A plain mirrored wall may be too much for a regular residential room, but do as the W did and add a graphic buffer. In the redesign led by Stanley Saitowitz, they used a pointillism-inspired pattern of dots, but other options include a semi-translucent curtain of chain or fabric.
The Ventana Inn & Spa is synonymous with rustic luxury, and the spa epitomizes this. Gorgeous stone and sparkling blue water are set off by the richness of the aged wood slats. Using a rustic material in an otherwise luxurious space can add to the feeling of sumptuousness.
Hotel Tomo is great example of what Joie de Vive does best: high style on a modest budget. For a statement-making, modern headboard, inexpensive plywood was affixed to the wall. The wood in its natural, unfinished state looks best with bold pops of color.