clean white bedroom with blue pillows on the bed looking out at the ocean

Design Inspiration from 3 Luxury Hotels

As the ultimate home away from home, luxury hotels can be a fantastic source of design inspiration. By the time February rolls around, the cold weather can start to loose its charm. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to explore three romantic hotels all located in their own versions of paradise.

The Bellevue Syrene’s style defies definition. This Italian hotel is part old world elegance, part modern edge, and altogether amazing. The most noteworthy elements of it unique design are the way the rooms play with light and color.

The hotel’s website describes its accommodations as “Rooms full of sky, coloured by light.” It’s a perfect description because, while the colors they use are bold, they never weigh down the rooms. Plenty of natural light keeps the overall look relaxing and beautiful rather than overpowering.

White room with an arched ceiling and bright blue accents overlooking the sea

Luxurious soaking tub with an ocean view and rain shower head

The Bellevue doesn’t shy away from color. And the juxtaposition of bright modern hues against ornate mirrors and elaborately painted ceilings is truly eye-catching.

Lime green hotel dining room with ornate golden mirror

Lavendar room with purple and white curtains and a romantic mural painted on the ceiling

The Bellevue also isn’t afraid to break the rules. No only do they juxtapose modern against traditional, they play them together. They’ve taken very traditional architectural details and highlighted them in contemporary ways.

Floral headboard inside an arched nook

For our next getaway, we’re traveling to Mykonos to take a look at the gorgeous Boheme Mykonos Hotel. The hotel’s website describes its style as “contemporary,[and] naturally modern.” It’s the perfect description for this Island escape.

The blue and white colors are a nod to the familiar Grecian color scheme, yet at the same time feel utterly original.

clean white bedroom with blue pillows on the bed looking out at the ocean

overhead view of two blue wire chairs on a modern concrete patio

Luxurious isn’t synonymous with seriousness. A touch of whimsy can keep a hotel room from feeling run of the mill. Boheme does a truly artful job of introducing a bit of fun to its minimalist design using creative lighting.

Blue and white bed with fun funky metal lights

looking up at a hanging rope light fixture with two exposed bulbs

Modern light fixture with a white bike wheel


Of course, like any luxury hotel, the ultimate design tool Boheme has at its disposal is the surroundings. And they take advantage of the blissful views of the Aegean Sea to their full potential. The take-home lesson: if you have a view, keep those sight lines in mind.

Outdoor bench seating and long dining table with an ocean backdrop

Modern concrete bathroom with a patio viewing the ocean

For our third and final tour, we’re moving to  Playa del Carmen and the incredible Blue Diamond Riviera Maya. This hotel is a modern design lover’s dream come true.

The Blue Diamond may be one of the most luxurious examples of how texture makes an all white space feel anything but boring.

modern all white indoor/outdoor pool

Modern all white bedroom with a textured stone feature wall

This hotel also knows how to use its extravagant views. They literally break down the walls whenever possible. Glass and open concept spaces invite the tropical outdoors in and the inside out.

luxurious bedroom with four poster bed and two glass walls

modern all white indoor/outdoor pool

Our Atlanta interior design firm would love to design a home that makes you feel like you’re on vacation all year long. Request an appointment with us today.

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