Awkward architectural features can be a decorating challenge, whether the building is modern or traditional. Wearstler’s solution for a jog in a wall of one of the hotel’s corridors was to install a built-in bench cushioned with white faux leather, which would certainly come in handy as seating during parties. And the upholstered top could be hinged to provide storage.
In the Viceroy’s lobby, one wall is paved with sheets of smoked mirror mounted in high-gloss painted frames and arranged like mod paneling. For a similar configuration, make matching frames out of inexpensive garden-variety wood moldings from a home-improvement center such as the Home Depot orLowe’s.