Embracing the past

Archiplan Studio’s mandate was to restore a small apartment in a Renaissance Palazzo in Mantua, Italy. The apartment was filled with fragmented traces of the past including fragments of 16th-century frescoes. Not daunted by the mission, the founders of Archiplan, Diego Cisi and Stefano Gorni Silvestrini, opted to embrace the old and inject in the new. The result is spectacular. Instead of competing, the two styles complement each other in a spectacular way. The contemporary style cohabits happily with the layers of history.

The effect is sleek, restful and refined.

Photography Davide Galli

http://www.archiplanstudio.com

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The Beekman Hotel’s magical Old World Charm

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Majestically restored, The Beekman Hotel is located in lower Manhattan between the East and Hudson rivers. The landmark building dating back to 1880 was restored by architecture firm Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel and decorated by interior designer Martin Brudnizki. The dark color palette, lighting, ironwork and ingenious use of carpets throughout the 287 rooms and atrium give an amazing Victorian Old World atmosphere aligned with the spirit of Manhattan in the 19th century.

But the eye-catcher is undoubtedly the amazing use of Persian rugs on the reception counter which sets the tone.

https://www.thebeekman.com/

source – photography AD, Kenwood Travel, ahotellife.com

Paradiso, Ibiza

 

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The Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel opened last month on the Balearic island’s northwest coast, not far from the infamous nightlife in the resort of San Antonio.

The Memphis-meets-Miami Modern inspired design, is reminiscent of Miami Beach deco.

Designed by Spanish studio Ilmiodesign, the hotel’s stark white exterior and simple shapes are enhanced by coloured lighting.

Two rectangular swimming pools can be found on either side of the circular bar which is topped with a 1920’s inspired typeface spelling out Paradiso.

Cabanas and loungers are placed around the pool.

source : Dezeen

 

Bring the flowers into your home

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Floral patterns are back. So, all you minimalist aficionados cover your eyes and wait for the trend to pass.  From Indian florals to Liberty style, or vintage and large floral patterns, you can your pick from an amazing selection available today. For intense or dramatic effect, a floral wallpaper is effective by covering a focal point, a wall, a niche or maybe just a corner of a room.

Wallpaper is not the only privileged choice for the floral pattern. Fine bone china plates, napkins, paperweights to name a few are some of the items that can be found decorated in this trend.

The styles vary, romantic, arts&crafts, bucolic, bohemian, oriental but the statement is clear: flower power.

 

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Persia wallpaper ELIZABETH HAMILTON

Rose paperweight, Iris plate JOHN DERIAN

Fabric, pillow, sewing machine LIBERTY LONDON

Pellestrina wallpaper OSBORNE & LITTLE

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Eliminating all unnecessary or obstructive elements, the guest rooms of this lovely hotel  have been designed with elegant simplicity as bright, extroverted spaces where the balcony views are the main focal point by the interior design company Studio Stones & Walls.

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Jardin Rouge – Marrakech

Jardin Rouge is an astounding artists’ residency nestled nearby a typical Moroccan village in the outskirts of Marrakech.

Launched in 2007 by the private Montresso Art Foundation, Jardin Rouge is a haven where contemporary (and Street Art) artists of various backgrounds are invited to build an artistic project in a flexible timeframe.

The foundation imagined a sanctuary where artists are given all the necessary means to source their inspiration, reflect and experiment in a unique environment. Much more than an artist’s workshop, Jardin Rouge is an intimate space where worldwide amateurs, collectors, and art critics can exchange over their passion for art. source : trend land

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Nacrée, Tokyo

In Myagi, Tokyo, architect Kengo Kuma has completed the whimsical interior design of a French restaurant ran by a Japanese chef who previously worked at a 3-star Michelin restarant in France. Named ‘Nacrée’, the focal characteristic of this space is defined by an unconventional element of architecture that wraps and curves around the floorplan to form a decorative and functional element. The acrylic cylinders suspend from the ceiling to create a transparent curtain and partitioning between different zones of the restaurant;

source : designboom

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Dior’s new Home Decor Collection

The very first Christian Dior home collection launched this week at the house’s new and grand four-story shop in London. Peter Marino designed the Home space in the new Dior shop to resemble a conservatory, with greenery along the white trellis and a diamond-shaped skylight that runs the entire length of the entrance.

For the launch, the brand tapped 11 designers to create a range of pieces that includes handblown glass carafes, ceramic plates, decks of Dior-printed playing cards, notebooks, crystal glassware, and hand-embroidered linens. The designers include India Mahdavi; Lucie de la Falaise; Michaël Cailloux; and the store’s designer, Peter Marino. For each season, there will be a rotating group of artists and designers creating unique pieces under this new in-house label.

The aesthetic of each Dior Home item pays homage to the founder himself—his love of flowers, his progressive and feminine dress silhouettes, and his unmistakable, signature gray and pastel pink. source : Vogue

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The Row, Melrose Place

The Row is Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion boutique tucked away on Melrose Place in Los Angeles. Courtney Applebaum Design collaborated with Montalba Architects on a renovation that involved virtually demolishing and rebuilding everything.

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Spectacular Honolulu

Perched 23 floors above the picturesque Honolulu shoreline, views of the ocean, mountains, and city architecture arrest the eye from every perspective by Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy of Scout Regalia, the Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary design practice.

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SALZ

Recognized for his conceptual approach in art, photography and sculpture, Swiss artist Rolf Sachs has unveiled his interior fit out for the Dolder Grand Hotel’s new restaurant called ‘Saltz’. Translating his approach in art into interiors, the restaurant constantly references the swiss landscape by combining distinctive materials including neon lights, salt, rock and felt to manifest a theatrical yet intimate setting.

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Casa Honoré, Marseille

Located in the heart of Marseille, Casa Honoré is two steps away from the Vieux Port & the St Victor district. A converted printing factory has been transformed into  a delightful 4 room mini-hotel. Owned & styled by Annick Lestrohan of Maison Honoré this modern riad with swimming pool is a wonderful hidden paradise.

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Road Trip feel to Metromile Office SF

Geremia Design’s new interior project for Metromile car insurance office in San Francisco, brings to mind scenes from a classic american road trip movie. The 8,000 square foot space includes casual discussion areas, a spacious kitchen, and a number of separate meeting rooms. source : design boom

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Casa Cuixmala, Mexico styled by Robert Couturier

 

Casa Cuixmala - Ultra Luxury Hotel on Mexico's Pacific Coast

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The oceanfront palace was in fact designed by Robert Couturier (Rizzoli just published a book on his work: Designing Paradise) in an exuberant style that mixes the feel of Morocco, India and Mexico with soaring ceilings and fountain courtyards. It was built for the international financier Sir James Goldsmith who created not only this oceanfront palace but also a 25,000 acre eco reserve along with organic farms and ranches that made his jungle kingdom self sufficient. source : luxurious magazine

Read more on http://www.luxuriousmagazine.com

 

Sardinia House by Ramon Esteve

Sardinera House hovers on a cliffside over the Mediterranean Sea in Jávea, Spain, between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, with its panoramic views and magical outdoor living. Designed by Ramón Esteve with concrete walls that shift allowing for a change in views. Sections of the house extend out towards the ocean creating patio spaces in between. source : designmilk

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