Gia, my dear friend and fellow Rice University alum, came to town for business. I met her at Hotel Monaco to catch up for a bit and spring a photo shoot on her. Graciously, she obliged. It was my first time inside a Hotel Monaco room. I was immediately struck by the bold and gutsy interior design choices. Custom wallpaper, various plaids and geometric prints, webbed footed lamps, a wingback chair and an unforgettable sconce - what a treat for the eyes! Gia's beauty captured within the hodgepodge of the interior's bold prints made for quite the juxtaposition.