Eden Locke is a 72 room hotel located in Edinburgh’s New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site characterised by properties of the Georgian era. The hotel has been designed by New York City based practice Grzywinski+Pons. “The project was a complete gut renovation and comprehensive fit out of an existing hybridized structure. We took an 18th Century Georgian mansion and its 20th Century extension down to their respective bones and created the hotel from there.” Throughout the building a palette of warm materials and textures was crafted, powdery tones and soft lighting that make the most of the inimitably breathtaking natural light in Scotland. The end result is a design-led aparthotel for those who want to challenge the status quo, and experience the unique and authentic. Designed for travellers for whom a bed and shower in a shoebox isn’t enough, Eden Locke immerses you in its neighbourhood’s culture through spaces that connect you to a community of like-minded locals and travellers.
The designers: “Our intention was that the tension between the severe and stony building fabric and the verdant interior would foster measured incongruity where one exalts the other. We also designed much of the furniture and all of the joinery and employed bent wood, cane, wicker and terra cotta in equal measure with brass, stone, cementitious cladding and steel, all of which sits amongst ample vegetation. At the thresholds into the building we paid special attention as to how to architecturally transition between both the spaces and the eras. Glazed fanlights and wrought iron are framed by glass, timber and stone vestibules. Vignettes of the space within are shown to the street and the exterior ashlar and interior elevations form a studied composition on the facade.”
When it comes to kids room accessories, OYOY is one of my favorites brands. One of my favorite items from their collection is the Follow the Rainbow wall rug (which is available from Burke Decor). But there is plenty more to like from their collection!
This stunning home is only an hour north of Sydney but it feels a world away. Splendidly peaceful and remote, this beautifully crafted holiday home is perfectly placed within the treetops overlooking the river. The use of warm woods, soothing neutral tones, and Scandinavian-inspired vintage decor creates a home that has a sophisticated tree house-like feel. Overlooking the Hawkesbury River on Dangar Island, the house hugs a steep slope at the tops of native angophora trees and is situated to capture and maximize the natural light and the lovely river views. Designed by Robertson & Hindmarsh Architects, the home is owned and was styled by Sydney based design journalist and stylist, David Harrison and has been featured in numerous architectural and design publications. The property is available for rent through BoutiqueHomes.
Belgian designer (but living in Munich) designer Sarah has some beautiful new prints in her shop Coco Lapine. Kamut (above) is photographic print of a Kamut wheat on a beige background. La Feuille (below) is a detailed watercolor painted leaf. Every detail of the leaf is a tiny watercolor element.
This crumbling Victorian Dairy in the UK had a collapsing roof, damp and no natural daylight before it was restored by Imperfect Interiors. The previously dark, dank spaces were converted into a light-filled family home but retained their industrial atmosphere and unique character, whilst the extensive use of steel windows and doors maximised the views of the two vertical courtyard gardens. A limited palette of materials including unlacquered brass, plaster and concrete put an elegant twist on the previously industrial aesthetic.
This is the beautiful loft of Marika Chaumet. In her Paris apartment you can see a mix of various styles which you can also see in her work as an interior designer for Atelier Marika Chaumet. “The Atelier Marika Chaumet’s projects stand out through the interest in materials, experimenting their shape and finish. They collaborate with many talented craftsmen, connecting different fields such as graphic design, text and image in architecture. Projects are designed in a general sensitive way, making it unique for each client. They go beyond limits, using brands’ identity, customers’ habits and stores location to create fine, sophisticated, sensitive, inventive unique concepts.”
I love the beachy, Mediterranean vibe of this gorgeous home in Sydney, Australia. This look has been achieved by mixing natural materials and rustic elements with an all white base. Interior designer Megan Burns from CM Studio about the project: “We looked to mediterranean hotels and summer houses for inspiration on finishes. The major influence was the use of moulded plaster, which you see from anywhere from Morocco, Ibiza, Mykonos and Puglia.” Below you find some suggestions if you would like to recreate a similar look: