MySuites Are Your Suites in NYC

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The Chelseamore Suite, designed by MySuites & Co., features reclaimed wood throughout, a custom fireplace, and works by local artists. Located in the heart of Chelsea, the 1,000-square-foot space sleeps four.

With 12 unique apartments scattered throughout New York City — in the West Village, the MeatPacking District, and now Chelsea and Gramercy — MySuites offers an innovative hospitality concept focused on design and culture. “We scout out the best locations in the coolest areas,” says Leonardo Annecca, an architect and designer, who is the creative director of MySuites & Co., the design studio behind the hospitality brand’s interior concepts.

“The awful thing about most vacation rentals is that they offer no services,” he adds. “Our guests have access to a driver, a concierge, and room service.” Plus, his Take-it-Home concept “shop” means guests can order decorative items including original, handmade pieces that they fall in love with during their stays. (An online shop exists as well.) “People like the concept, the service, and the style,” says Leonardo, who describes his boutique suites as the flip side of traditional bed-and-breakfasts.

For his latest additions, Leonardo collaborated with the Brooklyn-based studio Nightwood to create two rustic-chic suites that use reclaimed wood to drive the design concept. Known for its down-to-earth but modern aesthetic, Nightwood specializes in salvaged, antique, reclaimed, and scrap wood for its furnishings and interior projects. The resulting effort in both suites — called Butter and Chelseamore — is a deconstructed yet urbane sensibility that comes off as both cozy and sophisticated. After a long day in the concrete jungle, who wouldn’t want just that?

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Reclaimed wood furnishings and installations were created by Nightwood, a Brooklyn-based design studio.

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The dining area of the Chelseamore Suite is drenched in light.

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A sliding door reveals a bedroom.

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The Butter Suite, named for the vintage, wooden butter molds hanging on some walls, is a cozy 450-square-foot studio in Gramercy.

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The designers created a sleeping alcove to house a bed.

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Meaghan O'Neill is a writer, editor, blogger wrangler, and the founder of Puddingstone Post. She was formerly editor-in-chief of TreeHugger, Discovery Channel online, and TLC's Parentables. Her writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications, and her book, Ready, Set, Green: 8 Weeks to Modern Eco-Living (Villard/Random House) was published in 2008. She lives in Newport, RI with her family.

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