Hotel Henriette in Paris | A Chic and Budget Friendly Boutique Hotel

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Images via Hotel Henriette | Photograph by Hervé Goluza

I will be going to Paris again in May, and too bad that I’ve only discovered Hotel Henriette (via Remodelista) after booking my accommodation with one of the charmless budget hotel chain.

Paris is an absolutely beautiful but expensive city.

Situated close to the Mouffetard district (metro: Les Gobelins), the rooms at Hotel Henriette appear to be unbelievably affordable (single room starts at €69 per night; double room from €89 per night). It has 32 individually designed bedrooms and they are great examples of how thoughtful paint selections (think mustard layered against pastel) and simple furnishings are often more than enough to infuse charm and character to any space. Everything is très chic here.

Loads of bedroom images ahead, hope you find some ideas for your next bedroom remodelling!

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Sekeping Tenggiri, Bangsar| A Vacation Rental Full of Charm and Quirk

I found out about this place while browsing through my friend’s wedding day pictures, where her big day ceremony was held at this property called Sekeping Tenggiri at Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.  It is hard to believe that such a beautiful and tranquil property exists within the hustle and bustle of the KL city. It looks so romantic in the pictures and i definitely want to go there someday.

The property has 7 bedrooms in total, each of them has their own charm and quirk. The problem I see now is how to pick the favourite for the next staycation?


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Macalister Mansion in Georgetown, Penang

Latest addition to my staycation wish-list – Macaslister Mansion.

Macalister Mansion is a quirky and sophisticated boutique hotel in Penang, Malaysia. Converted from 100 year old colonial mansion, it has the best of both worlds, where heritage architectural details of the building were preserved and enlivened with modern contemporary design touches. Just look at the restaurant in the hotel, a baby-blue stag and a baby-pink deer below a white leafy tree? I’m in love.

Oh yes, the hotel only has 8 guest rooms, and each of them is unique in its design and decorated with specially commissioned art works and installations from various artists. I’m definitely having a hard time picking my favourite :)

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The Togadera Vacation Home by The Novogratz

The Togadera home is one of the Anthology‘s collection of luxury vacation homes in Seabrook, Washington. It is a 3800 sqft home with 5.5 bedrooms, comes complete with family-friendly functionalities, bold design, and colourful art from Andy Warhol, Ann Carrington and Fernando & Humberto Campana.

Looking at the pictures, it is easy to recognise that the interiors are the work from the super cool husband and wife design team – Cortney and Bob Novogratz. Each of the rooms here speak the distinctive  Novogratz style – quirky, hip and fearless combinations of colours and patterns.

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October in Barcelona | TOC Hostel Barcelona (Part 2/2)

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The room

(Pardon the bad lighting in the photos that I have taken using my phone. Above is a picture that i grabbed from TOC Facebook page in order to give you a better idea of the room.)

So, this was the room we’ve stayed in TOC Hostel Barcelona.

I was expecting a room with a double bed, but it came with 2 more bunk beds at the back (well, the counter staff called this an upgrade). In my opinion, it is quite a tiny space to accommodate 4 people, but it worked perfectly fine for the two of us :)

Like the common area at the ground floor, the room is very very new, and nicely done up to create that cozy, young and chic look (it looked way better than all the budget hotels I’ve stayed before). I like how they had used perforated board to create an alcove for the queen bed to provide more privacy for everyone staying in the room. The same material is used for the wardrobe door and it looks really good. The room also came with a private bathroom and toilet. The shower stall is clad in simple white beveled subway tiles, and in the toilet, you will find a good-looking exposed brick wall, adding more characters and charm to that tiny space.

Oh yes, there were plenty of clean towels and individual-packed toiletries provided too, nice!





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