Hotel DeBrett in Auckland, New Zealand makes use of some interesting small space ideas. Striped rugs in the rooms and hallways are an arresting design statement — they visually lengthen the space and animate a mostly-white interior.
One of the first hotels built in Auckland, DeBrett exists in an 1841 art deco building. While the rooms aren't tiny, they fit several functional zones into a limited space, and they're bookmarkable inspiration for a studio or one-bedroom apartment. Other smart design choices — like see-through furniture, white walls, and metallic details — help to visually lighten the space.
• Hotel DeBrett | Mr. and Mrs. Smith
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