Traveling is one of the best ways to get creative inspiration, especially for designers. After all, there is no better way to be exposed to new color combinations, patterns and architectural details than to step out of your familiar surroundings. If we can’t escape, the next best thing is to check out the work of one of our favorite travel photographers, Sivan Askayo. When she’s not traveling around the world, she divides her time between Tel Aviv and New York City. Her work has been featured in Conde Nast Traveler, Elle Decor, AFAR Magazine, and others. So she knows a thing or two about discovering beautiful hotels. That means we almost passed out over her photos of the color combinations in Luz Houses in the Portuguese city of Fatima.
The small eco-hotel has only 15 rooms and each one is carefully designed. The thought leaders behind the room are Pedro and Ana, who live next door with their two young daughters. Ana is a professional architect and she came up with the furniture, the color scheme and all the little details that make this place magical.
Luz Hotel exterior
Luz Hotel restaurants
The color scheme of the interior is even worn outdoors, where the turquoise lamp is paired with the red walls of the house.
Luz Hotel dining area
The Live Edge tabletop brings some visual texture and weight to the room, while the turquoise chairs and table base keep it from feeling too heavy. The chain of copper pendant lights provides the perfect decorative accent.
Luz hotel design details
White doesn’t have to be boring! There is so much fantastic texture in this room. Note the rough jute carpet that lies on the smooth concrete. And then the hard edges of the table and chairs are softened with pillows and pillows. It’s a great reminder to consider texture as well as color and pattern.
Luz Hotel kitchenette
The heart carved from the back of the chair is just one of the many special details that make this room unique.
Luz Hotel bedroom
Each room has a small kitchenette. In this case, the turquoise details are a bit more subtle and white plays a bigger role in color.
Luz Hotel Decorative details
Space-saving pendant lights play the role of bedside tables in this bedroom. Note the open bathroom – the bathtub is right next to the bed.
The heart of the flower dining table
Even the flowers work in the color scheme! And the market bag is a perfect decorative touch.