How Liubasha Rose used the Danish concept of ‘Hygge’ for $6M transformation of San Francisco’s Hotel Triton

In San Francisco, the Hotel Triton is undergoing a $6-million renovation. Liubasha Rose of Miami-based creative firm Rose Ink Workshop is overseeing the design overhaul and transformation of the brand.

Targeting the property’s 140 guestrooms and bathrooms as well as the lobby, the contemporary redesign is set to be completed by October 2018.

For the renovation, Rose drew inspiration from the Danish concept of “Hygge,” which is said to be the feeling of “coziness and comfort”. Upon completion, a standard room will have a decorative lounge chair and round dining table, custom upholstered bench, a marble vanity with a custom decorative mirror, and Frette linens. Rose Ink Workshop also contributed custom designed lighting fixtures, fabrics and furniture. The bathrooms, showers and guestroom entryways, meanwhile, will be finished with marble and will include Waterworks plumbing fixtures.


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Already completed is the lobby, which now has Bordiglio marble floor, wood ceiling beams and a custom glass-blown chandelier. The space also has a selection of art and eclectic pieces of furniture, including a collection of Nigerian Yoruba Crowns and a display case filled with minerals from around the world, including sulfur and pink opal.

Most notably, the lobby has a mural that was discovered behind the walls during the hotel’s demolition. Created by Persian artist Jon Oshanna in the 1940s, the artwork depicts Mission Dolores (San Francisco’s oldest intact Mission in California, built in 1776 (and the oldest building in San Francisco), as well as City Hall.

Photo credit: Hotel Triton

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