Dutch fashion designers Viktor and Rolf are famous for creating items that are more art than clothing. So it comes as no surprise that their headquarters in Amsterdam is truly extraordinary. The 17th-century residence overlooks the Herengracht in Amsterdam in the so called ‘Golden Bend’ and is a former mayor’s home. The residence kept all the original features including ornate ceiling cornices, period portraits, panelling, decorative woodwork, original weaponry and parquet floors. They decorated the residence with nice classics such as the Eames DSA and DCW chairs but also with Wearable Art pieces from their own collection, that look amazing in this place.
Have you ever wanted to transport yourself into a painting? Well, you can! I have posted wonderful Airbnb stays before (a cave in France for example) but this must be the most amazing room I have ever seen, seriously this room actually looks like a painting! The Art Institute of Chicago created this room after the painting ‘The Bedroom’ by Vincent van Gogh. The second version of the painting (the first sustained water damage) is in hands of The Art Institute of Chicago who now have an exhibition called Van Gogh’s Bedrooms. Not to get your hopes up though, the stay in the bedroom is fully booked, but you can see the exhibition ‘Van Gogh’s Bedrooms’ from february 14th – May 10th.
I have posted the lovely home of Louise Ljungberg on Tumblr a couple of weeks ago when it was featured in The Way We Play. Now the home was photographed for Residence Magazine so we can see a bit more of her lovely home. The glass between the kitchen and the bedroom is such a clever idea to let in extra light and I love the shelves she put in front of it.
No words needed! This concrete and brass bathroom by Marika Jarv Creative is absolutely stunning.
Just outside Stockholm in Saltsjö-boo among the pine trees and rocks stands this amazing glass home called the Six Walls House by Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor. The name is obvious, because there are six walls that divide the grand space. Even though the home stands between the trees it has a seaview and to fully embrace that view the 5.4 meter high walls are completely made of glass. Inside the home is minimalistic with large spaces and concrete floors and cement plaster but even though the interior is very grey it feels very bright thanks to those amazing windows! And to make it even better, the home also has a roof terrace between the pine trees with view of the sea.
In the cultural center of Amsterdam stands this 5-star hotel that combines historic architecture with modern design named the Conservatorium Hotel. You know I love historic architecture with modernity, not long ago I shared with you the QVEST Hotel in Cologne where they combined neo-Gothic architecture with modern interiors. The building of the Conservatorium Hotel was designed late 19th-century by Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel as a bank office. In 1983 the building became the homebase of the Sweelinck Conservatorium (that’s were it got its name!) after they were forced to move because the building wasn’t big enough anymore the building was bought by The Set who would make it into a hotel. They asked Italian architect Piero Lissoni to design the hotel and the result is stunning! I love the occasional pop of colour in the interior of the hotel which is filled with Italian design (more Italian design can be found in this apartment in Rome). So if you, as a design lover, want to take a trip to my capital city then a stay in the Conservatorium Hotel might be a good idea.
It’s no secret that I love combinations of old and new design and this hotel in Cologne, that links history with modernity, is a perfect example of why it works so well. Located on a quiet square in Cologne, Germany stands this former historic city archive. The building was designed by Friedrich Carl Heimann and was built in a neo-Gothic style which is also very prominent in the interior of the building (those windows!!). The QVEST hotel was designed by Michael Kaune (the owner of QVEST Magazine) who has a big love for modern design and most of the artwork and furniture in the QVEST Hotel comes from his own personal collection. This beautiful hotel is filled with design classics by Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe and together with a wonderful photography and art collection makes this hotel a dream for design lovers.
Happy saturday! I hope you’re having a nice weekend so far. Today I got inspired by this apartment in Rome by Quincoces-dragò & partners. This architectural and design studio based in Milan specializes in luxury retail, hospitality and residential spaces. I love the light, calm feeling of this apartment and if I see correctly it has an amazing view over Rome on the balcony, how wonderful!
Friday, the last day before the weekend. That alone should make you happy but friday is also real estate day in Sweden (is that official? I have no idea). You get overwhelmed with many beautiful homes that hit the market so it’s a wonderful day to be a interior blogger! This home in Göteborg by Stadshem is one of those beautiful homes. There’s a nice contrast going on, the kitchen and workspace are very white & light but they wanted to give the living room and bedroom a warmer feeling, so they are painted a lovely dark grey/blue. It looks absolutely stunning.