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Five words to describe the style of the unique 52-room Charlotte Street Hotel are:
1. Cozy. The hotel takes its homey quality seriously, furnishing its lobby with wide brown leather club chairs and a log-burning fireplace. Overstuffed sofas, armchairs and an honesty bar are provided in the drawing room and library, encouraging guests to kick back and relax.
2. Airy. Light reclaimed wood plank flooring and tall windows flood the lobby and drawing room with natural light, combining with white crown molding and colorful carpeting to create a friendly atmosphere.
3. Bloomsbury. The hotel takes its interior design cues from the Bloomsbury Set, a collection of British artists whose original works, or works inspired by them, can be seen hanging on the walls. Look for abstracts, paintings and murals by the likes of Roger Cecil, Vanessa Bell and Alexander Hollweg.
4. Eclectic. Antique watering cans, live plants in wooden planter boxes, gilded wall clocks and a large bulbous terrier sculpture by Botero all decorate the public areas of the hotel — but somehow, it works.
5. Buzzy. In this neighborhood, the hotel can’t help but attract media types who love to socialize. The lobby is a hive of activity, with the active Oscar restaurant off to one side, a steady stream of guests passing through and a drawing room and library for social spaces in the back.