Posts Categorized: Interiors

Stunning 1920’s Cinema Reborn in Prague

Expats.cz The wooden sign surrounded in lights hanging on Macešková Palace clearly stands out amongst its dull plastic neighbors. Walking in, you don’t realize the fun you are in for; both in terms of design and entertainment possibilities. Welcome to Royal Theatre – a mix of 1920s Czech First Republic and Hollywood, fabulously refurbished and… Read more »

Awe-Inspiring Czech Dream Homes

Expats.cz If there is a common lament among Czech architects, it is the seeming lack of architectural vision amongst the public. While the quality and ingenuity of architects here is high, an unwillingness to experiment by homeowners tends to frustrate most working architects. “There’s still a lack of risk taking,” says Gabriela Kaprálová, managing director… Read more »

Czech Fortress Reborn as a Home

International Herald Tribune Blink and you could miss one of the tiny villages that dot the winding roads around Prague. It was the search for a fixer-upper cottage that led Jan Sedlacek to one of them: the small town of Trebotov about 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, from the Czech capital. The community is better… Read more »

Restoring Villa Tugendhat

Dwell Most home renovations don’t require trips to New York’s MoMA to look at original construction plans. But when you are working on one of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s best preserved buildings no stone is left unturned. In March, his Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czech Republic, reopened after an $8.8 million, two-year reconstruction…. Read more »

The meaning of ‘modern’ architecture

The Prague Post Famous Czech architect and English émigré Eva Jiřičná discusses her local projects Stepping into the bright clean space of Café B. Braun from the grungy streets of Sokolská in Prague 2, your eyes open in surprise. Filled with glass, steel and practically all white in color, the café is a lovely homage… Read more »

Bohemian backpacking with four stars

The Prague Post The atmosphere of a youth hostel with the comfort of a hotel The word “mosaic” conjures up the image of vibrant blended colors and materials combining different elements to create an interesting whole. The newly opened Mosaic House hotel has stayed true to its name with an interior design that creates a… Read more »

Easy renovation done the right way

The Prague Post Make yourself at home with stylish, cost-saving touch-ups If your home is your castle, of course the interior should be fit for a king (or queen). Whether you’ve just moved in or you’ve been there for years, at some point you may be ready for a change. While there is no end… Read more »

Green getaway

The Prague Post Hotel chain expands with simple, clean décor and even cleaner energy savings A breath of fresh air: The doors at the Praha Radlická hotel silently slide open and welcome you in from the gritty streets of Smíchov. Opened in May, the Praha Radlická is so new you can still smell the fresh… Read more »

A hotel for all humors

The Prague Post New hotel uses technology, lighting and color to set the mood What’s your mood today? Fancy a pink-lit bedroom and breakfast at 2 p.m.? It can happen for guests at Moods, a new boutique hotel in Prague 1. “It’s completely different,” says Nah-Dja Tien, general manager. “It’s one part interior design; the… Read more »

Get the royal treatment

The Prague Post Stately adornments complement Kings Court hotel True to its name, the new Kings Court hotel on náměstí Republiky sparkles like a jewel-studded crown. Walking into the lobby and reception area, one is nearly blinded by the glinting brilliance from the white interior within. Large, shiny marble tiles cover the floor, and numerous… Read more »