It's not often that one of the world's most well-known and respected fashion designers decides to step outside the drawing room and off the runway and into the world of design travel. Though it’s commonplace for an interior designer to lend his name and expertise to the decor of a hotel or resort—there’s the Kelly Wearstler-designed Viceroy in Miami and the Christian Lacroix-designed Hotel du Petit Moulin in Paris, for example—for a fashion designer to do so is outside the norm.
Jennifer Blake Hoyos is a self-confessed “color” person. “I know that you can achieve a beautiful design without it, but why would you?” asks the interior designer and owner of The Tailored Pillow, Inc. in Hollywood, Florida. “Life is much happier in color. Most designs work best with the color controlled and planned, whether creating visual blocks of color, repeating pops of color, or creating a soothing ‘ocean’ of color.”