If you’re looking to escape with your lover for Valentine’s Day – or indeed a special getaway later this year, the choice of where to stay can be overwhelming. Fear not! We have scoured across the world to bring you five of the most romantic (and beautifully designed) hotels that are the perfect place to create unforgettable memories, in style. Read on…La Réserve Hotel and Spa, Paris Visit the ‘city of love’ and stay in a hotel that overlooks the world-famous Eiffel Tour. La Réserve Hotel and Spa Paris is housed in a 19th century mansion, which was originally built for Napoléon III’s half brother. The building’s regal history is carried through to the interiors, with silk-clad walls, rich ruby and emerald colours, velvet curtains and upholstery, herringbone and marble floors and lots of antiques. There’s even a butler service and a two-Michelin-starred restaurant to enjoy. Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji
Featuring Fiji’s only over-water cabins (or ‘bures’), complete with glass floor-panels, Likuliku Lagoon Resort is perfect for those seeking a romantic getaway. Soak in the ocean views from either your bed, the freestanding bath or your lounger out on the deck and make the most of the private plunge pools and private, candlelit dining under the stars.
Perched on Singapore’s Marina Bay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel is the epitome of classic and international luxury. A stand-out feature of this hotel is ‘La Brasserie’ with its 10-metre ceilings, wall-to-wall bayside windows, polished floors, and chandeliers. Each of the 100 guest rooms have a private sundeck or balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline. The rooms feature a traditional design, with polished rosewood, latticed screens, leather and chrome, paired with high-tech touches like interactive LCD televisions, iPod docks, and individual temperature controls.
Thai luxury with an Italian spin: Como Point Yamu features Mediterranean-inspired interiors, Italian food and tropical views of Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea. Spend a day on the nearby private island, where you’ll have attendants ready to wine and dine you, or sit back at the 100 metre infinity pool on site. The interiors are very much ‘modern resort style’.
Each year Dulux’s colour experts study global trends to come up with the colours that will make the biggest splash. In 2013 they’ve come up with six colour palettes based on the themes of movement – Dulux has taken a look at how colour is shifting and changing in modern times. The 6 colour palettes: […]
There is often confusion between the two popular interior styles: French Provincial (which we have covered here) and Hamptons. Both styles are elegant and refined with their soft, neutral colour palette and timber floors, which is why they often work well together. Coastal and casual, the Hamptons interior design style – originally inspired by a […]