Hotel Tour: Singapore’s Minimalist Black and White Hotel Mono

Hotels offer some of the best design inspiration, especially boutique hotels. The Hotel Mono in Singapore is a great example of this. Located in Singapore’s Chinatown and converted from six historic shop houses, Hotel Mono adopted a strict black and white color palette that makes it striking and unique and a must-see for travelers and design enthusiasts alike.

The hotel skillfully mixes modern elements with Rococco-era features original to the building. The result is a design full of compelling contrasts: black and white, old and new. Every room is unique but sticks to the modern black and white theme.

This hotel tour is full of inspiration on how to use a monochromatic color scheme in a way that is stylish and eye-catching.

Hotel Mono Tour

Hotel Tour: Singapore's Minimalist Black and White Hotel Mono | HomeandEventStyling.comRight from the moment you walk up to Hotel Mono, its black and white color scheme is on full display with an amazing facade that instantly catches your eye.

Hotel Tour: Singapore's Minimalist Black and White Hotel Mono | HomeandEventStyling.comIn the foyer, everything is strictly minimalist but still feels creative thanks to the bold way in which the designers used contrast and shapes to create something visually compelling.

Hotel Tour: Singapore's Minimalist Black and White Hotel Mono | HomeandEventStyling.comIn one of the suites, black, white, and gray create a dynamic look with a striking combination of shades and textures, including a beautiful dark gray wood floor and black metal bars cutting through the ceiling to offer some interesting lines.

Hotel Tour: Singapore's Minimalist Black and White Hotel Mono | HomeandEventStyling.comThough the bathroom is narrow, it feels large because of the long mirror and beautiful elements. The way the tile extends across the entire wall and into the shower, for example, lengthens the space while the white opens it up.

Hotel Tour: Singapore's Minimalist Black and White Hotel Mono | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack metal bars serve as geometric art on the stark white walls and is mimicked in the black throw over the bed and minimalist black desk and chair.

Hotel Tour: Singapore's Minimalist Black and White Hotel Mono | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother angle in the foyer shows the incredible use of shapes, color blocking, and textures. The shiny tile floor, for example, is set apart from the matte white walls.

Such a cool place!

Warm regards,
Megan

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne

Some of the best designer hotels are hidden gems, often found tucked away in various places in Europe thanks to the rich history of the cities. Such is the case with the Qvest Hotel in Cologne, Germany.

The neo-gothic structure is a feast for the eye. The architecture alone is breathtaking, but the owner Michael Kaune gave the interior a modern touch that makes it a truly unique place to stay. He even used some pieces from his own personal collection to outfit it.

What is interesting about the modern decor in the hotel is how beautifully it compliments the neo-gothic architecture, which is still the star of the show. Every design element, color choice, and piece of furniture enhances rather than detracts from the building’s historic features. It certainly has its own personality.

Enjoy this hotel tour of a true treasure of Germany and a must-see for anyone who travels abroad.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comThe Modernica Dowel Arm Shell Chair brings a decidedly modern flair to the dining area.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comThe corridors are breathtaking with gothic arches. Streamlined furniture keeps your eye on the architecture.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rooms are outfitted very simply so your attention can be focused on things like these incredible windows.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comThroughout the hotel, you’ll find many different works of modern art.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comMany of the rooms are completely unique, like this one with high ceilings, incredible windows, and a cozy place to sleep.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comPops of yellow throughout the hotel bring a cheerful touch to the otherwise black and white palette.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comYou’ll be met with a flurry of inspiration the moment you approach the check-in desk.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comModern light fixtures and art create a sophisticated, chic atmosphere to dine in.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack subway tile looks ultra chic in one of the bathrooms with streamlined fixtures keeping everything very clean and modernized.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comEven the journey to your room is like walking through a museum.

Hotel Tour: The Qvest Hideaway Cologne | HomeandEventStyling.comThis room is super chic and has a Hollywood flair that adds to the uniqueness of the hotel.

A hotel tour like this one always inspires me not only to travel, but to look at my own home in an entirely new way. They are always full of inspiration.

Warm regards,
Megan

Images { My Domaine & Design Hotels }

Hotel Tour: The Crisp & Colorful Attwater Hotel

Some of the most charming and inspiring hotels in the world are boutique hotels. Because they are smaller, they put extra care into making the experience unique and the design something special.

The Attwater Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island is a boutique hotel that certainly fits that description. It captures the wonderful energy and history of the town it resides in. With brightly colored decor and an airy, contemporary vibe, you’ll never feel detached from the magic of the town you’re staying in, even while you’re indoors.

The design even has a whimsical nature that gives it its own personality. I love the unique mixtures of wood, patterns, color, and texture that can be found throughout this adorable hotel tour. Though the decor is very colorful, it has an understated quality to it that can both relax and refresh you.

Enjoy this inspiring hotel tour courtesy of Lonny.

Hotel Tour: The Crisp & Colorful Attwater Hotel | HomeandEventStyling.comThe exterior of the hotel is quaint and charming with a white facade and a couple of rocking chairs.

attwaterhotel02A turquoise chandelier brings a touch of coastal flavor to the lobby and brings a fresh pop to the blue.

attwaterhotel03Bright, colorful curtains are fun and playful in the lobby, while the zebra ottomans bring some chic sophistication to the space.

attwaterhotel04Glossy wood floors are perfect for this space, bringing a natural warmth while flowing well with the sleek coastal look.

attwaterhotel05A subdued palette makes the rooms colorful yet soothing. The retro patterns bring a fun, funky edge to the decor.

attwaterhotel06A crystal chandelier in one of the seating areas adds a touch of glamour to the atmosphere.

attwaterhotel07A lime green lamp is a perfect accent against light blue for a cheerful pop of color.

attwaterhotel08This seating area was kept simple and modest to draw your eye to the beautiful view and magnificent windows.

attwaterhotel09Metallic ottomans are super modern and look really cool when juxtaposed against the more elaborate furniture.

attwaterhotel10Crisp white furniture effortlessly captures the crisp, modern vibe of the hotel.

If you’re ever in Newport, RI, this is definitely a little gem to check out while you’re there.

Warm regards,
Megan

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris

Paris lays claim to some of the most unique hotels in the world, none of which are more unique than the La Maison Champs Élysées. This boutique hotel only has 17 rooms, a restaurant, and a smoking bar, but every square foot is worth marveling over as it is brimming with incredible design inspiration.

The palette is strictly black and white and uses contrast, mirrors, and reflective surfaces to create visual interest. The most captivating part of the hotel’s design, however, has to be the use of trompe l’oeil throughout the building. Whenever you spot one of these artistic features, it is like finding a special gem. They give the hotel so much charm and whimsical character.

Enjoy this fascinating and wonderfully unique boutique hotel tour of the La Maison Champs Élysées in Paris, France.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comThe entrance to the hotel is a perfect precursor for what you will find inside: classic Parisian style with a unique modern flair.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comInside, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a sort of contemporary Wonderland with glass walls and unusual angles.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comThe all-white dining room is a sight to behold. Slipcovers give the traditional furniture a chic touch, while glass tables and unique lighting bring a modern, whimsical flair.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comSome of the rooms continue the all-white palette but with a more rustic, minimalist approach.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother angle of the restaurant shows the incredible use of glass in the space.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comMagnificent chandeliers line one of the halls. There are so many interesting contrasts throughout the hotel, such as the trompe l’oeil carpet runner cutting through the smooth surface.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comTrompe l’oeil effects on the walls create the illusion that you are in a classic French manor with a whimsical twist.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comWhile some parts of the hotel are extravagant, like the trompe l’oeil walls, others are much simpler like this classic bathroom.

Hotel Tour: La Maison Champs Elysees in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comHere is a great example of the trompe l’oeil walls as seen in the corner of one of the suites. Even the curtains hanging over the windows continue the illusion.

Boutique hotels like these always add to the special experience of visiting a new city.

Warm regards,
Megan

Images { La Maison Champs Elysee / The Denizen / Lonny }

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece

Few places on earth are as instantly recognizable as Greece. Tucked away on the northern coast of Crete in Rethymno, the Caramel hotel is a picturesque resort that captures the traditional essence of Greece with modern luxury.

The hotel features the primarily white palette and vibrant, colorful accents that Greece is known for. Everything is sleek and minimal but with a sense of comfort. It’s that intrinsic charm of the ancient region that makes it feel so comfortable and yet so chic.

It is located on Crete’s longest beach and features absolutely breathtaking coastal views. The landscape has definitely inspired the whole of the hotel, as there are glass doors and windows all over the place and incredible garden areas. The architecture of the building is also full of character, featuring open archways and domed structures and a village-like layout that makes you feel like you’re staying in a small community.

Enjoy this incredible and inspiring hotel tour of the Caramel in Crete.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comThe many curves in the outdoor space make everything feel more natural and free-flowing.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comIn one of the lounge areas, gold accents and animal print look ultra glamorous.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comEmerald gold sofas and stools richly pop against the white-on-white backdrop.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comVery cool lounges in the pool look like lily pads floating in the water.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comMany of the rooms feature arches and incredible tile work on the floors that give the hotel traditional Greek character.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comNo one does the white-on-white palette better than Greece. It is clean, sophisticated and timeless.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comVibrant blue on white is one of the staples of Greek design and is executed beautifully in the Caramel.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite canopies give this outdoor dining area some shade without compromising on style.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comOne of the indoor restaurants takes a page from the Hollywood Regency playbook with a Greek flair.

Hotel Tour: The Caramel Hotel in Crete, Greece | HomeandEventStyling.comCoastal elements are sprinkled throughout the hotel, like the seashells in this all-white bathroom.

If you ever travel to Greece, this is definitely a hotel to keep at the top of your list.

Warm regards,
Megan