Something borrowed, something blue

Updated: 2011-09-04 08:00

(China Daily)

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 Something borrowed, something blue

The Tiffany Suite in the St. Regis New York is a bridal dream in shades of white and Tiffany blue. [Andrew Sun / for China Daily]

NEW YORK - For brides who can't get enough of Tiffany, they can spend their wedding night in Tiffany blue bliss.

The St. Regis New York has unveiled a one-of-a-kind Tiffany Suite on its 14th floor, where guests can stay overnight. The 158-square-meter suite features neutrals such as whites, beiges, charcoal gray and silver accented with the signature Tiffany blue.

Upon entering the suite, guests will recognize many jewel-inspired references. The foyer has a Tiffany-blue glass-beaded and silver-leafed handmade wall covering, while the entry console's design is a subtle reference to one of Tiffany's most iconic pieces, the engagement ring.

Accent pieces include an intricate jewel-shaped mirror on the wall and a silver-leafed table. The furnishings mix modern, Art Deco and classic pieces, such as McGuire jewel-shaped armchairs, a contemporary coffee table and desk with white lacquer and chrome accents and mirrored side tables. The bedroom has a porcelain flower installation; a bright, contemporary floral patterned love seat; a Tiffany blue striped upholstered headboard, and a lush white comforter.

The living room, with a nonworking fireplace, showcases the suite's floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Fifth Avenue with views of Central Park. A bar cart features an array of Tiffany crystal barware and accessories. The dining room was designed to resemble a Tiffany blue box.

The walls and ceiling are painted a Tiffany blue, and the crown moldings and doors are a contrasting crisp white. The crown jewel of the room is a shimmering and sparkling crystal chandelier, which resembles dripping gems.

According to a St. Regis spokeswoman, there's a long history of the two brands (St. Regis and Tiffany) working together. She said in 1991 John Loring, now design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co., designed a Tiffany suite at the St. Regis, which had more jewel tones (emeralds and sapphires), heavier woods and was more masculine in feeling.

The new Tiffany suite, which is collaboration between the Tiffany and St. Regis design staffs, already has bookings throughout the summer. The price for living the high life at Tiffany? A cool $8,500 plus tax per night.

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