This week NoMad Hotel opened its doors, making one of the most exciting new hotel openings in London. Designed by Roman and Williams, the renowned New York 'starchitects' behind Ace Hotel NY, this London haven boasts 91-rooms that are dripping with unrivaled style and sophistication.
NoMad's interiors draw inspiration from its storied building inside the former Bow Street Magistrates Court in London's famous Covent Garden. While the majestic architecture is a sight to behold, we are equally excited by NoMad's paradisiacal interiors – from its golden leaf wallpaper and tasseled fixtures to its kaleidoscopic gallery walls. It would be fair to say we're obsessed with every single room.
If traveling to London is still out of the question, we've picked five of our favorite interior style tips to steal to bring a little NoMad inspiration into our own modern homes (opens in new tab).
1. Separate space with a folding screen
It's already no secret that we're fans of folding screens – the antique homeware accessory that is now a modern home must-have. However, NoMad has only reignited our love for this ornate furnishing.
Alongside their exquisitely aesthetic qualities, folding screens are refreshingly versatile and are used to zone different spaces and break down open-plan spaces – from a hotel room to a large living space. Yes, the only thing we love more than stylish furniture is stylish furniture that is practical too.
2. Trust the rule of symmetry
There is perhaps no finer advert for the rule of symmetry than The NoMad restaurant – the glass light-filled paradise that is certainly something to behold. Amongst all its assets, we're particularly lusting over its ingenious use of symmetry, exhibited throughout its elegant light fixtures, lavish furnishings, and delicate greenery which surrounds this plant-lovers utopia.
While we sadly can't call the restaurant our home, we can still mirror its magnificent ambiance throughout our interiors.
3. When in doubt – create a gallery wall
Infusing a space with personality can feel tricky, but it is more than possible to inject elements of your favorite people, places, and paintings into a room without sacrificing its style.
Take gallery wall ideas from NoMad, who combines unique drawings with French gallery posters and stylish hand-written notes, and choose reminiscent pieces that allow you to leave a signature in the forefront of your home.
4. Invest in metallic sanitaryware
It's official; we never want to bathe in anything that isn't gold again.
Following hot on the heels of the somewhat controversial colored sanitaryware trend is the craze's cool big sister, metallic sanitaryware. It is only fitting that this bright and brilliant free-standing tub makes its debut in the most sought-after bathroom in the city, behind an equally trendy room divider, naturally. We'll do whatever it takes to fill our bathrooms with these palatial hues.
5. Say yes to tassel trimmings
See: Cool bedroom lighting ideas: 24 lighting ideas for chic bedroom design
While the Fielding Room gives us much to marvel over, we decided to take one for the team and choose our favorite design tip. Rewrite all conceptions you have associating tasseled lamp shades with your great aunt's living room, and follow NoMad's bold lead as it brings this baroque statement firmly into the contemporary day, in nothing but unrivaled style, naturally.
NoMad (opens in new tab) has now opened and is accepting bookings for overnight stays and restaurant and bar visits. We'll race you to Covent Garden.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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