Posts Tagged ‘interior design’
Klaus K is a design hotel inspired by the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, and “inspired” is definitely an apt description of the thoughtful aesthetic of this incredible hotel. Design details abound — in the lobby and the rooms, but also in unexpected places like the elevators, wallpaper, and carpet. Owners Mia and Marc Skvorc have incorporated literal and symbolic references to the Kalevala in almost every aspect of the hotel’s design, but for those unfamiliar with the epic Finnish poem, the masterful blend of textures and colors gives you plenty to look at while the soft lighting and modern elegance create a sense of richness throughout the establishment.
Located just outside of Tallinn’s Old Town in the city’s up-and-coming Rotermanni Quarter, Nordic Hotel Forum is a contemporary option for the modern hipster. As a world-class business hotel, it has all the technological amenities a guest could hope for: super-speedy wifi, flatscreen TVs, and even Skype-equipped telephones. The hotel’s aesthetic is designed to provide guests with a relaxing escape from both work and play – and it definitely does the trick. For this weary traveler, the tranquil room with its comfortable bed was a welcome solace from a long day of trekking around the cobbled streets of the nearby Old Town. As for the rooms, they feature clean lines, smooth textures, and a color palette of bright whites and dark woods.
Upon entering the Nobis Hotel, the lobby’s elegant aesthetic makes a positive impression. The round lights hanging from the ceiling provide a cloud-like feel that complements the natural light flooding in the windows.
Finding a stylish hotel in Oslo that won’t drain your funds can be difficult, but the Scandic Vulkan is one of those rare exceptions to the rule. Located on the outskirts of the trendy Grünerløkka area right behind the Dansens Hus theater, the Vulkan is a hop, skip, and jump away from cute restaurants and boutiques.
We’re in Oslo this week and we’re staying at the trendy Clarion Hotel Folketeateret. This hotel is right in the middle of all the action on a busy shopping street, right near Oslo cathedral, and a short walk from the waterfront too. It’s actually located right inside a shopping mall, but you won’t miss it: it’s a graphic designer’s dream with windows adorned in oversized typography and a showcase of cool low-brow art beckoning from within.
Staying in an Irish manor house in Ireland is an absolute must if you’re exploring the Irish countryside. One of the quintessential Irish experiences, they can be found speckled throughout the countryside and offer little pockets of homey luxury.
Seeking a stylish place to sleep in Denver? Then check out Hotel Monaco. With the scent of flowers wafting through the air and the mellow beat of eclectic lounge music filling your ears, this hip retreat in the heart of the city is filled with designer flare. Just steps away from the bustling shopping and dining district of 16th Street Mall, the hotel’s lobby houses shelves of graceful ceramics and is populated with contemporary furniture in bold colors juxtaposed with a western theme (think modern leather chairs with horse stirrups hanging from the arms). All this is set beneath a star-studded ceiling hung with a Moroccan-inspired globe chandelier.
We recently found ourselves at the swanky Four Seasons in Denver. Located right in the heart of all the action and just steps away from trendy Larimer Square, this recently opened hotel is a shrine to elegant modern design.
An hour north of Milan by train lies a little slice of heaven. As the city recedes out the window, buildings give way to flowers and sweeping mountain peaks. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself gliding along a big expanse of blue, as Lake Como (Lago di Como) sweeps into view.
Back in the day actors’ contracts required them to stay within a 100 mile radius of Los Angeles during filming. As a result Palm Springs was born. Known for famed pool parties and Moroccan inspired retro design, Palm Springs has always lured Tinseltown stars, sun worshippers, and design lovers with its fusion of Hollywood glam and Vegas flamboyance.