Hotel to Home: Apotek, Iceland

We’re heading north to the hot-spot-destination of Reykjavik, Iceland today. Here, we’ll take a peek inside the beautiful Apotek hotel. This is a four-star boutique hotel in a historical building that once housed Reykjavik’s pharmacy. Apotek – get it? (Apotek means pharmacy.)

While there are so many stylish suites to feature, I’ve settled on this bathroom instead:

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Sleek, right? If you really love it, here’s some inspiration for you to take this look into your own home.

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Design: White with a Dash of Gold

Gold has been around in the world of design for a few years now, and there’s no sign that its leaving us quite yet. All of the spaces I’m showcasing today feature pretty gold lighting in pretty white spaces.

via Style at Home

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Interiors: An Instagram Round-Up

Does anyone get sucked into endless scrolling through Instagram photos? I try not to get distracted for too long since it’s the end of term, and my pile of work is pretty darn high. That said, sometimes I just cannot resist, and I click on through a bunch of gorgeous images that inspire me to be creative, engage with the community, and think about future reno plans (my laundry room…oh man…my laundry room…it’s been on the to list since I bought my house!).

Here’s a round-up of some of the beautiful spaces I have come across in my Instagram travels.

via The Blondielocks

via Studio McGee

via Ali Budd Interiors

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via yesmissy

via moetonmondays

via beckiowens

via tracey_ayton

via theranchuncommon

Do you agree that these spaces beautiful?

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Hotel to Home: Airplane Luxury

Let’s talk luxury, shall we? Luxury is this bathroom:

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via Kestrel Aviation

Why is this bathroom so luxurious? Why are the windows reflected in the mirror so small? Oh, you know, it’s because this is an airplane. An airplane! (See more photos via HGTV.)

If you’re looking to recreate this look on solid ground*, the design board below might ensure a smooth take off.*

vanity mirror, wall mirror, double vanity, Frette towels, Frette bathrobe, Chanel perfume, tile

*I cannot help myself. Hope you’re laughing!

 

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The Friday Five: Tiles Up to Here

I like fully tiled walls as much as I like Friday (and that’s a lot!)!

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Architectural Digest (Meg Ryan’s loft in NYC)

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Architectural Digest (Meg Ryan’s loft in NYC)

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Christine Dovey’s kitchen

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The Style Nest (Jennifer Cavorsi Design)

Have a great weekend, dear readers!

The Friday Five: Squares and Circles in the Bathroom

We’re heading into a long weekend here in the North, and I couldn’t be happier! It’s back-to-school season which means that my work life is extra busy at the moment. The students are back in town, and orientation week at uni starts in just a few days. My MBA courses will pick up again this week, and I’m in the final stages of prepping a new course I’ll be teaching. On top of this, of course, I have my usual work responsibilities. September is always an exciting – but uber-busy – month on my end. It has been for just about all my life!

And sometimes, in between all of the school tasks of September, my mind wanders into gorgeous design spaces. Today’s five rooms all feature two things: round mirrors and white square (or rectangle) tiles. The contrasting shapes work really well in these bathrooms, and make for a clean and modern aesthetic.

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via Oracle Fox

Have a great weekend, everyone. Happy Labour Day!

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