Antonio Creates The Ultimate Rock And Roll Hollywood Hotel Suite.
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Built in the mid 1950's for celebrities, entertainers and Hollywood visitors, the Highland Gardens Hotels has served as a temporary home to the Rat Pack, Brad Pitt, and Siegfried & Roy. The hotel's biggest claim to fame is Room 105, where legendary rocker Janis Joplin died from an overdose on October 4, 1970. The Baklayan family purchased the property three-years after Joplin's death but hasn't updated much of the decor in that entire time with the exception of recent renovation of the lobby. Needless to say, this rock and roll landmark needs a rock and roll makeover. The owners want a party room to rent out and Antonio is just the guy to give it to them. Antonio's mission is to open the space up and give this suite a shocking design that some people will love and others may hate. Antonio and his team tear out the wall that divides the main living room space from the galley kitchen. The worn out old kitchen is updated & upgraded with all new stainless steel appliances including all black countertops and cabinets. The kitchen also has a sleek design that matches the personal home kitchen of Antonio. The tired orange carpet is ripped out of the living room and in its place comes beautiful hardwood floors. An oversized pink rhino head which is places as a focal art piece on the wall makes an ?Antonio statement? and becomes his new pink duck. In opposition to the sleek modern design on the living room, Antonio goes 70's retro in the bedroom, ripping up the carpet and bringing in purple shag and a sunburst paint treatment. The headboard is designed in the form of an oversized cobra head; with the tail swirling it's way around all four walls of the room. With a bed covered in an American flag quilt, the effect is like stepping into a rock and roll poster. A smoke machine and lasers top off the look. Lastly, a bathroom is covered with graffiti as wallpaper inspired by bathrooms of a similar design from the bar Antonio managed when he lived in New York city.