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Hotel Wailea Named One of "5 Best Designed Hotels on Maui" by Architectural Digest

Text by John Wogan, Photo by Linny Morris


Hotel Wailea, a luxurious getaway recently refreshed by Philpotts Interiors, was named by Architectural Digest as one of the "5 Best Designed Hotels on Maui."


"Spread across 15 acres high above the Pacific, the Hotel Wailea is a totally different Maui resort experience. As an adults-only property, it's ideal for honeymooners, groups of friends, or couples looking for quiet serenity and the fact that it’s not directly on the beach may at first sound like a negative, but in actuality, it only adds to the sense of calm, removed as it is from the throngs of tourists who want to hit the water all day. An entire day can easily be spent by the swimming pool, which was completely redone (along with the rest of the hotel, including its 72 one-bedroom suites) in 2014 with huge modern cabanas."
Read the article in its entirety here.


ABC on Broadway



What started out as a push-cart business on the streets of Manhattan has become what is now the world’s largest housewares, carpet and rug store. With six floors of luxurious goods ranging from divine furniture to apparel and accessories, it’s like walking through a traveler’s home with impeccable taste.

You will be intrigued by each item laid out amongst what is the most amazing department store in Manhattan. This is one NYC landmark that anyone with fine taste will be glad to see.

Manhattan Store

888 & 881 Broadway
at east 19th Street
New York, NY 10003

16.11.2012 | Interior Design, Misc., Travel

Masculine, Tribal, Contemporary and Handsome. That is the work of Tucker Robbins



Layer in pops of color with his work and you’ll have the look and vibe that can span from urban to tropical.  Calibrate the look and mood by dialing it up or down the sensibilities to temper it to your own tastes.


Tucker’s designs are made from extraordinary materials and bear, in many cases, honorable histories. Ironically, as a monk, he lived with almost no furniture for 10 years.


An inveterate world traveler, Tucker now splits his time between designer showrooms, his New York City studio and the various remote jungle communities where he buys his wood and often employs local craftsmen to help create his pieces.


Mixing ancient tribal motifs with modern styles, he calls his mode of furniture design “modern primitivism.”

04.10.2012 | Interior Design, Misc., Travel

Mixing it up with John Robshaw!



In NYC I stopped in to John Robshaw. His talent, textiles and inspirations from India are great. Here, you’ll see patterns and textiles, new and antique all mixed up in various colors. The best part is that you don’t have to go to India to collect these colorful and exotic textiles. They’re right here in NYC and among retailers, including Honolulu’s own Place- a design atelier of Philpotts & Associates.


Mix it up! Robshaws fabrics mix various patterns and color combinations.


You can mix Robshaw’s styling with many other styles and interpretations. Just look at the inspiration of his headboards that mix in shapes and a bit of quirkiness!


Looking for the exotic escape with a mix of different cultures? Mix in furnishings from India!

Morocco can mix with Colonial, and even with the ‘pop’ of modern you’ll have an exotic, romantic and fresh contemporary style.


Try to reinvent tables and bureaus fresh in hot lacquer paints or tables that draw on the exotic, mix them all up with John Robshaw Textiles!


Click here to take a peek in this magnificent showroom!

24.08.2012 | Interior Design, Travel