Located in the original Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, a circa-1929 Neoclassical building, the Detroit Foundation Hotel opened in 2017. Authentic firehouse features, such as the iconic red arched doors where the fire engines would pass, have been maintained. Original glazed brick tiles seamlessly mesh with modern lighting fixtures by Incite Design.
Sinuous curves define the master bathroom of this luxury Miami Beach estate. The dramatic, open shower features a waterfall spout flanked by twin rainfall shower heads. Facing vanities are furniture style, with a pale wood finish and thick marble tops. Arched windows are divided by curving engaged columns that flow in an uninterrupted line to the barrel-vaulted ceiling. The floor showcases a dramatic mosaic design.
'A Shropshire Lad' Climbing is a strong healthy variety with large glossy leaves and gorgeous soft peachy-pink flowers. The blooms are cup-shaped in the early stages, opening to form attractive rosettes. As a climber it grows to10 ft and as a shrub with arching stems to 5 ft tall by 4 ft. It has few thorns. Its Tea rose fragrance is deliciously fruity. Repeat-flowering. RHS "Award of Garden Merit." (David Austin 1996, Ausled).
A round wood dining table is centered in this dining room leaving the surrounding floor space open for a spacious feel. White chairs brighten the dark hardwood and table. A tiered chandelier hangs above the table mounted to an exposed ceiling beam. Natural light from arched french doors brightens the room effortlessly. Polka dot curtains add a fun and colorful element to the design.
Metallic plaster continues from the master bath into the master bedroom of this Mediterranean-inspired luxury estate. A cut stone fireplace adds elegance and warmth to the spacious room. Stone columns on either side of the bed support an arch outfitted with recessed reading lights. Draperies open and close with a button to block light for sleeping or reveal views from the tall windows during the day.
The high ceiling, arched windows and natural lighting create gorgeous lines in this transitional living room. French doors open to let fresh air and sunlight wash over the clean white walls, large white area rug and beautiful chandelier. A pair of loveseats surround a circular coffee table in front of the elegant fireplace surround. Stacked trunks and dispersed books add just a touch of color to the space.
Oliver Hospitality principal Philip Welker calls the Hotel Clermont's staircase one of the features of the hotel he is most proud of. "We were able to find a fire code solution that allowed the staircase arches to be re-opened on each floor, as it was originally. And the restoration of the terrazzo steps, plaster walls, and wood handrail feels exceptional," says Welker.
Some clematis varieties open flowers with twice the number of petals and are called double blooms. ‘Diamond Ball’ unfurls cool white-blue double flowers. When fully open, the blossoms measure 4 to 5 inches across with a round or almost spherical shape. Expect to see flowers all summer long. In early spring, cut stems back to 18 inches high. Vines grow 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or pergola over a patio. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
White walls and open arch doorways create a spacious and airy feel in this living room. Bright red armchairs and a blue shag rug add bold touches of color to the room. A contemporary neutral sofa creates a perimeter for the room and seating to watch the mounted TV on a natural wood accent wall. Floating shelves, an Asian coffee table and a wood mantle board add wood accents throughout the room.
Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) is a beautiful late-season native that adds color to gardens in late summer and fall. ‘Fireworks’ goldenrod is a relative newcomer, opening flowers on long, arching stems. It’s a favorite among pollinators and also seed-eating birds. Many goldenrods spread aggressively in the garden, but ‘Fireworks’ has a tamer habit, slowly spreading to form clumps. Don’t worry that goldenrod will stoke seasonal allergies—it won’t. The real culprit behind fall pollen allergies is ragweed. ‘Fireworks’ grows to 3 feet tall and up to 2 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Fill your garden with the rich scent of Old Roses by including this pretty climber. ‘St. Swithun’ is a showstopper, opening fully double pink blooms with over 120 petals. Flowers appear reliably all season long, releasing a pure myrrh fragrance. This is an English rose packed with disease resistance, making it a breeze to grow. Train it on an arbor or well-anchored arch. Plants grow to 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Why we love it: The intense scent is alluring and a perfect complement to an entry garden or outdoor seating area.
‘Sweet Summer Love’ clematis unfurls flowers all summer long that exude a sweet fragrance. On hot humid days, the scent hangs in the air. Blossom open a cranberry hue and shift to purple as they age. Best of all, ‘Sweet Summer Love’ won’t invade your garden with unwanted seedlings (like its cousin, sweet autumn clematis). Vines grow 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or pergola over a patio. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
The homeowners love to entertain, so designers wanted to create a space that was functional for them. To do this, they made sure to keep the space feeling light and open by raising the arched doorway that separates the kitchen and living room space and removing the door that previously connected the rooms, creating a clear line of from the kitchen into the living room. They added a peninsula that provides seating, keeping the space functional, but they also included a small area to the left of the breakfast bar that acts as a sort of pass through, making food service between the rooms easy.
This highly-anticipated repeat-blooming rambler rose has sprays of fragrant blush pink flowers and grows up to 10 feet to 15 feet tall, depending on growing conditions. It has long and slender flexible stems bearing large sprays of semi-double flowers. Each bloom is approximately two inches across, with an open formation set off by a nice boss of golden stamens. There is a lovely, fresh citrus fragrance. This is a healthy rose that will repeat flower regularly throughout the summer and will be suitable for growing on an arch, wall, trellis or small tree.
Some clematis flowers release a sweet perfume that can scent an entire yard. ‘Sweet Summer Love’ is that kind of plant. This clematis blossoms all summer long, and each bloom is filled with sweet floral fragrance. On hot humid days, the scent hangs in the air. Blossoms open a cranberry hue and shift to purple as they age. Best of all, ‘Sweet Summer Love’ won’t invade your garden with unwanted seedlings (like its cousin, sweet autumn clematis). Vines grow 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide—a great choice for an entry arch or pergola over a patio. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Currently the only-North American location of the four-star Solis brand, with locations in Ireland and China (and new properties coming in Qatar, Florida and Indonesia), Solis shares an architecture firm, HOK (which also designed Atlanta's 1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium) , with the equally slick and modern adjacent Porsche Experience Center. Amenity-loaded, the hotel has an indoor pool, on-site gym and free Wi-Fi and two memorable dining and drinking destinations. Overlooking both Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Porsche Experience Center track from its open-air rooftop perch, the Overdrive Lounge has a Jetsons-meets-Space Age vibe and chef Derrick Green's memorable bites including tuna tartare tacos you won't want to miss as well as the car-themed (when it Rome) Formula 911 featuring muddled blackberries, vodka and Combier. The equally stylish Apron restaurant also helmed by Ritz Carlton vet Green is more chef-driven and imaginative than your usual hotel spot. Apron also features a dog-friendly patio (recommended when the weather is nice), with both tables and lounge-type seating with an impressive view of the airport flight path. Green's focus on inventive Mediterreanean fare offers up nods to Greece in an oregano-infused chicken and to African foodways in a berbere-accented lamb dish with kale and a luscious, tangine-spiced farrotto. A caramel-poached golden beet salad with goat cheese mousse illustrates Green's desire to blend haute cuisine flavors and ingredients with delicious accessibility. Cocktails and craft beer offerings are imaginative and often feature local distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and ASW as well as Jekyll Brewery, Terrapin and Hapeville's own Arches Brewery so diners can sample some locavore flavor.