Design and lifestyle ideas, from hotels to your house

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When I talk about “taking something from the hotel” I stay at, I don’t mean bathrobes, towels, slippers and all that kind of stuff. It’s not simply out of a personal travel ethics but also because there’s definitely no chance I can squeeze more things in my baggage and especially in the place I live.
I actually mean ideas and feelings.

I love to get inspiration and even copy (or take away with me) some brilliant interior design ideas that I find out in many accommodations I get the chance to visit, which can also have a strong impact on your lifestyle.
Let’s see what ideas I’ve noted down in my mind during my last trips to Italy and abroad.

A work corner in your chilling room

Wallpaper, modern style and classic furniture. A view of the large living area of the Presidential Suite at Rimini Suite Hotel

During a recent trip to Rimini, I stayed at the 4-star Rimini Suite Hotel.
My passion for extra cuddles and the total lack of any guilt feelings when I dedicate time to myself, have been particularly helpful to thoroughly appreciate the private jacuzzi on a large solarium area, the rich room service menu and the huge and bright spaces of the Presidential Suite.
That said, some interior design features have also tickled my imagination!
Freelancers and digital nomads or whoever carries out part of his/her work at home, often have the need to recreate their own workspace within unequipped, and very often unsuitable home spaces.

I actually think that a living area for evening chilling or devoted to meals should not make any reference to work.
Yet, often we digital nomads, guess why, don’t live in apartments with 8 rooms and 6 bathrooms and we need to cut out our living space wherever possible, while confining our working space in our living room/kitchen/bed.

Design definitely helps! I’ve seen a live example of modern wallpaper concept for the first time in my life at the Rimini Suite hotel, with patterns that are far from those seen in our grandparents’ houses and, by the way, it was happily hung only on one corner of the living area.
It came pretty naturally to me to start working there, as if I had visually and mentally detached myself from the bright relaxing area equipped with TV and sofa.

I believe it is a real treat in terms of design, and we can all reproduce it at home: let’s create a space with a clear visual impact, even in our chilling room. Imagination is stronger than a wall, end of the day.

Bathroom: my small spa

From the hotel spa to your home bathroom: I’ll never say no to a bathtub.

During my recent blog tours, I’ve learned how important it is to constantly take care of your body (from your skin to your diet) rather than just for a few days a year when you’re on vacation.
Body care must become a lifestyle, just like food choices and the ethics of consumption.

Therefore, once every three to four months, I’ve decided to replace the shower for a day with a really long regenerative bath with bath salts and natural masks.

Not more than once every three to four months though, because excessive water consumption doesn’t belong to my ethics of consumption and it’s not my habit, so I’d rather schedule it.
Nevertheless, I always like to turn my home bathroom into a small private spa, and not just through my beloved lavender essences, which, as some of you may know, have a particularly beneficial effect on me due to biographical reasons. I also like natural wood furniture, the one with no added formaldehyde, or custom-made handicrafts (I’ll talk about this kind of furniture in another post).

Your living room like a hostel

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You don’t just learn from luxury hotels, my dear friends.
Even youth hostels, those in Cracow in particular, taught me something about how to live well at home and take some travel spirit back with me.
Clearly, I’m referring to the common areas of modern hostels, equipped with game consoles (Wii and PlayStation) or reading corners where you can chat with someone or even share long and intimate silent moments with people you will probably never see again.

Even at home, in your living area, you can recreate spaces and furnishing techniques that foster communication and sharing of ideas. I’m trying out these ones:

– leaving an open book on the small sofa table with an underlined sentence on a page, so that everybody can read it and start a conversation about an interesting subject.
– putting up pictures from different parts of the world, to promote travel conversations with people who come visit you.
– leaving my Wi-Fi password in plain sight (on a small chalkboard for instance) because we all know that “home is…where your Wi-Fi connects automatically”.
– blankets, tea cups or wine glasses must always be at your disposal, and let your guests serve themselves: your home is not a hotel but part of the trip.

 

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30 pensieri riguardo “Design and lifestyle ideas, from hotels to your house

  • ottobre 29, 2018 in 6:41 pm
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    I really loved the creativity in the decor. I’m not a frequent traveler but the look and feel of the hotel rooms are something I look for whenever I plan a vacation. This mini spa looks so relaxing and amazing, thanks for sharing.

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  • ottobre 29, 2018 in 2:35 pm
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    I love this! I am always inspired when I travel and hotels are a great source of style and decor inspiration.

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  • ottobre 29, 2018 in 10:17 am
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    You know, I really want to do this at home. There’s just so much stuff and I barely have time to fix them. But I do want to spend at least a day decluttering and arranging our home. It makes me crazy sometimes.

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  • ottobre 29, 2018 in 8:50 am
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    I have always loved how really nice hotels are decorated. I love that there is advice here on how to bring that design into your own home.

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  • ottobre 28, 2018 in 9:50 pm
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    Awesome tips. I still am finding it hard to stick to a skin care routine but I know it’s important. Anyway, the living room design is so lovely. I love it because it’s in blue shades.

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  • ottobre 28, 2018 in 6:41 pm
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    omg! I am so jealous looking at these clicks and reading this post. I so wish I could spend a week like this…. just few days alone and at a corner.

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  • ottobre 28, 2018 in 1:37 pm
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    I really loved your living room. You have used perfect colour for everything and the room looks very cool and bright.. and you small spa <3

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  • ottobre 28, 2018 in 11:30 am
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    I love finding new ways to decorate! These are some great ideas!

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  • ottobre 28, 2018 in 8:39 am
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    You are absolutely right, and it is amazing what you can learn and take back from your all these hotels. With 4 homeschooling children, space isn’t that easy to come by in the house, we try!

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  • ottobre 27, 2018 in 5:15 pm
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    Nice ideas actually! I like the bathroom as spa idea as well as stealing ideas for living room from hostels

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 8:44 pm
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    I wish I had my own bathroom than it would be a lot easier to make it like a spa space… I love the idea of your living space, make for a good welcome and comfort!
    Oh, and that modern wallpaper is awesome!

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 5:49 pm
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    They do have a lot of great things to think about when it comes to a hotel. You get a good view of simple designs and ways to keep things elegant and modern at the same time.

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 5:09 pm
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    This is a great idea – we have taken some ideas from places we have stayed. If you think about it, they have paid a lot of money to a professional designer to come up with the ideas – top result!

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 4:38 pm
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    I love the idea of having a little work corner – when we get a place big enough would definitely love to install one of those somewhere, I think its healthy to separate work from the rest of your life, so you can ‘switch off’ at the end of a day.

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 2:24 pm
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    Oh wow what fab tips! We are trying to sort our house out once and for all and I am so excited to make it our own!

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 1:57 pm
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    Thats true sometimes i’m wishing that i have this ,that, like that, like this ., that we usually see in the our hotels we use to stay on.

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 1:56 pm
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    Thats true sometimes i’m wishing that i have this ,that, like that, like this ., that we usually see in the our hotels we check it on.,

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 3:49 am
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    Wow, this is such a great idea and I will definitely take this tips to make-over my house in something like this.

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  • ottobre 26, 2018 in 12:25 am
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    What a fun project idea. I cannot wait to own a house and be able to make such amazing changes to it!

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  • ottobre 25, 2018 in 6:15 pm
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    Hah, never again for wallpaper! I tried it and it was a disaster. I think a professional should do it. I always love wallpaper though it’s becoming a thing of the past here in the U.S.

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  • ottobre 25, 2018 in 5:18 pm
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    Questo sembra così accogliente e confortevole. Proprio come a casa. Lo adorerei assolutamente.

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  • ottobre 25, 2018 in 9:37 am
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    Having a spa section in the bathroom would be so important. I love having all the products I need together x

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  • ottobre 25, 2018 in 9:21 am
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    This is such a great to know that some of us adopting those things that what we actually experience to make or putting in our own house ., Like those interiors and the set ups of amenities , from bed to bathroom..

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  • ottobre 25, 2018 in 12:03 am
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    These are all awesome tips. We share the same sentiment – I can never say no to a bathtub. I am actually looking at getting a new one because the one I have at home has been with me for ages. A modern looking bathtub is my next project.

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