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If, during isolation, you grew tired of how your home’s walls look and are looking for interior renovation ideas, take a look at unusual housing options from different parts of the world. Here is a list of destinations and properties that will make you want to get a makeover with new design elements and high-quality furniture, like the vig furniture collections, and, of course, new trips when they come to safe again.
A hotel with a sky instead of a ceiling, a hotel with bag-shaped cakes, an Alice in Wonderland-style hotel and other decoration ideas! Let’s dive!
But first a bit of history… A big event in the world of fashion is planned for 2011: Dubai’s unique Fashion Island (Isla Moda) was ready to receive its first visitors. Fashion Island is one of the 300 artificial islands of the artificially created archipelago, the outlines of which as the crow flies are added to the geographical map of the world. In order to justify the name, the management company Dubai Infinity Holdings signed a contract with five luminaries of the modern fashion industry – Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Gianfranco Ferre, Fendi and Elie Saab – according to which they must all create their own hotel on the island according to their taste and discretion.
For the first time, the idea of creating a fashion hotel came to Gianni Versace’s head. However, he himself did not have time to implement this project, leaving it to his younger sister Donatella. After that, it became clear that if earlier designers were only invited to decorate the interior of the hotel, now the giants of the fashion industry themselves are actively involved in a new business for them .
All fashion hotels in the world have the same essence: the fashion house tries to reflect the lifestyle of its potential client. This is what you should try to implement at home.
Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà, 5 * (Verona, Italy)
In 2005, Byblos owner Dino Facchini teamed up with Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini to transform a former 15th-century Venetian mansion into a “contemporary art hotel” – that’s how they have decided to name their work.
Late Renaissance, mature avant-garde and vintage classics coexist peacefully here with the pop art and disco eras, in light of which even classic baroque seems like something new, flowing smoothly into modern art deco. .
The interiors of the hotel are decorated with works of art from Dino Facchini’s personal collection, including works by Italian performance queen Vanessa Beecroft, Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor, founder of the neo-geo style Peter Helly, by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro, known for his unique approach to geometric shapes, and many other famous artists (by the way, they are all part of the Byblos Art Gallery).
It is important to remember: it is in this hotel that you can feel like a real collector of contemporary art: all the works you like can be purchased for your private collection.
Blanket Bay, 5 * (Glenorchy, New Zealand)
It turns out that the haute couture eco-lodge also exists! Confirmation of this is a small hotel owned by former Levi Strauss boss Thomas Tusher.
Blanket Bay is located in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand – on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in a small province called Glenorchy, full of amazing golden grasslands, turquoise rivers and majestic mountains, which have become famous in the world. world through the Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy.
When creating Blanket Bay, Thomas Thascher followed his own understanding of the right way of life: only natural materials and respect for nature. Incidentally, the hotel has a working deer farm and stable, so guests can always use live and, above all, eco-friendly transportation to explore the surrounding area. And there is something to look at here, at least take Milford Sound – one of the most famous fjords in New Zealand, which is part of the Fiordlands National Park.
Armani Hotel, 5 * (Dubai, UAE)
A breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the Arabian Gulf from the windows of the tallest building in the world – this is the understanding of Giorgio Armani’s ideal hotel.
According to the Armani philosophy, a luxury hotel is the embodiment of minimalism and the perfect combination of elegance and convenience. Glossy panels and platinum textures, calm colors of cold pastel shades, walls with marble trim, pleated silk fabrics, as well as an abundance of glass and metal – all this does not allow you to forget about the corporate style of the business for a minute.
The integrity of the interior is enhanced by an aroma specially developed for the hotel, and each room is serviced by a personal concierge who is ready to respond to any guest request 24 hours a day.
Maison Moschino, 4* (Milan, Italy)
Well-known and beloved European fairy tales inspired the Moschino design team led by Rossella Giardini to create a fabulous hotel – in the most literal sense of the word.
The rooms have no serial number here, they are replaced by fabulous names: “Alice in Wonderland”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Mysterious Forest”, “World shadows”, “Wandering Clouds” etc. on. In Alice’s room, for example, there are cup tables and cake cushions; in the “Little Red Riding Hood” room, there is a soft wolf on the bed, designed by Moschino designers; a bed, clad in an airy robe, awaits its guests in Sleeping Beauty’s bedroom, and trees grow predictably in the Mysterious Forest.
The hotel’s common interiors are also full of whimsical decor, such as biscuit chandeliers, handbag floor lamps, booted chairs, and more, purportedly embodying Moschino’s passion for surrealism. In addition, the hotel is located in a former railway station from the 1840s, which also gives it a unique old world charm. This is what his hosts testify.
The G, 5* (Galway, Ireland)
Philip Treacy, who has long earned ‘Mad Hatter’ fame for his fantastic hairstyles, shape and idea, hasn’t wavered from the eccentric style when creating a hotel modeled after the book ‘Alice in Wonderland” .
As in the book, the laws of physics, geometry and a number of other exact sciences have no power within the hotel grounds: an endless crimson corridor, like the burrow of the rabbit, into which little Alice falls; a hypnotic funnel-shaped black and white striped floor, swirl mirrors, upside-down rooms, painted chairs and many other interior items that can surprise even the most sophisticated imagination with their shapes and their colors.
But The G isn’t just interesting for its “mentally unbalanced” design. Some of the rooms and halls of this hotel are real galleries: on the walls and even on the furniture you can see drawings by Andy Warhol, the work of fashion illustrator David Downton, the famous series of photographs by Bordello Wee Spears, provocative photographs of nude fashion icons Patrick Demarchelier and, of course, the same April 1950 Vogue cover with Jean Patchett, which Treacy bought at Christie’s in 2008.
More information: www.theghotel.ie
Hotel du Petit Moulin, 4* (Paris, France)
French fashion designer Christian Lacroix has a particular passion for theatre. Everyone knows it. Thus, in the hotel he designed, reigns the imposing atmosphere of an artistic and bohemian Parisian theater.
There are only 17 rooms in the Hotel du Petit Moulin, and the walls of each of them have been personally painted by Lacroix with sketches of theatrical performances in all the colors and shades of the rainbow. sky – extremely bright and juicy, as a towering couturier likes. On the canvases of the “theatre hotel” images of Carmen on fire, the mysterious Scheherazade, the voluptuous Don Juan, brave musketeers, as well as scenes from “Othello”, “The Marriage of Figaro”, “ Marianne’s Whim” and other works appear.
More information: www.paris-hotel-petitmoulin.com