The Hotel Retlaw in Fond du lac, Wis., completed a redesign with Yvonne Roberts serving as the conceptual designer and creative director. Roberts worked with Wisconsin-based architectural firm Kahler Slater.
The Retlaw was originally designed in 1923 by American architect Herbert W. Tullgren.
For the renovation, Roberts paid homage to Tullgren's evolving styles of design, from Neo-classical revival to Art Deco. The design for the Grand Dame of Wisconsin was approved without a single revision by both the State and Federal Historic Preservation entities.
For the redesign, key elements include carved moldings, fine woodwork and custom-made furniture.
Roberts’ first foray into Historical Landmark properties happened 19 years ago, with Miami’s Biltmore hotel.