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Vegas is a lot of things to a lot of different people…. parties, drinking, gambling, nightlife, shows and on and on and on…. To Interior Designers Vegas is ceilings and lighting (on top of everything else of course…)
Aria Hotel main floor corridor lighting photo: Laura Bielecki
These black linear fixtures are stunning. I love the form and the matte black finish of these custom ceiling elements.
Unknown restaurant - Las Vegas photo: Laura Bielecki
My last trip to sin city was in November 2010 and it consisted of 3 solid days of walking the strip with my camera in hand pointed up at the ceiling. I explored every Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas Restaurant, Las Vegas Bar, Las Vegas Buffet and Las Vegas wedding chapel I could step foot in to get the best insiders look at the details and concepts that have been realized. Like walking into a candy box of Interior Design excellence most of the spaces are filled with my favorite furniture, fixtures and finishes…. I could point out who manufactured each wall covering or fabric or who’s furniture or lighting pieces were used. All of the luxury items thrown together like a true sample board come to life. The theatrical nature of each space was typically well considered and thought out… no walls were left bare and no detail spared. I guess this is what it looks like when a project isn’t “value engineered”… That being said however there are plenty of design catastrophe’s in Las Vegas Nevada… overly reflective spaces far past out of date, worn down furniture and beaten up “used” hotel rooms. I had to turn a blind eye so as to only focus on the real design that I was their to catch first hand.
Mandarin Oriental sky lobby designed by Tihany Design photo:Laura Bielecki
In love with ALL Mandarin Oriental Hotels… what a fabulous chain for design excellence!
- Bocci 14 pendant in the Twist Restaurant Mandarin Oriental by Tihany Design photo: Laura Bielecki
I was very impressed by the overall design of the Mandarin Oriental. The use of materials was phenomenal and the custom lighting was very well crafted. I was a little disappointed however that i was only given a tour of the sky lobby, lounge, twist restaurant and spa. I really wish I could have taken a peak into the suites… hopefully they will allow me next time.
light and water feature detail at the entry to the Sensi restaurant in the Bellagio photo: Laura Bielecki
Great eye catching signage into the Sensi restaurant at the Bellagio. I was impressed with the smaller details like a lit sign behind the water feature which makes the logo stand out far more than stainless steel lettering.
Caesars Palace Lobby photo: Laura Bielecki
Caesars Palace Hotel… while over done was incredibly well detailed with ever element considered. The space is magnificent to stand in and the lighting designer deserves a bonus for setting the right mood to the interiors.
Custom venetian chandelier photo: Laura Bielecki
Casino unkown: Custom blue drum shade photo: Laura Bielecki
Plate and cutlery ceiling detail Restaurant unkown photo: Laura Bielecki
Now this totally blows my mind. Why even use a chandelier if you can draw peoples attention to the ceiling with a beautifully ornate ceiling crafted in plates and flatware?! Unfortunately I do not recall the name of the restaurant since I was all over the place over the 3 days. if I figure it out I will definitely repost.
Floor to Ceiling chandeliers casino unkown photo: Laura Bielecki
Chic interior of a Las Vegas Night club photo: Laura Bielecki
Custom jellyfish chandelier photo: Laura Bielecki
Zia Priven style Las Vegas custom lighting photo: Laura Bielecki
Wynn Hotel Las Vegas oriental lamps photo: Laura Bielecki
Wynn Las Vegas oriental paper lanterns
The Wynn had my favorite light fixtures of all time. These theatrical and fun oriental lamps were such a surprise to see and fit perfectly over the grand staircase overlooking the water.