While visiting my great uncle in the Hudson Valley last winter, I stayed in a hotel that spoke to my soul. Owned by artist couple Brice and Helen Marden, Hotel Tivoli features works by many notable contemporary artists of both the fine art and craft traditions. The hotel occupies a historic building located on an adorable main street in Tivoli, NY. Our stay was only a few days, but that was enough time to check out some artwork, appreciate the hand made ceramics at their farm to table restaurant, The Corner, and lounge in the seating area just outside our room. Kehinde Wiley and Alex Katz don't usually fall into the "hotel art" category, but I was so excited to see that in this case they did. With bold bright colors against clean neutral backdrops, I've never been more into a hotel's aesthetic.
When setting up the new apartment, my choices were pretty clearly influenced by our visit. Below you can see my feeble attempt at capturing the light and energy present throughout Hotel Tivoli, it's a work in progress...