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.
The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn is located in a former textile factory from 1901 near the Williamsburg waterfront. The history and character of the building is still very visible in the interior of the Wythe Hotel, through the entire building you will find exposed brick, wooden beams, steel columns and arched windows. The hotel fits perfectly in the surrounding neighbourhood with its laid back attitude and respect for the local history. Not only the bedrooms in The Wythe Hotel are stunning, the Reynards restaurant and the Ides bar are beautifully designed and with the tiled floor, exposed brick and vintage furniture it’s almost as if you step back in time. The bar and restaurant are managed by renowned Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow of Marlow & Sons so you’re guaranteed a wonderful food experience. The Wythe hotel is a stunning raw, industrial hotel where you can truly experience the local Brooklyn vibe.
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.
This former factory in Sydney is the minimalistic home of architect William Drew. It took months to complete the renovations of this former factory, but the result is absolutely stunning. I love the raw elements such as the exposed brick work and the concrete floor which are enhanced by the white & neutral palet of the furniture. This bright Sydney home is a dream for people who love raw minimalistic spaces.
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.