B2 Boutique Hotel by Althammer Hochuli Architekten. “During its 130-year long and eventful history the site has been modified and converted multiple times. The hotel’s concept and design follow the spatial and structural parameters of the complex stock of buildings. Accordingly, the conversion’s concept imbeds three distinct scenarios: rebuild (the boiling house) – build up (on top of the turbine hall) – incorporate (into the cooling sector). Rebuild The boiling house is situated on top of the Sihlberg, a hill in the middle of the city, dominating the site of the former brewery. The brewery’s facade reveals an amalgamation of various phases in the building’s history. When entering the spacious hotel foyer today, three vertically scaled cathedral-style windows – once part of the boiling house – draw the visitor into the depths of space, and into the library. It is an inviting setting with more than 33.000 books which are piled up in the wall lined with smoked oak and
Victorian School Turned Into Eclectic Vintage Home by avocado sweets. Open-plan living is hard to come by in properties with mezzanines because of the fire risks involved. Using a state-of-the-art misting system, we fulfilled our clients’ dream of a large, stylish open-plan kitchen in this converted Victorian school house apartment. Brimming with potential, the apartment needed an overhaul of the living space and a cohesive platform to display our clients’ eclectic collection of vintage pieces. The problem: The overall design of the conversion had left two grand inter-connected living rooms with a small, windowless box kitchen and two bedrooms on an open mezzanine, exposed to the noise and light downstairs. With their first baby on the way, our clients wanted to create a better family space where they could enjoy cooking and entertaining and extra child-friendly living space for their new addition. Our musician client also wanted excellent soundproofing to avoid disturbin
This beautiful home represents just that “a home.” It’s cozy, comfortable, soft, and cosseted, it’s for living in! Cozy homes with textured walls, playful prints, mixed hues, and well-defined space, give the appearance of fun. Though traditional in design, the rooms in this lovely dwelling take you through several dimensions of superb décor and easy living. Welcoming living spaces with neutral colored drapes, rich colored sofa and accent chairs, all on the backdrop of neutral shades makes this dwelling totally unpretentious. It is what it is! The layout is confidently structured. It seems as if things were put together inadvertently, as though each object had to find its place. But it works!What adds to the conformability factor is the softness of the furnishings. Soft velvety fabrics adorn the whole area from the living room, dining room, to the bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen gives off a rustic, country type feel. It’s a place where food is actually cooked, and people
With its unique, all-embracing approach to tourism over the last 15 years, Nkwichi is intrinsically linked to the surrounding communities and their natural environment. Dedicated to conserving the pristine lakeshore and virgin wilderness in which it operates, Nkwichi engages with the local Nyanja people in their development and helps preserve and enhance their colourful culture. Nkwichi is entwined in the fabric of local life by the lake; it ensures guests a 5-star experience and leaves the indelible imprint of an authentic Africa in their hearts. Nkwichi, a halcyon paradise hidden on the pristine Mozambican shores of Lake Malawi. More than a lodge, Nkwichi is a complete experience offering a unique taste of Africa with exquisite lakeside scenery and unparalleled tranquillity. With 8 secluded beaches set on 4 km of Rift Valley coastline, Nkwichi is the perfect setting to discover a lost world; a fresh-water oasis and an Africa untouched. The ultimate way to savour Lake Malawi, Nkwichi
Located a stone’s throw from the opulent Gramercy Park Hotel and a quick cycle from the DHD office on Park Avenue, this is the first ground-up commercial project David Howell has undertaken in his twenty years in New York. Work on the building – five condos above street level, and commercial space, parking, and utilities basement below – began with two partners in 2007. The understated exterior, clad in mocha-coloured brick, blends in with its neighbors. It is distinguished by large, schoolroom-sized windows. The warm and striking interior design is a ideal example of DHD’s design philosophy. Photographs: Emily Andrews The post Warm And Striking Interior Design appeared first on Decoholic.
Located in the heart of Puglia’s olive groves, the beautiful Masseria dates back to 1689. The 8 bedroom villa has been dramatically transformed and now hosts a wine room, 3 kitchens, a hammam, large living and dining area as well as a central courtyard are two swimming pools, a pool house and stunning orangery. Keeping the authenticity of the farmhouse, huge vaulted ceilings and original features remain throughout. Alexander Waterworth Interiors used a mix of Antiques from Italy and across Europe whilst including modern bespoke pieces. Photographs: Emily Andrews The post Beautiful Masseria in Italy appeared first on Decoholic.
This beautiful Palm Beach Tower home applies the character of the coast with a soothing interior and stunning exterior landscape. A white canvas with splashes of vibrant hues is what makes this home so dynamic, comfortable, and unique. Caribbean blue accents with Shabby Chic and modernistic furnishings makes the coastline view from the floor to ceiling windows even more amazing. Crisp whites combined with various textures grants just the right amount of diversity without taking away from the theme of the décor throughout the home.In the living room, natural materials like wicker and wood creates a natural vibe in the environment that is relaxing and tranquil. A set of multi-hued patterned cushions, recessed and suspended lighting, and a textured accent rug all come together beautifully creating a welcoming, lived-in feeling. A welcoming sofa set with a neon-blue full-length cushion, large pillows, placed against a white wall coupled with distinctive artwork, is a semblance of tradit
Check out what s new on 2015 IKEA Catalogue before the official publication. The theme for this year’s catalog is about how we start and end every day. We all go to sleep, and we all wake up. That much is true for everyone. But everything else about those moments, and everything in between them, is totally unique. This year’s cover stretches from the back to the front of the catalog, from sunrise to sunset, illustrating the beginning and end of one day in one home. This is a city from anywhere in the world, and the room evokes comfort, privacy, beauty and care. Because as more people choose to live in cities and life gets more hectic, they are looking for ways to create a calm place to relax and recharge. They’ll find lots of unique ways to do that on the many pages inside the catalog. This year, they’ve focused the catalog around three trends: It’s about personalization, smart space solutions and re-defining the home. In solutions throughout the home, IKEA show ideas to h
The minimalist style of this home by Artem Trigubchak, is based on a neutral toned scheme. Pure grey, ecru-beige, charcoal, with white highlights is accented with natural materials like wood and stone. Each bit of space is used to perfection without interrupting the flow of movement from one area to another. It’s simple, sophisticated, laidback, cozy, just lusciously easy. Storage is a very important factor in minimalist designed homes like this one. Many pieces of furniture are used for a variety of purposes. For example, the meticulously placed divider made from stone acts as a table and a neat place to store books. The compact kitchen is practically hidden, though it is out in the open. A beautiful walnut table demurely carves the space to create a comfortable eating area. High-tech designed chairs uniquely structured with millennium panache also touches base with 1960s flair. Even the dome shaped suspended lamp over the eating table creates a mood of high-class elegance temper
Kids are angels because despite the urge to change their personality every so often, all they pick in all these bouts of change is beauty and simplicity. Maybe that is the fun attached to growing up! This room by Anna Mikhailovna, captures that; the real spirit that accompanies growing up. A sturdy cosily spread bed and a solitary nightstand supporting a lamp take up the center of this wooden floor paradise but leaving ample room for learning, playing as well as stowing toys. The walls are a contrast of black chalkboard and cream wallpaper carefully used on adjacent sides all with captivating images and a representation of what kids love; painting. The hanging works of art further bring out the artistic nature of the room. A wardrobe, a bookcase and a reading area made up of a single chair and a table almost sums up the furnishings.The cosy yet playful nature of the room is also enhanced by the maritime themed play area built from the ceiling down. The post Kids Room Full of Adven