I went to Lake Tahoe at the beginning of the month and stayed at the Marriott Timberlake Lodge. I wanted to share what I thought about the interior design of the impressive hotel. First of all, I loved the ceiling in the lobby. The design, the beams, the paneling- all very cool. The ceiling fixture, on the other hand, I thought was just "all right." Very "predictable"- and smaller than I would have done.
The fireplace mantle decor- Let me explain what is wrong here. The mantle is only deep enough for one candlestick. This means that the only option is to have them in a "row" rather than a more desirable "layering look." Should the designer have used a thinner candlestick? No- it would have been too small a scale. Do you also notice that there is no "overlap" with the art... This leaves you with four separate items "lined up." It doesn't look good- it certainly doesn't look professional. The solution?
- They could change the mantle with a deeper one.
- They could remove the candlesticks altogether.
- They could replace the candlesticks with two symmetrical items- and display them with a slight overlap with the art.
Think about this before you purchase items- are they too large for "layering?"
Now this coffee table I definitely did NOT like- and I did not like the row of blue chairs.- I thought the table looked cheap- and the chairs looked sloppy.