Dropping anchor in Peru

Posted on Tue, 6 Apr 2010 by midcenturyjo

The Anchor Council is a design & branding agency with an artisan approach. Olga Naiman, a leading set designer and prop stylist in New York (you’ll know her work from Domino) and Amy S. Morris, dynamo media strategist but always with one foot firmly entrenched in interior design, develop signature styles for boutique hotels from interior design to all the details that tie the look together. Their latest project however was an unusual challenge. For this Peruvian jungle retreat at Chimbre on the Bolivian boarder they re-designed 21 rooms. In the process they worked closely with local craftsmen (love that green chair!), scoured markets for accessories and completed the whole project in 10 days. It’s a monastic look (this is a retreat after all), spartan but relaxed. From bland (the last photo is a “before”) to colourful and all in remote jungle!





This is exactly what I need, a retreat in the middle of the jungle. 🙂 The silence is so loud I can hear it in my mind just by looking at the images.

No internet, iphones or tv. It would definitely help me relax!

Carole says:

Well, I for one wouldn’t mind staying here. Bliss.

k says:

I love those blankets! What would you call them and where could I find some?!

Amy S. Morris/The Anchor Council says:

We worked 18hr days but like you all say, it’s such a tranquil environment so it gave us lots of energy and inspiration to turn this boutique hotel / retreat around. Thank you for your comments!

Susan Shapiro says:

Very nice! I love the colors-there is such a spark of energy to your decorating, are you for hire? Congrats on a wonderful job!

peggy says:

Love the turquoise bedroom! Also love the rustic rooms with colorful bedding.

agoodic says:

Well, I for one wouldn’t mind staying here. Bliss.

Lily says:

LOVE the colors and the simplicity of it all, goes perfectly with the harmony of the place. I wish I could teleport myself. You turned the place in ten days! Waow I’m impressed. Bravo.

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