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Jonathan Adler’s Sweet Suites

Jonathan Adler

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Design Guru Goes Glam at Planet Hollywood

Jonathan Adler isn’t one to shy away from color. His dramatic interior designs explode with intensity and are typically accented by fantastic shapes and vibrant patterns. And his Mega Suites, which cover more than 3,000 square feet on the 50th and 51st floors of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, are no exception.

The whimsical look there starts with the entryway’s metallic silver-and-gray wallpaper. Splashes of color come in the form of cherry-red Murano-glass chandeliers, lime-green velvet couches and orange bedroom dressers. A potter by trade, Adler added some of his signature work to the space, including several Dora Maar Muse multi-face surrealist vases. Vegas Player recently caught up with the Top Design judge, to talk about his work for Planet Hollywood and for Barbie, a client he says was a real doll:

In designing the Mega Suites at Planet Hollywood, what inspired you?
Planet Hollywood is such a fab brand, so I wanted to create the kind of cinematic glamour you would associate with Planet Hollywood. Think Sharon Stone in Casino meets Auntie Mame meets Lenny Kravitz.

Was there a certain look or era you tried to bring out in the design?
The over-the-top glamour of Vegas in the sixties and seventies. So decadent. After all, it is Vegas. Did you consider that when designing the space? Of course! You can, I’ve heard, do no wrong in Vegas—so I applied that to my decorating as well.

You also designed Barbie’s Malibu Dream House. How did you approach that project?
Barbie was a dream client. She’s all about glamour and fun and, luckily, there was no mean husband around trying to tone down the vibe and rein in the budget.

What are you most proud of about the Dream House?
That people are still excited about it.