Since I’m always on the go look at some of my favorite spot for destination and of course design!
Very close to the Rambagh Palace, in the old part of the city, the building dates back to 1729 and is one of Jaipur’s most venerable royal palaces, though it was substantially remodelled in the 1930s, and the overall look now is Art Deco.
It was the home of the remarkable and infinitely glamorous Gayatri Devi, who having been born into royalty and married the Maharaja of Jaipur, ran for parliament in 1962, standing against Congress for the Swatantra Party and setting the record for the world’s largest landslide victory yet recorded. She died in 2009, aged 90, after an adventurous and extraordinary life that took her from purdah to prison and back to her palace.
The Rajmahal “had been the old British residency, which we had converted into a guest house and remodelled again for our own needs.
All of which it seems to have retained in its 15 suites (a further 15 will open by the end of 2015), though its interiors have been redesigned by Adil Ahmad, of Charbagh GoodEarth, one of India’s most modish decorators, with what its distinguished proprietor, Jaisal Singh, calls “vigorous flair”.
The interior designer Ilaria Miani has restored an ancient property in Val d'Orcia in Tuscany.
This has been a long time project in order to recreate and rebuilt to the original conditions the old buildings.
The final goal of the designer was really to recreate and to evoke the authenticity of the Italian rural community, preserving the original architectonic design.
The challenge of the project has been to restore whiteout modernizing or changing anything.
The hotel is spread within the "borgo", the medieval village, and each house reflects a different personality.
Villa Rosmarino is located on Mount Portofino, a protected area that stretches out into the open sea, a natural border between the Golfo Paradiso and Golfo del Tigullio.
The Mount is a regional park of great natural interest where sea, rocks and vegetation merge perfectly to create unforgettable scenery.
Since early centuries, Camogli has been one of the most romantic fisherman's villages in the Mediterranean Sea.
Built in 1907 over a pre-existing structure, Villa Rosmarino is a typical ligurian small palace with green shutters and trompe l'oeil which reproduce on the wall frescos, decorations and floral motifs.
Every detail and object inside Villa Rosmarino has a reason to be where it is, to be chosen and combined with the other. But do not expect the interior to be of the same décor as the outside.
The villa's interiors are defined by modern furnishing and Italian design, not only as far as the pieces of furniture are concerned but also for the presence of works of art by contemporary international artists.
The internal décor is relaxing and soothing for the most demanding traveler. Large sofas, a communal designer long table, a modern fireplace define the living room, while the library with a long terrace overlooking the pool and Golfo Paradiso, invites to reading time thank to sofas and chairs of mixed modern and decò period, surrounded by walls of art, literature, communication and design books.
Close your eyes and imagine to dive in a heavenly place, caressed by the fragrance of coconuts, surrounded by the strong tones of tropical woods and mesmerized by the vanilla orchids scent. Imagine to wake up in a dream of fragrant plumerias, smoked tropical woods, spicy peppermints, tobacco leaves, juicy limes and orange blossoms.
Now open your eyes,
Coqui Coqui was born by the charm of the Yucatan Peninsula, its tropical aromas inspired the creation of a place to enhance and preserve this magic.
In the years Coqui Coqui has become an harmonic path extending from seven colour seas, white sand beaches and coconut forests in Tulum, to the transparent turquoise cenotes, ancient fruit trees and colourful colonial facades in Valladolid. From the wild lush vegetation, the deep green lagoon and the stunning Archeological Mayan Site in Coba to the elegant and metropolitan streets of Merida.
The Dallas based decorator Michelle Nussbaumer has restored and tastefully design her beautiful chalet in Gstaad Switzerland.
The farmhouse was built in 1739 and the designer has kept very much so its originality.
In this project Michelle mixed american furnishing, objects from hunting and gathering, memorabilia from India, Morocco,Mexico and Switzerland.
Patterned fabrics, Spanish touch, Swiss mountain furniture, French painting, Chinese porcelain and Moroccan bowls.
The result is warm, elegant and very very mountain chic.
Kastelorizo made Parisian architect Marie Rivalant fall in love three times: first with the island of Kastelorizo itself, then with a man living there and finally with an old, waterfront mansion. So she moved to the island, married the man, and bought the mansion. Luckily for us, she decided to turn the mansion into one of Greece’s most charming boutique hotels.
Marie created a delightful little haven with vibrantly coloured bedrooms looking out over the harbor and a sunbathing terrace on the quayside. The house was cute enough as it was, and Marie wisely kept it that way, adding just color, arty bathrooms and oriental details, all giving it a touch of the exotic. Bedrooms are spread over two floors, several light and airy ones facing the sea, and others that have a more oriental feel, with mattresses on a sleeping platform. A magnificent suite occupies the ground floor. Breakfast, a blend of Greek, French and Turkish delicacies, is served on the terrace, and during the day you can sunbathe in front of the house and dip into the clear waters or swim across the bay to the island’s hot spot for a drink.
Its simple unpretentious atmosphere is what makes Mediterranean Kastelorizo so special.
Hotel Mediterraneo, Kastellorizo, Greece.
A beautiful chic retreat in the hill of Capalbio, where the Mediterraneo sea meet Tuscany and Umbria.
The designer and owner is Cristiana Castagnetii, a well-known Italian decorator, famous for her flamboyant and extravagant elegant taste.
The Mesticanza is welcoming as soon as you step in.
It’s a home away from home, better than a spa, more relaxing than a hotel.
The style is unique and very European.
French antiques are mixed with vintage pieces, ethnic textile and contemporary art.
The garden is calming and idyllic, the sunset extraordinaire.
From time immemorial, the lotus has been a symbol of the very best things in life: refinement, purity, beauty. In Indian art throughout the ages the flower has represented heavenly comfort and spiritual enlightenment.
Paraty is a small, sleepy town with a colonial feeling and Portuguese architecture situated in the bay of Ilha Grande between Rio de Janeiro and San Paolo in Brazil.
It’s an incredible project, the house/fortress that has been created by Studio Ko in the middle of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. A family from Monte Carlo wanted a holiday house away from the glitz and noise of the French Riviera - they wanted a “return” to nature. The house is about 1 hour from Marrakech, isolated in the middle of fields with goats and mouton: the landscape is hard and harsh.