Thursday, June 18, 2009

House of Schrager: South Beach and Southampton Comparison

I was delighted to find that Elle Decor featured Rita Norena Schrager's Southampton home, "inspired by the snowy palette of the Delano Hotel." Yes, the last name is no coincidence. Ms. Schrager's ex-husband is famed hotelier Ian Schrager.
The Delano is absolutely one of my favorite hotels and given that I was reading while en route to South Florida, I found the article very apropos.

My first reaction was to second-guess just how much inspiration The Delano actually provided. After all, one is heavily influenced by the surrounding Art Deco area, while the other is, well, Hamptons-style! Upon review, however, there are some interesting correlations. What do you think?

CAUTION: This is a very image-rich post!


Front Porch

Delano Entrance

Delano Front Porch

Living Room

Delano Lobby

Delano Bungalow

Delano Apartment


Delano Florida Room


Delano Rose Bar

Delano Blue Door

Dining Room

Blue Sea



Florida Room

Daughter's Bedroom

Delano Agua Spa

Master Bedroom

Delano Room

Delano Oceanside Room

Delano Suite

Master Bath

Delano Agua Spa


Delano Pool


Delano Bungalows

So what do you think? See any similarities? Regardless, I'll take either.



  1. If we could just add on the the playhouse, keeping the style, we'd be the envy of the neighborhood.

    I like that there is just one plant or flower (sometimes more) in each room. I think theses room look better when people are in them, the more the better: great stages for party dresses.

  2. Love the pic by pic comparison! I do see similarities - and neat ideas in both. Very fun.

  3. Great post...excellent comparisons! I'm with you - I would be happy with either!

  4. what a beautiful home right down to the playhouse! I just love all the white, thanks for sharing. :)

  5. We had a weekend at the Delano a few years ago, and Best Beloved still sighs about the beautiful sink in the bathroom. We had a mere mortal oceanside room - none of the grander suites. Still...

  6. everything is so big (that lampshade on the porch!) wow.

  7. Oh yes, it is all big and grandiose there. The Delano is (in my humble opinion) all about the drama. Don't let the calming white fool you- it reflects heat and Miami-South Beach- the Delano- it's all about the heat. Well I guess it could be calming, but hasn't been when I was there! I've not stayed there but have had some work dinners there and cocktails with colleagues after South Beach events. Nothing like discussing the industry on the "beds" surrounding the Delano pool.

  8. just a dream!
    Love the Delano design and thank you for sharing them with us!

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