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.
An industrial shipyard welding hall has been transformed by Nyréns Arkitektkontor into modern light-filled loft apartments. The gorgeous large industrial windows are the focal point of the apartment. These windows flood the loft with plenty of natural light in the living space and the loft bedroom. The living space is compact but decorated very cozy in neutral colors and a lot of plants. The loft bedroom is also decorated in grey colors and has a lovely view through the large windows. I’m not only in love with the decor of the loft but I also like the architecture of this complex very much. From the front it looks like a big box but the courtyard gives a very playful and cozy atmosphere. A conversion done well by Nyréns!
This Scandinavian apartment feels and looks like a luxurious hotel. The light apartment is newly built and it is designed with luxury and quality in mind. The entire apartment feels bright and fresh and that bedroom with walk in closet is absolutely to die for. Waking up here must feel like you’re living in a 5-star hotel. The only thing you need are lots of clothes to fill up that beautiful closet.
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.
This Berlin apartment has everything. It’s industrial & raw but also colorful and soft. The combination of raw & soft is excellent in the living room. Here the walls are painted a grey color similar to cement and the bookcase gives the space an industrial look. The large rug and cozy fabrics give the living room also a soft touch. I love the dining table which the owner designed himself, the beautiful Wegner chairs make the look complete. There is more colour in the bedrooms with a large purple master bedroom and a blue art-filled guest room. I love how the owner combined all these styles, colours and hard & soft materials. It’s the perfect urban apartment that you ll expect in Berlin’s city centre.
I’m longing for the sun and some warm weather so this might be a good time to show you the IKEA Summer Collection 2017. IKEA is coming with a stunning collection of furniture and decor that will brighten up your summer days. From rattan garden furniture to bohemian style textiles and cozy lighting, IKEA has everything to make your outdoor experience more beautiful than ever. Just take a look at the many beautiful images from the IKEA Summer Collection and get yourself into summer moods.
This bed & breakfast in the Belgian town of Knokke might be the most stylish B&B I’ve ever seen. The house is owned and designed by Bea Mombaers. As you can see Bea has a true passion for vintage design so in this B&B you will find items ranging from the 50s to the 80s that she finds during her world travels. It’s a wonderful combination of design that is styled without making it feel strange or crazy. Due to the passion for design her Bed & Breakfast is ever changing. These pictures date back to 2014 and in the present day the B&B already has a different look, which of course I will share with you as well so keep your eyes open for a new blogpost! (Psst.. see part 2 here)
Città is a design brand from New Zealand that gets inspired by the worlds unique cultures. In their home collections they share a global design story through beautiful home products. The Città Winter Collection 2017 – Elevation – is inspired by the natural wonder of Bolivia. The rugged, raw, and impossibly beautiful nature is translated into bold design with warm, moody and rich colors. Chunky textures, bold shapes and simple geometrics and plaids collide with exaggerated weaves and knits with subtle reference to the 60s. The promo images of this collection are absolutely stunning. The combination of the raw architecture with the cozy textures and warm colours is absolutely perfect and very inspiring.
In the Arts District of Los Angeles lies this stylish minimalistic loft apartment that you can rent on Airbnb. The apartment is decorated in a minimalistic style but it’s very stylish and feels like home. The space has plenty of plants to liven up the space and I love the touch of exposed brick wall to give the loft some character. The loft is part of OURS, a new hospitality concept by Ricky Chan and Brendon Garner. OURS is creating a series of design focused, short term travel destinations. These Home destinations are more than a place to crash for the night, each should set out to expand what it can really mean to come home, wherever that may be. If all their homes are going to look like this one than I’m very curious for their next project.
I’ll admit, I like dark homes. For me it feels like walking into a warm nest. So this dark home is definitely looking good to me. The home is completely painted in grey tones. The living room and bedroom are painted in a beautiful dark grey with a light wooden floor.In the kitchen they kept a lighter palette which suits nicely with the Frama cabinets and concrete floor. Like a true design home, there’s no unnessecary clutter. You can see that every item has been carefully selected, resulting in a design home that’s not only beautiful but also cozy.