Recently, scrolling through the app OneNight—a new favorite of mine that lists last-minute deals for hotels and lodgings, should spontaneity strike—I stumbled upon the Brentwood Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York. I was surprised how smitten I became with the equestrian-inspired interiors (the hotel is on the grounds of Saratoga’s famous racetrack), with dark interior trim and framed paintings of country scenes that, though the project was completed in 2016, feel new for fall. But no wonder: The hotel was designed by Brooklyn-based Studio Tack, the same team behind some of our favorite hotel interiors, from Scribner’s Catskill Lodge to Sound View in New York’s North Fork to The Coachman in Lake Tahoe and the Anvil Hotel in Wyoming. Here are seven ideas to borrow, whether or not you’re able to book an autumn stay.
Photography via Brentwood Hotel.
1. Meet board and batten, the stable version of shiplap.
2. Paint cladding high-gloss black.
3. Criss-cross rooms in dark trim.
4. Hang flea-market paintings front and center.
5. Rethink old-school sconces.
6. Add a touch of glam to small details.
7. Bring back the folding camp stool.
Motor lodges of yesteryear are having a moment. Take a look at a few of our favorites, revamped for modern stays:
- The Surfrider: A Cult Classic California Motel, Updated for 2018
- The Woodhouse Lodge: Designer Megan Pflug’s Catskills Motor Lodge Makeover
- The DIY Motel: The Spruceton Inn in the Catskills