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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Charm of the past: hotel in a magnificent former post building in Ghent

If you love architecture with a history and adore old things, then you will definitely like 1898 The Post hotel in Ghent, Belgium. In the 19th century there was a city post office, and now it’s a stunningly beautiful hotel with 38 rooms. Dark green walls, abundant antique and vintage decor, atmospheric lighting – all of this helps guests to plunge into the life of the previous centuries. Perhaps, the old world has never been so stylish!

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Renovated 19th century farmhouse

The owners of this house on  Long Island, New York have always dreamed of an old-good farm like this, but by the time they found it they already had both an apartment and a country house. However, the 1840 building was so fascinated that the deal was concluded 24 hours after the viewing.But this was only the beginning as it was necessary to make the house look like a comfy 21st century home. As a result, everything was updated, except for the staircase. Designer together with the owners managed to create an interesting interior at the junction of times, and the color scheme with the use of malachite, wine, gray and beige flowers gives the house nobility and grace. Enjoy!

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Modern apartment with a thought of the past in Barcelona

In Spain the old architecture is appreciated a lot, local design studios during the reconstruction try to preserve as much of the original elements of the outdated buildings as possible. So it happened in this case:  this spacious apartment in Barcelona has been restored recently, but there is much here that reminds of the past: gorgeous stucco molding, emphasizing the height of ceilings and the space, original brickwork in the kitchen, stylized in antiques and vintage furniture. Another great example of timeless design!

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Casa Telmo hotel with bohemian vibe on the island of Menorca

Although Casa Telmo hotel on the Spanish island of Menorca has only 5 rooms, the owners approached the interior design with all seriousness. The studio Quintanta Partners was involved, the premises are thought through to the smallest detail, that allowed creating a special bohemian atmosphere. The house is several hundred years old, so the rooms are imbued with the spirit of the olden days and filled with lots of interesting retro objects. Amazing place to stay!

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Paris that we love: wonderful modern apartment in an old building

Magnificent Paris apartments… We can talk for hours about them, they can never be confused with anything else, they never get boring. Today we have another wonderful apartment in Paris, a bit more modern than usual, but this modernity is fully justified as it blends perfectly with the elegant architectural elements of the classic Haussmann style. Enjoy!

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Sophisticated apartment in a 100-year-old building in Moscow

This one of a kind home in the heart of Moscow impresses with its architecture and location. The owners of the apartment in a 100-year-old building have bought it many years ago, but it was a rental home for a long time until recently they decided to settle here. An interesting history of the house and location predetermined the design concept – the owners approached Akant studio to restore the atmosphere of the past. The second floor (once the building’s attic) was given to kids and was made in a more modern style, but the first floor reveals gorgeous sophisticated modern classic interiors. Stunning project!

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