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Victorian meets Bohemian at NYC's Jane Hotel

Design Centre's Karl Lohnes gets a bit of home decor inspiration away from home

The Captain’s Cabin room is the largest offered at NYC’s Jane Hotel. Its panelled walls, patterned wallpaper and carpeting give the room an ageless Bohemian feel.

The Captain’s Cabin room is the largest offered at NYC’s Jane Hotel. Its panelled walls, patterned wallpaper and carpeting give the room an ageless Bohemian feel.

I often get decor inspiration from my travels and the hotels I stay at. I was recently inspired by the Victorian/Bohemian mix seen at The Jane Hotel in New York City. Pattern, colour and a return to tradition seem to be hot decorating buzzwords lately, and The Jane has subscribed to all of those — done in a timeless manner that suits its historical building site while standing guard over the Hudson River on the Big Apple’s west side.

The majority of The Jane’s rooms are tiny budget-conscious spaces adorned with wood panel and resemble train cabins more than actual rooms. There are larger rooms with private baths called Captain’s Cabins with views of the river and adjoining outdoor terraces.

Although traditional in style, there is nothing “grandmotherly” about this hotel’s style. If you like the look then here are some current marketplace products available to help you achieve the look at home. ($125-$395/night, TheJaneNYC.com)

Chelsea Swing-Arm Sconce

Wall-hung lamps help save space on a small nightstand and offer the perfect height of light for reading. $181, PotteryBarn.com

Pendleton Green Wallpaper

Wallpaper has made its comeback — so the walls at The Jane Hotel have been on trend for the past 100 years! $24/roll, GrahamBrown.com

Colour: Blue Stream

Painting all mouldings a colour (rather than predicable white) helps to set a historical tone to the room. BenjaminMoore.ca

Small Decorated Metal Table

Exotic touches help create a well-travelled style throughout the space. $149, ZaraHome.com

Lace Frill Bedspread & Pillowcase

Add a splash of colour to the room with a bed cover that can easily be changed with the seasons. $36-$160, ZaraHome.com

Safavieh Heritage Area Rug

Patterned carpeting evokes hotel luxuries of yesteryear — the perfect solution for keeping a room cozy while standing up to wear and tear. $370/5’x8’, Lowes.ca

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