10:49 pm

      I wish I could tell you! But this is the paint color that was here when we moved in!

      Reply
      • Vids
        May 13, 2021 at 11:00 pm

        Thanks for your reply. I am so inspired by your blog and loved everything you shared!

        Reply

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