Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Blakes Hotel - Amsterdam (Anouska Hempel)

Last week I posted about Anouska Hempel's Blakes Hotel
in London. This week I also wanted to share with you the
Blakes hotel in Amsterdam which is a bit different in design
but dramatic and eye catching never the less.

The red and white room above shows off Hempel's
signature flair for drama and stark contrast.

Another gorgeously decked out room with rich
fabrics and of course a canopy bed.

The building's facade and architecture are
every bit as lovely as the designs inside.

The lobby and common areas of the hotel are designed
in a stark and modern design with heavy Japanese

Clever use of the slanted walls.

A zen bedroom to match the soothing bath above.

A beautiful dining area with exposed brick.

And a wonderful courtyard
to enjoy alfresco dining.

All photos from Architectural Digest.


Pigtown-Design said...

I love Amsterdam and I'd go to Blake's in a heartbeat!

TonicHome said...

I really like that "common" area with those big black pots and the ball of greenery. Wonder what those plants are? They look really great.

FancyPants-design said...

wow! very interesting decor!

franki durbin said...

I wasn't too overwhelmed with the canopies...but when I scrolled to see the amazing facade, al fresco areas, lobby and dining area I was smitten!

And you are right... very intelligent use of space in that "a-line" roof area. It completely eliminates any feelings of claustrophobia... high ceilings... windows... white everywhere. What a spectacular bathing area!

KNQ Associates said...

I somehow think the facade of the building (traditional) and the interiors (contemporary) look very different in terms of style. But yes, the black and white scheme in the interiors work out very well nevertheless!

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