Visitors to Kansas City will receive an extra dose of our hometown goodness when they stay at the Raphael Hotel on the Country Club Plaza this spring. As part of the hotel’s guest room refresh, rooms designed by Connie Fey of Madden-McFarland Interiors will include headboards covered in a custom Porter Teleo fabric designed by Kelly Porter.
Fey approached Porter with the rooms’ design elements, and Porter came back with sketches. Bold blooms of bright pink, cornflower blue, ink and tan are a cheerful focal point to the décor. As Porter Teleo’s Hospitality Collection launched this year, this project was not a stretch for them.
‘‘The Raphael is such a beautiful, iconic hotel and special treasure of a place that really offers something luxurious and charming to Kansas City’s Plaza area” –Kelly Porter
“We developed our new hospitality collection by painstakingly refining details on several of our patterns,” Porter says. “Connie had seen imagery of some of our custom, art-inspired installations and wanted to push her rooms in that direction.”
Fey agrees that rather than including wall art over the bed, the headboard really becomes the art. She and Porter are thrilled to be involved in the experience the Raphael is providing their guests.
“The Raphael is such a beautiful, iconic hotel and special treasure of a place that really offers something luxurious and charming to Kansas City’s Plaza area,” Porter says. “With its classic, historic architecture and the buzz of the surrounding neighborhood, we knew it would be a fabulous project.”
Now may be the perfect time for Kansas Citians to take a staycation.