Dear Design Fairy Godmother please grant me three wishes. Wish one I’d like the weekend to go on forever. Wish two I’d like to be relaxing at the Raya Heritage Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wish three that you dear reader are staying here too.
There is a verve, a spark to the work of Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva Architetti, that minimalism loaded with colour and personality but remaining true to the history of the building and the site that is so very, very Italian. Perched high above the sparkling blue waters of Capri is a hotel with not just amazing views but inspiring interiors, a perfect example of this style of Italian modern minimalism.
Photography by Nathalie Krag
It’s Sunday and I have a day full of errands and preparing for another busy week. Where would I rather be? Perhaps in Paris, enjoying a cocktail at Le Pigalle. I shared some of this hotel in a post last week featuring the designs of Festen Architecture. I can’t seem to get it out of my head so I thought I would share more of this funky hotel. It is exactly the vibe I would expect in this beautiful city. Effortlessly chic.
We have been crushing on Paris-based interior design firm Festen Architecture for several years, because designers Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay create magic with their spaces. Unpretentious, creative, raw and honest. They really speak to me so I thought I’d share a smattering of some of their latest works. (Photos: François Coquerel, Benoit Linero)
For more, here is a link to my last feature on Festen
The Emerald is an Art Nouveau house in the centre of Prague consisting of 13 flats designed in 5 different styles, that are available for short term rentals. The old world feel in these spaces is absolutely magical, and the textured walls are like works of art. How I would love to visit Prague and stay in such a beautiful environment. (Thank you again Bára!)