Stripes in a Small Space: Hotel DeBrett, New Zealand

Stripes in a Small Space: Hotel DeBrett, New Zealand

Sarah Coffey
Apr 27, 2011

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

Photos: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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