There are many things that I love about travelling. Like many people bitten by the travel bug, I relish the opportunity to immerse myself in a new culture, attempt to communicate in a new language, meet new people, try new food and learn more about this beautiful and diverse planet we call home. Another thing that I love about travelling is staying in a hotel. Now I realize that not everyone who travels enjoys this part of it (or even does it given the growing popularity of AirBnB), but I love it and spend an enormous amount of time researching hotels while making my travel plans. This may seem odd to some but I love the luxury of a good hotel, the thought that has gone into the design and the effort that is made for the guest to have an enjoyable experience. I have such great memories of my hotels throughout my travels: crawling into a dreamy bed with a pastel de nata and watching Chicago PD after a long day of sightseeing in Lisbon, trying my first Nepresso coffee thanks to the courtesy machine in my room in Barcelona or unwinding with a chilled glass of wine on my hotel room balcony in Madrid are just some of my favourites. So while travel has been put on hold for me at the moment I am still dreaming of the day that I will get back to enjoying my hotel experiences. The most recent hotel that I am dreaming about is The Stratford in London. This room was designed by the multi talented design team Space Copenhagen.
Like all of Space Copenhagen’s projects this room is elevated elegance while staying true to their Scandinavian roots. The colour palette is both welcoming and relaxing and the various textures and materials used add just the perfect amount of interest without being overwhelming.
The bathroom is a marble oasis with a lust worthy tub to relax in after a busy day. The veining in marble adds interest and helps the eye to softly move throughout the space. Black fixtures and natural accents elevate this space to dreamy.
The countertop sink further elevates the slight Eastern influence, and coupled with the balance of fixtures successfully gives guests a subtle zen vibe throughout the space.
The colour palette and textures in the bedroom is my favourite thing about this space. From the natural wood floors to the softly coloured walls elegantly contrasting and elevating the hardware and colour of the furniture throughout the room. The gorgeous green of the bench and headboard of the bed has completely grabbed my attention and I will be looking of ways to incorporate it into my own space. Love it!
Overall, this dreamy refuge by Space Copenhagen has captured my attention and has me looking forward to dreamy future hotel visits.
Thank you for visiting Stylishly Zen today, I hope that you have a safe and beautiful day! XXS
Today’s Inspiring Interior is the very definition of Stylishly Zen. Located in Carlton, Australia, this light filled family home is chic, unique and incredibly charming. It combines elements of a Victorian era home with Parisian chic and the result is heavenly.
The bold blue door and lovely Victorian details are the perfect welcome to this home. Inside, a clean colour palette of white walls and dark floors are the perfect backdrop to showcase the many gorgeous details of this family home. Dark herringbone floors, a marble waterfall island and unexpected furniture colour choices elevate this home to a new level.
I especially love the pink dining chairs and the blue couch which helps to carry the charm of the exterior into the home. Sculptural lighting and neutral furniture otherwise help to balance out the showcase furniture.
Plenty of large windows allow natural light to fill the home and it helps to bring nature indoors which adds an additional level of calm to this serene family home.
The attention to detail is incredible and I love how certain elements such as sculptural lighting, herringbone flooring and marble quietly repeats itself throughout the home.
This dreamy family home will have a consistent spot on my inspiration board for current and future projects, Love! Love! Love!
I have no excuse, I fell off of the blogging wagon! I have spent six months thinking about blogging and coming up with new topics but that’s all they were….thoughts. I got caught up in life and failed to take some time to nurture my creative outlet aka this blog. I have missed all of you and I am so happy to be back! Here is a quick update – I bought my first place! I have dreamed of this moment for a very long time, and more importantly I have dreamed about how I would decorate my place. But now that I finally have the chance, I’m stuck – I can’t seem to find any furniture that I like (within my limited budget obviously). Needless to say, I am frantically searching for inspiration and through this search I have come across some gorgeous Inspiring Interiors that I am so excited to share with you.
Today’s Inspiring Interior is in Cordoba Argentina and it is soooooo cool! Named “La Negrita” and located within a forest, this abode was designed to exist harmoniously within nature. The home owners gave Cordoba based architects Morini Arquitectos the goal of creating a home that would be private from the street but connected with the surrounding landscape. The result is three separate modules (garage, bedrooms and open plan living and dining room) connected by a black facade. The black walls hide the home from the street but the latter part of the home has floor to ceiling windows that connects the interior with the stunning landscape.
Cool details such wooden floors that echo the trees outside and concrete walls and ceiling give the space a warm yet clean minimal vibe. This home is filled with beautiful contrasts, my favourites being the black facade against the light from the floor to ceiling windows and the privacy from street views to the openness and embracing nature of the home to it’s natural surroundings. Love it!
May is one of my favourite months of the year. The days start to get longer, the sun shines a little brighter and I can finally trade in my winter boots for some fabulous footwear. With shoes on the brain, my mood board for May reflects my current mindset as we move into the warmer months. Enjoy!
Interior design and architecture have been a life long passion of mine. I love how some fresh paint and light can completely transform a room. One of my favourite interior designers is Barcelona based designer Katty Schiebeck. Katty is a design forced to be reckoned with. Her show stopping interiors are a lesson in simplicity and minimalism, and her use of colours and contrasting materials is absolutely breathtaking. To say that I am obsessed with her work would be an understatement, so it made sense that one of her projects would be the first in the Inspiring Interiors series here on Stylishly Zen.
This project located on the Passeig de Concepcio in Barcelona is part of a conversion project that Katty worked on. The use of natural light and marble contrasting with dark wood and pops of colour makes this aparthotel a showstopper. The herringbone pattern on the floor elevates the level of design in the entire space. Simple and elegant, this apartment is straight out of my dreams.