I’m always looking out for books about interior design and architecture and I have a large post on my tumblr page that I update everytime I find new inspirational books. Today I came across Let’s Go Out Again by Gestalten. This book is filled with interiors for restaurants, bars and unusual food places some of which I have also posted on my blog (f.e. The Jane Restaurant and Väkst restaurant).
Bar Central on the Birger Jarlsgatan in Stockholm is the second Stockholm venture of restaurateur Robert Rudinski. ‘The tank bar’ centres around two horizontal 500 litre stainless steel tanks that, with the addition of a countertop, double as a bar. This restaurant was also designed by architect Frederik Stenberg and artist Jonas Nobel from Uglycute. The shade of green and the zig-zag patterns that were added on the ceiling are similar to the first Bar Central restaurant and the red bar area is a nice contrast to all the green colours. The two contrasting colours look really great together resulting in a diverse, fun and colourful restaurant in Stockholm.
You only have to take a quick glance at the pictures of The Dean Hotel in Dublin to know that this is a cool and fun hotel. The Dean Hotel stands in the centre of Dublin and it’s the ideal place to work, play, eat, dance and sleep. The fifty cool bedrooms in The Dean Hotel are filled with items you could find at a friend’s house: classic vinyl, Marshall amps, Grafton Barber products and Netflix on your tv. I’m not sure if you even want to leave the room with all these amazing things but if you do get a bite at the restaurant, a nice cocktail in the bar or head up to the terrace with a 360 view of Dublin and there’s always lots and lots of music! The Dean Hotel is not a hotel for a quiet stay or as they say ‘there’s always going to be a big buzz around here at night’ but if you like the sound of an energetic, fun and unconventional stay then The Dean Hotel in Dublin is your place to go.
In the Scottish highlands on the grounds of the Cairngorms National Park stands Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage, a stunning boutique hotel filled with Scandinavian design. The estate on which Killiehuntly Farmhouse is built dates back to 1603 and in 2011 the Danish couple Anders Povlsen and Anne Storm Pedersen bought the estate and carefully renovated it and made it into a serene and beautiful hotel.
Lily of the Valley in Paris, designed Marie Deroudilhe, is quite possible the cutest little café I have ever seen. An overhead garden is created by the flowers and greenery that hang from the ceiling. Thanks to the mirrors on the wall the overhead garden feels even bigger than it is. The ceiling isn’t the only place for flowers, there are also floral patterns on the benches, the curtain and the wallpaper in the bathroom. Yet despite the vast amount of floral patterns it doesn’t feel like it is too much because of the combination with the white painted brick wall and the original tile floor. I wouldn’t mind sipping some tea in a floral garden in the middle of Paris.
I love these moments when you see images of a space and you instantly get excited about it. When I saw the images of the new Väkst restaurant in Copenhagen I definitely had one of those moments. Even though the restaurant is in the middle of the city it is as if you’re having dinner in the middle of a garden thanks to the large greenhouse, built through the two floors of the space, that is placed in the middle of the restaurant.
I happen to stumble upon the website of Alexander Waterworth Interiors today and I saw this wonderful raw and elegant restaurant in New York. The interior of Musket Room is inspired by the chef’s home country New Zealand. It combines the laid back New Zealand attitude with beautiful luxurious materials such as mid-century furniture, brass light fixtures and indigo leather. I especially love the contrasting combination of the popping indigo blue furniture with the raw exposed brick walls. I’m not going to New York anytime soon, but if you do than you should think about visiting Musket Room in the Nolita neighbourhood of Manhatten.
Only a two hour drive from the bustling city New York stands this quiet boutique hotel Rivertown Lodge in Hudson Valley. The hotel is situated in a converted 1920s movie theatre and kept its charming original details. In this 27-room hotel you get the best of two worlds, while the hotel has every modern technology to make your stay a luxurious one it has a quiet ‘old-times’ atmosphere thanks to the vintage Danish furniture and potbelly stoves. It’s a beautifuly designed hotel where you can fully relax and only a short ride from energetic New York City.
I think I’m in love.. with a kitchen! This beautiful Danish home is located close to Copenhagen and only 500 meters from the beach. The beautiful large windows make the home feel very light despite the dark colours that were used to decorated this house. The focal point in the living space is the amazing large flooding dark wooden kitchen which includes a nice breakfast bar. So beautiful in combination with the dark walls and the grey floor. Adjoing the living room is the light master bedroom and in total the home can house 12 people! Outdoors there is a great terrace and of course an outdoor kitchen, but the most amazing thing about this home? You can rent it on Airbnb! Fancy a trip to Denmark?
In the Swedish countryside of Skåne stands this lovely new bed and breakfast Fröken Hjorts. It took a year for Swedish interior stylist Marie Olsson Nylander and her husband to renovate this former farm into this raw bed and breakfast where concrete and wood are the main materials. The wonderful large windows give you a great view over the Swedish countryside and of course, like Scandinavian tradition, outside there is a sauna to warm you up. You can rent this beautiful designed Fröken Hjorts B&B on Airbnb.