Design Lessons From Athens's Newest Hip Hotel
Dreaming of a Grecian holiday this summer? Look no further than AthensWas for a quick stopover in Athens before gallivanting around the Greek islands. The new Design Hotel, which stands at the foothills of the Acropolis, is a delightful combination of ancient Greek architecture, and midcentury modern details. What better pied-à-terre to explore the rich cultural past of Athens than this old-meets-new hotel where the city views are best appreciated from the rooftop terrace with a glass of rosé in hand. Keep scrolling for design tips we picked up from AthensWas.
All you need is a simple set of bistro table and chairs when you have such a beautiful view. AthenWas’s rooftop terrace is quintessentially European: simple but elegant.
Downstairs, the lobby is busy with a restaurant and outdoor terrace. The buffed geometric patterned marble floors extend from indoors to the courtyard beyond.
The Mondrian-esque mosaic glass partition in the bathroom reminds us strangely of the bathrooms at Casa Fayette, begging the question: Is this the next big bathroom trend? Hotels are always avant-garde, after all.
The hotel is peppered with prints of sculptures and artifacts from The National Archaeological Museum, giving the guest rooms a historic touch. The simply framed prints hang seamlessly against the walnut paneled walls.
The bathrooms are elegantly outfitted in dark marble and walnut-paneled vanities. The blue-hued mosaic glass walls provide a playful sense of privacy to the room beyond.
Some of the rooms have a quieter color palette, marrying soft mint and army greens with deep rusty reds and dark indigo blues. The walnut paneling and coordinating colors are a nod to midcentury trends.
The larger rooms provide a built-in office space with elegant architectural chairs. The colors in the different guest rooms vary between more subdued army greens and dusty blues to rusty oranges and reds.
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