Contemporary apartment with creative decor in Amsterdam

Apartments in Amsterdam are always interesting to watch, as they stand out with their unique architecture and the atmosphere of the city, which can be seen from the windows. So this contemporary apartment in one of the beautiful old buildings is no exception, just take a look at these gorgeous sloping ceilings in the bedrooms on the upper level! The first floor is fully open, the whole space is occupied by a large living room and a minimalist kitchen. Special attention was given to decor: here we have African figurines, animal dummies, elegant vintage table and much more. Such a cool home!

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Cool contemporary apartment in a historic house in Moscow, Russia

Usually, owners of apartments in old historic houses want to keep the original classical decor elements, but not in this apartment in the heart of Moscow, Russia. The building itself has a very rich and interesting history, namely in this apartment previously a famous actress lived, but now it looks like a chic home in a modern new building. Here only the cozy little balcony overlooking the courtyard, which remained untouched, reminds about the past. The interiors, like most of the works of Elena Gorenshtein, are modern and bold, and beautiful dark tones prevail in the palette. Awesome!

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Soho House Barcelona: ideal hotel for design lovers

A chic hotel in an old 18th-century mansion in the heart of the gothic quarter in Barcelona – sounds fantastic! Stylish Soho House has 57 rooms, in addition, you can relax by the pool after walking around the city, sit by the fireplace with a glass of wine or a tasty dinner in one of the two restaurants. All this time you will be surrounded by bright, unique and thought-out interiors: a mosaic, beautiful prints, brickwork, carpets – it’s hard not to fall in love with this hotel. And yes, such an authentic and cozy place is located just in the midst of a noisy, tourist-filled metropolis. A real design oasis!

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Greatness and elegance of Beekman hotel in New York

In New York, it’s hard to surprise anybody with just a good hotel with a quality design, because here people have seen everything. But the newly opened Beekman Hotel rightfully took a special place among the diversity of hotels of this trendiest city in the world. The fact is that the building itself has a great cultural value and an important historical heritage for New York, and recently it was officially designated city landmark. In reimagined interiors designer Martin Brudnizki tried to reflect and highlight the rich 135-year history of this unique place.

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Cool small loft in a historic building in Lviv, Ukraine (35 sqm)

In the beautiful Ukrainian city of Lviv, there are lots of magnificent historic buildings, which, nevertheless, do not always meet modern requirements for comfortable living. The layout of this small apartment of 35 sqm in one and the central houses is far from ideal, but the space has some of the unique features such as high ceilings and direct access to the backyard. Studio RePlus tried to minimize all the shortcomings and emphasize the advantages of this unusual object. The result is a very cool and stylish loft!

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Bright home in a 19 century building in Barcelona

The owner of this apartment, an Australian businessman has lived in Barcelona for some time, but until recently he had a small apartment in the city center. And now, when he realized that he is going to stay in this sunny city for a long time, he decided he needed a bigger dwelling – to host guests and feel comfortable, like at home. With this goal, he found magnificent, but slightly abandoned apartments in a historic building of the 19th century and hired a local design studio ABAG for a reconstruction. As a result, the client got a bright and colorful home, which, however, has not lost its original charm. Let’s take a look!

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New life of historic apartment in Paris

Until recently this Parisian apartment which is located in the 1830 house was owned by the descendants of famous poet Paul Valery. But now the apartment (230 sq.m) is the second home for a publisher from the USA that loves ornaments, black and white palette, as well as elements of French and Italian styles. The designer of the apartment managed to take into account all the wishes of the client and create an elegant and stylish interior with a Parisian spirit. In the living room, for example, there is a cool mix landscape wallpaper, geometric parquet, a table of a piece of wood and an elegant fireplace. These interiors are full of contrasts and bright strokes, but it makes it even more special!

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Historical heritage: modern hotel in old building in Norway

In the XIX century, this gorgeous building in the Norwegian city of Bergen was used as the city stock exchange. Now it is a modern and trendy hotel Bergen Børs with 124 rooms. Actually, the hotel occupies not only this particular building but three house detached houses in total – the exchange itself and two former bank premises. The main task of the architectural bureau Claesson Koivisto Rune, which was engaged in the project, was to harmoniously combine all three buildings from three different architectural periods into a single structure. It was important to make the hotel modern but without losing the heritage of the past.

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The Hoxton Hotel – one of the coolest hotels in Paris

The Hoxton is not a typical hotel chain and opens its hotels only in the most prominent cities within trendy locations. The concept implies beautiful historical buildings, stylish interiors with retro feel and the absence of unnecessary expensive services. We already posted two of their hotels (in London and Amsterdam), and today we are happy to share photos of the new hotel in Paris. It is a beautiful 18th-century building, a progressive 2nd district of Paris and a wonderful design from the best local studios. Enjoy!

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Magnificent historic residence in Paris got a new life

This magnificent apartment in the 18th-century building once served as a residence for the ambassador of the last Russian tsar. Now it is a private abode of a historic architecture admirer who recently decided to breathe new life into this unique accommodation, making it comfortable for modern life. Nevertheless, in the renovated interiors there was a place for many original details that were carefully preserved or restored: parquet, marble fireplace, stucco and moldings. What a beauty!

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