Our Rooms :: Tiffany's Studio
Tiffany's Studio is a spacious one-room suite with a regal, yet inviting feel. You have it all with your two-person Jacuzzi, comfortable sitting area, table and chairs for two, private bath with slate tile shower, King Size Stickley bed, cable TV, iPad/iPhone-docking station/sleep machine/Clock radio. This room includes on-site assigned parking behind the Inn.
Link of interest
Louis Comfort Tiffany – American Artist and Designer
As light filters through the famous stained-glass windows each day in Flagler College’s dining room, one is reminded of the Flagler era grandeur and Louis Comfort Tiffany’s influence on American decorative style. Amidst the period furnishings originally adorning the 1880’s Ponce de Leon Hotel, it’s obvious that Henry Flagler missed no details in building his empire. He commissioned Louis Tiffany, of New York, to design the stained glass windows in his palatial grand dinning room.
The American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements, Louis Tiffany was born in 1848, the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany (founder of Tiffany and Company). Studying under noted artists in Paris and New York, he became interested in glassmaking before he was 30 and formed his company, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Associated American Artists. His business thrived through his immeasurable talents and leadership, as well as by his father’s connections and money. By 1885, the first Tiffany Glass Company was begun…and the signature opalescent glasses in a variety of colors and textures became his unique style of stained glass.
An old French word for handmade, Favrile, was his trademark, using this word to apply all of his glass, enamel, and pottery. So much of his company’s production was in making stained glass windows and Tiffany lamps. At its peak, his company employed more than 300 international artisans to design a complete range of interior decorations. The Tiffany Studios remained in business until 1932; today his most comprehensive collection of jewelry, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows and lamps are in the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Etched into the inlaid floor of the Ponce de Leon Hotel, which is still there today in the College for all to enjoy, are the words to a verse written two centuries ago at the Red Lion Inn in Henley-on-the-Thames, England. One can climb a majestic broad staircase to the dining room and find:
Whoe’er has traveled life’s dull round,
Where’er his stages may have been,
May sigh to think he still has found
His warmest welcome at an Inn.
We dedicate our Tiffany Studio to Louis C. Tiffany’s contributions to the Art Nouveau movement.