Lately we've been daydreaming about escaping the city... A few years ago, to celebrate a special occasion, we took a trip to Iceland. It was one of the most spectacular places we've ever visited, and we've been scheming to get back ever since. One spot that we missed on our first visit — but is on the top of the list for a return trip — is the Hotel Budir on Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula. Looking through the photographs of the site, we discovered so many design elements that we loved.
As if the photos aren't enough to convince us that we need to return, Iceland made The New York Times list of the 44 places to go to in 2009. One of the aspects of Hotel Budir's decoration that we love is how simply everything is done. The focus is on the view not on overly elaborate furnishings.
• 4 Love that single copper candlestick on the center of the table.
• 6 We are absolute suckers for a gallery wall. This one is particularly awesome because of the variety of objects on the wall. There are newspaper clippings, a lace color, prints and photographs...