This certainly doesn’t look like any hotel suite I’ve ever stayed in—reclaimed red oak floors, original art, nothing particularly matched up. That’s because it’s a complete departure from most hotel decor with art and originality being the focus here. In recent years the rather staid Fairmount Hotel in downtown Dallas has ramped up their image as befits their location in the Dallas Arts District, they initiated an artist-in-residence program where local artists are invited to stay at the hotel and pursue their creative interests. The talented Nicole Cullum Horn of Modern Relics was tapped to design the special Arts District Suite. Everything in the suite is locally made by Dallas artists—the headboard is by Sean Springer of Springer Design Studio and the cool metal sculpture is by George Fowler. I wonder if they offer special midnight appearances by performers at the Dallas Opera.