By the sea in Portofino


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belmond hotel

Photos courtesy of Belmond

Lushly forested hills with the tops of churches, castles and unusually magnificent sumptuous villas interspersed with the arch of Portofino’s sapphire blue intertwined with pastel townhouses. Cars are banned, and virtually every child has a tall cone of pistachio ice cream from San Giorgio. The city is so small, it is called the main square trg“A small square.” And in the main corner of Piazzetta is this crown jewel of a fishing village: Splendid Seaside, at the Belmond Hotel. The more underrated town house than the glitz fest you might expect from the place where la dolce vita was invented, it is relaxed and sophisticated, thanks to the stunning redesign of Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay from Festen Architecture in paris. With only fourteen rooms, this elegant ode to Italian modernism and seafaring will not stay under the radar for long.

The brilliance of the design is its subtlety that allows rich textures, precious modern pieces, serious antiques and charming details to shine from seemingly every angle. It’s an approach that works great for home interiors of almost any style; here, four simple designer snacks from a quietly luxurious Ligurian hotel that feels like a private home.

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Introduce from the outside

Portofino is at its core a fishing town. Sauzay and de Tonnac have embraced the details of traditional gozzo boats and the elegant Rivas you spy on in the harbor. The warm forest throughout the hotel most directly points to the wooden boats, while the sofas and headboards trimmed with rope, and the fresh white linens remind us of sailing sails. And small outbursts of sage appear everywhere – the exact shades of the surrounding slopes.

Beautiful hotel Mare


  1. Island to East Side PERSONALIZED BEACH TOTE goop, 193 USD

    An island on the east side
    PERSONALIZED TOTA BEACH
    goop, $ 193

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  2. Morrow Heirloom French bedding, 275 USD

    Tomorrow
    A set of French linen with heritage
    goop, 299 USD

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  3. goop x Dinner for social sciences plate goop, 45 USD

    goop x Social Studies
    Dinner plate
    goop, $ 45

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Polished wood and delicate curves warm up the modern aesthetics of the middle of the century, especially in the cozy bar (there are three seats behind the counter) located behind the excellent hotel restaurant DaV Mare. (Order a Stinger cocktail after dinner – it’s a great pile of cognac and mint liqueur – and ask for a sip of local Lalla Luis digestion while you’re already there.) The combination of floor-to-ceiling wood paneling and dark marble table top mimics the interior of a well-equipped boat. Rich leather accents appear where you least expect them — cocktail coasters and incredibly elegant GioBagnara watches next to each bed — always in the same burnt orange hue that complements the terracotta tiles underfoot.

SEXY BAR ACCESSORIES


  1. Foundrae Handblown Carafe goop, $ 1,320

    Foundrae
    Hand-inflated carafe
    goop, $ 1,320

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  2. Floor lamp for walnut table lamp, 165 USD

    Tala
    Walnut wrist table lamp
    goop, $ 165

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  3. Nappa Dori Bar Tool Kit, $ 157

    Nappa Dori
    Bar tool set
    goop, 157 USD

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  4. goop x Social Sciences Glassware goop, 14 USD

    goop x Social Studies
    Glassware
    goop, $ 14

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WOODEN PIECES WE LOVE


  1. Alexis Steelwood Charcuterie Board hoop, $ 250

    Alexis Steelwood
    Charcuterie Board
    goop, $ 250

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  2. Floor oak table lamp, $ 165

    Tala
    Oak table lamp
    goop, $ 165

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  3. Related Goods Acacia wooden spoon, 37 USD

    Related goods
    A set of wooden acacia spoons
    goop, $ 37

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The neutral palette allows mixing in recognizable details

The cool, subtle envelope keeps every detail unique, from the hand-lit Murano glass lamps and Gio Ponti furniture to the sumptuous Loro Piano upholstery and abstract paintings by Gabriela Capelli (the place is decidedly Italian). The result is intimate – it’s like staying in a cozy, cleverly decorated town house sweet doing nothing– love countess. You want to run your fingers over each surface, flip through each book, and open all the drawers to see what kind of treasure might be hiding inside. Our favorite detail: porcelain. Each ordered Bernardaud plate, saucer and espresso cup is printed with a nautical rope pattern that loops around the edge of a Splendido Mare green sage dish.

Beautiful hotel Mare


  1. goop x Mini vase for social sciences goop, 30 USD

    goop x Social Studies
    Mini vase
    goop, $ 30

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  2. goop x social studies salad plate, goop, 34 USD

    goop x Social Studies
    Salad board
    goop, $ 34

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  3. R&D Design Lab Luisa Bonne Nuit Goop Set, 178 USD

    Research and Development Laboratory
    Luisa Set for good night
    goop, $ 178

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  4. Bain Virginia Organic Cotton Towel, $ 45

    But
    Virginia towel made of organic cotton
    goop, $ 45

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Let your imagination run wild

The bright hotel houses on the beach and the lushness of the surrounding vegetation (not to mention the clothes of passers-by) gave the designers permission to have fun. One of the most striking details you’ve adored and will adore is the terracotta floor at the entrance to the restaurant, DaV Mare: Each tile wraps around the other, mimicking how the sun turns and the sea shines outside. When you notice a series of vortices, your eye catches the motif throughout the hotel.

Beautiful hotel Mare


  1. Business & Pleasure Co.  Premium beach umbrella in antique white hoop, $ 299

    Business & Pleasure Co.
    Premium Beach Umbrella
    goop, 299 USD

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  2. La DoubleJ x Ladurée teapot, 275 USD

    La DoubleJ x Ladurée
    Teapot
    goop, $ 275

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  3. Richard Brendon diamond glasses, set of 2 goops, 144 USD

    Richard Brendon
    Diamond glasses, set of 2
    goop, $ 144

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Let them sing natural materials and beautiful colors

Sauzay and de Tonnac rely on linear Italian modernist elements made from natural materials such as parquet, marble slabs, polished wood furniture, woven textiles and leather. The bathrooms, elegant with Carrera marble, feature panels of colored tiles inspired by the red, yellow and green hues of nearby beach houses. The marble surfaces are covered with vases of all shapes and sizes, many of which are sprinkled with paint. Even the water glasses are marked with colored lines and are intentionally not stacked on the table, so breakfast and lunch feel deliciously casual.

Beautiful hotel Mare


  1. Edie Parker Checkers in Burnt Agate Marble goop, $ 1,895

    Edie Parker
    Ladies made of burnt agate marble
    goop, $ 1,895

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  2. Caravan marble small round tray, $ 50

    Caravan
    Marble small round drawer
    goop, $ 50

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  3. Baina Bethell Organic Cotton Towel, $ 80

    But
    Bethell towel made of organic cotton
    goop, $ 80

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  4. Baina Beppu Organic Cotton Bath Mat, $ 80

    But
    Beppu organic cotton bath mat
    goop, $ 80

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  5. Sien + Co Nube Hand-woven hoop, 470 USD

    Sien + Co
    Nube Hand woven cast
    goop, 470 USD

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  6. Hangai cashmere ribbed knit hoop, $ 840

    Hangai
    Ribbed knit cashmere toss
    goop, $ 840

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