|Christine Schwalm Design||
Ever watch those design shows and see those boards with pictures of furniture and fabric samples? Those are known as concept boards and they're supposed to be a snapshot of the finished space. So imagine my delight as a designer when I checked into the Holiday Inn down in Baltimore to see a one for the room where I was staying.
I was intrigued by the concept board. This did not look like the typical hotel room with 80's pastel artwork and polyester coverlets. This looked, dare I say, chic. Details like an upholstered headboard, chaise lounge, and Eames inspired office chair gave me hope.
It was a little cramped, as most hotel rooms can be, like there was a bit too much furniture for the space. And I can't say I loved the sheer/ribbon drapery treatment. The room overall, did give the impression of new, contemporary and stylish. I'm not sure how well some of the details will hold up in 5 years (turquoise is kind of a "now" color") but those can be easily changed out. The furniture, headboard and background choices will transition with time. Overall, a very welcome surprise.