Recently I did a little weekend getaway and stayed in a boutique hotel. I almost always stay in my favourite hotel chain when travelling, but this time wanted to spoil myself. Not to mention, I did want to say that I too, had stayed in a “boutique hotel”. What a treat! Everything from real hardwood floors, modern light fixtures, black leather sofa, ripple fold drapes, as well as sheers and sleek lime green countertops. The bathroom had slate tiles with radiant floor heating and an amazing rain shower. I was literally on cloud 9 when I hit the sac. A Vera Wang mattress and the softest bedding I’ve ever felt. Ok, so this was no Holiday Inn.
So what exactly makes a hotel “boutique”? They are usually much smaller than a regular hotel with fewer rooms, allowing clients to really feel like they are part of the elite. Boutique hotels are much more upscale with all of the modern amenities we look for such as electronics (iPhone docking stations), high end soaps and shampoos, Keurig with a wide selection of Starbucks favourites, on-site spa. Of course, more detail goes into decorating the rooms with high end finishes. Details like custom original art and current colour schemes help bring it all together. Hotel chains provide generic rooms that definitely have a “hotel” feel. Boutique hotels take it one step further and help those who stay feel as though they are in a lap of luxury.
Most people often put their master bedroom on the back burner. Nobody ever really sees it but us, therefore it ranks low on the priority list. It is usually the last room to get any updating. If you are looking to be the master of your bedroom and create a boutique hotel feel, here’s how C&M Textiles can help!
A one of a kind, show stopping, upholstered headboard. We can help you source fabulous fabric for this as a starting point or to tie it all together. We make custom headboards complete with tufting, nailheads, or just some simple, soft curves. Bring in a magazine picture of any headboard and we will recreate it. Every master bedroom deserves a spectacular headboard!
Proper drapery and hardware. My biggest pet peeve about hotel chains; the drapes NEVER fully close. I guess they want the sun streaming in to be sure you are checked out at 11am sharp. C&M offers thousands of gorgeous drapery and sheer fabrics and the proper hardware to ensure your drapes close fully, providing you with total black out and a good night sleep.
Bedding so comfy you won’t want to leave. We offer various sheeting such as Percale from Italy. This sheeting is 100% cotton, 118” wide and has a 300 thread count. Available in optical white or natural white, solid, striped or herringbone. Classy and comfy. We also offer Giza Egyptian cotton sheeting, loomed in Italy. 120” wide, 300 thread count and satin stitched. Many colours available.
Custom Details. This is where a regular room can become an amazing room. We are the masters of details such as dressing your bed, cushions, wallpaper, hardware, motorization, unique fabrics, colour combinations and so much more. We create a new look for each and every client.
If you are looking for a little room service, come to C&M Textiles and we will help transform your master bedroom into your very own boutique hotel. Making every night feel like a great escape!
Written by: Alicia Hewitt