Hotel June, a place to be when having staycation in mind

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Warm natural woods, mustard-hued sprinkled terrazzo, and few but well-intended pops of color come together at Hotel June in Los Angeles. Located in a timeless mid-century modern building, Hotel June, a spinoff property by the high-end Proper Hotels features a more approachable style and design by Venice-based Studio Collective who offers full-service branding and interior design services. The interior embraces the idea of spending time whether …

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How to convert Brutalist offices into a contemporary boutique hotel?

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The Standard completed its first hotel in London with a 1974 Brutalist structure overlooking King’s Cross. How to convert offices within a concrete Brutalist frame into a contemporary boutique hotel of 266 rooms hosting a new restaurant, bar, and a roof terrace above? This project is all about Repurpose, Reuse, and Readapt.   The original tinted-windows in their distinct rounded rectangular frames were replaced with …

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A Joyful Color Palette At Casa Hoyos Hotel

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Nothing better to start the weekend than browsing through the joyful color palette at Casa Hoyos located in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). A seed and grain trader was transformed into this boutique hotel that works with local designers and artisans to reflect local taste and skills. Casa Hoyos is a reinterpretation of the colonial houses respecting the materials and vegetable palette …

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Eclectic glam at the Emir hotel in Istanbul

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This 47-room property located in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district — with its cosmopolitan atmosphere and never-ending inspiration, adds another house to Spanish hotel chain Room Mate. Eclectic Luxe is probably Lázaro Rosa Violán's most known signature,  and the Barcelona based interior designer wouldn't disappoint with one of his last adventures combining old and new in a city where continents cross paths and …

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Former monastery turned boutique hotel Hôtel du Cloître by India Mahdavi

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We are big fans of India Mahdavi, being a designer who sets trends and influences widely the interior design scene. If you happen to be in the Provence any time soon, you might want to stay at the Hôtel du Cloître re-designed by India Mahdavi recently. Don't get fooled by what looks like a rather rustic facade of a discreet townhouse, the contemporary …

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Today’s relevance of feeling ‘at home’: Hotel Bienvenue Paris

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When moderating a panel discussion during the Best of Interior Awards a few weeks ago in Munich, Germany, I was asking Viki Kitzig from the architecture bureau Kitzig how hotel design has changed. Her answer was that a hotel has to take over the role of a home when away from home nowadays. Independent French hotelier Adrien Gloaguen couldn't agree …

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