Thursday, October 28, 2010

Las Vegas Style Inspiration: Bathroom Blogfest 2010

Bathroom Blogfest 2010
Back in February 2010 - seems like ages ago - Surfaces organized an insider's tour in Las Vegas of the Encore, hipper, younger sister to the Wynn, led by the Encore design team. The experience - because it captured intense Las Vegas style inspiration - was unforgettable. Luckily, I had my camera handy and kept it busy thereby allowing me to share with you several bathrooms.

It shouldn't come as a surprise that opulence is a dominant theme throughout the Wynn and Encore in terms of unique materials and themes and fascinating juxtapositions of products.

We started out at the Wynn Las Vegas.  This first bathroom is located in the shopper section - definitely not your average shopping mall public restroom! Notice the beautiful materials and the combinations of colors, shapes and textures. I love the contrast between the bold floor pattern and the more soothing solids of the other surfaces.

Restrooms in the Wynn shopping mall
As you transition from the Wynn to the Encore you notice butterflies. The effect is subtle because the color scheme works together. The Encore theme is the butterfly which symbolizes metamorphosis; it's considered good luck across all cultures.  I took many photos of all of the instances of butterflies: in store windows, on the walls, in sconces.

Carpet transitioning from the Wynn to Encore
This bold butterfly carpet pattern was repeated in tile patterns. Truly marvelous!

Moving on to another bathroom.

We visited the XS Club, inspired by the human body, and were told that this was a place that got pretty wild at night.  Luckily, we were there early in the day and had it all to ourselves.  Check out the women's room....

The Women's Room: What's That in the Mirror?

Understated, utilitarian flash

Functional with glitz

Consider yourself warned!
As you exited the bar to make your way to the foyer, these marvelous torsos lined the wall.

Reminds me of Rodin's Gates of Hell

Love this: Coat Check
[Funny how many casino nightclubs seem inspired by the human body.  Definitely read  Inside Jersey's Best of NJ: The best public bathrooms by Greg Saitz' description of the Caesar's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino bathroom.]

This image I took along our walk. I just had to include it. You are right in concluding that it has nothing to do with the club we just left. I consider it timelessly elegant, possibly even reminiscent of the 60s?.

Lucky Peacock: Gorgeous ostentation

Finally, this bathroom was in one of the special ritzy suites. I couldn't get over the soothing green color scheme and the rich, sparkly insets and details. Luckily, the mirror frames were simple shapes. Isn't that fabric scrumptious?

Pure Bathroom Elegance

Check out Becky Carroll's post Bathroom Blogfest: Stuck in the 60s? for other Las Vegas bathrooms.

What do you think? Are you inspired by Las Vegas Style Inspiration?

Happy Bathoom Blogfest 2010!


Bill Buyok said...

I've been to the bathrooms at they Wynn and was impressed. I didn't love it; but, the selection of material and use of color and texture is amazing.

The women's room in the XS club, I hadn't seen (surprisingly) and was impressed.

I love Bathroom Blogfest! Where else can you share haute bathroom style?

Thanks for the post and pics!

CB Whittemore said...

Long Live Bathroom Blogfest! It's a glorious celebration and I'm so pleased you are part of the fun.

I took a lot more pix of the Wynn/Encore and need to integrate those into another posts. As you say the selection of materials is amazing.

Thanks, Bill.


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CB Whittemore said...

Large Oversized Rugs Carpets, thanks very much! Helps to receive your feedback.


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Awesome pics.
Thanks for this post.
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CB Whittemore said...

Carpet cleaning services, thanks for your comment. Las Vegas definitely delivered jaw-dropping photo opportunities for this post. Delighted you enjoyed them.


Walnut Creek Remodeling said...

love the last bathroom,especially the so called wallstromn

CB Whittemore said...

Walnut Creek Remodeling, delighted you like my photos. Thanks for the comment.


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