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Not all design inspiration comes from private homes and apartments. Public spaces, which are often created by top architects and designers, offer a wealth of stylish décor and design ideas for your own home. HomeDSGN brings you an array of hotels, office buildings and other public environments that feature stunning interior design elements, alluring ambiance and innovative lighting. With a little imagination, these elements can be incorporated into any home interior design.

Hotel Yu, an Oasis of Relaxation in the Heart of Shanghai

By • Jun 26, 2018

YU Hotel is located in East Fuxing Road, Shanghai, China, next to Yu Garden, so it took its name “Yu Hotel” to echo Yu Garden. It was designed by the architectural firm Shanghai Ben Zhe Architecture Design, under the direction of Huajian Jiang.

Exterior view of the remodeled and modern facade

It has an area of 678 square meters composed of four old buildings that were narrow, small and with inadequate lighting inside. The key to the renovation project is the spatial restructuring and bring the sunlight and nature to the interior space that used to be narrow and dark. After more than half a year, the designers reconstructed and converted the old place into the new complex, whose interior is connected to the outside with a courtyard interspersed between them.

Main entrance with glass walls

Originally it was an old hostel / chess and card room. With the changes of times and urban renewal, the owner wanted to change the new meaning of B&B on the basis of reinforcing the existing structure.

Internal area with glass walls

The relationships between culture, nature and architecture were resolved during the design process with the purpose of integrating them together. At the entrance, we can see a wall built with black bricks that serve as a transition between the openness and the privacy of the interior space.

Interior of the reception area
Dining area in wood
Hallways of rooms with wooden floors
Hallways of rooms with skylights
Double room with bathroom
Double room with a rustic touch
Reception area with room and bathroom
Room
Room with glass-walled bathroom
Room with study area
Bathroom with black bathtub and wooden walls
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Breaking Stereotypes, this Winery Shows us its Contemporary Style

By • Jun 25, 2018

This project of a boutique winery is located in Orange NSW 2800, Australia and was designed in 2017 by the architects David Sutherland and Sally Sutherland of the architecture firm Source Architects.

Side view of the contemporary construction

Montoro sought to create a special experience for clients. It needed to be more than an outlet for their wines, but rather something that spoke and reinforced their brand. It is important to note that the Cellar Door needed to move away from the archetypal ‘winery’ in an old shed that is a dominant sight in the area, to express the contemporary premium status of the brands.

Front view of the construction
Terrace that connects to the interior

The place has an area of 100 square meters in which we’ll find a small tasting space, and a private dining room where customer attention was a priority. This had to be balanced with the desire for the Cellar Door to have a presence on the path and a clear identity. The distinctive, oversized roof material provided this presence, and the bidirectional orientation provided 2 different views.

Winery reception area
View of the exterior from the inside

The building was conceived as a wide platform protected by a large roof, sitting in a field of native grasses and wildflowers. The service areas are planned in a sculptural shape covered in blackened wood with the tasting area occupying the rest of the platform.

Modern construction
View of the interior through the glass walls
Terrace in night hours
Night view of the construction
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The Simplicity and Elegance of this Space is its Best Attribute

By • Jun 12, 2018

This project of 160 square meters, which is full of simple elegance, was designed by Ciszak Dalmas & Matteo Ferraro in January of 2018. Spanish accessories brand Malababa is opening a new space in Madrid’s Serrano 8, Spain, where its structure symbolizes and reproduces the firm’s identity features: light, texture, color and shapes.

Elegant interior in soft tones

It is, in itself, a return to their roots, where raw beauty’s natural sense gets established as different, authentic and truly attractive. Everything in Serrano 8 Malababa calls for an authenticity which becomes more beautiful with time. And this is precisely one of Malababa’s mantras.

Modern interior full of style

Founders of Malababa Ana Carrasco and Jaime Lara, together with design and architecture studios Ciszak Dalmas and Matteo Ferrari, have joined forces day after day to materialize Malababa’s dream at Serrano 8. The result is a space that has been built the same way their products are: with passion, consistency, honesty and sustainability. A retreat that breathes creativity and a total involvement of all team members.

Unique and modern designs
Details of the interior design
Simple interior

The “imperfect finish” and natural hues of Malababa’s aesthetics strengthen the artisan and sustainable concept. All walls are rendered with a mix of Galician clay, white marble powder from Almería and totally natural, ecological and non-toxic food thickeners. This kind of finish regulates air moisture and temperature and maintains the space free of bacteria and harmful microorganisms, as well as considerably helping save energy throughout the year.

Innovative details on the walls
Modern furniture in pastel colors
Details on the walls
Unique details
Details full of originality
Exposition of merchandise
Exposition of items on sale
Elegant and modern details
Details that give a modern and elegant feel
Details
Mix of a rustic and modern style

Photos by: Asier Rua
IG: @asierrua

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Wonderful Hotel in Paris with Comfortable Rooms and Unique Charm

By • Jun 5, 2018

This wonderful hotel with sober and elegant spaces is located on the border between the neighborhoods of Montorgueil and Le Haut Marais, in the magical city of Paris, in France.

Main entrance full of style and history
Terrace with views over the city

The Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers is the last Clé Group hotel, which also owns the Hôtel Bachaumont. This new establishment makes a bold statement with its timeless design, and offers a new way to experience the Parisian lifestyle.

When choosing a location next to the National Center for Arts and Crafts, the Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers aims to pay tribute to that century-old institution dedicated to engineering and teaching manufacturing techniques.

Bar with wonderful views over Paris
Elegant and sumptuous entrance
Roofed terrace with furniture for rest
Roofed terrace with fresh air
Lounge area with terrace
Pub
Bar-restaurant with glass roof
Bar
Bar area with wooden table
Bar with modern decorative details
Modern dining area

Its rooms have been designed as places of refuge where comfort is the priority. A place of hospitality where Parisian heritage joins architecture and innovation to create a sense of timeless charm. The 70 rooms of the Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers are spread over the six floors of the two Haussmannian buildings that make up the establishment, overlooking a tree-lined square.

The hotel has a wide variety of accommodation to meet every need or desire, with spaces distributed in a unique way. Each room has its own configuration, and furniture that has been carefully selected so that guests feel as if they are staying in a personalized room.

Sober and elegant room
Room with terrace
Modern room with concrete wall
Desk area
Spacious room
Black stone washbasin
Modern bathroom in black and white
Spa area
Spa area
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Elegant and Warm Restaurant Designed with High Quality Materials

By • May 21, 2018

This new and modern restaurant is located on the top floor of the new Tivoli Corner building in Copenhagen, Denmark, overlooking the historic Tivoli Gardens, and with wonderful views over the city skyline. Tivoli Corner is a multifunctional development designed by world-renowned architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners of OEO Studio, based in New York City, New York, in the United States. The newly built space houses shops, restaurants, a food hall, and over 20 new rooms for the award winning Nimb Hotel.

Terrace with views of the modern city area
Modern interior with glass walls

The design concept devised by OEO for the new restaurant is based on the universe of the Sticks’n’Sushi brand, which reflects the meeting of East and West and is inspired by Japan reinterpreted in a modern European context. The result is a warm and welcoming space with many evocative details, custom design elements, and high quality materials combined to offer the taste of Japan in the center of the Danish capital.

Decorative details in solid wood
Dining area with black furniture
Bar area
Bar area
Area of tables overlooking the terrace
Dishware details

The central and focal point of the restaurant and all the action that takes place in the heart of Sticks’n’Sushi is its structure. The custom-made wooden structure provides a skeletal framework for a high-quality and functional kitchen designed to optimize the service functions and improve the overall dining experience.

Large meeting areas
Dining area with allusive details
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Hip Bed and Breadfast Designed by ARCHIMED PROGETTAZIONI

By • May 18, 2018

This hip bed and breakfast was designed by the Italian architectural firm ARCHIMED PROGETTAZIONI Architetti Associati in 2017. It is called “L’Officina di Apollo,” or “Apollo’s Office,” and it is located in Palermo, a city in the autonomous region of Sicily, in Southern Italy.

Kitchen in yellow and black metal bases
Kitchen in yellow and black metal bases

The interior makes use of a yellowed-wood motif throughout the different areas of the bed in breakfast in order to create continuity, putting it to use as tabletops and cabinet doors in the kitchen and dining room, on the walls, as headboards and footboards for the beds in the bedrooms, and as additional surfaces in the bathrooms. The skeleton of all furnishings and details is done in black, forged iron, adding to this sense of continuity as well as granting the spaces a sense of the industrial. Simple light fixtures hanging from the ceiling with black wires and ending in a naked light bulb continue this same trend.

Kitchen in yellow and black metal bases
Dining room area in yellow with metal bases in black

Colorful and trendy pieces of contemporary art decorate the walls, adding an extra touch of vibrancy to the spaces, as well as a bit of culture. By contrast, the bedding in all bedrooms is done in earthy and neutral tones, creating a sense of peace and serenity for these special places.

Dining room area in yellow with metal bases in black
Dining room area in yellow with metal bases in black
Dining room area in yellow with metal bases in black
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bedroom of the same style—yellow with bases done in black metal
Bathroom
Bathroom
Rendering
Rendering
Rendering
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A Chapel Surrounded by Beautiful Landscapes on the Sloping Hills of Austria

By • May 15, 2018

Chapels are places where we can go to reflect and pray, and where many times we seek to listen to our inner selves. When they are located in a place as wonderful as the location for this particular chapel, I think we have already half-won. This small building, covering an area of only 40 square meters, is located on the beautiful, sloping hills of Austria. The chapel is surrounded by wonderful landscapes and has views of the nearby mountains. The atmosphere and the air that is breathed there creates a reassuring effect for those who visit it.

View of the chapel on the hillside, surrounded by greenery
Exterior view of the walls of wood and stone

It was completed by Bernardo Bader Architects in the year 2016, and came to be the replacement of a chapel that had been in that same location for 200 years.

View of the chapel with beautiful landscape background
View of the chapel with beautiful landscape background
Entrance door details

In its interior, fine and delicate light wood covers much of the walls and ceiling. At the far end, we find a small altar with an image of the Virgin. White wood has been used to highlight the small space. A small horizontal window allows light to enter the interior of the chapel, which gives clarity and calmness to the space. The pews, designed in the same wood used in the rest of the chapel, invite us to sit and meditate in a place brimming with peace.

View of the interior covered by wood
Vertical window facing the outside
Details of wooden pews
Wooden ceiling details
View of the chapel within the fog
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DAS-Studio Designed an Exercise Center Located in Paris,France

By • May 10, 2018

Nowadays it has become a trend to go to the gym or partake in activities offered in centers dedicated to the physical exercises. Every day more people care about their health and exercise is one of the ways to keep healthy while at the same time taking care of the physical aspect of the body.

Entrance with glass doors
Reception

It is not only young people who come to this type of place, but older people have also started to worry about keeping up their body activity by carrying out continuous and constant exercise, which leads many of them to enroll in all kinds of gyms.

This one in particular offers spinning, or fixed bike exercise, which has been shown to be one of the most complete exercises, since a great number of muscles are activated at the same time.

This is a perfect example of a more than adequate space for such activities, as well as a place that provides clients with a workout in a suitable and comfortable atmosphere that they can enjoy.

This exercise center was recently opened and is located at 24 Rue Chauchat, in Paris, France. It covers an area of 260 square meters and was designed by the architectural firm DAS-studio, under architects Felix de Montesquiou, Alexandre Goinard, and François Cattoni.

Reception
Reception
Reception
Reception
Details of the interior
Details of the interior
Lockers area
Lockers area
Lockers area
Lockers area
Footwear area
Footwear area
Exercise room
Bathroom
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Funerary Garden Located in Veracruz, Mexico

By • May 9, 2018

And now for something completely different. This funerary garden is located approximately 20 minutes away from the port and city of Veracruz, in Mexico, just on the coast of the Gulf. The resulting space is, appropriately, serene and peaceful, providing visitors with a comforting atmosphere in which to grieve. It covers an area of 3 hectares, which is approximately 7.5 acres, and is done in a minimalist and stark style, dotted by trees and with large expanses of green grass.

Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery

The buildings and structures that populate the space are done in a gray tone, a neutral color that also adds a touch of tranquility, allowing the only color in the ensemble to be the green of the grass and tree leaves. One can only imagine, as unfortunately these images don’t show it, how it must look in the spring, with colorful flowers and birds dotting the green trees, a stark contrast to the sobriety of the park which also serves to further illustrate the cycle of life, the understanding of which is a pivotal part in the grieving process.

Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery

An ecumenical chapel will also be included in the park, in addition to family chapels surrounding the lake, which will allow a more private place for visitors to mourn their loved ones.

Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior view of the garden with its lush greenery
Interior of the resting areas
Interior of the resting areas
Interior of the resting areas
Nocturnal view
Nocturnal view
Nocturnal view
Nocturnal view
Nocturnal view
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Elegant and Cozy Space for Coffee Lovers

By • May 7, 2018

The main objective of this project was to create an elegant and welcoming space, presenting a personal style of western/oriental fusion, combining characteristics of the interiors of southern Italy and the countries of Southeast Asia. The design adapts to the personality of the owner, a woman of good taste, a lover of traveling and coffee.

Spectacular service area

The project, which consists of 172 square meters, was entrusted to the architecture firm FAR OFFICE, headed by architects Giovanni Ferrara, Victor Cao, Xin Hong and Si Song, in the year 2017 in the city of Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng, China .

Modern and elegant details
Decorative detail in wood

The original design is narrow and mostly developed in length, with a considerable lack of natural lighting in the lower area. This was a challenge when it came to organizing the space properly. Because of this, they decided to locate a living room in the lower part of the plot, in the darkest area. To give light to the dark space, many hanging lamps were placed, which fall from a square bamboo ceiling as the centerpiec. As a result, the weakest point was changed. This entices visitors to sit down and find a comfortable place in an area that would otherwise be vacant.

Interior of the elegant and cozy coffee area
Details of wicker chairs
Comfortable chairs with cushions
Table area with hanging lamps
Spectacular view of the coffee in all its extension
Area of tables in soft and relaxing tones
Decorative detail
Individual and independent coffee area
Private area with glass walls
Modern relaxation and exhibition area
Night view of the main facade
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Hotel in Barcelona, Spain Designed by Jaime Beriestain

By • May 4, 2018

This hotel is located in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a magical city, of a unique charm and full of history. Staying at Room Mate Gerard Hotel, you’ll be right in the heart of colorful Barcelona, next to the famous Plaça Catalunya and within walking distance from landmark-studded El Born and the Gothic Quarter. Its façade, with moldings that add elegance and distinction to it, of the type that characterized old constructions and that is long lasting, is simply spectacular. Every detail in it speaks of its history – its balconies, its doors… everything is mesmerizing.

Wonderful view of hotel exterior

Envisioned by interior designer Jaime Beriestain, the rooms blend classical warmth with urban sophistication, featuring private desks, minibars, Bluetooth speakers, and dark sophisticated bathrooms. Its interior has been transformed. In it we see a modern design with vibrant colors that makes us forget, for a moment, just how old the building truly is. Beautiful furnished terraces have been conditioned for the enjoyment of their clients, some to sunbathe during hot days and others to simply enjoy a breakfast or a drink in good company.
The comfortable and cozy rooms invite us to rest after a long day of walking around the city.

Terraces with wooden floors
Terraces with wooden floors
Interior of the hotel with colorful furniture design
Beautifully decorated breakfast area
Beautifully decorated breakfast area
Rooms with spacious and comfortable beds
Rooms with spacious and comfortable beds
Elegant bathroom with designs and details in gold
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Spectacular Remodeling Project of a Space that Used to Be a Barn

By • Apr 19, 2018

This project was carried out by NONG STUDIO architectural studio and led by Chasing Wang, Neal Zhu, Luca Lannote (Italy) and Kunyang Wang in 2017. It has an area of 180 square meters and is located in Suzhou South Rd., Huangpu District, Shanghai, China.

Modern and elegant entrance area

If we follow the history of Shanghai, an important point for its inhabitants is the Suzhou River. Industrial buildings along the river have witnessed the prosperity and decline of concessions, as well as the emergence of national industries. This space used to be the private granary of Yuesheng Du before ultimately becoming the warehouse of the Commercial Bank of China.

Sober and elegant space
Elegant decorated in marble and gold

Its façade and its interior space have been restored in such a way that it respected its history, integrating itself with the modern elements. This allowed it to demonstrate its intimate connection with the past.
In terms of functional design, the space was organized according to the level of privacy or efficiency, which is common in the design of traditional offices. And it was organized according to the possibility of interaction.
When design can tell the life and experience of a person, it is already a search for the emotional essence.

Reading space with libraries
Cubicle closed in glass
Interior of the cubicle with armchairs
Modern meeting area with white furniture
Elegant table with marble and golden chairs
Elegant chairs with gold border
Modern chair in orange