In the 18th century, this magnificent palace in the heart of Lisbon served as a summer residence for nobles, and its architecture is still an important city’ historical property. The architect Tiago Patricio Rodríguez faced a difficult task: to adapt the old house to the realities of the 21st century with the help of modern design so that it does not lose its authenticity. Great project!
A Bela Aurora hotel in the heart of Porto (Portugal) got an interesting building with a history. The house was built in 1870 and was originally exclusively private. During the reconstruction, the owners were guided by one important goal – not to destroy the atmosphere of the mansion, which for many years was so carefully created by the previous owners, but to make the hotel comfortable for travelers from all over the world. You will not find a fancy decoration or exclusive design solutions, however all the rooms are bright and very cozy. The hotel owners are proud not only of the building itself, but also of its location – the hotel is within walking distance of the famous Carlos Albert square, the Lello library, the Torre dos Clérigos church and the House of Music.
Most of the Scandinavian interiors that we post here are IKEA-styled, functional and decorated on a budget. But there are other type of Scandi spaces – exquisite, luxurious, decorated with the use of expensive materials and modern designer furniture. And let the interiors of this apartment in a historical building in the heart of Stockholm are not filled with lots of furniture and decor, you can feel the nobility and exclusivity of this dwelling. A great example of inspiring modern design!
The building in Barcelona, where this apartment is located, can tell a lot as it was built in the late 19 th century. But despite all the rich history and magnificent architecture, the dwelling until recently was in an abandoned state. Most importantly – it got very little light, the rooms were gloomy and unattractive. It was this problem that designers tried to solve in the first place: they demolished the excess walls, increased the windows and just let in the daylight into the house. Now, it seems that these updated interiors are ready for 100 more years!
This amazing townhouse is located on the bank of one of the canals in the heart of Amsterdam. It is amazing because it was built in 1665. The interiors are designed with incredible love and attention to detail: there are aged stoves and a fireplace, original ceiling slabs, and an incredibly cozy backyard and most importantly – best views of the canal. Perhaps everyone would like to live here!
The classical architecture of London is so magnificent that it is usually carefully restored and preserved with great love. But this Edwardian townhouse in the center of the English capital is very special. Yes, the historical character of the building and the wall decor were also ssvaed here, but the interior spaces were filled up with completely bold and unexpected design elements and solutions, creating a very unusual eclectic home. What do you think of a “broken” staircase, a bedroom under a roof or a red bathroom? You did not expect to see such interiors in London!
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!
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!
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!
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.