Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Grand Hotel

Yesterday I shared some of my photos from my recent trip to Mackinac Island.  I showed from where we walked off the ferry and made our way to The Grand Hotel.  Today, I'm sharing more of my photos of the hotel.  Carleton Varney redid the interiors in the 70s.  How I wish I could have taken these photos sans people, but the hotel is quite an attraction.  


Red geraniums are a theme at the hotel which you can see in the carpet pattern.


I was so enamored of these green sofas.  The gorgeous, vibrant color doesn't show up as well in the picture.

I just couldn't stop taking photos.  There are pairs of these, and they are fantastic.  This color on the black and gold is divine.













This is walking outside to the porch, the world's largest at 660 feet.



Looking out on Lake Huron from the porch is breathtaking.  With some tea and a good book, I could be happy here for an indeterminate amount of time.  I have more photos I'll share tomorrow.  If you're interested in knowing more about the hotel and its history you can find fascinating information here.



14 comments :

Albertina said...

So beautiful! I love me a green wall. And love the bold stripes on awning and furniture. It is slightly reminiscent of the GreenBrier.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I want to incorporate some of these ideas into my home. I want to feel like I am on vacation everyday.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Yes, he did The Greenbrier, too!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I LOVE Carleton Varney. His use of color and flamboyant pattern is so fun. What a gorgeous hotel!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

Love seeing this! Nothing like a little Dorothy Draper Carlton V to cheer up a boring day.
Heading to The Greenbriar this fall for my annual fix.

Holly

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That green is the perfect shade. If only I could live in a hotel :)

Nancy said...

Wow, this place is amazing. It is so colorful and picturesque. I have never been to anything like this before! Love your travels and sharing it with us.
Nancy
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Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Wow, that is something else! I have always wanted to visit.

designchic said...

What a gorgeous hotel and the colors...fabulous!!

The enchanted home said...

Sooo gorgeous. Love all the rich color and patterns...so elegant!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

My cup of tea! Love all the color - pink and green - love! So chic, so vibrant - can't say enough! Pinning everything!!!!!!!!!!!

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A Toile Tale said...

We won't be able to get up there this summer, so I'm sooooo happy to take a faux trip with you! I hope you loved it as much as we do. Miss it.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Annie H. said...

Beautiful, my inlaws were just there and said we must go. They had such a good time. Looks so elegant.

Junell said...

Holy moly ~ I may move into the joint! Great pix & of course love all the PBC. That geranium carpet..... well I am speechless! Dying to take Mr. V's design class @ The Greenbrier!

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