23rd December 2020 | IN PROJECT OF THE WEEK | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Project of the Week This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features a design by SBID Awards Finalist, Jeffrey Beers International. For the Manhattan Sky Suite, Jeffrey Beers designed and decorated the interiors to frame the incredible wide views of Central Park. With the wonderful scale of the open living room and dining room, they were able to play with grand and stately furniture, such as a 10 person dining room table with wide and plush dining chairs. The mix of warm and cool tones paired with contemporary arts as well as rich wood finishes make the home a home but do not disrupt the wonderful and impressive open layout. SBID Awards Category: Hotel Bedroom & Suites Sponsored by Schneider Electric Finalist: Jeffrey Beers International Project: Park Hyatt’s Manhattan Sky Suite Location: New York What was the client’s brief? New York City hotels are renowned for their speciality suites, but nothing in the city measures up to this new suite’s overwhelming sense of luxury and unparalleled views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. What inspired the design of the project? When it came to the hospitality design, we imagined that the suite was a private residence. We first created a separation of space between public areas (the living room and dining room) and the private space (bedrooms and bathrooms). We then favoured open-plan living for the public areas. With careful attention to layout, materials, and art we created fluidity between your kitchen, dining area, and living room. The overall effect is warm and social; a perfect destination for entertaining. What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project? One of the questions we were faced with was how to separate the dining space from the living room space without disrupting the overall open plan of the main area. We, therefore, custom-designed an open shelving unit to act as a divider between the living area and the dining area. As well as integrated lighting, the shelving unit has a custom double-sided glass fireplace that looks modern and yet feels warm and inviting. What was your team’s highlight of the project? To create a warm and sophisticated master bedroom, we chose naturally beautiful architectural materials. We used fumed eucalyptus wood millwork panels to create a dramatic backdrop for the headboard. The centre has upholstered panels with antique brass metal reveals and integral light grazes to give it a bit of softness while remaining sophisticated. Why did you enter the SBID Awards? We entered the SBID awards because of the international connection to the global design industry. Questions answered by Jeffrey Beers, Founder & CEO, Jeffrey Beers International. We hope you feel inspired by this week’s design! Let us know what inspired you #SBIDinspire. If you missed the last instalment of Project of the Week, featuring a luxury hotel design, click here to see more.