Brand Design Manager
InterContinental Hotels Group, Atlanta
What are you working on? IHG’s newest brand, Atwell Suites, announced last May. I’m currently finalizing the design and FF&E, prototyping the public space, and tweaking the guestroom model room for the big reveal.
Remember to: Not over-create or push for such similarity between dual-sourced suppliers. With hundreds of running line patterns it’s okay to send the supplier your idea and let the them pull similar ones, which ultimately gives our owners options without having to create new color schemes.
Good luck charm? I have a necklace that I bought while traveling to South Africa. It holds a lot of meaning for me. It’s rare to see me without it on.
Something that haunts you: Hardwired roller shades. It requires a lot of coordination between electrical location and box type to preordering of pieces and installation from both the electrician and fabricator. On one site, I sat with the master electrician and fabricator’s installation crew for hours working to make what should be easy actually easy.
What does the color forecast call for? No more gray! Clean organic white linen colorways as the focus with minimal, appropriately placed pops of saturated colors tied together with black metals.