Following on from a recent blog on cult, boutique hotel Artist Residence, here's an article that has recently appeared in LOOM magazine. Featuring the Maria Rivans room on its front page - with pin-up Amelia gazing out of her exposed brick and aged leather surroundings - the pages that follow reveal the story behind the hotel, through an interview with co-founder Justin Salisbury...
Concept hotel Artist Residence in Brighton asked Maria to adorn one of their beautiful Regency rooms with her collages. The eccentric and bohemian hotel distills the spirit of the city, filling each bedroom with the creative work of local artists.
Maria's design featured images of Brighton from retro postcards, combined with Hollywood stills and exotic flora and fauna.
Having brightened Brighton's hotel scene, Artist Residence opened their doors on the sleepy streets of Penzance in 2011, in a beautifully restored Georgian pile - another gem of an eclectic boutique getaway!
Two of Maria's Original Film Stills - Flora Taking the Limelight (from Danny Kaye) and DIY Tiger - feature in the hotel's cosy cottage space. Set against old, wooden rafters, exposed floorboards, and antique antler chandeliers, Flora Taking the Limelight (from Danny Kaye) and DIY Tiger look right at home in their seaside surroundings, adding a spark of retro charm to these beautiful, rustic interiors...
N.B. At the end of 2017, the rooms were filled with even more of Maria's Original vintage Film Stills!