05 September 2008

Art Deco in the Twin Cities

After a week full of more political hot air, it was so refreshing to see this recently renovated gem emerge from the Twin Cities courtesy of STIR magazine.

Rising 447 feet above Minneapolis since 1929, the Forshay Tower was recently purchased and renovated by the Starwood Hotels & Resorts folk. A historic site designated by the US National Parks Service, Starwood did an amazing job of integrating gorgeous 1920's details such as this plaster ceiling:

with the sleek and contemporary look that we all have come to cherish in a Starwood property.

I love the use of the slate and khaki neutral palatte with punches of fushia and blue that seems so Art Deco yet very posh. This lounge is just begging me to meet up with the girls for martinis and stilettos.

Wonder if there are any conferences in Minnesota coming up???

Photos courtesy of Sherwin Williams "Stir"

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