A trip to Barcelona has been on my wishlist for quite a while now. And after seeing images of restaurant Gats in Barcelona I think I’ve found a pretty good place to eat. I love the industrial vibe with exposed brick, concete features and stunning wooden ceiling. In combination with the plants it feels more as if you’re in eating in a courtyard instead of a normal restaurant. A really lovely restaurant and lets hope the food is good as well!
Copenhagen is one of the most stylish city’s I’ve ever been to. Design is very important which you can see on the street and also in the amazing selection of hotels. New (boutique) hotels are popping up everywhere. (When I was in Copenhagen in may I stayed at the recently opened and beautiful Hotel Danmark which is part of Brøchner Hotels). This fall, Hotel Sanders will open up in Copenhagen’s historic centre and judging by these first pictures it’s gonna look amazing! The design of Hotel Sanders is in the hands of Pernille Lind and Richy Almond and I can’t wait to see the final result. Hotel Sanders opens in november and you can already book your stay.
Imagine this: a beachside hotel, deep blue sea and windswept dunes, natural bohemian style hotel rooms, a laid-back Mediterranean atmosphere and a private relaxing space with a pool. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? In Casa Cook Kos all of this is reality. You might remember Casa Cook from their beautiful hotel in Rhodes and now they’ve opened up a new location in Kos, Greece. The cubic minimalistic buildings are inspired by Greek architecture and the beach club is inspired by the Greek parea (a gathering of friends). Casa Cook Kos is the perfect place for a holiday where you can meet up with travellers from all over the world and leave the hectic world behind you and just relax..
I love these sort of ‘indoor garden’ restaurants that are popping up everywhere. Pink Mamma in Paris is a new restaurant in the Big Mamma chain. A chain of amazing Italian restaurants in Paris. I love everything about the restaurant; the plants, the tiles, the vintage vibe, the garden feeling and of course amazing Italian food! If I go to Paris in the future Pink Mamma is definitely on my list!
This loft apartment in Clerkenwell, London used to be a factory where barrels were made. Now it has been turned into a stunning apartment that we can not only look at but you can stay in it as well! The (triple height!) living space has a beautiful exposed brick wall, a marble kitchen and a real eye catching dining space. Look at those indoor plants, isn’t it amazing? The apartment has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, all beautifully designed. On top of that there is – of course – also a roof terrace, what more can you possibly want?
Located in an 18th-century palace on a square in Lisbon’s old cultural quarter lies Santa Clara 1728. In this palace you’ll find 6 luxurious suites that will make your stay in Lisbon unforgettable. The owners of the palace, Joao and Andrea Rodrigues, also live in the palace with their children so it’s more like staying with friends than an actual hotel. They renovated this beautiful property with friend and architect Manuel Aires Mateus and showed the utmost respect to the building’s architecture. Combine the building’s amazing architecture with minimalistic design and you’ll get one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever seen.
A suite in one of the most luxurious hotels in Sweden, a beauty bar, an in-room cocktail service and a wardrobe filled with designer clothes. Seems to good to be true right? But it isn’t, Hotel Pigalle offers all this and more in their new exclusive Suite Belle. When you book this suite you’ll have access to a wardrobe filled with designer clothes (for men and women), a beauty bar with makeup, perfumes and styling products, a jewelry bar ánd you’ll have access to room service in the form of makeup and hairstyling. But if you think that’s all, think again! Guests will also receive a 4-course dinner, and in-room cocktail service, a 40-minute pesonal training ánd a massage room. Oh and of course on top of all that the room also look absolutely stunning. I think I found heaven!
Hotel Panache is a new design hotel in Paris designed by Dorothée Meilichzon of Chzon. The hotel is located in the Ninth Arrondissement in a 19th-century building with an unusual shape. There are almost no right angles in this building which Dorethée played with very nicely. Dorothée used many geometric shapes in the design of Hotel Panache which gives the hotel a playful and interesting touch. You’ll never know what you’re gonna get. Every room has a unique style with different wallpaper and a Thonet-inspired bedframe. I love the design of this hotel and if you’re going to Paris it will be quite worth the visit. Hotel Panache is quite affordable for a design hotel (rooms that at €130) so it won’t bankrupt you either 😉
Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia is a project by husband and wife – Chad and Courtney Ludeman. As travel ánd design lovers they found that hotel rooms are often the same old boring rooms. To make a change in hotel stays they decided to open Lokal Hotel. The interior of the hotel is mainly designed by one of my favourite designers Percy & Tara from Jersey Ice Cream Co. The loft-like rooms are ideal for short ánd a long-term stay. They have a seperate bedroom, a living room and a stunning (blue) kitchen, so they are more apartments than just a simple hotel room. The rooms are styled with vintage and modern design and the industrial features of the building remain visible (yay!). The hotel will open in april & you can book your stay now on the website of Lokal Hotel.
Bea Mombaers is the owner of a beautiful Bed & Breakfast in Knokke, Belgium. With her love of design she decorates her B&B in styles that are constantly changing. I’ve showed you pictures of the B&B the way it was three years ago and now I share with you the B&B the way it is today. It is still decorated in a wonderful combination of styles but for me this style is a bit cozier than it was before. Bea obviously has a great sense of style so however she’s is styling her Bed & Breakfast it’s sure to be a wonderful design experience.