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The Design Of This Small Restaurant Is Inspired By Retro 60’s Style And Korean Public Baths

The Design Of This Small Restaurant Is Inspired By Retro 60’s Style And Korean Public Baths

Photography by Nguyen Dang

Architecture and interior design firm ARKIM, has recently completed SAM SAM, a unique and small restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, that serves Korean chicken and beer.

Restaurant Ideas - Tiles and tiered seating have been used throughout this modern restaurant to create a unified appearance that's inspired by retro 60's style and Korean bath houses. #Tile #RestaurantDesign #RestauarantIdeas
Photography by Nguyen Dang

Drawing inspiration from the retro style of the 60s and the architecture of traditional Korean public baths, the designers created a contemporary interior using lighting features, tiered seating, and tiles.


Restaurant Ideas - Deep blue-green tiles and tiered seating have been used throughout this modern restaurant to create a unified appearance that's inspired by retro 60's style and Korean bath houses. #Tile #RestaurantDesign #RestauarantIdeas
Photography by Nguyen Dang

The design of the restaurant also needed to be incorporated with Sam Sam’s branding concept of ‘casual and fun Korean dining’.


Restaurant Ideas - Deep blue-green tiles have been used throughout this modern restaurant to create a unified appearance that's inspired by retro 60's style and Korean bath houses. #Tile #RestaurantDesign #RestauarantIdeas
Photography by Nguyen Dang

The designers did this by embracing the tile design and the seating style of public baths, while curving their edges to emphasize continuity and minimalism.


Restaurant Ideas - Deep blue-green tiles have been used throughout this modern restaurant to create a unified appearance that's inspired by retro 60's style and Korean bath houses. #Tile #RestaurantDesign #RestauarantIdeas
Photography by Nguyen Dang

A neon sign and a single lighting element can change the color of the interior and create a different atmosphere for the diners.


Photography by Nguyen Dang

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Restaurant Ideas - Deep blue-green tiles have been used throughout this modern restaurant to create a unified appearance that's inspired by retro 60's style and Korean bath houses. #Tile #RestaurantDesign #RestauarantIdeas
Restaurant Ideas - Deep blue-green tiles have been used throughout this modern restaurant to create a unified appearance that's inspired by retro 60's style and Korean bath houses. #Tile #RestaurantDesign #RestauarantIdeas

Two Bathrooms In The Same Home That Each Have A Distinct Style

3Angle Designs completed the renovation of two bathrooms in a Culver City home, that was centered around playful elegance.

The designers re-imagined these bathrooms into two bold spaces, each with a distinct and unique style, yet they also coordinate with one another through similar finishes.

The First Bathroom

This modern bathroom includes a wall-mounted wood vanity, blue and white rectangular wall tile, a minimalist light fixture made by Katy Skelton, custom backlit mirrors, a shelving niche in the walk-in shower, a freestanding white bathtub, and brass fixtures.

This modern bathroom includes a wall mounted wood vanity, blue and white rectangular wall tile, a minimalist light fixture, custom backlit mirrors, a freestanding white bathtub, and brass fixtures.
This modern bathroom includes a wall mounted wood vanity with custom backlit mirrors, and brass fixtures.
This modern bathroom with blue rectangular wall tile, a minimalist light fixture, a freestanding white bathtub, and brass fixtures.
This modern bathroom with blue rectangular wall tile, a minimalist light fixture, a freestanding white bathtub, and brass fixtures.
This modern bathroom with blue and white rectangular wall tile, a shower with a shelving niche, and brass fixtures.
This modern bathroom with blue and white rectangular wall tile, a shower with a shelving niche, and brass fixtures.

The Second Bathroom

In this bathroom, there’s a custom pill-shaped mirror flanked by specialty wall sconces, a walk-in shower with shower niche and a seamless shower screen, white wall tiles, satin brass fixtures, specialty wall sconces, and a Terrazo floor and shower curb.

In this bathroom, there's a custom pill-shaped mirror flanked by specialty wall sconces, a walk-in shower with shower niche and a seamless shower screen, white wall tiles, satin brass fixtures, specialty wall sconces, and a Terrazo floor and shower curb.
In this bathroom, there's a custom pill-shaped mirror flanked by specialty wall sconces, that hangs above a wood vanity with a grey countertop and white undermount sink.
In this bathroom, there's a custom pill-shaped mirror flanked by specialty wall sconces, that hangs above a wood vanity with a grey countertop and white undermount sink.
In this bathroom, there's a walk-in shower with shower niche and a seamless shower screen, white wall tiles, satin brass fixtures, and  Terrazo floor and shower curb.
A modern white shower with a shelving niche and brass hardware.
This modern bathroom has a Terrazo floor and shower curb.
Photography by Emilly Cate Rochon

Skiathos Blu is a Greek hotel that puts a contemporary twist on traditional style

Skiathos Blu is a Greek hotel that puts a contemporary twist on traditional style

Photography © Vangelis Paterakis

 

On the small island of Skiathos, Greece, interior design studio Stones and Walls led the complete renovation of the Skathos Blu hotel.

White textured walls, natural materials, and the inclusion of various textures make the interior feel like an authentic Greek hotel while the design of the furniture and simple architectural details give the hotel a modern contemporary look.

 

In the lounge area of the hotel, built-in sofas, straw lampshades, and woven chairs have been included to pay tribute to the traditional design practices of the area and were combined with clean lines and structured forms to give the space a more contemporary look.

This modern hotel lobby has white textured walls, natural materials, built-in sofas, straw lampshades and woven chairs, to create a modern Mediterranean style.

Photography © Vangelis Paterakis

Outside, guests can lounge by the pool where they’re surrounded by evergreens and views of the beach below them, and can enjoy the warm breezes while sipping a cocktail from the poolside bar.


Built-in lounges surround the swimming pool at this modern hotel in Greece.

Photography © Vangelis Paterakis

The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, and in keeping with the rest of the interior, has a simple design made of white textured walls, stone floors, and natural elements throughout.


This modern hotel restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, and in keeping with the rest of the hotel design, has a simple interior of white textured walls, banquette seating, stone floors, and natural elements throughout.

Photography © Vangelis Paterakis

With the intention of creating peaceful rooms where the main focus is on the incredible views from the balcony, the hotel rooms in the Skiathos Blu were completely redesigned.


This modern hotel room has white walls with a lower grey stripe, decorative floor tiles, wall decor and glass room dividers separating the bathroom from the bedroom to create a Mediterranean style interior.

Photography © Vangelis Paterakis

All of the hotel rooms feature white walls with grey strips along the bottom half and have been decorated with pieces like wall weavings, plates, and decorative floor tiles that all bring in some of the traditional Greek culture and add touches of uniqueness to each room.


This modern hotel room from a hotel in Greece, has white walls with a lower grey stripe, decorative floor tiles, wall decor and glass room dividers separating the bathroom from the bedroom to create a Mediterranean style interior.

Photography © Vangelis Paterakis

Floating shelves, thin wooden desks, and glass dividers help keep the rooms feeling bright, airy , and open while keeping the hotel rooms fully functional and stylish.


This modern hotel room from a hotel in Greece, has white walls with a lower grey stripe, decorative floor tiles, wall decor and glass room dividers separating the bathroom from the bedroom to create a Mediterranean style interior.

Photography © Vangelis Paterakis

While all of the hotel rooms are full of details intended to represent traditional and authentic Greek style, the rooms also have a distinctly modern feel to them created by the use of clean lines, contemporary furniture, and modern twists put on the traditional pieces.


This modern hotel room from a hotel in Greece, has white walls with a lower grey stripe, decorative floor tiles, wall decor and glass room dividers separating the bathroom from the bedroom to create a Mediterranean style interior.

Photography © Vangelis Paterakis