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Inspiration: Hotel Hotel, Canberra


We love a cool story to the design of a hotel, and Hotel Hotel in Canberra is one of the most impressive stories we have ever come across.

Residing in the award winning Nishi Building by Australian architectural firm Fender Katsalidisin, Hotel Hotel is a collaboration between 50 of Australia’s top designers, artists, artisans and fantasists. Making it the ultimate artisan arena in the up and coming precinct of New Acton.

The common areas as well as the 68 rooms and suites feature the creative work of local talent such as Al Stark, Lucy McRae, Valerie Restarick, Amos Enders-Moje and Anna-Wili Highfield, and the staff uniforms were designed by Australian contemporary women’s & menswear brand Kloke.

Overlooking the serene Australian outback view of Black Mountain, each room’s foundation of reclaimed wood, concrete and clay walls is the perfect canvas for contemporary designer furniture and home accessories. To recreate this look at home, add accented designer pieces clad in an assortment of colours, prints, patterns and textures and slowly build your way up to achieve a tasteful eclectic space. The goal is to achieve a re-imagination of the Australian shack.

The Edit

Desk Lamp Black/Brass | Stylodeco | Artisan Arena | Dreamspaces | Travelshopa


Desk Lamp Black/Brass

Indigo Basketweave Throw | HD Buttercup | Dreamspaces | Artisan Arena | Travelshopa

HD Buttercup

Wire Storage Table White

Throw Pillow in Dolce Mango | Teak and Mahogany | Dreamspaces | Artisan Arena | Travelshopa

Teak and Mahogany

Throw Pillow in Dolce Mango

Natural History Insect Poster Wrap | Paxtongate | Artisan Arena | Dreamspaces | Travelshopa

Paxton Gate

Natural History Insect Poster Wrap

Sonara Side Chair | Kelly Wearstler | Dreamspaces | Artisan Arena | Travelshopa

Kelly Wearstler

Sonara Side Chair

Cushion Chevron Turquoise Blue | White Contemporary Homewares | Artisan Arena | Dreamspaces | Travelshopa

White Contemporary Homewares

Cushion Chevron Turquoise Blue

Vintage Wanaya Vase | Hobo | Dreamspaces | Artisan Arena | Travelshopa


Vintage Wanaya Vase

Playround Coffee Table | Danish Design Co | Dreamspaces | Artisan Arena | Travelshopa

Danish Design Co

Playround Coffee Table


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