Q for Hotel

Futuristic, minimal, stark white bedrooms in the Hotel Q!, Berlin, with flowing organic lines and beds that seamlessly blend into bathtubs to force a different kind of interaction with the hotel guest.  

 The designers, Graft,worked with photographer, Christian Thomas for the motifs on the ceilings.

The hotel was the winner of Hotel and Leisure's design award, Best Hotel Worldwide.

Designers Wonderland

This beautiful printed 'Wonderland' kids bed linen from Designers Guild is a delight with its colourful tale of flowers and garden creatures. Finished with a delicate lace trim and polka dot reverse and made with 100% pure soft cotton percale.  Mix with classic pure white bed linen to keep it looking fresh and pure.

A cushion from the Wonderland range....
Have a colourful, wonderful weekend and thanks for reading : )

Athenian Apartment

In this Athenian apartment which I featured yesterday, there is an intriguing, almost quirky mix of old and new.

Items like Oriental rugs sit comfortably alongside contemporary, clean, low lines which, instead of looking awkward, mix to form an unusual harmony of old and new within a palette of blue, green and yellow with neutral tones and texture of wood.

The heavy colours in this bedroom (above) give an enveloping, cosy feel.  In the bathroom (below), crisp, bright white with clever lighting give the apartment a loft-style, contemporary look and feel.

The dressing room highlights the curious mix....

IMAGES & LINKS: Spacelab Architecture

Greek Style

Walls came down and an open-plan area was created to house this stylish apartment on the 6th floor of a building on the waterfront of Athens, redesigned by Spacelab.

Main features of the room include a fireplace, a built-in TV behind a mirrored screen and in the kitchen a bright yellow custom-built Corian hood.

Enticed by Wallpaper

This stunning wallpaper by Harlequin is from a smart "boutique chic" opulent, textural range.  This particular paper combines beautiful matt colours with the trees picked out with texture and a gentle shine, made possible with modern technology. It's looks even better in reality as it's hard to appreciate its true effect on a computer screen.  

Harlequin Wallpaper - Momentum Entice comes in a range of colourways including pale duck egg blue, pale green, and rich, moody brown.

Lightning Hockney

David Hockney's monochrome, almost childish expression of clouds and lightning, Study of Lighting Medium, colour lithograph created in 1973 goes on sale this week (9 June) at Swann Auction Galleries in New York.  It is 26 of 60 signed copies.

Nature with White

A white interior can be blissfully serene and is stunning paired with the green of nature. The different elements in the scheme make for an enjoyable tactile and visual experience. 

IMAGES & LINKS:  Marks & Spencer Home

Thanks for reading. Have a super weekend : )

Texture in Design

A chunky, white painted wooden cracked trestle table, translucent acrylic Saturn chairs and a dark oak floor combine to give textural interest and drama against a backdrop of a sleek and contemporary white kitchen.

Images & links: Kelly Hoppen Ideas

Double Personality

Have you ever had the dilemma when installing a kitchen whether to go for decorative pendant lighting or an extractor over a hob?  Electrolux have come up with the answer with this extractor which does the job of cooker hood and designer lighting all in one - and it looks good!

The new Electrolux EFA50700 Island cooker hood
The EFA50700 adds design flair to the kitchen. It will provide three levels of extraction and flexible lighting solutions with the 2 x 20W halogen lights and 4 x 40W ambient lights.  Available in stainless steel, black or white.