Inside Out - - DESIGN - Sir­sav­i­gny­ho­

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Dra­matic room schemes de­signed by Saar Zafrir marry el­e­ments of art nou­veau with mid-cen­tury de­tail. Metal, wood and glass com­bine with col­lec­tions of lo­cal art, vin­tage rugs, and cus­tom-made fur­ni­ture to cre­ate eclec­tic, supremely com­fort­able in­te­ri­ors. The at­ten­tion to de­tail en­sures fascinating ar­range­ments, such as in the Sir Savigny Suite’s bath­room with dark-painted box shelv­ing dis­play­ing a quirky mix of books, ac­ces­sories and toi­letries. The pub­lic ar­eas, de­signed by the firm Bara­nowitz + Kro­nen­berg, are open and con­vivial with some ar­eas ded­i­cated to peace and quiet, such as the Kitchen Li­brary, while the Win­ter­gar­den with a pa­tio area fea­tur­ing strik­ing graf­fiti art is for more so­cial gath­er­ings and ex­hi­bi­tions.

This 44-room ur­ban ho­tel, built in 1893, has been re­designed to re­flect the lifestyle of its myth­i­cal founder, Sir Sav­i­gny, a bon vi­vant who has ded­i­cated his life to sto­ry­telling.

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