Ok… I know, I know. I literally posted about a hotel a few days back, but as I was doing the nightly “scroll through pinterest endlessly until I dose off” routine I stumbled upon an image of a kitchen from this new boutique hotel in Philadelphia and thought to myself, “T H I S K I T C H E N…. I need to see more of this space.” Low and behold I found out that that pretty little blue kitchen is attached to a pretty little boutique hotel and the entire space is pretty inspiring.
The Lokal Hotel, which is located in the Old City neighborhood in Philadelphia and was designed by the talented team at Jersey Ice Cream Co. is a hybrid mashup of boutique hotel meets AirBnb. Basically it has all the amenities, luxuries, inspiring decor, and features of a boutique hotel but without the full time staff much like and AirBnb. It is the brainchild of a husband and wife team that loved the inspiring spaces of boutique hotels, but got worried every time they stepped into someones personal home that they might break or damage something special to them, and I have to say I am very into it.
The bedrooms are simple and refined which make checking in feel less like a corporate affair and more like you are coming over to your best friends perfectly designed place.
I want everything in this picture and those blue and brass floor to ceiling windows are giving me so much life.
Some rooms have a more open floor plan and some like the one below have more separated sleeping/eating areas. Whatever living style you want they have thought of it. And beyond that, the entire place is hooked up to an ipad so if you do require anything, you can request it with a quick swipe of your finger as you continue to eat your Philly cheesesteak from your bed at 2 in the afternoon.
Speaking of food. The kitchen and dining areas are pretty damn stunning, and do make a good excuse for getting out of that bed and sitting like a grown adult at the dining table.
Open shelving, vintage treasures, and industrial lighting. Yes please. They weren’t afraid to experiment with color in here what with that cobalt blue and all, and no experimentation was needed as the end results speak for themselves.
This chick looks like a total bit*%$, but if I lived in that dining room full time I would have the same RBF that she has going on.
And in case you need to wash away the day and take a little tinkle, the bathrooms are just as glamorous and vintage inspired.
It might not have theMoroccan Tiles that we are seeing in just about EVERY design now a days (which I am not mad about), but the black and white theme and the clawfoot tub are all making me want to click “reserve now” real fast. I am still wishing my tiny little vintage bathroom had a clawfoot tub, but until then I will just have to oogle over this pic.
Never before has a 2×4 and concrete vanity looked so glamorous as it does here.
I also love that every piece of art in here is a vintage oil portrait. It keeps things feeling cohesive without them feeling redundant and repetitive like a lot of other boutique hotels.
I am very into this place, and fingers crossed they open an annex here in LA very soon. Until then I will be on ebay searching for vintage portraits and thinking about the endless possibilities for all those pretty little faces in my next design project.