Monday, July 26, 2010

A Pearl at the Oyster

...The Oyster Box hotel to be exact (Durban, South Africa). I haven't been this taken by a hotel's design since first seeing the interiors of the J.K. Capri two years ago. For me the shell chandelier, diamond patterned fabric and the star shaped in-laid table are jaw dropping gorgeous.
Love these oranges and reds with the dark panelling and brass light fixtures.
I think I'd turn these chairs the other way...what a view.

Without the floor to ceiling mirrors this room could feel claustrophobic. Just noticed the bedside tables have their own "headboards" too.
I found out about The Oyster Box hotel after visiting the Australian based blog Verandah House - this blogger is launching her own line of rattan furniture and accessories for the Australian market and her blog is full of eye candy.
Hope you had a great weekend. Sunday we lost power after a storm ripped through the area in the afternoon but now it's back on - yeah!


Liz, Viive and Benji said...

I love the star shaped inlaid coffee table. I wonder who makes it. We have some really pretty shell chandeliers at our new website. It is in uber experimental phase, but you can browse. Where is this hotel?

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I can't believe that is all one hotel- the contrasts between the white exterior seating area and the dark red/roange library/bar and then light airy rooms make it seem like it is a collection of several places- I really like it when one room is vastly different from another in the same place.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What a view from the terrace...I can just imagine sitting there enjoying a long leisurely dinner! Janell

Karena said...

Gorgeous, the next place I would love to stay!! Did you see my last getaway before surgery!What a treat!

Art by Karena

Teresa Hatfield said...

Beautiful. Not your average stay!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

for the love of a house said...

Wow!! And that shell chandelier- fabulous! Ready to pack my bags!


Lavender and Lilies said...

I love that first image!

molly said...

I am constantly in love with images from your blog, but this hotel is just about the pièce de résistance! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

i think they should give all of your readers a promo code for a discount so we can all stay there! :)

thanks for sharing... now, when do we leave?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the shell chandelier. What a beauty!
Thanks for sharing

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooh that first photo I could enjoy hours in it!!! FAB FAB FAB!!!

red ticking said...

magnificent... would love to visit... soon!
so looking forward to our visit... xx pam

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello and thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
Hope you are holding up well. x

It's hard to see how all these rooms are part of the same hotel. They are all great, but so different.
I agree on the chandelier and fabric in no 1. Also love those big glass vessels in the background (bar shelves).

Amazing vies and generally fab place to stay it seems.

Thanks for sharing.

x Charlotta

AB HOME Interiors said...

Wow, I could not agree more.must stunning.

Emily said...

That hotel just made it's way to the top of my "destination wishlist". I LOVE the table in the first picture. It reminds me of a little box I bought in Southern Spain in college. Thanks for posting!

Kerri said...

I loved the images Judy shared over at Verandah House, and from what she's shown us so far, her new line of furniture is going to be fantastic. Can't wait for the big reveal! K xx

The Zhush said...

This is just gorgeous. The view, the decor...all of it!

Greet said...

Hi Michelle,
Wonderful hotel! Wouldn't you sit there at the terrace!! Gorgeous view! Oh my !!!!
Thanks for introducing us to the Verandah blog! I am on my way!

Dreaded k said...

It really is beautiful!
i have been there as it is in my home town of Durban South Africa - I saw you forgot to mention that!

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