Design Spy: Castle Chic at The Bowery Hotel

I'll admit it:

Possibly - just possibly - the fact that not one but FIVE celebrities were lounging in New York's Bowery HotelLobby Bar helped me fall in love with it.

But I prefer to believe it was the Moroccan tiles, the Turkish carpet (that even climbs up the stairs), those painted wood beams, the tapestry-covered chairs that look straight out of a castle - the whole dim, loungey opulence. Another absinthe, please.