The St. Regis hotel in Rome has recently unveiled the Couture Suite with interiors designed by London’s HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates. Inspired by the city’s fashion and design history and its creative studios, the suite features furnishings and accessories selected to evoke and celebrate the best of Italian flair. In particular, the designers found inspiration in the work of couturier Valentino, whose fashion house was founded in Rome in 1965. The essence of Valentino’s creations has been woven into the room’s design, with emphasis on flowing shapes and high-quality finishings. Luxurious materials and intricate embellishments (such as nail head trim on the timber panelling and millwork, soft Italian leathers and finely stitched embroidery on the furniture) add elegant touches.
The 150 square metre suite is situated on the second floor of the hotel and comprises a master bedroom with a central living room as well as three further rooms and a private library all with high ceilings and neutral, linen-textured walls. Three large windows frame views of the city that include the Piazza della Repubblica with its historical Fountain of Najadi.
Photographs © Eric Laignel, courtesy of HBA