I recently came across the ultra cool restaurant Höst. It is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Restauranteurs Cofoco along with Danish design company Menu and Norm Architects has created an organic Nordic environment in an urban setting.
“Restaurant Höst expresses everything that could be categorised as “Nordic”, and is the exquisite result of clashes: romantic yet modern, urban yet rural and rustic yet simplistic. It holds a very special place in people’s hearts because of its multiple stories, mixed inspirations and materials.” – http://höst.dk/restaurant
A one-time country home of the Malatesta family (an Italian family that ruled over Rimini, Italy from 1295 until 1500) has been passionately restored into a family-owned B&B, the Malatesta Maison. This rustic stone farmhouse in the valley of the Marches, has modern elements like concrete and metal in its interior (an innovative contrast to the exterior) that is complimented by its simple and vintage décor.
The interior reflects the Scandinavian design style (from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland) with its clean lines, light textiles, scaled back accessories and mid-century furniture.
The eclectic taste of the owners, Claudia and Carlo Ruzza, is simple, functional and minimalistic.
Black accents contrast the stark white walls and neutral pallette, and add dimension and texture.