Tuesday, March 4, 2008

La Residence - South African Retreat


I totally fell in love with this boutique resort
when I saw the design and location of it. I'm
doing a large post on this place and I hope you
fall in love with this place as I have.

La Residence is a boutique resort located about
45 minutes outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
It's located amidst vineyards, oaks, valleys, and
a lake. Liz and Phil Biden have opened several
high end, luxurious resorts in South Africa. She
teamed up with South African designer Ralph
Krall to create the interiors for La Residence.

Each room at La Residence is furnished
completely differently with different colors
and motifs. All of their bathrooms are ultra
luxurious with full clawfoot tubs.



I love the color palette for this room.





Their Tibetan or Oriental Suite.







I think this quote is perfectly
describes this boutique hotel.



Luxurious bathrooms.



Beautiful dining and tablescapes.



Even their China Cabinet is beautiful
and has a homey feel to it.






I love how each room is distinctly different.





More luxurious bathrooms. The bathrooms
are as big as my room I think!







The furnishings are to die for!



So what do you we all think of La Residence?
Ready to pack your bags? I am!


Photos courtesy of House & Garden
South Africa
and various travel sites.

12 comments:

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

I'm in! It looks divine!

M&Co said...

Me too! Lets book that pink and lim room ;-) Stunning color scheme!

ALL THE BEST said...

So beautiful!! I love the light and the colors!!!

Topsy Turvy said...

Wow, is that wonderful! Lana

annechovie said...

I love just how much personailty and charm is infused into the place. It's a great antidote to the sterile, generic interiors of most hotels. Thank you, Karen!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Alkemie - those first two shots are gorgeous!! I especially love the pink and light green bedroom:-)

Not sure how the blogroll fight with that darstardly Blogger is going but its not showing here in m computer still.. Hugs bug

Love felicityXOX

Jennifer Ramos said...

Hi Alkemie,
These hotels are like dreams....i wouldn't want to leave.


Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'
www.madebygirl.com

Alkemie said...

Abby - Thank you :)

Mandy - I agree, I especially liked the lime and pink room.

All the Best - I loved all the colors too and how all the rooms were so different.

Thanks Lana!

Anne - I SO completely agree. It's boring when all the rooms in a hotel look the same in a cookie cutter format. It's almost as if they furnished each room as if they would live in it themselves.

ATB&B - Thank you for letting me know my left column is off. Ever since I put it into a 3 column format, I think it has been funky. I'll need to change the layout and fix this. Hopefully, I'll get to it this weekend.

Jennifer - me too! I'd love to stay in such a place for a while.

Sue said...

La Residence is just magnificent.

Villa Anna said...

Wow they really catered for everyones particular and personal style. You know how I'm obsessed with luxurious bathrooms. I'm definately in! Just Gorgeous!

Anna :)

acaligurl said...

i won't take up much room!!!

Anna Spiro said...

Yes, I'm in too - pleeeaase!! It's gorgeous!
X
Anna