I have stayed in literally hundreds of hotel rooms over the years, but I rarely pay close attention to the furnishings or amenities. Unlike Japanese architect Kei Endo who focuses intently on her hotel surroundings. She then creates beautifully rendered watercolor paintings of the hotel rooms that she’s stayed in. You can check out her charming work on Instagram and her website. The paintings incorporate floor plans of the rooms, exterior and interior views, illustrations of hotel meals, and even images of the bath products. The architect and artist also has a Youtube channel called Draw with KEI that shows the process of each drawing and encourages viewers to draw along.
I remember the curiosity that I felt in old hotels – “If the walls could talk…” I think in your pictures that the walls TALK!.
My favorite old hotel was in the Centro Storico of Rome. The breakfast room in the basement was set in Roman ruins.