Shelter7 is a private apartment and meeting space for short-term rent, located in the historic city centre of Ghent, Belgium. The three level house has been beautyfully renovated and furnished with a mix of vintage and designer furniture (with names as Joe Colombo, Mathieu Matégot and Arne Jacobsen) carefully selected by Frederic Hooft and accessories by Veva van Sloun, from the online concept store I/Object. The interior architecture is also a mix between classic and modern, with old wood staircases and floors contrasting with clean lined concrete and metal.
The idea behind these three 100 sqm apartments is for the visitor to get a feel of the true Parisian life. It is a hotel concept which incorporates the necessary facilities of daily life. Each apartment has a private entrance and once inside, a complete fitted kitchen meets all the needs of the guests. Alaïa's aim was to achieve a true feeling of a home away from home.
Sorry for going M I A on you all for the last two days, my internet connection has been playing with me, only giving me access to the web for 30 seconds every five minutes or so... Very annoying when your whole job depends on it. So now I'm throwing this post together very quickly before the router decides to shut me down again. The pictures are from Hotel Aire de Bardenas in Spain. I love the pallets and the plywood!
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One thing I especially love about the place is the communal tables in the restaurant. I think that is a very nice idea, as it creates spontaneous meetings between strangers, which is really what travelling is all about, right?
Other than that, I like that they used the traditional greek colours blue and white, but in a modern way.