Entries in Switzerland (12)

Thursday
Nov122015

Kameha Grand Zürich

The Kameha Grand is a new hotel that opened in Zürich in March of this year. It is one of the most beautifully designed hotels I have ever seen, thanks to the talent and products of Dutch design guru Marcel Wanders. With modern architecture by tecArchitecture and neo-baroque interiors  by Mr. Wanders, this hotel has everything. It is luxurious and has themed rooms to match anyone's desires. I need to plan a trip to Switzerland!

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Thursday
Oct012015

Louise Jones - A Swiss chalet

Perhaps I would be more tolerant of our horrendous winters here in Ottawa if I could "slum it" in a place like this. This chalet in Switzerland is epic. It has everything you could need - including indoor pool, movie room and spa. I would be begging for a snow day so I could have an excuse not to leave. Designed by British firm Louise Jones Interiors

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Monday
May182015

Stones

So much more than a pile of stones. The transformation of a ramshackle series of buildings into a minimalist, contemporary home is a thing of beauty while showing respect for place, materials and history. Rustic yet ultra modern the stone house in Scaiano, Switzerland by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects.

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Thursday
Jan292015

Snow

I'm dreaming of a weekend in the snow. I'm sure winterphobe Kim will scoff at my hankering for the white stuff but snow is so much better when you're looking at it from the picture window of a renovated barn perched in a picturesque village high in the Swiss Alps. Rustic meets modern minimalism by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes.

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Thursday
Jul312014

Bed & Breakfast 9

As my crazy, busy, mad, mad , mad work week draws to a close you'll still find me daydreaming of escapes and holiday homes, B&Bs and exotic places. Today you'll find me in Lucerne, Switzerland in the stylishly domestic Bed & Breakfast 9. A small guesthouse that promises respite from the madding world, beautiful simplicity, a gentle stay. It doesn't always have to be about cutting edge and high fashion. Sometimes it is about hearth and home and welcoming hosts. Bliss.

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