Project Description

Atticus Hotel

Boutique luxury lifestyle hotel in the heart of Oregon Wine Country

Location: McMinnville,OR
Size: 23,000 SF
Program: Hotel
Completion: Spring 2018

Interior Design from Concept to Implementation. Full Service Interior Design and Furnishings Design. Material Selection, Lighting Design, Custom Casework Design, Lighting and Plumbing Fixture Selection. Custom furniture and custom goods design. Full Furniture and Furnishing package. Art curation. Budgeting. Purchasing assistance and overseeing installations.

The design of Atticus Hotel started when a few McMinnville locals decided to bring an intimate 36 room luxury lifestyle hotel into their town, in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Rather than asking their interior designer to simply create “something beautiful,” they provided a series of high-level goals that resulted in a number of unique design challenges.

“We need you to create a sexy spin on a distinctly Oregon aesthetic.”
The material selections were inspiration from the lush landscape of the Willamette Valley. Our concept was “Oregon Romanticism”. It blends historical touches with rich organic textures.

“We want you to use locally crafted furnishings and Oregon-based brands.”
We found local manufacturing for mattress and upholstered furniture. You will find lighting from Rejuvenation, Cedar and Moss. Wallpaper from Juju Paper. Even the decorative pillows and macrame plant hangers were crafted by locals.

“We want to tell the story of McMinnville and Oregon wine country through our interiors.”
A local woodworker recreated a historic walnut trade show “nutcase” that was displayed at an exposition in 1909. The new “nutcase” honors McMinnville’s agricultural legacy and is one of the first things you see when you walk into the lobby.
Guests check in at the hand-crafted walnut welcome bar that serves complimentary espresso and local R Stuart bubbly. Hanging above the bar is large oil painting by local artist Carmen Borrase. This commissioned piece, titled “The Pursuit is Happiness…” is a puzzle full of important images that visually depict McMinnville’s past and present.

“A sense of luxury and comfort are priorities”
The furnishing of this hotel goes a step beyond the typically level used in hotels. Sofas and lounge chairs create a living room in each suite. Live plants, antiques, and a locally curated book selections add at-home touches.

“Oh, and we’d like all 36 rooms to be different. No two can be exactly the same.”
This was achieved by creating a robust palette of selections that can be mixed and matched throughout the rooms. We used wallpaper as the headboards as one of the boldest design moves that propagates throughout the property.