How to avoid the ubiquitous coastal theme but still pay homage to the surroundings: "We wanted to incorporate the natural beauty of Nantucket into the design plan but without being overly coastal. With textural touches harkening back to the ocean and beach — sea grass rugs, a glass droplet chandelier and rustic wood tables we were able to tie back to the surroundings in elegant and unexpected ways," Rachel says. "The artwork is by an artist named Molly Dee and was the original inspiration for the retro chic branding. We had these paintings in mind when developing the overall design concept.
"The coral mirror is from Dransfield and Ross and was really a jumping off point for the overall look and feel of the hotel — modern, fun, and eclectic while also integrally connected to the Nantucket surroundings." (Click on the photo and tag to read a funny story about where this particular mirror came from).