Boutique Hotel with Laid Back Luxury: Alex Hotel, Perth

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The independent boutique ‘Alex’ hotel in Perth, Australia is everything you would want in a hotel – it strikes the perfect balance of  artsy location, hip design, chilled out atmosphere. Located smack bang in the heart of Perth’s Cultural District, close to Perth’s central business district and next to the diverse neighbourhood of Northbridge which is buzzing with independent retailers, cafes, small bars […]

Timothy Oulton redesigns a club within a club

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In downtown L.A, the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) recently unveiled its redesigned “Blue Room“, which is essentially a club hidden within it’s own club. Designed by Timothy Oulton this exclusive members-only club has all the nostalgia and sophistication of yesteryear, when Walt Disney and Clark Gable were some of its prestigious regulars, yet with it’s […]

A boutique hotel with color & soul: Halcyon House

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Today we are taking a virtual vacation to the recently revamped 21 room Halcyon House boutique hotel which is located at Cabarita Beach, on the stunning coastline of Northern New South Wales, Australia. Seriously, if this picture doesn’t having you packing your bags immediately it might be time to call the doc! Whilst the view alone will […]

Luxe Boutique Hotel, Palm Springs: L’Horizon Resort & Spa

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Palm Springs is rich with iconic, mid-century modern architecture, links to Hollywood past, endless blue skies, trendy boutiques and now, L’Horizon Resort and Spa – it’s first luxury boutique hotel (opening 12th June 2015). Built in 1952 by renowned architect William F. Cody, this historic mid-century modern hotel was a favorite celebrity destination spot in the 50s and […]

Dessert-Inspired Interior Design: Adelphi Hotel

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Designed to ‘engage your senses’, the world’s only dessert-themed hotel features carpets patterned like cakes, licorice all-sort chairs, wafer-like benches, sweet smelling vanilla scent wafting through the air, a nightly turn-down service with home-made macaroons and more. A Willy Wonker disaster, it is not!. Instead the Adelphi Hotel located in Melbourne, Australia is a sophisticated hotel, with buckets […]

Zany & Industrial Bar: The Depo

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Depo in the West End, Brisbane, is a restaurant, bar, cafe, gallery and popup store in one with a distinctly hip, raw and zany vibe.  A taxidermy sable antelope stands at the entry, oversized gold sequin discs cover an entire wall, there is a vintage leather chesterfield sofa with camouflage print cushions and unusual curiosities lining the walls. Did […]

An Artist Hotel: The Larwill

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Imagine a hotel designed by artists for artists, where guests can have an art inspired experience. Pretty cool concept don’t you think? Well that’s what Australia’s Art Series Hotels are all about. The most recent addition to this collection of hotels is The Larwill Studio in Melbourne. The Larwill is dedicated to Australia’s neo-expressionist artist David Larwill and […]

Design Destinations Brisbane: Alfred & Constance

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Design Lovers Blog is on the road again and now bringing you design finds & inspiration from Australia. Bars, restaurants, hotels and stores with design swag, designers and home interiors that will have you jumping on the next plane Down Under. I start my journey in Brisbane – a place close to my heart and the city I […]

Luxury Hotel Sofitel Munich

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At the heart of a Sofitel hotel, is not only French elegance and good design, but a super comfy bed known as MyBed™, an exclusive design for Sofitel.  Providing you with the best nights sleep on the planet is serious business for Sofitel, with their bespoke bed creation installed into every hotel room.  My first […]

Ace Hotel opens in Shoreditch

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Re-imagining properties that are “challenged” and transforming them into affordable hotels that would appeal to the creative class. That’s what Seattle friends Alex Calderwood, Wade Weigel and Doug Herrick had in mind when they took over a former halfway house in Seattle and converted it to the first Ace hotel. They wanted their hotel to be linked […]

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