Liubasha Rose, Rose Ink Workshop redesign San Francisco's Hotel Triton

San Francisco's Hotel Triton unveiled its renovated interiors created by designer Liubasha Rose and her team at Rose Ink Workshop. Constructed in 1913, the property recently emerged from a $6-million renovation.

Working with the Hotel Triton team, Liubasha Rose and the Rose Ink team's design for the property reflects a contemporary redesign while staying true to historic elements of the property.

The new lobby has a mural that was discovered behind the walls during demolition. Created by impressionist artist Jon Oshanna in the 1940s, the artwork depicts Mission Dolores, San Francisco's oldest intact Mission in California and the oldest building in San Francisco. Using the mural as the hotel lobby's centerpiece, the Rose Ink team worked to create seating groups, peppered with found objects and an art collection.

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An element that Rose and her team leaned heavily on during the design process is the Danish concept of "Hygge," a feeling of coziness, comfort, contentment and well-being. The combination resulted in a private living room feeling in a public space.

Rose Ink Workshop worked to highlight the property's cultural legacy with Hotel Triton's renovated décor choices. The hotel lobby has a Bordiglio marble floor, wood ceiling beams and a custom glass-blown chandelier. Key statement pieces found in the lobby include a collection of Nigerian Yoruba Crowns and a display case filled with minerals from around the world, including sulfur and pink opal. For the corridors and central hotel staircase, the team incorporated large scale photographs taken on Rose's travels. These are combined with bold carpet patterns.

For the property's 140 rooms the design team incorporated the feel of a private home in the guestrooms. Key elements draw from warm layers, patterned drapery, Frette linens, bed-skirts and extensive artwork—all with the concept of Hygge in mind. The rooms and suites use Carrera marble finishes, custom furniture and new drapery. Rose Ink Workshop also contributed custom-designed lighting fixtures, fabrics and furniture. Bathrooms, showers and guestroom entryways, meanwhile, were finished with Carrera marble and include Waterworks plumbing fixtures.

Hotel Triton's renovation is one of the projects being done at the Grant Avenue Corridor.

Photo credit: Hotel Triton

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