This week a group of images in our Fresh New Spaces Group on Flickr caught my attention. They were the minimalist spaces from a boutique hotel in Berlin called Hotel OTTO. Here, the neutral color palette and restrained furnishings let you enjoy the view, the photography and the warm hardwood floors:
This simple bedroom contains lots of space saving tips, including using thin but colorful upholstered canvases in lieu of a clunky headboard, and utilizing swing arm sconces to save nightstand space (and of course, when you don’t have room to cram in a nightstand, these are a great solution as well).
The palette is kept very simple, letting this iconic Eames fabric get the attention it deserves:
However, if a subtle blue, gray and black palette is not for you, they’ve got some electric preppy pink and green options for you. Note the extra shelf on the nightstand, which is great for tucking away books, magazines, and even that annoying glow from a digital clock that can exacerbate an insomniac. They’ve also scooped up some of the floor space with this piece so that you can take some of that stuff out of your suitcase and really get comfortable:
Thanks so much to Hotel OTTO for sharing these shots with the group! More information about Hotel OTTO
Last week, Becky posted her yellow, white and gray inspiration board and mentioned that we’re both big fans of the color palette. Here’s my follow-up inspiration board to show you how to get the look with products found here on Design Public!
Flowie Twig Pillow – Yellow and Black, $68
Sanford Burrows Riverbed Saffron Embroidered Duvet Cover and Shams, from $148
Harry Allen My Brothers Mirror – White, $188
Lights Up! CanCan Mini Table Lamp – White Linen Shade, $60
Blu Dot Nook Bed, from $1,199
Unison Solid White Bamboo Cotton Sheet Set, from $98
Blu Dot Wonder Wall 2 Drawer Cabinet – Ivory, $699
Vers 1.5R iPod Alarm Clock Sound System – Piano White, $219
Flowie Lydia Pillow – Yellow and Black, $68
I love this use of beautiful reclaimed wood. This is from Flickr member laurasmera. Wait, that name sounds familiar, I’m having serious deja blog right now, I think laurasmera has made it to favorites before. I just hope it wasn’t this image!
Back to the photo, I would never be able to tuck sheets and blankets in that neatly, I love that blanket. Pointing the lights up onto the wood is a great idea…
As you can tell from my lame writing today, I desperately need my morning coffee. Back with more Flickr faves later!
Here are some of my favorite blue rooms:
This one comes from flickr member peachheights:
This relaxing bedroom comes from supershoppertoo’s photostream:
I love how purplepleasuredesigns has transformed this IKEA dresser with blue:
If you are scared of bright colors, experiment in a closet or a laundryroom like peacock-feather did here:
Love the shade that .YOKOO picked for this workspace: